Exploring IMUN Resolution Amendments-- SPC 1’s “PANGEA”

Isabella B.

Today marks the second day of the second IMUN online conference, and the second debate of the SPC 1, or Special Conference. In this second debate, the third resolution was discussed, with many delegates suggesting possible amendments that could be implemented. One particular amendment that interested many delegates, proposed by Somalia, involved the creation of combined world order. This world order, dubbed, “The People's Association of Non-Governmental Energy Action,” otherwise known as “PANGEA” has the goal to share and spread research, innovation, and resources to develop and increase the use of renewable energy and resources worldwide. This world order would not only create more environmentally friendly earth but also increase the international-mindedness between nations and eradicate the divide and conflict between LEDC's (Less Economically Developed Countries) and MEDC's (More Economically Developed Countries) through a mutually beneficial one-world-system. 

Here are some of the delegates stances on the PANGEA amendment: 

Spain: “This delegation thinks that it's a beautiful idea of unity and returning to our roots of one great supercontinent.”

South Sudan: “Our new country, PANGEA, will unite our world to Utopia! In the name of justice, liberty, and goodness!” 

Slovakia: “The delegation of Slovakia is 100% for PANGEA as it will benefit the global economy and the economy cannot crash if it is one big economy. Also, it will help with the climate crisis as it will diminish wars and conflicts, and everyone will just be one happy country.”

World Trade Organization (WTO): “The World Trade organization fully supports the PANGEA initiative. It unites all nations under science, and it gives the same basis to every nation, facilitating the WTO's job of helping distribute the necessary equipment.”

Somalia: “As the primary delegate that proposed the PANGEA initiative, the delegation of Somalia believes that it is a great step forward to get the world closer to a combined way to understand and benefit off of each other.”

African Union: “The African Union believes the PANGEA initiative to be the ultimate step in working collectively with other nations, tackling issues without agendas created by national barriers. It is the only way to make justice to the United Nations name and make all nations truly united.”

Norway: “The delegation of Norway believes that the creation of the People's Association of Non-Governmental Energy Action is a great aid when rejecting the modern individualistic approach to energy which some Member States have. By embracing PANGEA, we enhance global collaboration which will absolutely ensure a brighter tomorrow as a species.”

ASEAN: “The PANGEA initiative is a feasible plan for mass international collaboration, and the first step towards ushering in the great communist utopia!”

Conversely, some delegates found the amendment too ambitious and implausible:

Philippines: “This delegate believes that the creation of a non-governmental organization that involves the unification of the whole world would not only not be plausible but it would also involve chaos between nations due to differences in political ideologies, cultures, and economic situations. Having said this, the Philippines delegate is against the creation of PANGEA since it would be a useless way to create conflicts and confrontations.”

UK: “The PANGEA initiative, while seeming possible in a utopian world, sadly is not possible in our world as it would bring too much chaos and it is impossible to establish peace among all nations. It also doesn't fully relate to the topic on hand which is: measures to provide sustainability in non-renewable resources. The delegate believes that PANGEA is not fully related to this topic and does not help solve the issue.”

Like most amendments debated in IMUN, there was some contention about whether or not it should be approved-- though it was ultimately passed. The passing of the PANGEA amendment proves that, despite their differences, countries can come together in order to better the world. The proposed PANGEA organization is just one example of the many beneficial amendments proposed by delegates, illustrating MUN's primary goal: considering out-of-the-box solutions to the world's greatest political problems.