GA Update

GA Update

Shalom Masango

Wall Street Journal


After debating on the issue of “Population management: Making family planning universally accessible”, mainly stressing on having Less Economically Developed Countries (LEDCs) the room moved to the second topic at hand, “Providing open, free access to universal internet”.

Delegates of Harare International School have been representing across board by taking the courage to being the main submitters in rooms like General Assembly (GA) and Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC). The delegate of El Salvador received most of the fire as the Delegate of New Zealand did not open for any points of information and immediately yielded it to her. According to the delegate of El Salvador, they believe that, “having the internet will move people forward”, which is somehow true as internet activities are ‘hands on and interactive’ rather than spending the whole day listening to lectures.

Despite the fact that the internet had been traced back to the 1960s, most of the LEDCs became well acquainted with the web, which is not good enough as 29% of Africa uses the internet. With reference to this, the delegate of Pakistan was deeply concerned with the resolution as a whole as the state uses 9% of internet due to poverty in the country, due to the population boom, making it the 6th most populous country in the world.

There seemed to be tension in the General Assembly, to the extent that one could cut it with a butter knife. The house deserves another ice breaker to lighten the mood.

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