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Summary of Day 2 – 19 April, 2021

General Assembly (GA) The United Nations General Assembly had a productive second day of debate on Agenda Topic Two: Terrorism, as they took three Resolutions into the voting block, and ended up passing two. Resolution 1, Support to Victims of Terrorism and Accountability for Terrorist Acts, drafted by the “Western European and Others” group was the first resolution to pass.…

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Quotes from Delegates

Togo (General Assembly)- Day 1:  "Against all odds, against all powers, Togo reigns supreme at the UN.  Togo, the formerly insignificant, small African nation has become the significant, small African nation and de facto movere and shaker of the United Nations.  Togo confronted Europe on its colonial and neocolonial tendencies.  Togo then united South and Latin America into a single…

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70th Session Chair Bios

Grace Reeder, Security Council Chair Grace Reeder graduated from Whittier College in 2019. She got her degree in Political Science and minored in Gender Studies. During her time in Whittier College, she was part of many organizations such as the ASWC Senate, VIP club, Political Science Student Committee, and Pi Sigma Alpha. She is currently based in D.C. having previously…

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Summary of Day 1 – 18 April, 2021

Security Council (SC) In yesterday’s Security Council meeting, they started off the day by going over the Agenda and gave speeches on the situation happening in Myanmar. After their lunch break, they went off into small breakout rooms to start drafting their resolutions in which they focused on the foundation and where they have the consensus. They then moved on…

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China’s Opening Plenary Speech

In their speech, the People’s Republic of China makes the claim that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development “should be at the heart of international cooperation and, of course, the first priority of our session.” They continue to call for the international community to work together to focus on sustainable development and help developing countries as well as respect a…

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Ireland’s Opening Plenary Speech

Ireland begins their speech by recognizing the heroic acts of the healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic along with the work of scientists and the sacrifices made by ordinary citizens. As the world begins to recover from the pandemic, Ireland looks to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to protect the planet and “ensure a fair and inclusive future.” Ireland…

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Ethiopia’s Opening Plenary Speech

Ethiopia begins by thanking the chairs of the General Assembly and the keynote speakers, Dr. McBride and Secretary-General Guterres. They continue by calling forth the theme of the conference, recognizing that the Sustainable Development Goals cannot be achieved without the cooperation of every member-state. Ethiopia lists the progress they have made towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals before the pandemic…

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Cuba’s Opening Plenary Speech

The Republic of Cuba opens its speech by thanking all the members of the MUN organization, especially during these tough times. “COVID-19 has affected us all,” Cuba exclaims. We have watched economies crash and countries close themselves off. Cuba says that as time passes we are a “united front against an enemy we cannot see” which is COVID-19. The Global…

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Romania’s Opening Plenary Speech

Romania begins by expressing how honored they are to tackle this year’s theme “The Sustainable Development Goals: Leave No One Behind.” They acknowledge the serious global threats and challenges that are exposing vulnerabilities and amplifying inequalities in our nations. Some of these being poverty, human exclusions, and violations of fundamental human rights; most importantly COVID-19.  Romania is desiring to “strike…

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Kelcey Negus’s Speech

Kelcey Negus, Secretary General of this year's MUN Conference, starts her speech by thanking everyone who has been a part of making this year’s MUN Conference possible. Being creative and flexible has been a part of our lives, and in making this conference possible this year. Negus then goes on by calling for everyone to advocate for a sustainable world…

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