The first day on the job in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) committee had seen immediate success at the 72nd Model United Nations Conference. Delegates gathered on Friday night in committee to begin reordering committee issues. The committee voted on issues to be recorded as: 2) Ensuring safety and quality in radiation medicine, 1) Promoting the safe use of nuclear technology in the eradication of marine microplastics, 3) Nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament, and sustainable disposal. The issue on ensuring safety and quality in radiation medicine was successfully and effectively collaborated on in open caucus, having finished the night with a drafted resolution. On the second day, a resolution on ensuring safety and quality in radiation medicine was submitted for the chair’s review. That same day, the committee moved on to substantive debate over nuclear medicare. There was also a postponement of Debate to Topic Two and an attempt to postpone Topic Three. However, speeches and general discussion began on Topic Two with a focus on research and development, Nuclear Technology, and safety. The end of Saturday’s session saw movement back to Substantive Debate on Topic One. The IAEA committee has seen one of the fastest moving of resolutions with countries like Switzerland working multilaterally, proposing the use of education as means to help acquire medicare while countries like Ireland and Canada focused on the importance of funding for education of nuclear medicare. While more debate went into Topic One on Saturday, the IAEA committee’s enthusiastic, multilateral, and respectful approach serves as a great example of collaboration between member-states at the Model United Nations of the Far West.
World Press Reporter