September 16, 2019
 In 2023-Reduction of Military Budgets

Country: Ghana
Delegate Name: Thien Truong-Phan

Thien Truong-Phan
Williamston High School
Reduction of Military Budgets

All over the world, over 2.24 trillion USD is spent on military spending. This is a large percentage of the global GDP. Though this inherently is not a bad thing, it does cause other issues. For example, it reduces the amount of money that can be spent on other issues such as improving education or climate change. Additionally, reduction of military funds can help boost a nation’s economy through ways such as improving infrastructure and healthcare. Furthermore, a nation spending lots of money on their military causes a domino effect with other nations, causing them to increase their military spending as well. Countries feel that in order to defend themselves, they must invest into their military to better counter other nations’ newer technologies. Countries do have a right to defend themselves against foreign nations, however, it is a slippery slope when it comes to the amount of money spent worldwide on military budgets. A nation’s security is dependent on its military, and it is a top priority to advance and develop its defenses, however, the more a country advances in military technology, the more other nations feel the need to advance as well. Around the world, there are enough nukes to destroy the Earth multiple times over. This number will only increase if military budgets are not altered.
Ghana is a country that is strongly built upon ideals such as cooperation and peace. Therefore, Ghana believes that a reduction in military budgets around the world would be highly beneficial to the stability of the world. Ghana has had its fair share of challenges when it comes to battling colonization and forming independence. Ghana understands the need for a strong and powerful military. However, Ghana, in the belief that national cooperation and peace is extremely valuable, urges other nations to look upon their military spendings more carefully. Ghana firmly believes that lowering military budgets around the world would be better for the world economy, additionally, it would help individual countries’ economies as well. Ghana does support having a strong military though. Ghana’s military’s main focus is on border control and keeping its citizens safe within our borders. Ghana believes that the main focus of a government’s military should be of interest to the citizens, and Ghana believes that much of the modern weaponry developed is not for the betterment of society.
Ghana is looking forward to working with other countries in this committee to come to a proper solution that will be at the benefit to the world as a whole. Through dialogue and cooperation, Ghana hopes to find nation’s that are willing to work together to form a coherent resolution.

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