OPEC Decides to Slash Oil Production

by The New York Times correspondent

The Organization of the Petrol Exporting Countries have most recently agreed that they are going to reduce oil production by 7%, and thus aim for attaining a new worldwide equilibrium price. The organization’s secondary objective was to curb carbon emissions and reduce OPEC Member States’ environmental impact.

Not everyone agreed on the exact percentages, however. While the United Arab Emirates pushed for a reduction of 10% and Ecuador made case for 12%, the influential trio of Saudi Arabia, Algeria, and Angola agreed upon the final 7%.

It remains to be seen what sort of long-term impacts this decision shall have on global economy, but our correspondents are reporting a sudden surge in oil prices. For countries like Venezuela and Iran it might be a beneficial turn of events, yet the Russian Federation is also gaining a lot by finally having the means to sell their stockpiles at higher prices. Russia, a country facing major international condemnation for its brutal involvement in the Syrian civil war, has faced lot of economic hardships in recent years due to sanctions placed on it for the breaching of international law in the case of annexing Crimea and invading eastern Ukraine, as well as for having a major role in downing Malaysian airlines passenger plane MH17, killing all 298 people on board, including more than 80 children.

Official Press Release by the UN Security Council

Press Release

The United Nations Security Council today unanimously decided to invite the following African nations to join the Security Council meeting in Vienna at the WebMUN conference, taking place from Oct. 17th to Oct. 20th. 

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

Ethiopia

Rwanda

These countries will get the status of observer in the upcoming sessions and will be able to vote on procedural matters, yet will not have a vote in the resolutions. 

Breaking News: African Union decides to cancel Vienna summit

by CNN

CNN has just learned from sources inside the African Union that the organisation has decided to cancel its summit planned in Vienna for Oct. 17th to Oct. 20th, 2015. 

African leaders are upset by the decision of Austria to extradite the President of Sudan, Omar Al-Bashir, should he come to Vienna for the summit. 

Austria to arrest Omar Al-Bashir at African Union Meeting in Vienna

by Euronews

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced today that it has formally requested the extradition of Omar Al-Bashir, should he enter Austria for the meeting of the African Union at the WebMUN summit, which is taking place at the historic Palais Wenkheim in Vienna's second district.

The International Criminal Court indicted Omar Al-Bashir in 2009 for war crimes and crimes against humanity. In 2010, a second warrant was issued for three counts of genocide committed against the Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa ethnic groups.

The ICC has no police force of its own to track down and arrest suspects. Instead it must rely on national police services to make arrests and seek their transfer to The Hague.

The court's decision has been met with huge opposition by the African Union, League of Arab States, the non-aligned movement and by China and Russia. 

A statement released by the African Union on behalf of President Robert Mugabe read: "The African Union condemns the International Criminal Court on violating the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. The African Union will decide in the course of the day wether to cancel their meeting at WebMUN 2015"

The Austrian Interior Ministry confirmed the ICC arrest warrant and has said it will comply: "The Republic of Austria intends to comply with the ICC arrest warrant for Omar Al-Bashir and the Minister of the Interior has instructed border police at the Vienna International Airport to arrest the suspect on his arrival in Vienna." 

 

UNSC passes resolution after contentious session

By Al Mukhtar Al Lawati

 

UNSC has published a resolution dated October 21st, 2014 summed up and containing the following:

 

  • Condemnation of all entities funding terrorist organizations such as ISIS, ANF, and Al-Qaeda

  • Expression of concern and alarm at ISIL’s advances

  • Recognition of ISIL as a terrorist organization

  • ISIL has violated a myriad of international laws

  • Terrorism is not to be associated with any group of people nominally

  • Recognition of Iraq’s request of aid from International community

  • Recognition of OPEC’s influence and effect on ISIL’s attempts to exploit the global oil market in order to fund their terrorist activities

  • Reiteration that the presence of foreign troops in Iraq would endanger regional stability and would improve ISIL’s recruitment capabilities

  • Condemnation of Iraq’s and Iran’s unilateral moves to combat ISIL without informing the UNSC

  • Authorizing any combat troops that the UNSC authorizes to fight ISIL, including the Iraq army to destroy ISIL-held infrastructure, especially oil infrastructure

  • authorization of support to Iraqi entities, including Peshmerga fighters, to fight ISIL.

