Model United Nations Project
This project is all about how the UN works. We are trying to solve the North Korea nuclear problem and the Israel Palestine problem. I am the country of the UK. We have over 20 country ambassadors who are students and two chairs. This is a hard project, but I enjoy it. I hope that it is going to continue at Animas High School. It was beneficial and challenging project.
Images of some of the Harder parts
If I was asked why the MUN was important, I would say that it is good for public speaking, writing a paper quickly, and learning how to convince people that something is important and or necessary. This is because we had to write multiple resolutions and policy papers. This made me a lot better at writing quickly. The public speaking came at the exhibition, when I had to give multiple speeches to a large audience. I also had to convince countries that my point of view was the right one to have, and they should change. I also learned about how the United Nations works, so this was a very good project.
I was most proud of my perseverance in the whole project. I worked long and hard on getting the papers written, and I did pretty well. If I hadn’t worked so hard, my grade would have gone down significantly. I am very proud of my work in this project. I got the resolution that the UK(My country) wanted.
The hardest or most challenging part of the project were the resolutions. I had to write multiple, and they had to start with a special word each time, so they were very hard. I got through it by working late on it, and making sure I wasn’t distracted in class. I did alright on them, but they were the hardest part of the project. I am glad that we had to do them.
The most interesting speech was mine. I know that that sounds really snotty, but my brother agrees. It was not just a monotonous idea, it was a long and good speech with good rhythm and tempo. I also made sure that it was appealing to the other delegates humanity, so it was more interesting to listen to. It was very fun to give as well. I liked it a lot.
My Policy Paper
Country Policy Paper
The UK is not a big part of the Israel Palestine problem, however, I think that they want to do a one state solution so they can get a benefit in return. They are allies of Israel, so they mostly want the Israelis to come out on top. They did help in the 6 days war, in a way (Right of Return, Israels view). They mostly just gave the Israelis enough courage to attack the better armed arabs. They were holding an arab river and when they let it go the Israelis were able to attack. This is sort of a sign that the Israelis and the Great Britons are allies. Recent interaction has included a murderer fleeing to Israel and the Israelis government officials refusing to give him back. However, it was smoothed over when the laws changed. (Israel police shot dead US killer Sheinbein in prison, BBC news.) This is an example of the two countries working together and not starting a war. Although some would say they aren’t friends, I would say that the counties are and that the UK would want a one-state solution.
The Israel Palestine issue is totally different level of difficulty. What have the Great Britons done to help: or are they staying out of it completely? The Britons did help to start the country, but the road has been very bumpy. They even didn’t want to recognise the country for the first 2 months of its existence. However, for the 1947 War (Right of return, Israels View, 2) , they did supply the necessary weapons to win the war. This seems to me like they were helping in a big way. How will they help with this war? If they conquered the Palestinians, they would have to flee and the Israelis would get all of the land, which might be what they want.
If they are friends of the Israelis, they probably want what the Israelis want, a one state solution. They don’t understand why the Israelis want that, because they are not of the same religion, but they are allies. The one state solution would include the palestinians moving and dispersing to the surrounding countryside while the Israelis got all of the land of Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. ‘Israel Palestinian Conflict, the truth about the west bank’ This would also mean the the illegal settlements would be no longer unlawful. This would help the Israelis to, for the first time in 50 years, be at peace. That would be a miracle for the people.
If the UK could do this for the people, they would be friends for a long time. This could also help bring the UK under the USA’s nuclear umbrella. (Aluf Benn 1) This would make it beneficial for both parties which could help the UK to want to help. This is always a good thing in a counties negotiations with another country. The UK doesn’t have many nukes, about 20 (Ben Piven, 2) This means that they want to receive protection without building all the nuclear weapons. This is some more incentive to help the Israelis.
To sum up the idea, the Great Britons will want to help the Israelis. It will be to their advantage to help. If the helping will do the britons a service, why wouldn’t they. The idea that all countries will help if it helps them as well. This means that they will help. It will be good for them to help, so why would they help the Palestinians in return for nothing. This is also good for other countries around the area of conflict because they will all get more people, which in turn means more economic power. This is a good solution for everyone. If it is good for your country, why wouldn’t you do it?
1. Benn, Aluf. "Obama's Atomic Umbrella: U.S. Nuclear Strike If Iran Nukes Israel."Haaretz.com. Haartez, n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2014.
