It’s that time of the year again, when delegates from all over the world participate in one of the most competitive and academically stimulating conferences. All through the conference, we will be posting photos of our delegates as well as thought provoking articles on the various topics that will be discussed in the conference.
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Binu Rani Ranjit
Ingmar Salim (Also known as President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie), currently studying History in the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Arts and Social Science. A student in Singapore for fifteen years, he has chaired and delegated at numerous MUNs. With his host of experience we caught up with used the magic of time travel to catch up with him in the 1998 Indonesian Cabinet.
He pays attention to how delegates contribute to directives, as these vital directives are the molders of debate in committee. His advice for crisis delegates is utilize the most one has with their resources.
With a host of experience in Model UN, he describes his proudest moment to be his appointment as Secretary-General of Singapore Model United Nations 2016 (SMUN) happening this June.
Apart from Model UN, he also describes himself as a percussionist.
Putri Marsha Amanda
On the last day of the conference, the delegate of United States of America remarked that during the conference a lot of countries didn’t make any statement pertaining to their respective countries, which resulted in a chaotic discussion. The delegate of Fiji said, “We all waste our time although there are still a lot of problems out there.”
While the mass killing of human beings is not a new feature of warfare, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) pose an unprecedented constellation of challenges to peace and security. Over the past century, various states have built and stockpiled lethal arsenals of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and the materials to produce them.
The implications of space weapons go beyond the physical threat they pose. Humanity is also facing a serious spiritual threat to its ability to know the reality of the cosmos. The potential for a false flag scenario not only makes it possible to frame extraterrestrials for a future attack carried out with space weapons, but also serves to create even more fear and hostility towards beings from other planets. Extraterrestrials are said to have reached a level of consciousness beyond ours and could therefore provide spiritual guidance to us in our troubled times; however, a false flag scenario would only serve to further isolate humanity and block us from receiving help from outside.
If China and Russia allow the weaponization of outer space to proceed, they are effectively enabling a small elite group desiring military expansion above all else to wield enormous power over humanity, potentially with the capacity to clandestinely initiate the next world war while cutting us off from receiving interplanetary help. This makes the need for a binding treaty, before the weaponization of space accelerates, all the more urgent. It was very unfortunate that delegate of the Russian Federation did not attend the two-day conference, and that the delegate of China was not active in that session. Nevertheless, the conjecture of this last session was exciting and informative all the same, leaving us with some food for thought.