Trump Appears, Spotlight Shifts to Terrorism in LEDCs: DISEC

By Elena Goh, Al Jazeera English

Presence of Trump shifts topic of debate from cyber-security to providing aid for LEDCs affected by terrorism.

The discussion initially started with the milder topic of internet censorship in preventing the spread of extremist ideologies, with delegates proposing solutions of website-bans and greater governmental surveillance to tackle this issue. However, this quickly took a turn with the appearance of the infamous USA president, Mr Trump himself.

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The choice between Internet Privacy and Terrorism

Many suggestions had been brought up on the ways to combat terrorism through the internet. How do we respect internet privacy and yet counter terrorist networks?

By Jensen Koh, The New York Times

In today’s technological landscape, terrorist networks have found an effective tool to propagate their extremist ideologies. The internet. With an increasing role that social media has in our lives, more individuals have become exposed to terror-related ideologies. Many terrorist networks have grown and a greater number of terrorist attacks have taken place as a result of many individuals being radicalized by the large number of terror-related content online.

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WHO: Coca-Cola as Pesticide?

By Belinda Zhao, Xinhua News Agency


Delegate of China making his speech on the problems that the agricultural sector in China faces

Almost everyone is exposed to certain types of pesticides through food, water, air, or direct contact with such pesticides or residues. On a global scale, it is estimated that approximately 1.8 billion people in the agricultural sector use pesticides to protect the food and commercial products that they produce. There are as many as 25 million agricultural workers worldwide who experience unintentional pesticide poisonings each year. Hence, the delegates of the World Health Organisation set out to deal with this issue of pesticide use in food production.

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UNEP: We Need Education

By Calista Tan, Al Jazeera English


PHOTO: Diplomat of Namibia is speaking on the unfriendly amendment introduced by Diplomat of Angola.


“Delegate, please remain calm” The chairs comfort Diplomat of Germany as he flusters in front of the council

With less than 3 hours till the end of the final council session, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) seems to be far from coming up with a resolution to the African Water Crisis.

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By Tay Jie Qi, Xinhua News Agency

The African Union(AU) has resumed discussion of public education on corruption, dropping the solution of an oversight body to enforce transparency in AU countries after concerns of sovereignty has been raised. However, the African Union(AU) has been slammed for its ineffective discussion on solving corruption by the AU Commissioner.

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Effects of Qatar diplomatic crisis

Four countries in the Arab League have imposed blockades on Qatar due to fake news that Qatar supports terrorism

By Soh Iwin, Al Jazeera English


The emir of Qatar defending Qatar during the council session, adding on Qatar’s hopes in the Arab League

The tiny gulf state rich in oil and gas, Qatar, got blocked by four countries in the Arab League- Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt. The country was accused of supporting terrorism, and this fake news was aired on several UAE and Saudi-owned networks in the Gulf, resulting in the other countries imposing a blockade on Qatar on air travel, shipping, and newspaper agencies like Al Jazeera.

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