  • Consent of Iraq has to be acquired through all actions taken to combat ISIL

  • Calling upon Arab countries to cooperate in the international fight against ISIL

GA: Final Malaria Resolution

SPONSORS: United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, United Arab Emirates, Australia

SIGNATORIES: China, Mexico

 

Measures to contain and combat the recent mutated malaria outbreak in North and Central America, Great Britain and France

 

The General Assembly,

 

Stressing its deep concern about the spread of infectious diseases due to climate change,

Noting with appreciation Mexico’s effort on developing a plan to reduce cases and eliminate transmission in targeted areas,

Recognizing the malaria case management as a vital component of the malaria control strategies, as well as the experience of the World Health Organization in tackling this issue and providing global, evidence-based recommendations on the case management of malaria, with regards to WHO Guidelines for the treatment of malaria, which were first published in 2006,

Taking into account the importance and effort of the World Health Organization of providing a framework for the development of specific and more detailed national treatment protocols that take into account local antimalarial drug resistance patterns and health service capacity in the country,

Endorsing all the financial and medical aid of the BRICS Healthcare Organization aimed towards Africa, Asia and South America, the General Assembly also welcomes the contribution of the BRICS Alliance in solving the Global Healthcare crisis.

Endorsing all the financial and medical aid of the BRICS Health Organization aimed towards Africa, Asia and South America,

Alarmed by the possibilities of mutated malaria spreading to regions of highest risk, involving Sub-Saharan Africa, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu,

Noting with appreciation the efforts made by the PATH Malaria Vaccines Initiative, Medicines for Malaria Venture, the International Vector Control Consortium, as well as the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnosis in order to combat this disease

Welcoming offers of aids from all countries interested in helping Mexico in treating and containing this outbreak,

 

 

 

{C}1.      {C}Notes that necessary precautions should be taken into consideration by the international community, in order to combat further spreading of the disease,

{C}2.      Emphasizes the importance of the implementation of measures preventing mosquito bites, including:

{C}a.       Repellents, specifically:

{C}                                                              i.      DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide)

{C}                                                            ii.      p-methane 3,8 diol (lemon eucalyptus)

{C}                                                          iii.      picaridin

{C}                                                          iv.      3-ethlyaminopropionate

{C}                                                            v.      oil of citronella

{C}b.      Insecticides, specifically:

{C}                                                              i.      Permethrin

{C}                                                            ii.      Other synthetic pyrethroids

{C}c.       Insecticide-treated mosquito nets,

{C}d.      Clothing,

{C}e.       Room protection, with regards to:

{C}                                                              i.       air conditioning,

{C}                                                            ii.      ceiling fans

{C}                                                          iii.      doors, windows-fine mesh netting

{C}3.      Reiterates the role of the World Health Organization in order to provide efficient mechanisms for fighting malaria,

{C}4.      Calls upon the World Health Organization to continue its constructive efforts in the region,

{C}5.      Endorses the establishment of a Public Health Awareness campaign on malaria to facilitate the prevention of malaria in the region;

{C}6.      Recommends countries exercise restraint in their reaction to this outbreak in order to prevent panic,

{C}7.      Supports Mexico to close its borders, as well as staying in quarantine for as long as necessary,

{C}8.      Calls upon the United States of America, United Kingdom and France to quarantine its affected areas, raise awareness of this problem and prevent further spreading to other areas,

{C}9.      Welcomes all national, regional and international efforts aimed at ending the crisis, with regard to providing financial and medical aid to those in need

{C}10.  {C}Endorses all the financial and medical aid to endangered areas, including:

{C}a.       Mexico

{C}b.      United States of America,

{C}c.       United Kingdom

{C}d.      France

{C}11.  {C}Encourages the following health organizations to combat the issue of malaria disease in the coordinated regions:

{C}a.       National Institutes of Health, as well as the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the region of United States of America

{C}b.      Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being (NDPHS), as well as the Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) in Europe

{C}12.  {C}Advises for the government of the United States of America and Mexico to reestablish their border, as well as to maintain peace in the society without further alarms about the situation,

