Topic: Private Military Contractors
Delegate: Joey Bennett
School: Williamston High School
Private military contractors or PMCs provide a wide range of services ranging from repairing infrastructures like roads or pipelines to providing protection to convoys and military installations. Military contractors also provide protection to oil fields consulates, convoys, and residences.Private military contractors are a vital part of peacekeeping, protection, and repair of infrastructure. PMCs are a vital part of how wars are fought and won, but that does not mean that they should have unregulated operations.
On September 14th, 2011, A panel called the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination, called for greater regulation of mercenaries and private military and security companies by both host and contributor countries to ensure respect for human rights and accountability for any abuses committed. The Moroccan government would like to echo these calls for the greater regulation of PMCs. The delegation of Morocco stresses the need for reform for PMCs and calls upon this committee to agree on a solution to stop massacres like Nisour Square and the Humanitarian debacle of Abu Ghraib.
The Delegation of Morocco would like to offer a three-step plan on reforming PMCs. First, the Moroccan government would like to create a panel like that of the panel a Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination, to evaluate the state of PMCs in Africa, the Middle East, and all around the globe. The second step is having UN inspectors inspect these corporations to root out the humanitarian woes waiting to happen. The third step is requesting the governments of this council to reform the PMCs within their borders with consideration to the findings of the inspectors and the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination. The delegation of Morocco is ecstatic to have the opportunity to reform the PMCs of the world, we are looking forward to meeting with all in committee and we hope to find a solution that works for all of the nations
- Joey Bennett