The debate over language continues... Trying to come up with a paper that all Security Council members agree on is still a struggle, and compromising must continue to satisfy all countries.
The bundle of ideas has been fully developed now, with its purpose to help refugees, and end the tensions in Myanmar and Bangladesh. First of all, to urge Myanmar’s government and military to calm their campaign against the Rohingya.
Image One: A Rohingya refugee camp.
HAS THERE BEEN AN AGREEMENT ON LANGUAGE?
China has been a huge leader in creating this paper. Despite earlier problems with language use, France and China have met in the middle with the descriptors of ‘discrimination’ and ‘prosecution.’ Although France believes in more severe terms, France has agreed to settle with this compromise, if it will open the doors to action.
WHAT ARE THE OVERARCHING IDEAS?
The decision is to remove any Chinese military aid, and to stop any arms trade. By doing this, the Security Council hopes to cut Myanmar’s resources off at the root. On top of this, economic and military sanctions will be put in place, all in the hopes of stopping violence in Myanmar.
This bundle of ideas includes even more steps to finding a solution. Along with the sanctions, humanitarian aid (including pharmaceuticals, food, and water) will be sent to refugee camps to help make the Rohingya people’s lives easier, and more camps will be made if it is necessary. The wealthier members of the Security Council will donate money to this cause. Japan has even offered four million dollars for aid. According to China’s delegate, this is a “comprehensive solution” that will work without getting nations dangerously involved.
The previous debate over a “ceasefire” or a “cessation of violence”, has been finalized. This cessation of violence is part of the current bundle of ideas, and China’s delegate (because of close connections to Myanmar) is certain that Myanmar will be willing to implement this solution. The long term idea is that, when peace and stability is returned, the Rohingya refugees have the option to return to their home country if they so choose.
Finally, after much heated debate, Security Council nations have come to this agreement. Bolivia’s delegate reflects on this process, stating it is “going well now” and some major issues have been “smoothed out.” Bolivia repeats the importance of solving this crisis, because of how it affects so many countries. Although it began with disagreement and debate, all nations realize fully how essential it is to eventually pass a resolution.