The role of Private Military Contractors(PMCs) have changed drastically over the years. In the beginning of their widespread use in the 70’s, PMCs were used mostly for security forces to defend against assassins, pirates, and terrorists. Recently though, PMCs have started to make a large presence in wartime affairs. Belgian, private-sector ships are known to use PMCs to protect from pirates around the coast of Somalia. This is the extent of PMCs military influence that the Belgian delegation sees as acceptable. The widespread use of PMCs in wartime, mostly due to their apparent lack of respect for traditional military rules and the Geneva Convention itself.
Belgium will not vote with any nation who sees PMCs in their current state as acceptable. PMCs at the least must be regulated and kept to the same standard as conventional military soldiers if used on the frontlines of warfare.
The Belgian delegation looks forward to discussing the terms of a resolution with the other delegates.
- Max VanderMei