Security Council - non permanent member elections - September 2013

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Poll: Whom do you want to elect to the Security Council as non-permanent representatives?
Serbia (16)
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Syria (6)
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Here are your candidates. A two day Q&A period has now begun:

Serbia (representative: Republic1)
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Serbia would be the perfect choice for a Non-Permanent member of the Security Council. A small nation located in Eastern Europe, Serbia would fully represent the views of both Eastern European countries and small nations across the globe. An observer of the Non-Aligned Movement, and former founding member, Serbia would take a neutral role in all issues, and vote in a way that would bring peace, not in a way that would support the hegemony of either the western or eastern powers, dominated by the US and Russia.

Serbia supports international cooperation and integration, as can be seen by our interest in joining the EU.

In terms of the representative for Serbia, Republic1, I am a committed member who gets fully involved in debate. I recently wrote a detailed country description for Serbia which shows I am willing to put the work in.

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Syria (representative: Cheese_Monster)
Vote for the Syrian Arab Republic

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Why vote for us?


  • The Security Council is an old boy's club, it is time for some geographical proportionality
  • We will challenge the prevalent Western dogma that pervades the Security Council
  • We are unafraid to express our views in a hegemonic political climate


Why should the world not judge us for the unrest in Syria?

  • We are fighting an illegitimate opposition
  • We are striking down the elements of terrorism that disrupt life in the Middle East
  • We are a proud secular state in a sea of Muslim theocracies


Syria rejects that it is a terrorist state. We are a proud nation, built on Arabian principles of honour and integrity, vote for us for a fairer Security Council.


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Schedule for Election

Monday 2nd September - Manifestos posted and a 2 day Q&A period begins

Wednesday 4th September - Voting begins, Q&A continues

Monday 9th September - Results announced. If there is a tie between the top candidates, then a run off shall occur otherwise the top two candidates shall be elected to the Security Council.


(Original post by Republic1)
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In the face of such instability in Syria - does the representative think it appropriate that it were to take part in a such a vital part of the MUN. Especially considering various members do not recognise the Syrian Arab Republic anymore.
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When Syria has such strong backing from Russia and to a lesser extent China, how does the representative of Syria plan to bring about a fairer Security Council, will they not just be a puppet of the Eastern members?

To the representative of Serbia, how do you differentiate yourself from the representative of Syria? Surely we have enough representation for Europe, would the Middle East not be in need of more representation? In what way would you be more suitable?
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(Original post by Superunknown17)
When Syria has such strong backing from Russia and to a lesser extent China, how does the representative of Syria plan to bring about a fairer Security Council, will they not just be a puppet of the Eastern members?
Russias support for the Syrian government does not make them a client state nor our puppet.
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OOC: Lololol, Yes! I'm glad you put a bid in Cheese_monster
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We ask what the Serbian representative has to bring to the MuN in general and how it intends to remain 'vote in a way that would bring peace, not in a way that would support the hegemony of either the western or eastern powers, dominated by the US and Russia.' Especially considering Serbias reliance on Russia and what were very strong diplomatic relations [which we have little issues in severing if more insults are lobbed at our nations] also your application to join the EU would indicate an equally biased view towards the west we therefore would like an explanation how you would remain impartial seeing as you have heavily vested interests in both west and east which could well be harmed.
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OOC: Lololol, Yes! I'm glad you put a bid in Cheese_monster
Ooc: just for you m'dear, Syria is obviously the perfect choice


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To the representative of Serbia, how do you differentiate yourself from the representative of Syria? Surely we have enough representation for Europe, would the Middle East not be in need of more representation? In what way would you be more suitable?
For one, Serbia is not in the midst of a vicious civil war. (although we have experience with such events in the past and know the damage they can do). For that reason Serbia would be suitable for a position on the Security Council; we have experience regarding the devastating effects of not keeping the peace, and so are committed to ensuring what happened in Yugoslavia 20 years ago never happens again. Syria is not suitable for the position as the government of Syria barely has control of the country, let alone an across the board recognition as the official and legitimate representative of the Syrian people. It would be highly controversial to let Syria become a member - they have only just had their suspension from the MUN withdrawn.

Serbia feels eastern European countries are under-represented in the UN. The western superpowers only seek to represent the rich, western European countries. Also, Serbia, a Balkan country, has rich and deep ties to the middle east that have lasted to the present day.

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We ask what the Serbian representative has to bring to the MuN in general and how it intends to remain 'vote in a way that would bring peace, not in a way that would support the hegemony of either the western or eastern powers, dominated by the US and Russia.' Especially considering Serbias reliance on Russia and what were very strong diplomatic relations [which we have little issues in severing if more insults are lobbed at our nations] also your application to join the EU would indicate an equally biased view towards the west we therefore would like an explanation how you would remain impartial seeing as you have heavily vested interests in both west and east which could well be harmed.
For centuries, Serbia has had close relations with Russia, due to the common Slavic peoples the two countries represent. In modern times, Serbia, through Yugoslavia, kept a neutral stance in West vs East issues and continues to do so today. Despite close relations with Russia, we feel it is counter-productive to take a side in what now seems an ancient West vs East struggle. Since Yeltsin, Russia and the US have been reconciling their differences, the cold war is very much over, and Serbia is interested in helping the smaller nations across the globe get a voice in the Security Council.

OOC: It must be in Russia's interest that two of her greatest allies in Europe and the Middle East, Serbia and Syria, are running for SC seats
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(Original post by Republic1)
For centuries, Serbia has had close relations with Russia, due to the common Slavic peoples the two countries represent. In modern times, Serbia, through Yugoslavia, kept a neutral stance in West vs East issues and continues to do so today. Despite close relations with Russia, we feel it is counter-productive to take a side in what now seems an ancient West vs East struggle. Since Yeltsin, Russia and the US have been reconciling their differences, the cold war is very much over, and Serbia is interested in helping the smaller nations across the globe get a voice in the Security Council.

OOC: It must be in Russia's interest that two of her greatest allies in Europe and the Middle East, Serbia and Syria, are running for SC seats
Excellent answer.
Mmm Russia is certainly not displeased with it

OOC: theres two non permanent seats open right so this is a win win for both Serbia and Syria unless RON wins?:P
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The Swiss Confederation and the Republic of India wish good luck to both candidates. However, we question Syria's legitimacy as a candidate.
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Voting now open - you may vote for a maximum of two options.
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The Netherlands has made a decision and has voted for the candidate which it feels most appropriate at this point in time.
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The Netherlands has made a decision and has voted for the candidate which it feels most appropriate at this point in time.
Syria thanks the Netherlands for its vote.
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Malta has made a decision based upon the responses of the candidates; and also the political situation of each country. These have been used to come up to a decision as to which candidate for the MUNSC should be elected.
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Syria thanks the Netherlands for its vote.
The Netherlands is glad that Syria appears to be a good sport, despite your country's political situation.
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Greece has had to think long and hard about her decision. As a country, whilst we may not be exactly the best of friends with Serbia, Syria is simply in too much of a crisis right now and we need to elect the country that is most able to cope with the position. Therefore Greece has chosen Serbia.
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Great to see two solid manifestos. Good luck.
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Are you going to unlock the poll and give Republic his rightful place on the SC?
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Are you going to unlock the poll and give Republic his rightful place on the SC?
Looks like I'm going to have to chase admin up again about my CA powers for polls.

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Done :yy:
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