{C}13.  {C}Calls upon Member States to inaugurate medical checks in the endangered areas in order to prevent ignorance from the disease, in accordance with the regional health organizations

{C}14.  {C}Emphasizes the importance of establishing secure health centers in order to treat the disease and prevent it from having severe consequences

{C}15.  {C}Strongly supports any national, regional and global initiative to support combating this issue, including:

{C}a.       Malaria No More UK

{C}b.      Roll Back Malaria Partnership

{C}c.       The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

{C}d.      Imagine no Malaria

{C}e.       Spread the Net

{C}16.  {C}Endorses the progress and effectiveness of indoor spraying with residual insecticides, it being effective 3-6 months, and supports the further development of its long-lasting forms

{C}17.  {C}Further instructs the establishment of protecting citizens and tourists with chemoprophylaxis with regards to the World Health Organization initiative, it suppressing the blood stage of malaria infections and thereby preventing it from occurring

{C}18.  {C}Emphasizes the importance of preventive treatments with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for pregnant women living in endangered areas

{C}19.  {C}Reiterates the necessity of developing a secure network and mechanism for salvaging and protecting areas with high risk of malaria:

{C}a.       Sub-Saharan Africa

{C}b.      Papua new Guinea

{C}c.       Solomon Islands

{C}d.      Vanuatu

{C}20.  {C}Proclaims that necessary measures be taken in order to stop the source of Malaria, referring to mosquitos by:

{C}a)      Draining mosquito populated ponds & bogs in the area of Malaria infected mosquitos

{C}b)      Enforcing the spread of certain chemicals & other repellents that are detrimental to mosquitos.

{C}21.  {C}Encourages the further development the PATH Malaria Vaccines Initiative, strategically using our resources to support and advance a range of vaccine approaches that target both humoral and cellular immunity, in accordance to the following organizations:

{C}a.       GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

{C}b.      Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

{C}c.       International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)

{C}d.      Malaria Vaccine Development Program (MVDP)

{C}e.       National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

{C}f.       Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC)

{C}g.      New York University (NYU)

{C}h.      Oxford University (Oxford U)          

{C}i.        University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)

{C}j.        Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI)

{C}k.      Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)

{C}22.  {C}Decides to remain seized of the matter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

China and UK came to conclusion about Millenium Goals

By Andrea Sanmiguel

CHINA - China and The UK have come to a conclusion onto the new and old millennium resolution. 

 “This resolution is about uniting the new millennium goals and the olds ones that needed to be fulfilled, given the reasons they couldn’t be fulfilled and finding solutions for them. The resolution best represents China’s Interest, BRICS interest and the world’s interest.” – China representative

With these plans being put into motion, the General Assembly will proceed onto taking further action with this new preposition.

OPEC passed resolution 2.1

Resolution No. 2.1

The Conference:

Recognizing the current instability of the oil price,

Alarmed by the lack of respect for individual Quotas by Member States,

Deeply concerned by the economic damage made to member states by low and high oil prices,

Further recognizing the need of more frequent and emergency meetings,

in accordance with the Statue,

Urges the creation of minor meetings every 3 months discussing the fluctuation of oil production and monitoring its prices.
Instructs to host one major meeting annually discussing long term strategies OPEC countries should implement.
Proposes Emergency meetings that may be called by any Member States’ Government or the OPEC Board of Governors, at their discretion.
The Quotas of OPEC will be reduced as follows:
a 2% initial decrease in oil production as compared to 2013
every Member State will reduce their Quota production proportionally
The Republic of Iraq is exempt from Res. No. 2.1 Point 4i for the duration of 1 year with the possibility of extension as needed
a further 0.5% decrease in oil production annually will be implemented until decided differently

Done in Vienna, Austria, this twenty first Day of October 2014.

