December 8 meeting recap
Post date: Dec 8, 2012 7:48:38 AM
It was an exciting day in the JN. Between problems, random events, and resolutions, a lot got done, and a lot still needs fixing. An election for a vacant seat on the Supreme Council was held and Leo Wu, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia, was elected to the Supreme Council in his first term.
Below is a summary of what went else went on today in the JN. Remember to take note if you have problems to fix for the next meeting and come prepared. The next JN meeting will be held on December 15.
There was a big problem lingering from last week. Turmoil and disorder in the Middle East. All Middle Eastern nations in the JN had to pay 25RP which Israel could not afford. Fortunately, the US introduced and passed a resolution that allowed for the JN to pay this problem and prevent future problems in the Middle East. Both Argentina's and India's problems were solved.
New problems can be viewed on the Problems page. New problems next week for Russia, Egypt, South Africa, and Germany.
Two resolutions were introduced to the JN at this meeting. They are explained below.
- Operation Peace in the Middle East passed on a tie-breaking vote by the President. The resolution, introduced by the United States, fixed the 100RP problem in the Middle East from last week and spent 25RP to set up a defense against future problems in that region. Now with this resolution countries in the Middle East region can fix any problem they get that is related to violence, conflict, terrorism, or civil disorder with a current events sheet. Meaning, to fix the problem, instead of paying, they simply fill out a current events sheet on the problem news story and then the problem is fixed AND they get the RP for the current.
- This resolution was heatedly debated in the JN, especially b the Ambassador of Mexico who argued the resolution would cause nations in the Middle East to not work as hard to earn points to take care of their own problems in the region. The General Assembly vote ended in a tie of 4-4. President She cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of the resolution, passing it.
- The Resolution to Adopt a Japanese Mosquito-borne Illness Vaccine would have authorized the JN to purchase a vaccine from Japanese scientists that protects against all mosquito-borne illnesses and distribute it to all member nations protecting them all from mosquito-related problems. Curiously, in a vote of 2-1, the Supreme Council rejected the resolution. The Ambassadors from Germany and Saudi Arabia voted against the resolution. The Ambassador from Germany explained his vote saying the problem didn't affect his country, and he didn't want to pay. The Ambassador of Saudi Arabia didn't seem to understand the resolution before voting.
- The results of this vote left many in the General Assembly upset. Is a removal resolution coming next week? We will see.
The two random events from last week, the Japanese vaccine and a flu outbreak in Nigeria, were considered first. Because of a error in JN procedure, the Nigerian flu outbreak was pushed to next meeting. The Japanese ambassador submitted a resolution to the JN to try to secure the vaccine for all, but it was rejected by the Supreme Council. Read more above.
Two new random events were assigned this week. Japan was hit with a workers' strike. The Japanese Government decided to side with the workers which caused Japanese businesses to flee to neighboring countries in the region (6RP each). Turkey struck oil and paid (1TP and 10RP) to extract it. It looks like they will be getting a healthy reward (40RP).