Committee: Security Council
Topic: The Situation in Sudan
Country: The Republic of Peru
Delegate: William Mathias, Forest Hills Northern
After the secession of the Republic of South Sudan in 2011, the citizens of the Republic of Sudan experienced socio-political turmoil under the reign of President Omar al-Bashir. A sense of unrest began to grow amongst the citizens as they faced conditions of financial austerity in Sudan’s failing economy. This unrest grew into the coup of President al-Bashir by the Transnational Military Council (TMC) in 2019. Today, there is a tense power struggle between the TMC and the civilian government, the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC), which has led to violence, such as the massacre on June 3rd. On top of that, the people of Sudan still need to deal with worsening economic conditions.
The Republic of Peru believes that it is important to the recovery of the Republic of Sudan that the UN Security Council continues to provide aid in the form of UN peacekeeper missions. Sudan has already been grappling with economic sanctions from other countries and human rights violations against its people, so removing or restricting aid to Sudan during what is perhaps its most precarious state of existence would be ludicrous.
At the conference, there are many factors that need to be considered to most effectively restore peace within the region, but the increase and continued use of peacekeepers in the region would be a good solution to some of the issues facing Sudan. In these missions, it’s important to promote the protection of human rights and urge both the Sudan governing bodies to do the same. In addition, economic stability is necessary for quelling civil unrest and establishing peace in any country. As such, we should encourage countries to lift sanctions on Sudan as the first step to economic stability.
- William Mathias