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Update: Further Dissent from Sunnis in Iraq

By   179 days ago

CNN continues active coverage on the dynamic and alarming situation in Iraq.  BAGHDAD 1:19 AM — A felucian woman entered the Iraqi committee and forced all of the ministers to rise in her presence. The woman warned the ministers of the dangers of their government that is not representing the people. The woman represents dissenting [...]

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The Countdown: Will the US and Soviets Prevent World War Three?

By   179 days ago

1962: Upon walking into the conference room, a large countdown states that there are ten days left. Ten days remain before Soviet ships reach the United States’ blockade on water near Cuban territory. If these ships are to meet, delegates claim that it would inevitably end in a nuclear war: which would, in all likelihood, [...]

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‘A Most Unlikely Merge’ Between USA and China

By   179 days ago

The delegations of the USA and Russia have formed a hasty alliance with an apparent view to addressing potential solutions to the refugee crisis. Many delegates in the High Commissioner for Refugees feel awkward about this unlikely partnership, with the general consensus being that the two delegations simply collaborated for the sake of having their [...]

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Delegate ABDUCTED!

By   179 days ago

2001- At approximately 6pm on Friday, the delegation from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the Human Rights Council was abducted during a council session. “We were sitting right next to her when two armed boys entered and led her out at gunpoint!” The delegation from Lesotho explained. The rest of the committee was [...]

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BREAKING: North Korea Blames Russia for the Korean War

By   179 days ago

BOSTON – Kim Il-Sung has just announced that an informant within the Russian delegation has leaked information suggesting that they were responsible for starting the Korean War. This comes amidst a period of transition in North Korea as Kim Il-Sung is helping his nation from their separation with South Korea. The allegations towards the Russian [...]

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Breaking News: Germany Breaks Trust in UNHCR

By   179 days ago

Saturday Jan. 31st, 2015, 2:20 pm – Tension ensues in session IV of the committee of High Commissioners for Refugees as the delegation of Germany, represented by students from The Dalton School have betrayed their signatories’ trust. Germany had been in the middle of merging two draft resolutions during an unmoderated caucus, and took all [...]

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Mayday, Mayday!!!! Young boy got missing

By   179 days ago

A seventeen year old boy, John has got missing while travelling from Russia to Tsesnia. From valid sources Granma is informed that he was an independent journalist with a lot of passion for his work. He would never give up investigating even if his own life was in danger!We are suspecting that he was dealing [...]

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‘The Caucuses is a lawless place’ claims Russian investigator

By   179 days ago

Al-Jazeera’s Chechen correspondent previously shared his fears that Russian forces ‘don’t really care much about finding Jean,’ but could not provide a clear motive for them not being more proactive in their attempts to discover the whereabouts of the teen political blogger.   In order to better understand the deficiency of urgency in the Russian [...]

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Update: Further Dissent from Sunnis in Iraq

By   179 days ago

CNN continues active coverage on the dynamic and alarming situation in Iraq.  BAGHDAD 1:19 AM — A felucian woman entered the Iraqi committee and forced all of the ministers to rise in her presence. The woman warned the ministers of the dangers of their government that is not representing the people. The woman represents dissenting [...]

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We have a ‘Thriller’ in the HCR

By   179 days ago

Michael Jackson impersonator has been spotted at the committee for High Commissioners for Refugees. Passing notes with distinct Jackson-esque style, this Prince of Pagers is one to watch. Watch this video captured by The Herald Sun, who also witnessed ‘Michael’s moves. Please watch the video here - http://youtu.be/FDOXevtTi3Y.

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Floral Corruption

By   179 days ago

The lobby looks like a crowded room of anxious  Black Friday shoppers, except we’re all pining for flora, and not the 20% marked-down flat-screen TVs at Walmart. When committee sessions are over, delegates race out of double-doors with pink and red bushels in hand, giggling over love-notes scrawled in messy script. Beneath the sunglasses that mask each member [...]

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Auctioning Off the Dais

By   179 days ago

The Economic and Financial Committee is abruptly interrupted by the Director General of the UN conference Robert C. Kivell, who excitedly proclaims that he will be raising a significant amount of money for the Foundation for Sustainable Development, in one auction. He eagerly announces that an anonymous donor will match whatever is donated during the [...]

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The 197th Nation?

By   179 days ago

From Jean Ahmed to Russian raids, Chechnya has drawn a lot of media attention. Will this attention be confidence enough to finally push Chechnya over the mountain of independence that they have desire for decades?   Russian-Chechen relations have been tense for decades due to differing religious and cultural values between the Chechen region and [...]

