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New Threats to World Security: The Costs and Consequences of Drone Warfare
The Situation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
So I had already an experience in MUNning, thus, I wasn't that scared for the debate. I was rather keen on going through it. I remember when I was preparing for the topics and writing my position papers, I was always covering my back with arguments. I was justifying what Russia was doing either with drones or with the DRC. My play was going to be peaceful and diplomatic.
I went to the school where the MUN was going to take place. I walked into the cafeteria and met the guys who were going to be the US and France. They were pretty nice, and when I talked to them, the US and I pacted not to mention Ukraine on Topic A and to be collaborative in Topic B. He seemed not to have investigated anything, so I used him as an advantage.
After 40 minutes I entered my committee room.
Who turned out to be a bitch was France, again. We opened topic B, the one about the DRC and started our debate. I'm going to list the countries of the committee and their general performance so you can make yourselves up an idea of how was the debate:
Argentina: Was always bugging me and everyone else, questioning everything. (She attacked the delegate of south corea with info she'd prepared for attacking north corea, because she didn't knew which corea the delegate was)
Australia: Was drunk
Chad: This preppie boy who couldn't open a speaker's list because he didn't know the procedure
South Corea: TF I'm doing here
China: I'm going to flirt with the 15 year-olds "He was 18"
US: Let's do peace!
France: _He and me were making a great resolution
UK: Whatever US says, I'm fine. Oh... France's nice too.
Lithuania, Jordan & Rwanda: I'm sleepy
Nigeria: He was proposing and supporting Russia and France's resolution
This debate in particular was really peaceful. We were trully concerned for the DRC an so we were making a great resolution. However, many E10 countries asked too many questions to France and me. "Who's going to fund this. Chad does not have the money..." was Chad's point. Nigeria, on the other hand, was very active proposing good ideas.
Now here's what was quite unfair.
Nigeria said it would submit the case to the African Union to ensure cooperation and ultimately close DRC's borders with Rwanda. I thought it was a pretty good idea, but other countries were still debating over my main proposal: a roadmap for development in partnership with UNDP, WB... So I said "Russia would appreciate the African Union to intervene..." I repeated Nigeria's proposal. And then Chad, Lithuania, China and South Corea said "The delegation of [x] supports RUSSIA'S proposal". Of course it felt great, and I was going to be best delegate for sure. But why did they support ME if it wasn't my idea?
It happened a couple of times more with one of Chad's proposals and even one of France! This was very unfair, but do you think anyone noticed? No one. This just gave everyone the image that Russia was the leader of the committee. At the end, during the immoderate caucuses, everyone was like "Russia, how's this...? Russia, how about that...?" I was the main sponsor and it was me who exposed the resolution to the committee. Regardless of the crisis that had happened, I remained on everyone's mind as that super delegate.
What happened with that little annoying delegate of Morocco that was there, in the same MUN one year ago? I felt the same, but I wasn't treated the same. In Mexico, at the end of MUNs, we usually make some mock awards, in which there is an award for the "best debater". I won it unanimosly.
I was the same person, different country. The committee had the same level of difficulty, with experienced delegates and not-so focused delegates. I remember whatever I said was heard: sometimes attacked, but mostly supported. Even in the Crisis, many delegates helped me.
This makes me think there is some respect for G5, regardless of the delegate's ability. Even those other G5, who were not that focused, had some weight in the committee. No E10 was as important as them, not even Nigeria. To make this more evident, that year, in that MUN, there was no Best Delegate that wasn't a G5.
So far we have the following reasons for elitism:
-Prejudice: Countries may be judged by their money and reputation with human rights
-Idolatry: What rich and powerful countries have to say is much more worthy that any other country.