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By Enrique Muñoz Salido
The last MUN session day began with the first debate reconciliation conclusions. After three unmoderated caucuses which lasted a total of 40 minutes, the delegates began to propose great ideas like the role of tourism in post conflict countries and the helping hand it would offer to the development of this kind of almost destroyed countries. Maybe it could be the perfect tool to revitalize the economic ground directly through each own resources rather than taking help from others countries. Nevertheless after reiterative speeches like that from Serbia, “do not speak more and work more” and several motions to introduce amendments into the draft resolution we finally could sit after a chocolate croissants coffee break and begin voting. The final resolution was set at 12 o’clock, with topics inside it like the previously mentioned idea to use tourism to encourage the post conflict economic countries; to create international educational programs to avoid the psychological prejudices and to provide a found to try to remove mines that still exist in the post conflict countries.
The resolution creates funds, programs and institutional structures across the board as a tool to solve problems. How are they going to channel those economic flows and how are they going to articulate these structures for the effective achievement of the objectives proposed?
The reconciliation process is finding a way to live that permits a vision of the future; the re-building of relationships; coming to terms with past acts and enemies; a society-wide, long-term process of deep change; a process of acknowledging, remembering, and learning from the past; and voluntary cannot be imposed. To solve these problems, UN typically uses the technique of creating funds, programs and institutional structures. The key to the success of these measures is in the form to be given to them, which should be different depending on the territory and the population in question. The creation of these funds, programs and institutional structures across the board may not be the most appropriate way for achieving the goals proposed at the same level in all countries. This is because in each, no country, but region, cultural differences require different measures and solutions, but all of them with the aim to achieve a common goal, the same result.
In each territory the measures should be appropriate to the needs of the population and the problem because both are not the same everywhere. For example, we can see that the results of the measurement of promoting tourism and economic development resource for a post conflict country may fail in a country where touristic interest is not strong. On the other hand in countries where there is strong touristic interest the same measure will probably succeed. Perhaps the most correct measure is to create a development fund leaving the States implementing the initiative in the matter or economic sector which they consider in order to revitalize the economy of their country, because nobody knows better than they which is the forte of their country.
So, I think the best solution to that problem would be really effective if: first define the objective, measuring and determining direct and specific way. Secondly make an inventory of available resources (in the case of tourism and the country, this point would be very helpful since all countries have different resources) to deal with the solution to the problem (ie, with this example of measures to promote economic development of a country other resources that could be studied or analysed could be mines, industry, petroleum, fishing, internalization of many companies, etc).
The third and final point should be to design a number of alternative solutions as a way to better analyse which one would be the best and proper one to solve that problem. This analysis would be to study the timing in relation to short and long term, the impact of the solution and its measure of viability or possible implementation. The most appropriate measure would be much more fitting to the problem and therefore the margin grow much success with it. This fact invites reflection that political solutions must be accompanied by an element of economic analysis to maximize its chances of success.
The funny best moment of the day was after the closing chair speech, who took revenge of his delegates for be late day by day, for not to wear tie and for their unfruitful almost a hundred unmoderated caucuses. Alessio, the Alliance of Civilization Committee chair made them dance “Asereje”, “Paquito el Chocolatero” and “If you wanna be my lover (Spice Girls)”. The Committee sessions finished as the best way to close any alliance committee, dancing the Conga all together.
This article was published in The Clarion, the official newspaper of CMUN , the Model United Nations of Barcelona. Read the other articles:
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