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“The Russian government is wholly responsible for Jean’s disappearance”

By   179 days ago

“Even if they didn’t know his name, or know who he was, I know they did it.” Parisian protestor, named N to preserve anonymity, said to the Irish Independent upon interview. Jean Ahmed, the missing French-Muslim teen social activist, didn’t face possible malevolence because he was gay, some Parisian protestors like N assert. Though Russia bans [...]

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OpEd: Why Taking A Stance is the Necessity

By   179 days ago

The Sunday Times prides ourselves on our honesty. We pride ourselves in our ability to remain transparent, and to write about the issues that must be addressed. We have pride because we state the facts, and we respond to current events honestly. Always. While what will be said in this article may be considered controversial, [...]

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Brain Drain Continues to Swirl, Private Sector Could be the Plug

By   179 days ago

UNESCO’s session is in full swing, and already numerous countries have begun designing complex solutions to the serious issue of “brain drain”, in which talented individuals leave their home country in search of opportunity for more developed nations like the UK or the US. A hotly contested debate for many years now, UNESCO thinks they’ve [...]

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Another Issue, Another Resolution

By   179 days ago

Yet another committee, in this case the UN Conference concerning Environment and Development, is diving into debate, as two resolutions have been presented. Both resolutions should are important, but we at The Guardian are especially interested in Draft Resolution #2. This resolution has been brought about by countries such as the US, Russia, and many [...]

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Kuwaiting for Change

By   179 days ago

Change, they’re waiting for you! Spotted in World Conference for Women, and perfectly fitting since the delegates eagerly await to pass working papers regarding women empowerment, as blocs profess to the Irish Independent.  

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How Education is the Solution for a Healthy World

By   179 days ago

“Good health starts with education,” France asserts, stating that from washing hands, to wise and responsible family planning, education is the most important part of creating aware citizens of the world. The delegate proposes that this can best be achieved by having a standardized training for all teachers, in both developed and developing countries, with [...]

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A Resolution that is Ready to Help

By   179 days ago

Draft papers are being shown and defended as the social, humanitarian and cultural committee struggles to agree upon one draft resolution. For instance, some of the bigger countries have banded together to create Draft Resolution #2, in which they turn their attention to reforming host countries in a way that the hosts can  be more [...]

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Near the Solution to Marine Refugees

By   179 days ago

The social, humanitarian and cultural committee is about to choose between four draft resolution in order to end the problem of marine refugees. The first draft resolution is supported by a lot of countries and between them there is Nigeria and Qatar. The delegates of these two countries ( and probably all their allies) are aiming [...]

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Auctioning Off the Dais

By   179 days ago

The Economic and Financial Committee is abruptly interrupted by the Director General of the UN conference Robert C. Kivell, who excitedly proclaims that he will be raising a significant amount of money for the Foundation for Sustainable Development, in one auction. He eagerly announces that an anonymous donor will match whatever is donated during the [...]

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Small Islands Need Help Too

By   179 days ago

Small islands, such as Fiji and Jamaica, are in economic dispair and need help. The economies of these smal islands are suffering, and as a result, the inhabitants are as well. At this point, various plans are being discussed by UN, but the two main pathways on the road to recovery either focus on education [...]

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A ‘Voice Of Reason’ in the Middle East

By   179 days ago

A degree of discord pollutes the atmosphere of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations as delegates suspect favoritism in how speakers are chosen, despite the crucial input they are keen to provide.   ‘The USA is selected so much more than any other country that has its placard raised,’ states one delegate, who feels that [...]

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A Peek into the World Bank’s Agenda Book

By   179 days ago

WASHINGTON –Two floors above the immediate crises happening in the Specialized Agencies, the World Bank is planning long term.   The Assignment:  Decrease world poverty by 3% Due Date:  2030 The World Bank ain’t no procrastinator. Three extremely comprehensive and specific draft resolutions have been brought to the table. Although they each have a different plan for [...]

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Another Issue, Another Resolution

By   179 days ago

Yet another committee, in this case the UN Conference concerning Environment and Development, is diving into debate, as two resolutions have been presented. Both resolutions should are important, but we at The Guardian are especially interested in Draft Resolution #2. This resolution has been brought about by countries such as the US, Russia, and many [...]

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Update: Germany has Broken Away

By   179 days ago

Update: Germany has decided to submit their own resolution in the UNHCR after breaking the trust of several delegations when merging two draft resolutions. The other blocs that Germany left behind have merged their papers and have submitted them in committee tonight. There are now two draft resolutions on the floor, and delegates are in [...]

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‘A Most Unlikely Merge’ Between USA and China

By   179 days ago

The delegations of the USA and Russia have formed a hasty alliance with an apparent view to addressing potential solutions to the refugee crisis. Many delegates in the High Commissioner for Refugees feel awkward about this unlikely partnership, with the general consensus being that the two delegations simply collaborated for the sake of having their [...]