Sponsors:

Islamic Republic of Iran Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
Federal Republic of Nigeria State of Kuwait
Republic of Iraq Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Republic of Ecuador People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
State of Libya State of Qatar

Submitter: United Arab Emirates

Malaria crisis: GA has published their resolution

SPONSORS: United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, United Arab Emirates
SIGNATORIES: China, Mexico, Austria, Australia
Measures to contain and combat the recent mutated malaria outbreak in North and Central America, Great Britain and France
The General Assembly,
Stressing its deep concern about the spread of infectious diseases due to climate change,
Noting with appreciation Mexico’s effort on developing a plan to reduce cases and eliminate transmission in targeted areas,
Recognizing the malaria case management as a vital component of the malaria control strategies, as well as the experience of the World Health Organization in tackling this issue and providing global, evidence-based recommendations on the case management of malaria, with regards to WHO Guidelines for the treatment of malaria, which were first published in 2006,
Taking into account the importance and effort of the World Health Organization of providing a framework for the development of specific and more detailed national treatment protocols that take into account local antimalarial drug resistance patterns and health service capacity in the country,
Deeply convinced a cooperative international reaction is necessary in dealing with the recent endemic outbreak of malaria in Mexico,
Noting the investment of the People’s Republic of China of 1 billion USD through the BRICS Healthcare Organization in the developing states of Asia, Africa and South America, bringing therefore the international community closer to solving the global healthcare crisis,
Endorsing all the financial and medical aid of the BRICS Health Organization aimed towards Africa, Asia and South America,
Alarmed by the possibilities of mutated malaria spreading to regions of highest risk, involving Sub-Saharan Africa, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu,
Noting with appreciation the efforts made by the PATH Malaria Vaccines Initiative, Medicines for Malaria Venture, the International Vector Control Consortium, as well as the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnosis in order to combat this disease
Welcoming offers of aids from all countries interested in helping Mexico in treating and containing this outbreak,
1. Notes that necessary precautions should be taken into consideration by the international community, in order to combat further spreading of the disease,
2. Emphasizes the importance of the implementation of measures preventing mosquito bites, including:
a. Repellents, specifically:
i. DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide)
ii. p-methane 3,8 diol (lemon eucalyptus)
iii. picaridin
iv. 3-ethlyaminopropionate
v. oil of citronella
b. Insecticides, specifically:
i. Permethrin,
ii. Other synthetic pyrethroids,
c. Insecticide-treated mosquito nets,
d. Clothing,
e. Room protection, with regards to:
i. air conditioning,
ii. ceiling fans,
iii. doors, windows-fine mesh netting,
3. Reiterates the role of the World Health Organization in order to provide efficient mechanisms for fighting malaria,
4. Calls upon the World Health Organization to continue its constructive efforts in the region,
5. Endorses the establishment of a Public Health Awareness campaign on malaria to facilitate the prevention of malaria in the region,
6. Recommends countries exercise restraint in their reaction to this outbreak in order to prevent panic,
7. Supports Mexico to close its borders, as well as staying in quarantine for as long as necessary,
8. Calls upon the United States of America, United Kingdom and France to quarantine its affected areas, raise awareness of this problem and prevent further spreading to other areas,
9. Welcomes all national, regional and international efforts aimed at ending the crisis, with regard to providing financial and medical aid to those in need,
10. Endorses all the financial and medical aid to endangered areas, including:
a. Mexico,
b. United States of America,
c. United Kingdom,
d. France,
11. Encourages the following health organizations to combat the issue of malaria disease in the coordinated regions:
a. National Institutes of Health, as well as the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the region of United States of America,
b. Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being (NDPHS), as well as the Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) in Europe,
12. Advises for the government of the United States of America and Mexico to reestablish their border, as well as to maintain peace in the society without further alarms about the situation,
13. Calls upon Member States to inaugurate medical checks in the endangered areas in order to prevent ignorance from the disease, in accordance with the regional health organizations,
14. Emphasizes the importance of establishing secure health centers in order to treat the disease and prevent it from having severe consequences,
15. Strongly supports any national, regional and global initiative to support combating this issue, including:
a. Malaria No More UK,
b. Roll Back Malaria Partnership,
c. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria,
d. Imagine no Malaria,
e. Spread the Net,
16. Endorses the progress and effectiveness of indoor spraying with residual insecticides, it being effective 3-6 months, and supports the further development of its long-lasting forms,
17. Further instructs the establishment of protecting citizens and tourists with chemoprophylaxis with regards to the World Health Organization initiative, it suppressing the blood stage of malaria infections and thereby preventing it from occurring,
18. Emphasizes the importance of preventive treatments with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for pregnant women living in endangered areas,
19. Reiterates the necessity of developing a secure network and mechanism for salvaging and protecting areas with high risk of malaria:
a. Sub-Saharan Africa,
b. Papua new Guinea,
c. Solomon Islands,
d. Vanuatu,
20. Encourages the further development the PATH Malaria Vaccines Initiative, strategically using our resources to support and advance a range of vaccine approaches that target both humoral and cellular immunity, in accordance to the following organizations:
a. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK),
b. Johns Hopkins University (JHU),
c. International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB),
d. Malaria Vaccine Development Program (MVDP),
e. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID),
f. Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC),
g. New York University (NYU),
h. Oxford University (Oxford U),
i. University of Pennsylvania (UPenn),
j. Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI),
k. Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR),
21. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

