Country: United States
Committee: United Nations Security Council
Delegate: Hari Sanil
Delegation: Troy High School
Topic: Situation in Sudan
On behalf of President Donald J. Trump and the American people, the delegation of the United States of America bids warm wishes to all members of the United Nations Security Council.
After thirty years of authoritarian rule over the Republic of the Sudan, President Omar al-Bashir has been dethroned by the Sudanese people in a coup d’etat. However, new problems have arisen. As the people of Sudan seek to choose their own destiny, the Sudanese military consolidated political power within the sovereign state. The result has been violence, resulting in death, destruction, and public outcry.
The United States of America has long condemned the actions of the Bashir government. Since 1993, the U.S. has classified Sudan as a State Sponsor of Terrorism (SST) and placed sanctions on the nation. The U.S. has also recognized the multiple human rights violations committed by the Bashir government, including genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
However, as Sudan opens a new chapter in its history, the United States hopes for strong political and economic relations with the new Sudanese government. We fully support the efforts of the Sudanese people to bring the ideas of freedom, liberty, and justice for all through their proposals for democratic rule.
Finally, the United States government makes clear that it has learned from past foreign policy blunders in the region. The actions of the Obama administration in rebuilding Libya led to a failed state where unrest between rebel groups, terrorists, and government forces resulted in the death of U.S. diplomatic officials.
The U.S. will advocate for significant reforms to the Sudanese structure of governance, but we will ensure that government institutions remain strong enough to govern. If our suggested reforms are implemented, the State Department will introduce major changes in American foreign policy that will significantly benefit both Sudan and Africa as a whole. We hope the nations of the Security Council will lead the charge in assisting the Sudanese people. Together, we can make Sudan great again.
- Hari Sanil