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How To Make Skool Kool

By   179 days ago

Teach For America worker Billy Gorman spoke to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Oragnaization about the problem of broken education systsems in rural communities.  When the United States asked how teachers can effectively enstill the desire to learn, Gorman responded, “telling someone that you MUST get a high school education won’t get you [...]

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Grecoskepticism

By   179 days ago

The European Union is divided on who to elect as the next president of the European Central Bank.   With euroskepticism growing amongst EU citizens, it’s critical that the union maintains a strong image of solidarity.  Tensions are running high between Greece and Germany, after Germany offered a conditional bailout just lsat month.  Since then Greece [...]

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Scandal in ECOSOC: Japan Only Accepts 30 Refugees Per Year

By   179 days ago

New statistics have emerged revealing Japan to be doing very little to aid the resettlement of refugees, whilst other countries are taking the full weight of the problem despite their significantly fewer resources.   This conference, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has been discussing the problem of the resettlement of refugees from war-torn countries [...]

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Delegate ABDUCTED!

By   179 days ago

2001- At approximately 6pm on Friday, the delegation from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the Human Rights Council was abducted during a council session. “We were sitting right next to her when two armed boys entered and led her out at gunpoint!” The delegation from Lesotho explained. The rest of the committee was [...]

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Update: Further Dissent from Sunnis in Iraq

By   179 days ago

CNN continues active coverage on the dynamic and alarming situation in Iraq.  BAGHDAD 1:19 AM — A felucian woman entered the Iraqi committee and forced all of the ministers to rise in her presence. The woman warned the ministers of the dangers of their government that is not representing the people. The woman represents dissenting [...]

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The Countdown: Will the US and Soviets Prevent World War Three?

By   179 days ago

1962: Upon walking into the conference room, a large countdown states that there are ten days left. Ten days remain before Soviet ships reach the United States’ blockade on water near Cuban territory. If these ships are to meet, delegates claim that it would inevitably end in a nuclear war: which would, in all likelihood, [...]

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Soviet Technicians Killed, Soviets Taken as Prisoners Under Cuba

By   179 days ago

Yesterday evening, the Spanish speaking committee of The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, also known as El Consejo de Ministros de la Republica de Cuba killed a Soviet technician and took other Soviets as prisoners at the base of San Miguel where an operational missile was found. This base is one out of [...]

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BREAKING: North Korea Blames Russia for the Korean War

By   179 days ago

BOSTON – Kim Il-Sung has just announced that an informant within the Russian delegation has leaked information suggesting that they were responsible for starting the Korean War. This comes amidst a period of transition in North Korea as Kim Il-Sung is helping his nation from their separation with South Korea. The allegations towards the Russian [...]

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Militant Group Mahdi Gains Leverage with Iraqi Government

By   179 days ago

The Iraqi Cabinet has just been offered a make or break deal by the Mahdi militant group, and members are struggling to reconcile their ethnic loyalties with their desires for a cooperative government. For over a decade there have been United States and NATO coalition forces on the group in Iraq, and as the nation [...]

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Update: Caucasus Emirates tied to Missing Blogger

By   179 days ago

It has been discovered that Jean Ahmed is staying with a friend by the name of Mohammed Khan in Grozny, Chechnya that has suspected ties with the Caucasus Emirates, an extremist militant jihadist group. Mr. Ahmed may have been forced into radical Islamic terrorist views by the Caucasus Emirates, as mentioned in the last update by [...]

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German People: “Crushed”

By   179 days ago

Weimar Germany, 1919: As Otto Gelsser, Minister for Reconstruction, wrote: “France’s unreasonable demands are crushing the German people”. France has recently publicly formalized their demands towards Weimar Germany. France’s ultimatum calls for more than 131 billion dollars, which will gain interest if Germany does not take action soon. France threatens, “We will not wait. First the [...]

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Update: Missing Social Justice Blogger

By   179 days ago

The Herald Sun has been working in conjunction with The Sunday Times to uncover the truth about the whereabouts of the 17 year old political blogger that has gone missing. It was found that the blogger is both Muslim and gay. Jean Ahmed is the name of the missing person, and a lead being taken [...]

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We have a ‘Thriller’ in the HCR

By   179 days ago

Michael Jackson impersonator has been spotted at the committee for High Commissioners for Refugees. Passing notes with distinct Jackson-esque style, this Prince of Pagers is one to watch. Watch this video captured by The Herald Sun, who also witnessed ‘Michael’s moves. Please watch the video here - http://youtu.be/FDOXevtTi3Y.