2. Piven, Ben. "Interactive: World Nuclear Club - Interactive - Al Jazeera English." Interactive: World Nuclear Club - Interactive - Al Jazeera English. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2014
3. Youtube. "Rihgt of Return Israel's View." N.p., n.d. Web.
4. "Israel Palestinian Conflict: The Truth About the West Bank." YouTube. YouTube, 12 July 2011. Web. 03 Mar. 2014.
General Assembly Committee
United Kingdom (Mitchell Anderson)
ISRAEL REGAINING THEIR LAND
The General Assembly,
Noting with regret the multiple catastrophic attempts to create peace and harmony with the two countries,
Bearing in mind the core issue of the disputed territory in the city of Jerusalem as specified in the article by Nizar Sakhnimi, the core issue (The Core Issue, Nizar Sakhnimi),
Deeply concerned with the number of lives of both Israelis and Palestinians lost in the multiple wars and disputes over the aforementioned desired territory,
Convinced that the only way to stop the loss of lives is the termination of the never ending war,
Believing that the only way to stop the war is to separate the violent from the nonviolent and remove one group from the area it already occupies,
Desiring to revoke consideration of the Right of Return so that the Israelis and the Palestinians can be at peace without fear of death or destruction because the two countries will not both be thinking of the land as exclusively (The Palestinian Right of Return, 1),
Observing that land was given to the Israelis by both the League of Nations and the United Nations (UN Resolution 242, UN),
Deeply regretting that the only solution will be relocating Palestinians who use violence into the Arab countries surrounding Israel,
Desiring for this relocation to happen peaceably,
Affirming that peaceful Palestinians would be allowed to remain in the country if they so desired,
1. Calls upon the countries around Israel to accept the relocated Palestinians from the country of Israel:
a. Condemns those of Palestine who act with violence to be forced out of the country at the soonest time possible after a fair trial;
b. Authorizes the land to be given to Palestinians who have remained peaceful;
c. Declares accordingly that those countries who do not accept the relocating citizens will receive trade sanctions;
2. Welcomes the surrounding countries, namely Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, to gather the refugees into their country;
3. Draws to the attention that the increase of inhabitants will grow the economy within large countries such as Egypt and Syria in addition to foreign aid;
4. Confirms that the peaceful Palestinians will be allowed to stay if so desired;
5. Notes that they have done nothing wrong to deserve being forced to leave,
6. Emphasizes the right of return is granted unless the Palestinian acted with violence against a Jew:
a. Accepts the person or family of the man who was attacked receiving the money and or land from the person who attacked;
b. Denies the right to return to the aforementioned person;
c. Denies the Right of Return into the exact house that they previously owned;
d. Affirming that they will receive compensation for the house that they previously owned so long as it is occupied by a Jewish person and the Palestinians have concrete evidence that they own the house;
7. Emphasizes that those who leave while still at peace with the country of Israel will be allowed to return and visit and or live in the country, as long as they remain within the laws of Israel.
8. Welcomes changes to this resolution, so long as they maintain that the people of Israel will receive the full portion of land given to the, as specified in UN resolution 242. ( UN Resolution 242, UN)
9. Recommends that this resolution be carried out to the full extent within 6 months of the passing of the resolution.
10. Emphasizes that the war will not end if the two countries are not separated.
Why the UN is Important
The UN is very important for world peace. They sprouted from the dead and failing League of Nations. The League of Nation failed to stop the 1st world war, so they shut down. They failed because they had no real power, either economical or forceful(an army). The UN tried to do it differently. They had a army, and could force economic sanction. This made a totally new idea. They also can control anyone. This means that nobody can be a rebel.
Why the Project was Important
The UN project was important for several reasons. It taught us how to negotiate, as well as public speaking. This Project also taught me how to write a paper in about an hour. Before this project, the above pieces would have taken for ever. I also enjoyed learning how to start my sentences with weird words, for the resolutions. I loved and hated how much I had to grow in this project
What HOHAM I was taught
This Project taught me perseverance and advocacy. The perseverance came from the multiple papers and resolution that I had to write overnight. The advocacy came from the time period. My grandparents were all dying, so my time was limited. I had to ask for an extension, for the first time at this school. It was hard, but good. (not my relatives death) I am glad for the project.
The most interesting part that somebody brought in was a speech by germany. He said my country was dumb. I thought it was really great!