The delegate in his right to speak (Julia Arija).
The first day of URJCmun2019 is synonym of welcome and meeting the other delegates. In United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), every delegate got the chance to introduce theirselves and the country they represent to the rest of the committee at the morning conference.
After lunch, the session began and the first topic was brought into debate. The spotlight was on the Zero Challenge Hunger for 2030. Every country showed their necessities and their main concerns about the issue. However, there was one crucial matter which all countries agreed on: world hunger will be eradicated when the Governments from the different countries collaborate together. Moreover, it is indeed needed to make global population aware of the problem.
South Africa stated that a substantial base of hunger as a problem is the agriculture sector. As a result, Peru requested a motion to have a moderated caucus which topic was ‘Hunger in rural areas’. It was successfully accepted by the committee. While Mexico presented an internal solution (Hunger Project), Israel put forward a Cooperation Programme between Governments to reach a common solution which benefits all the countries involved. France opted to propose a solution consisting of supermarkets donating food that is not available to be sold to charities; and it would be ruled by law. Furthermore, South Africa and Saudi Arabia mentioned that there are no solutions for agriculture. So, they lead the way to increase the life standard of the primary sector in order to make a better life style and to get them better work opportunities.
In a Senegal’s intervention, the session changed it course. Senegal clearly stated that there are essential differences between developed countries and less developed countries; although Senegal had reduced hunger by 56%. While in non developed countries the public eye is in hunger, in developed countries the spotlight is in obesity and overweight. Senegal took the lead and requested a motion to have a moderated caucus which topic was ‘Ways to fight obesity’. The ideas were widely: Australia mentioned an International Forum (Governments with common policies to face the problem and overcome it) and Hungary opted for making agriculture more competitive. Finally, Mexico concluded that it is highly vital to raise awareness of obesity as a crucial and significant health issue.
Eventually, a non moderated caucus was requested and approved. It helped delegates to establish agreements and links with countries that share their ideas and suggestions. Global ideas of the non moderated caucus will be presented at tomorrow session.