Intellect MUN session
Tuesday February 26, 2013.
General Assembly, Social and Economic Council
The chair started the session by administering the roll call, where she called out the member states and each state answers with one of the following: present, present and voting, or present and observing. The main purpose of the roll call is to determine the quorum for substantial voting.
Brazil, Present and Voting
China, Present and Voting
France, Present and Voting
Mexico, Present and Observing
Qatar, Present and Voting
The quorum was determined, with 6 member states present with the eligibility to vote.
Then, the chair opened the floor for any points and motions. Qatar raised a motion to introduce topic “Role of Qatar in SDG development” in a special speakers list, and Cuba raised the motion to introduce topic “Healthcare and Education in SDG” in a moderated caucus.
The chair acknowledged both motions and decided to start the session with Qatar’s motion, in which the Qatar delegate talked about the lead role Qatar had in MDGs and what it intends to further develop in SDGs.
In the moderated caucus about “Healthcare and Education”, Brazil, Cuba, France and Qatar discussed what accomplishments were achieved since 2000 and each state explored their strategies in such accomplishments.
After that, France delegate raised the motion to introduce topic “Protection of Environment and Climate Change” in a special speakers list, which passed. Qatar joined the list and talked about energy production and natural resource role in renewable energy, where Egypt talked about clean drinking water as an important factor in sustainable development. Brazil delegate talked about environmental sustainability and China delegate replied to the Qatar delegate with its achievements in the alternative energy field.
Then the council went into an un-moderated caucus for 20 minutes where the alliances met and started drafting resolutions. China introduced resolution 1.0 which was supported by Brazil, Cuba, Egypt, Qatar and Mexico.
France also introduced resolution 2.0 which was not supported therefor did not pass.
In the general speakers list, Egypt talked about eradicating poverty as main concern and raised a motion for an amendment to the resolution which passed by absolute majority.
Finally, the council went into another un-moderated caucus for 15 minutes in which they finalized the resolution 1.2, which you will find below.
Before adjourning the session, the motion was raised to split the house.
Committee: Economic and Social Council
Topic area: Sustainable Development Goals
Submitted by: China, Cuba, Egypt
Sponsored by: Qatar, Brazil
Having adopted to ensure environmental sustainability to be one of the millennium development goals
Having concluded that most of the poorest countries in the world are located in Africa
Noting with regret that millennium goal of eradicating poverty was not satisfactorily achieved,
Acknowledging that no action of a single country can overcome the global challenges we face today, the committee would
Having noticed that education is one of the basic pillars of social and economic development,
Deeply convinced that the health status of the nation is reflected by the child and maternal mortality rate and having noticed that the numbers of those parameters are still high,
Disturbed by the current status of women in developing countries, the committee
- Declares that environmental degradation can be reduced through investment in advanced technology designed to minimize the damage caused by economic projects.
- Suggests eliminating the debt of the most heavily indebted countries in Africa.
- Affirms investing in the resources of those countries and encouraging foreign investment in those countries, thereby creating more job opportunities (With focus on the female population of those countries) to help eradicate poverty.
- Approves extending the deadline of the SDG of eradicating extreme poverty 2020.
- Encourage its members to work hand in hand in a global, economic, social and developmental partnership in order to achieve the SDG by 2030.
- Urge the members to invest time and resources in implementing world-class educational systems that would be the foundation to advancement and sustainable development.
- Call upon implementing joint programs that promote healthy habits and health awareness and providing an advanced and concentrated healthcare to concerned parties.
- Strongly condemns the lack of gender equality present in all the member countries
- Reaffirms the millennium development goal of promoting gender equality and empowering women