The activity at ECOSOC already seems to have become routine, as the delegates jump between Moderated Caucuses and Unmods alike and continue with their usual work and cooperation. Nothing significant has changed, no trouble has arisen between or inside the alliances. We’ll see if anything special occurs after the first coffee break!
The delegates of Japan and the UK inform us that they are working on innovative ideas and trying to combat the problem in a coordinative and inclusive manner so that all the voices will be heard.
The delegate of France communicates that at the beginning they didn’t know much of the topic, they had different ideas and different country policies. But as much as they were debating, they came up with solutions they agree with and believe they are friendly and also beneficial to not only their working paper’s signing countries but also to most of the other countries. Of course, there may also be countries with more extreme policies with which the solutions do not conform.
The delegates are concentrating on their working papers, but they are also kind of secretive, as the press hasn’t momentarily managed to get concrete information about the much-talked solutions. We hope to hear from them soon!
A moderated caucus on raising awareness starts. China says awareness on the matters of food insecurity should be raised mainly through media. People can get informed and then get involved in order to solve those problems.
Denmark mentions raising awareness is important because most people, especially in the conflict areas, are not aware of the nutrition they need and don’t know how to access healthy resources and that is why we need informational campaigns to attract volunteers from international food organizations.
Japan states that what common people can do to promote humanitarian aid in affected countries is also to be emphasized. It’s not enough to know about an issue, you also need to be able to contribute with something to it. Luxembourg believes that not only economically developed countries are able to give a helping hand through financial aid. Countries with lots of primary resources or a good agricultural system, like China, can help.
The People’s Republic of China replies that they are always willing to help when they can. But a main problem, as it has been stated before, is that they are still a periphery country with no ability to help that much and a lot of problems of their own.
At the end of the day, Working Papers have been sent to the Chairpersons, which are now advising the delegates and pointing out any occurring inconsistencies. One of the chairs goes on pointing facts about the nutritional value of food, clarifying a lot of facts about nutrients. They stated fats are also important alongside carbohydrates and proteins and are the richest source of calories. Thus, fat-soluble vitamins are as useful as water-soluble vitamins, which have been proposed for usage. The chair also reminds the delegates to make sure they’re making calls at the right organizations to help them, and research more about what’s within their mandates, because some of the mentioned organizations, like the World Food Programme are not in power to provide everything that is demanded.
Now, with one more day of BISMUN left, we hope that the ECOSOC committee will have everything settled over the course of tomorrow!
Written by Costescu Andrei, Press Officer