The United States is demanding that smaller nations give up their nuclear weapons in order to increase stability in our world. The United States is advocating that the world put down their arms and band together to reduce the total arsenal of nuclear weapons starting with smaller, less-developed countries.
The general consensus of most delegates here in the DISEC committee is to reduce the total amount of nuclear arms globally. Some believe a 15% cut of global weapons of mass destruction is necessary. However, a 15% cut of nuclear weapons to countries such as The United States and Russia would still leave them as having a global majority of these weapons. While it would be a controversial move to impose more restrictions on under-developed countries, the delegate from the USA has stated, “Smaller countries are more unstable and are more likely to use nuclear weapons over more stable, developed countries.” In this, the United States is suggesting that the stable countries are in control of their resources and power and are in place to use them officially. The delegate of France has echoed this sentiment and discussed the matter of more developed countries should be the ones with nuclear power because they have more to defend and are in charge of helping underdeveloped countries to develop and achieve prosperity.
Some countries do not agree with the imposition of only removing nuclear weapons from smaller countries. The delegates from the United Kingdom and Australia believe it would be hypocritical to do so. The south-eastern country of Malaysia agrees with this sentiment and has stated, “It’s unfair to remove nuclear weapons from specific countries and not others, we should progress to an equal agreement regarding disarmament of more weapons of mass destruction.”
There is a general consensus for a peaceful change to transition into a less nuclear world. Many are demanding for an equal agreement to reduce the number of nuclear arsenals globally. No matter what is achieved and agreed upon it is no surprise that this is will be a historical conference in the terms of inciting change in our world in terms of nuclear weapons globally.
Andrew Singer - New York Times