HUMUNITED2019 HAS STARTED!
Welcome to the first day of HUMUNITED2019! Excitement and happiness surrounds the delegates and it is our honor to host an event in which so many nationalities gather to represent different countries and opinions.
Firstly it is indispensable to point out the magnificent infrastructure and congratulate the organizing team and all those involved in the accomplishment of the event. The event initiated with the opening ceremony, moderated by Nicolas Bartzsch and Niccoló Sala. They
started introducing the HUMUNITED and soon went on to the anthems. After a few words from our German Principal Burkhard Ost were held, the moderators slightly reflected on how important it is to be part of this big occasion and how the United Nations itself strongly influence globally. Also approaching this topic, Paul Leonardt’s speech was highly informative. On behalf of the German Consulate, he mainly mentioned the value of the existence of the UN since its creation in 1945 and how it still intensively affects us nowadays in a positive way.
In the following, Guilherme Otero from IOM Project Manager Brazil gave a speech about immigration and said how important it is to discuss that, because as much as we see news about humanitarian crises, we do not know how to deal with its causes and only understand partially the measures taken by other countries. Afterwards, Guilherme Otero explained how immigration affects all the countries, highlighted immigration throughout the history and its causes. The next alleged subject was the possible trends for the coming years. As an explanation, Mr. Otero mentioned that the grounds for immigration range from natural causes to civil wars and with that, an emphasis was noticeable on how the subject affects all countries. The last point was about what can be done regarding the refugees’ situation and possible alternatives to help them. Finally, he enlightened us about a part of his career and said how all the conferences helped him to get where he is today.
“Migration should be understood as inevitable, necessary and desirable. We can’t stop it at all.”
Posteriorly, the moderators passed the floor to the Secretary-General, Miwa Ramos. She mentioned her first experience with the event, talked about how we should defeat extremism and also quoted Martin Luther King and Charles Chaplin. After her speech, the Secretary-General called the chairs to the stage and passed the word to Victória Cianci, the President of the G.A. Finally, she declared the conference as officially “opened”, followed by
calling to the stage the head-delegates of each delegation to initiate the conference.
It is important to mention that the opening speeches were presumably good. But highlighting the speeches from the delegation of the French Republic, of the Republic of India, of the Russian Federation and of the United Arab Emirates, those were the ones which drew more attention than others due to its excellent articulation, experience, preparation, in adding to the featured content, quoting philosophers and presenting a theoretical and practical basis.
After the opening speeches, the moderators declared the end of the opening ceremony and in order to conclude this article, good luck to all participants, have a great conference and “let’s debate to unite”.
- Ana Luiza Whitaker and Pedro Gomes, Media Team
What is happening in WHO?
The biggest issue discussed about today’s world is the air pollution. Over seven million people die each year because of polluted air and countries are willing to find a solution for all the factors that cause it. The United States of America gave many suggestions, but the other countries denied it, whether it was a suggestion regarding electric cars, normal cars or anything of the sort.
France advises that all the nations should invest more in public transport, because not many cars are sold and bought, therefore the countries think that this might be the best decision for now. Even though air pollution is a hard theme to talk about, the delegates have found a way to deal with it. Although all the countries have a different idea of a better future, they agreed in very important points.
- Vianne Pieper, Media Team
The vote belongs to the people (?)
Was Maduro’s election controlled? The opening speeches at the security council started involving disagreements where the French Republic quoted an article, which stated the need of freedom and Russia countered, accusing France of shamelessly calling the Venezuelan
government of “undemocratic”, even though Nicolás Maduro was elected twice. The French Republic then said: “the elections were not legit.” Venezuela, as a defense, pronounced the elections were completely free, having the testimony of sixty international inspectors during the time of the elections.
The French Republic “along with 98% of the entire council’’ agreed to the US, who said that
they’re not believing Russia, nor Venezuela.The theme of the election was the main theme of the session, along with ideas of how could other countries help Venezuela without giving money, only showing the nation a way to thrive prosperly and “get out of the lowest level Venezuela has ever been at”, according to Russia.
Germany worries about the human rights and recognises Juan Guaidó as the legitimate Venezuelan president, pointing out that the biggest problem of Venezuela’s economy is in
fact, that the country’s economy is petroleum based only. An agenda has been established so that the delegates can investigate deeper about the polemitised elections.
- Helena Montiel and Linus Bialobrzeski,