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Fun with the chairs

By   179 days ago

In the economic and financial committee while reading aloud letters given together with flowers something worth mentioning happened! A delegate offered to the chair 75 dollars in order to go on a date with him. Fascinating, ha ? Something extraordinary occurred also in the World Conference on Women…The chair was asked with a flower to [...]

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Flowers at HMUN

By   179 days ago

In the many committees of HMUN, amongst the heated debate and the rigorous work that goes into writing  resolutions, comes a short break where the flowers along with messages that have been sent to the delegates are read aloud to the committee. Some of the messages are sweet, stating wonderful words of love and support to close friends. As you may have already guessed by my use of [...]

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Love is in the Air at HMUN 2015

By   179 days ago

During several committees here at HMUN, the Chairs will take a quick break from the pressing issues of debate and draft resolution writing to hand out the cherished roses that have become an HMUN tradition. Below is a collection of the MUN puns or pick-up lines overheard in committees as messages on the roses: “I’d [...]

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HMUN: An Honorary Experience

By   179 days ago

BOSTON – As the lines at the Prudential Center grow longer and the speakers lists boast 75 speakers, the changing dynamics of HMUN are more evident than ever before. In it’s 62nd year, the conference has shifted from a group of small students discussing foreign policy to a dynamic conference boasting the brightest minds from [...]

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First time in an NBA match

By   179 days ago

Entering one of the USA’s huge basketball fields the first thing everyone notices is how big the field is. However, as almost all of us know the players of NBA are not arbitrary; they are real talents. So, obviously the fans of basketball are full of enthusiasm and anticipation to see these professionals play. It [...]

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“The Hype is Real”

By   180 days ago

Friday, Jan. 30th, 5:20 pm – As seen this year at HMUN, social media is a tool used all over the world. But what was this conference like when social media wasn’t as accessible for everyone? Yesterday during opening ceremonies, delegates utilized the application Yik Yak to communicate their thoughts, from complaints to praises, about [...]

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Money, Money, Money

By   180 days ago

Although the delegate of Germany seems to have a large group surrounding her during the Unmoderated Caucus, a small group of delegates stand to the side. The irritation that they obviously feel towards Germany and her supporters is obvious just from observing the hallway. “Germany has the money, the only playing card in this situation,” [...]

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Floral Corruption

By   179 days ago

The lobby looks like a crowded room of anxious  Black Friday shoppers, except we’re all pining for flora, and not the 20% marked-down flat-screen TVs at Walmart. When committee sessions are over, delegates race out of double-doors with pink and red bushels in hand, giggling over love-notes scrawled in messy script. Beneath the sunglasses that mask each member [...]

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Missing Teen or Terrorist?

By   179 days ago

Missing teenager Jean Ahmed is not merely a blogger boy in distress. More and more indications are being uncovered of his dangerous potential. From similarities to other international aggressors, a history of controversial media presence and a discovered association with known suspects such as Mohammed Khan, the trapped teen’s tableau is transforming into that of [...]

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Time to Stand

By   179 days ago

The Chechen people are stuck in constant unrest, as they wait for a response to raids conducted in their homes by the Russian Government. These raids  have acted as a catalyst for the anger of the Chechen people. “They don’t respect our national rights, religious rights, nor our cultural identity,” a Chechen explains to The [...]

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OpEd: Why Taking A Stance is the Necessity

By   179 days ago

The Sunday Times prides ourselves on our honesty. We pride ourselves in our ability to remain transparent, and to write about the issues that must be addressed. We have pride because we state the facts, and we respond to current events honestly. Always. While what will be said in this article may be considered controversial, [...]

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Banding Together Instead of Burning Together

By   179 days ago

Violence will not solve violence. A flame cannot distinguish another  flame. Protestors in France have become violent during protests, burning down buildings, in an attempt to bring attention to an important cause: a missing 17 year  old, Jean Ahmed. These cries for acknowledgment, however, prompt further destruction throughout the world. Instead of burning and destroying, [...]

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Op-Ed: Jean Ahmed is a terrorist in the making

By   179 days ago

Jean Ahmed’s story has a lot of parallels with that of Dzhokar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the two perpetrators of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. Both Ahmed and the Tsarnaevs were raised in devout Muslim households. Both Ahmed and Tamerlan Tsarnaev traveled to the Caucasus and Chechnya, Tsarnaev leaving Chechnya for Boston (where he would later [...]

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OP-ED: The Communication (or Lack of It) Today

By   180 days ago

In the small room where the World Bank meets, France boldy ends his speech by saying “the future of sustainable development is not about today, but tomorrow,”. Yet while France makes this speech, not a single delegate seems to be listening. There is an endless stream of notes being passed around, and for those that the [...]

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