Despite the delegates´ good intentions, UNICEF´s comitee ran out of time without a final resolution about measures to protect underage from illicit trafficking in conflict areas. Aware of the fatigue of the delegates (it seems that some did not even sleep last night), the table decided to reduce the day to an hour session.
However, there was enough time to put the bases for a future agreement with an interesting debate on the ways to finish with the traffic of underage and the assistance for victims. Sending troops, building shelters, increasing school assistance… These were some of the possible measures exposed by the different delegations.
As expected, there were also visible differences between countries like the USA and Colombia. The North American delegate criticised Colombia for being involved in the traffic of children, starting a tense dispute which finished when United States decided to change the objective of the critics. The USA delegate ironically asked to North Korean delegate if they how could his country help with the problem on her country´s territory.
However, last session will not be remembered for these tense moments. Probably, everyone will remember the emotive minute of silence for the victims of female genital mutilation. Everyone respected it.
Afterwards, there was a final informal session where representors chose this edition´s main character. These were the results:
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Francisco Javier Merino