OPEC countries discuss second resolution

By Chiana McLatchie

OPEC remains in discussion and has yet to come to an agreement regarding the second oil quota resolution.

The resolution states that oil production will be reduced by a total of 2%, followed by further 1% drop every year. Countries like Kuwait and Saudi Arabia find the resolution irrelevant because oil prices are already increasing at staggering rates. 

Nevertheless, Kuwait continues to bring production cuts to that level.

Saudi Arabia is also planning to return to their previous rate of oil production, seeing as the Security Council has taken action towards ISIS. Stabilizing the oil market and price fluctuations remains in Kuwait, Algeria and Saudi Arabia’s best interest. 

Iran, satisfied with the current upward trend of oil prices, remains hesitant to vote for the resolution. Iran does not want to change anything and wishes to keep the reduction of oil to 10%.

UAE remains neutral but is in favor for a smaller decrease in the quota. 

The countries stressed to Al Jazeera that these actions are not an OPEC initiative but the initiative of each individual country.

 

Earth Charter Initiative speaks against MDG resolution

By Anna Zvagulis

The GA passed the recent resolution regarding Millennium Development Goals with unanimous votes on October 21, 2014.

The Earth Charter Initiative expressed some reservations regarding the resolution. “The resolution does an excellent job of acknowledging the work already done by pre-existing organizations and pinpoints the issues regarding the energy crisis, the need for basic human rights and education,” says the ECI.

However the ECI criticizes that, “the one thing the resolution lacks is a concrete solution and for the most part, any actual suggestions in terms of how to combat the problems we face.”

The ECI is concerned that it won’t make any change, as it “doesn’t provide any solutions.” The ECI says while this deal was admirable and while a lot of effort was put into it, “the committee is attempting to do too much at once.

The ECI especially emphasizes that the resolution ”only gives a brief overview to issues such as gender equality and education, when these are issues that are big enough to get their own resolution.”

Islamic plot against democracy and for money

By Erik Da Silva

The Iraqi government proves to be irresponsible and untrustworthy, as it asked its neighbour states to military intervene in its own territory in order to fight ISIS, without consulting any great nation. While the international community led by the United States was finding a solution against the ISIS crisis, the states in question were plotting to take advantage of the situation.

Iran and UAE have troops invading Iraq whilst Qatar and Kuwait are financing them. It seems that Iran wants to dominate the Shia part of the country while the UAE is probably going to annex the Sunni part. The opportunism of the rest of OPEC is revealed as they just increased the oil price, even though the international community is fighting ISIS.

Is there an Islamic plot to destroy international peace? What is the true difference between the Islamic state and a coalition of Islamic countries invading a weak democracy, for whom American lives were lost? In the end, the weapons and humanitarian aid sent by the United Nations are used against our values.

Once again, chaos spreads throughout the world the United States do not intervene enough

General Assembly publishes resolution on MDG's

By Philipp Grüll

The GA's recent resolution presents newMillenium Development Goals.

