(Original post by Nefarious)
Sorry I missed that one
I have a question for both Nutter and Knogle. Both of you mention in very general terms that you have plans for reform of the MUN but neither of you have given any indication of what you have in mind. Could you please outline your ideas so that people know what they are voting for as well as who?
Thank you for your question Nefarious.
I cannot help but to agree with some of Apollo's suggestions up above.
I definitely intend to create a thread which will be updated with the day's headlines - I think that this will go a long way to ensure daily, constant activity in the MUN. There are days whereby I see no new posts in the MUN except for those in the off-topic thread, and there are others where the discussion is rather overwhelming for the average representative.
I want to serve as a trusted member of the United Nations - someone whom member countries can approach especially in times of need. I pledge to evaluate every single suggestion
that I receive, without simply dismissing them as unpractical or useless.
Like I said in my manifesto, I would like to revive the hypothetical scenarios (HS) which MUN members can discuss on. I believe that we had an excellent time discussing the Cuban Missile Crisis, in which every participant had to researc hand contribute convincingly. That certainly went a long way towards improving our general knowledge and even morale through good discussion. I intend to have such HS discussions once every 2 weeks or so (frequency can be adjusted) depending on the actual discussion activity and other concurrent events.
I promise you to work on the MUN page of the TSR wiki. Our previous SGs, together with us the member country representatives, have done an awesome job building up the MUN to where it is today. It is substantially member, more respected on TSR, and well-regarded. It would be best to translate this fame and rich history into a wiki page, where it can be archived for generations to come. I will lead this effort, and I hope that member countries will be inspired to join me. On the wiki, I intend to give countries (them willing) a place for themselves for a short biography.
I have other ideas such as the setting up of Group Representative Committees (GRCs), similar to Senate Committees that you see in America today. These GRCs, each of which will consist of several member countries, will each be tasked to examine specific pertinent issues as they occur in RL - they can also be responsible for putting forward suggestions for HSs as stated above. Examples of GRCs are GRC for Human Rights (they keep a constant look out for human rights abuse, propose suggestions, and finally create a resolution for discussion and approval by the UNGA/UNSC), GRC for the Israeli Conflict, GRC for Development, and so on. I hope that this will ensure high quality and specific discussions, which NOTE, will always be eventually discussed in its crystallised form by the UNGA. I hope that this decentralises power from the UNSC, which frequently is responsible for the creation and passing of its own resolutions. This will ensure that member countries are more involved and have a greater sense of ownership in the MUN.
All of this cannot be done with your support. I promise you, that with your vote of confidence and a strong mandate, I will work very hard for you
. No, this isn't just all speak and no work. Watch me.
Vote for Knogle today.
And good luck to my fellow election runners!