Right off the bat, there's alliances, fights and even love confessions. We can only wonder what the next few days have in store for us
The first day starts off with a debate about Private Military Companies. Dr. Petr Dobias had already talked to the delegates about this issue, even though he found that some of them had more interest on their phones than on the topic.
The general consensus seemed to be that it is crucial to regulate PMCs but their use can lead to a series of benefits. Chad agreed that even though they had been affected by PMCs in the past, currently they were helping them fight Boko Haram and prevent the radical islamization of their country. Brazil raised an interesting point, in which they alluded to the fact that those countries that don’t have enough money to build an impressive army aren’t capable of defending themselves like the rich ones.
A motion proposed by the Russian Federation abruptly failed because they asked for an unmoderated consensus too early. But not everything went wrong for Russia since they seemed to form an unusual alliance with Australia already, passing a few notes back and forth and agreeing with their points.
The United States’ interventions caused a slight stir in the fairly calm first sessions. The Trump administration seems to be concerned about the regulations that could be applied to Military interventions since they think that this goes against each country’s freedom. Although Germany agreed that interfering with a country's military policies could be problematic, the reality is that regulations are necessary.
Things got tense when the United States questioned how one could prosecute Private Military Companies when by doing so they would need to prosecute the contractor which is the State and which one cannot do.
Once the State of Palestine claimed that there had been a lot of lies told on that day, the United States felt like it was a personal attack and asked for the Right to reply, which was promptly denied. Now that each delegate has a general idea of each country’s policies, we can only wonder which other confrontations could arise.
How can we defend people’s lives if we are not given the necessary data to save them? Since the most used word of the day was liberty, where does my freedom start and where does yours begin?