 

The New Millennium Development Goals with Regards to the Energy Issues of the 21st Century

 

SPONSORS: United Kingdom, Norway, United States of America, Germany, South Korea, Australia

SIGNATORIES:  China, Austria, Canada, Venezuela, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, France, Indonesia, South Africa,

 

 

 

The General Assembly,

            Affirming the General Assembly’s commitment to ensuring peace and security,

Recalling the Annual report of the UNHRC adopted on the 18th December 2013, with special regards to poverty and economic, social and cultural rights,

Supporting increasing energy efficiency as the quickest and least costly way of addressing energy security, environmental and economic changes,

Reaffirming our commitment to make every effort to accelerate the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals

Recalling the Resolution 66/288, “The Future We Want”, adopted by the General Assembly on the 27th July 2012,

Taking into account that a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment is indispensable to the full enjoyment of human rights, including the rights to life, health, food, water and housing among many others,

Aware of the pressing issue on gender equality regarding education and the necessity for the goal to be achieved

Concerned about the ineffective development of Sub-Saharan Africa to achieve the target of setting primary education, due to political instability, economic problems and rapid population growth

Stressing that the further targeting of reaching gender equality and empowering women should be guided by the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), as well as the Beijing Platform for Action,

 

Fully aware of the grave harm that climate change is already causing, and will continue to cause, to the environment on which we all depend, with regards of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),

Expressing its gratitude to the commitment of the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking Initiative, the Kenya Awareness Against Human Trafficking (HAART) and the International Justice Mission to combat the tremendous issue of human trafficking and women exploitation,

Welcoming the contribution of regional and global organizations, such as the BRICS Development Bank and the Europe Development Bank to the modernization of the world infrastructure concerning the procurement of energy,

Bearing in mind the impact of the current energy issues on further development and achieving the set Millennium Development Goals,

Acknowledging the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change with its ultimate objective to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system,

Supporting the action taken by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in order to achieve the first Millennium Development Goal and eradicate extreme poverty,

Encouraging all the developed countries which have managed to successfully solve this pressing matter to share their accumulated knowledge,

Expressing its concern that the scale and gravity of the negative impacts of climate change affect all countries and undermine the ability of all countries, in particular, developing countries, to achieve sustainable development and the Millennium Development Goals, and threaten the viability and survival of nations,

 

{C}1.      {C}Welcomes international action on climate change through encouraging energetic transition and diversification, as well as reducing the impact of climate change in developing countries and the overseas territories,

{C}2.      Solemnly affirms the importance of establishing a protocol to fight natural disasters, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction,

{C}3.      Draws the attention on the currently large gap between rural and urban areas and recognizes the need to decrease the gap in order to combat extreme poverty in developing countries

{C}4.      Emphasizes the need of investment for the modernization of the rural area through regional entities such as the Council of Europe Development Bank and the BRICS Development Bank

{C}5.      Recognizes the need to ensure that children everywhere, boys and girls alike, are able to complete a full course of primary schooling by making education more affordable, accessible and culturally appropriate under the surveillance of the United Nations Development Group on the pressing issue on achieving universal primary education,

{C}6.      Advises the regional United Nations Development Group teams, including the UNDG Africa (Eastern-Southern), UNDG Africa (Western-Central), UNDG Arab States, UNDG Asia & the Pacific, UNDG Europe & Central Asia and UNDG Latin America & the Caribbean to work on the pressing issue of education within the region,

{C}7.      Calls upon Member States which have successfully solved this issue to meet the necessities of developing areas, such as the region of Sub-Saharan Africa and support them in a financial way, as well as to accord their expertise on this matter in order to meet the global targets of the second Millennium Development Goal,

{C}8.      Recognizes the response of the United Nations Children’s Fund to meet the goal of reducing child mortality by:

{C}a.       Providing high-impact health and nutrition interventions

{C}b.      Improving family care practices

{C}c.       Increasing access to improved water and sanitation

{C}d.      Responding rapidly to emergencies

{C}e.       Developing a mechanism for monitoring the regions of Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia

{C}9.      Recognizes the importance of financially supporting developing countries through REDD+ to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation,

{C}10.  {C}Stresses the importance of combating racism in order to meet all the targets of the set Millennium Development Goals

{C}11.  {C}Reiterates the importance of addressing the structural causes of gender inequality, such as violence against women, unpaid care work, limited control over assets and property and unequal participation in private and public decision making, with:

{C}a.       Achieving gender equality and women empowerment, in conjunction with the UN Women initiative

{C}b.      Going up against violence against women, it being a manifestation of gender-based discrimination and a universal phenomenon with tremendous costs for societies

{C}c.       The need to expand women’s choices and capabilities, with achieving equal access to land, credit, natural resources, education, health services, decent work and equal pay

{C}d.      Strengthening opportunities for post-primary education for girls while meeting commitments to universal primary education

{C}e.       Guaranteeing sexual and reproductive health and rights

{C}f.       The need to ensure that women have a voice within households, and in public and private decision-making spheres, such as public and private institutions, national and local parliaments, media, civil society, in the management of firms, families and communities

{C}12.  {C}UN GA calls upon the global cooperation towards achieving the Post-2015 Development Goals and stresses the importance of Global Partnership Programme as a crucial instrument towards the successful outcomes.

