September 16, 2019
 In Nuclear Reactors in Conflict Zones

Country: Germany
Delegate Name: Davide Scaglione

Germany is concerned about a number of issues raised by the presence of nuclear power facilities or any other nuclear reactors in conflict zones. the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, located in Zaporizhzhia, was taken by the Russian army at the start of the conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine, putting the lives of the Ukrainian people in peril. Because of the region’s social and political unrest as well as the inadequate safety and security measures implemented in the former Russian plants, the administration decided in 1989 to decommission all of East Germany’s nuclear power reactors.

Germany’s position is that the IAEA should intensify its efforts to ensure that nations afflicted by armed conflict get assistance from the organization. The assistance would be given by subject-matter specialists who would manage and run the facilities safely, preferably without shutting down the reactors because the power production will be essential to providing heat and energy to the populace. With the help of UN peacekeepers to safeguard the vulnerable regions, Germany strongly supports the demilitarization of nuclear reactors in conflict zones.

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