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GA3: SOCHUM I

Writer: Olivia H.

Saturday, April 13th:

Starting off in the morning, the delegates began with opening speeches, followed by procedures explained by the chairs. The delegates started lobbying and discussing with each other about what aspects of the SDGs were affected by this problem. The different countries shared the problems in their country with the others, so everyone would have a brief understanding of their country.

They also talked about awareness of trafficking, and how it could be spread, such as through social media. Everyone shared their research and started to take notes and write all the information they needed in the debate.

Then, the chairs moved on to the Sustainable Development Goals presentation, and $50NTD raffle tickets were bought. The money will be donated to Salt Collectiv, which is an organization that helps people who are in need of food and money. After supporting the event, the delegates carried on with their documents, and soon after, it was lunch for the GA3 committee members at 11:35. 

After 35 minutes of lunch, the delegates lobbied from 12:20~12:45 and then had to wait for approval of the first resolution from the approval pane for the debate to start. Unfortunately, the approval took a while. I shifted in my seat as the delegates looked through their notes again.

Everyone was getting agitated as we waited. We had no idea what was taking so long! The chairs decided for everyone to play a game, so we played a couple of rounds of charades. Everyone had a bit of fun, and finally, after half an hour, the resolution from Brazil was approved.

At 13:43, the debate started. This debate included speeches and amendments surrounding the two GA3 topics: 1, the question of the prevalence of human trafficking in the international community, and 2, addressing the rise of political extremism and violence stemming from digital platforms.

 

Sunday, April 14th:

On the second day, the delegates started with their debate about safety online, including topics such as how to secure international safety, and one of the ways included reminding the public to ensure the maintenance of internet hardware and Wi-Fi. It also included the instant bans imposed on digital identifications that are found guilty of spreading misinformation or malicious content. Small lessons are provided to the community to help with the safety and knowledge of the general public on online safety. 

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