{C}13.  {C}Notes its concern about the achievement of the eighth Millennium Development Goal, and therefore:

{C}a.       Requests targeting the further development of an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system, taking the BRICS as a model,

{C}b.      Addresses the special needs of the least developed countries and the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing states

{C}c.       Considers dealing comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries

{C}d.      Strongly supports providing access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries in cooperation with pharmaceutical companies

{C}e.       Affirms making the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications available in cooperation with the private sector

{C}14.  {C}Further requests working closely with other agents to strengthen continental and regional institutions including:

{C}a.       The African Union and The New Partnership for Africa’s Development

{C}b.      The UN Economic Commission for Africa

{C}c.       The African Development Bank

{C}15.  {C}Proclaims financial support from regional, as well as global banks, such as:

{C}a.       BRICS Development Bank,

{C}b.      Asian Development Bank,

{C}c.       Council of Europe Development Bank, 

{C}d.      Inter-American Development Bank,

{C}e.       International Monetary Fund,

{C}f.       The World Bank Group, consisting of:

{C}                                                              i.      International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

{C}                                                            ii.      International Development Association

{C}                                                          iii.      International Finance Corporation

{C}                                                          iv.      Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

{C}                                                            v.      International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

{C}16.  {C}Endorses the cooperation with regional institutions, as well as the international community to meet the target of solving the energy issues in developing countries, including:

{C}a.       The European Union

{C}b.      Asia Cooperation Dialogue, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation and Gulf Cooperation Council

{C}c.       Organization of American States

{C}d.      Union of South American Nations

{C}e.       Rio Group

{C}17.  {C}Designates the impact of the energy issues on establishing sustainable and reliable health care systems in developing countries, as well as the importance of establishing a minimum amount of energy sources to reach the establishment necessities and targets,

{C}18.  {C}Further requests private entities to invest into the diversification of energy sources, in addition to opening renewable energy facilities in places with great development potential, e.g. Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia in order to moderate the dependence to fossil energies sources,

{C}19.  {C}Expresses it’s appreciation for any innovative energy crisis solutions in developing areas regarding renewable electricity, such as

{C}a.       solar panels

{C}b.      onshore and offshore wind markets

{C}c.       biomass

{C}d.      hydro

{C}20.  {C}Stresses the necessity of energy security in providing health care to the most vulnerable populations,

{C}21.  {C}Requires the drafting of a semestrial report related to the evolution of energy applications in countries handling the energy policies allowing surveillance,

{C}22.  {C}Fully supports the action of the International Energy Agency regarding the 2°C target, achieving it by:

{C}a.       Adopting specific energy efficiency measures,

{C}b.      Accelerating the (partial) phase-out of subsidies to fossil-fuel consumption,

{C}c.       Limiting the construction and use of the least-efficient coal-fired power plants,

{C}23.  {C}Decides to stay seized of the matter.

 

 

New Oil Price

By Philipp Grüll

The oil price has risen, and is temporarily stable at 110$ a barrel.

 

Claims by OPEC about ISIL destruction were false

Recent rumours about ISIS being destroyed have now been debunked. Fights between Iraqi forces and ISIL in Baghdad continue to intensify.

Official message from the crisis team: TWEETS ARE NOT RELIABLE SOURCE OF INFORMATION. ONLY OFFICIALLY PUBLISHED NEWS ARE RELIABLE. WE RESPECTFULLY ASK THE HONORABLE DELEGATES TO ADHERE TO THIS.

 

 

SC condemns Actions of Iraq, global security at risk

In a recent statement, the Security Council expresses its deep concern about the actions taken by Iraq's administration. They stress the importance of international coordination and law adherence, which seems to have been violated during recent developments.

