Written by RT News
Since the start of committee sessions of April 4th, the United Nations Security Council has been dealing with countless crises that took place in the South China Sea and the Arctic regions including a live-fire military drill in the Taiping Islands by Taiwan, an outbreak of violence in Brunei, and the “Putin Pipe Bomb” On Trans-Alaska Pipeline.
However, the UNSC process of crisis resolution continues to be puzzling. Due to the fast pace of the committee, delegates seemed to neglect many important issues resulted from these crises and failed to agree upon a detailed plan of action in response to the territorial disputes as well as environmental disasters that are happening in the South China Sea and the Arctic regions.
Largest Oil Spill In History
According to ZEE News, “A pipe bomb, allegedly fixed with a photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin, caused over 100 million barrels of oil spill in Alaska, which is about 20 times larger than Deepwater Horizon,” marking the largest oil disaster in history.
In response to the oil spill, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) simply addressed the severity of this issue and possible measurements without creating a detailed and collective plan to investigate and solve the environmental problems caused by the oil leaks and oil spill.
During committee sessions, conversations regarding the environmental and oil crises in the Arctic regions are rather ambiguous as delegates often repeated each other’s point on the need for a global force to contain the impact of the oil spill and improve the international marine environment.
“It is time for us to clean up the Earth!” -- Delegation of France
“We need to protect the environment.” -- Delegation of Kuwait
“The U.S. can handle the oil spill for now, and if it spreads to the international waterway, then we will figure something out later.” -- Delegation of Indonesia
Will UNSC figure out the proper way to deal with the oil spill before it spreads to the international waters? Probably not.
RT News believes that UNSC did not handle the oil spill in the most effective way because all delegates completely ignored and were not aware of the magnitude of this particular oil crisis in Alaska. RT would like to call for more attention and drastic actions on this issue as the oil spill is making its way towards the international waterways sooner than they think.
“The cold never bothered me anyway..” but does it actually not tho?
Based on a recent RT news report, last night, Russia has become the primary operator in the Arctic, and even proposed “The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway,” a detailed plan of action that would strengthen international cooperation to explore more possibilities of alternative energy resources and create an international research team for environmental protection of the Arctic and the South China Sea regions.
However, are countries in the UNSC actually going to cooperate with each other?
According to the delegation of the United States, “The United States of America would like to take advantage of the possible energy and economic resources in these regions. We want the oil.”
In addition, many countries such as Russia, China and France have also been competing for territorial claims in the Arctics and the South China Sea, which further increases tensions between them and imposes potential threats of militarization.
RT would like to call for more actions and productive discussions relating to this topic as the cold has for sure bothered nations in UNSC. RT urges each delegate to be honest about the intentions of their interventions as well as their economic and political interests in the Arctics and the South China Sea in order to enforce international peace within these areas in a more efficient way.
An outbreak of violence in Brunei
This morning, there has been an outbreak of violence in Brunei where the impoverished are outraged because of the enforcement of adultery and homosexual laws by the Brunei government, which can potentially lead to a civil war in the country. Nations such as the United States, France, China, and Russia expressed their concerns for the political instability in Brunei and called for international humanitarian aid to protect the civilians in the country.
However, the scope of the power of UNSC remains unclear as the involvement of western powers in Brunei might be based on imperialistic intentions instead of genuine offers of humanitarian aid.
According to the delegation of China, “The UNSC should prioritize the protection of civilians as its most important task and respect the sovereignty of the Brunei government because Western Powers should leave the election of a potential new government to the people of Brunei instead of interfering its political affairs.”
It remains uncertain what measurements the UN Security Council will take and how effective they are going to be.
Delegations of France and the United States have aimed to facilitate nations involved in the conflict by intervening in the political affairs of Brunei and helping civilians come up with their own ways to defend their sovereignty, but has not issued any specific statements regarding the details for their plan of action.
“We started off the committee session debating about the territorial ownership in the South China Sea and we’ve somehow now expanded to the Arctic,” said the delegation of Russia.
How is the UNSC going to handle these crises in the South China Sea and the Arctic? The world may never know.