[ILO] Heated discussion in ILO on the first Draft Resolution

At the beginning of the third Committee session, the topic of “Adapting The Labor Force To Current Climate Changes” had nearly come to an end. The delegate of the Netherlands claimed that they had been discussing the issue for a day and a half, yet the whole committee had not come up with any final solutions. Therefore, he felt quite frustrated with the flow of the session and hoped for the House to vote on debating to find advancement. Regarding the delegate of Myanmar, the Draft Resolution had addressed problems on a global scale; however, all delegates were welcome to contribute to the final version.

After a ten-minute unmoderated caucus, a group of delegates including Brazil, India, Peru and The United States of America submitted their Draft Resolution concerning the labor force and mitigating climate influences. They held a firm belief that their Draft Resolution was adequate to solve the problem in a radical way.

Nevertheless, plenty of questions revolving around the Draft Resolution had arisen from some delegates who found a number of clauses or sub-clauses to be unconvincing and had asked the sponsors of this Draft Resolution to clarify them. The answers given by the sponsors have satisfied a majority of delegates, yet some still felt the responses rather unpersuasive. Take the delegate of Myanmar for example, he believed that the fifth sub-sub clause, which was “Developing an environmentally-friendly economy”, was impractical to be initiated. Nonetheless, their answers were that it would take time and need a wide range of resources to materialize this solution, which made the delegate of Myanmar believed to be too general for the current topic.

To conclude their introduction of the Draft Resolution, the delegate of the United States of America claimed that it focused on the labor force in both short-term and long-term future, and was open to any suggestions from other delegates of the committee.

by Thi Yen Nhi Chu - IVMUN 2019 Observer