The Permanent Members of the Security Council,

Listed as: The People’s Republic of China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of 

Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America,

Guided by the belief that States shall not venture to take unilateral actions in the conduct of their 

international relations but instead shall deal with security threats through the United Nations 

Security Council,

Applauding the fight of the international community against the ISIL terrorist organisation stressing 

further that this fight happened primarily to address the national security concerns of the Republic 

of Iraq, in full coordination and at the request of the Iraqi government,

Believing that the government of Iraq should respect the efforts of the international community and 

the United Nations Security Council in addressing the threats to its national security,

1. Condemn the actions of the Republic of Iraq that occurred in the absence of any coordination 

with any organ of the United Nations especially with the Security Council,

a. noting that the government of Iraq has asked the international community to provide assistance 

in its effort to combat the ISIL terrorist organisation and has received military as well as 

humanitarian assistance from a vast majority of the members of the Security Council,

b. recalling that the stance of the Iraqi government throughout this crisis has been to reject any 

notion of the presence of foreign combat troops and its repeated statements that such a presence 

would be regarded as a breach of its sovereignty,

c. emphasising that the Security Council has not passed a resolution permitting the use of ground 

troops by any foreign nation inside the internationally recognised borders of the Republic of 

Iraq exactly due to the facts outlined in sub-clause b;

2. Emphasise that the interests as well as the common security of the international community are 

threatened by the actions taken by the Iraqi government due to the fact that they were not in 

coordination with the United Nations or of the government of any nation currently providing 

assistance to the government of Iraq, noting that such interests are well-founded given the fact that 

the international community led by the Security Council has devoted so many resources of a 

military as well as a financial nature to the fight against ISIL at the request of the Iraqi government;

3. Notes that Member States of the Security Council reserve the right in the absence of corrective 

action to be taken by the Iraqi government to,

a. the termination of military assistance provided in the fight against ISIL,

b. the halting of all humanitarian assistance provided to the Iraqi government,

c. impose economic as well as financial sanctions on those nations and persons they believe to be 

at fault for the breakdown in coordination between the Security Council and Iraq.

Security Council expresses strong concern for OPEC'S actions

By Philipp Grüll

Security Council are extremely concerned with some of OPEC member states' recent actions. They condemntheir recent actions, and stress the importance of a unified and strong UN. They say that ISIL can only be defeated if all UN nations stand firlmy together.

OPEC is acting against international law. This threatens UN's integrity as a whole and global security in particular. Communication and cooperation between both nations and councils are the essence of effective UN work.

In yesterday's meeting, some members of OPEC decided to go into war against ISIL. The global community awaits their further statements on the matter.

 

Several OPEC members pledge war against ISIS

By Chiana Mclatchie

 To drive out ISIS, Iraq has accepted military and financial support from Iran, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait.

 The UAE are pledging to provide military support for Iraq including 40,000 ground troops, air forces and financial aid. 350 million dollars is being granted to Iraq’s government from UAE to finance equipment amongst other expenses.

Iran is contributing 240,000 troops, which will remain near the border. Kuwait and Qatar are also granting Iraq financial support, but are unable to provide manpower.

 The Nigerian oil minister will be acting as a military advisor as he is a former veteran and security expert.

Agreements were set today, October 19th 2014. Forces will be retreated after the crisis is solved.

New EC conclusion passed

By Philipp Grüll

The European Council just published their new conclusion. It regards the current developments in the middle east.

Introduction
The European Council is deeply concerned about recent events occured in the Middle East.
Therefore, the European Council came to the following conclusions.
European Council's reaction to the current crisis in Iraq and Syria
1 Condemnation. The European Council strongly condemns the activities of ISIS.
2 Negotiations. The European Council further condemns any actions initiating negotiations with ISIS.
3 International Coalition forces. The European Council welcomes the efforts of the US-led
Coalition regarding the situation in Iraq and Syria.
4 Security Council. The European Council fully supports the United Nations Security Council and trusts that the UNSC will adopt a resolution containing decisive and effective actions against ISIS.
5 International law. The European Council proclaims that the European Union is willing to assist Iraq in its fight against ISIS in full compliance with international law.