The lunch break came to an end and the delegates are eager to debate. The committee starts with a moderated caucus with the topic of Escalation in Macedonia. The delegate of the USA declares that the USSR violates its own embargo. The nation promises action and a campaign against JNA. The delegate of France affirms that the nation is purely “shocked” at the most recent events. The Yugoslavian representative admits that they are sorry for the casualties in Macedonia, however, they justify their involvement by saying that it needed stabilization. The delegate wants all the nations to step out of their business. The delegate of Austria takes the floor again in order to say that all nations should stop using guns and start acting in a diplomat manner. This would be the only way to reach peace. The UK reminds the committee and especially France that they want to bring stability to the situation, not further shake it.
The chairs remind the delegates some details about the crisis again. Things got pretty complex around here and, even though we’re about to finish this conference, the challenge is as big as ever for the delegates in the Crisis committee. Still, the delegates are spending quite some time on voting what caucus they should adopt. However, they end up on the General Speakers’ List…
Finally, a big change happens! The USSR becomes the Russian Federation, event which makes the UK believe in the possibility of peace. It is expected that the new federation will help in solving the situation in Yugoslavia. Will the visions of the Russian Federation be much more different than those of USSR? We’re sure that everybody is eagerly waiting to find out!
The UK mentions that the Russian Federation has made a correct move by retracting their support for JNA, so we can already see change. Croatia, however, believe that some solutions which were proposed in this committee session are not viable nor sustainable. Peacekeeping mission won’t be efficient, given the great instability of the circumstances we’re finding ourselves in. Earlier this session, the UK mentioned Brexit. The next speech delivered by France addressed a question: What is Brexit? In the end, we’re in the ‘90s.
The attention of the entire committee is quickly grabbed by the speech made by the ambassador of Bosnia Herzegovina, who put an accent on all the casualties that took place in the country. A short Q&A session took place after the speech. The representative says that they want the Security Council to recognize the needs of Bosnia and that the safe zones that have been established are not well equipped, aspect which should absolutely be taken into consideration. The next minutes are used for an unmoderated caucus in order to make progress.
The next coffee break is very well welcomed by all the delegates. This time, they are truly ready to fold the issue of the Crisis committee. The delegate of China declares that they are fond of what they have achieved in these sessions, even though there were some nations such as the UUSR or Yugoslavia that slowed the process.
The last Draft Resolution is finally introduced. Yugoslavia is not fully supporting the resolution, however, even though “the matter is far from close”, they are happy that the committee progressed and they are content with the final product. The delegate of Cuba says that the resolution is the first step towards what the Security Council is going to accomplish in the future: “We have to fight every day in order to improve the situation!” The delegation of China is also happy with the Resolution. The Russian Federation tried to convince the delegates to adopt a motion to split the house, but, unfortunately for him, it was unsuccessful and the Resolution passed.
Seems like the Crisis committee managed to find some common ground. It has been difficult. But History has never made anything easy. In the end, it is all about trying. The international community depends on each and every state that represents a part of it. We have witnessed awesome speeches, innovative ideas, brave people ready to change the course of History!
BISMUN 2019 had an amazing Crisis committee, full of competent delegates who are ready to change the world. They deserve all our respect and they will one day change the world for the better. They have already started.
Goodbye Crisis! You’ve been great!
Written by Daria Popa, Press Officer