Secretary General for MeDMUN IV
On Saturday November 18th, 4 MeDMUN staffers participated in the SEMMUNA Conference. They ran a simulation of the Special Political Committee in which delegates discussed and debated the Lake Chad Basin Crisis. Despite nearly all the delegates being brand new to Model UN, a positive and informative debate was held. The MeDMUN staffers were especially pleased with the level of participation exhibited by all delegates.
After several hours of debate, the committee entered voting procedure with 2 resolutions and several amendments. The first resolution, which had been attacked for being too vague, saw one amendment added to it. Ultimately, Resolution A1 failed to pass, with 5 delegates voting in favor, 13 against, and 3 abstentions. The committee then voted on Resolution A2, which had been assailed for being too prescriptive and specific in its solutions. Resolution A2 saw all 4 amendments successfully pass and was ultimately passed with 17 votes for it, 3 against, and 1 abstention.