Rutgers Model United Nations 2009 Delegation: Germany ... - IDIA
Rutgers Model United Nations 2009 Delegation: Germany Committee: Disarmament and International Security Topic: Responsibility to Act against Terrorism Delegates: Taylor Guiffre and Nayantara Joshi Acting against Terrorism Terrorism is a horrible mania that affects nearly every country in the world. It is the attempt to scare, or hurt mass amounts of people in order to obtain dominance in a number of outlets, such as the economy, religion, or social issues. As Europe’s largest economical force and second largest populous it is imperative that Germany take action against terrorism and the evils associated with it. Although Germany is willing to combat terrorism, it is necessary for states to collaborate to obliterate terrorism. Already many states have begun working together in an attempt to minimize the effects of terrorism through measures such as NATO and R2P. NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is currently working to increase security by disarming “illegally armed groups.” R2P is the Responsibility to Protect, which plays a part in the international action against terrorism if citizens are threatened. The general principle of R2P is that the states have a responsibility to protect populations from crimes against humanity but international guidelines are needed for an international consensus on how to combat terrorism. One of the most important steps that the General Assembly of the UN was a convention that attempted to identify the source of terrorism as opposed to terroristic acts. This International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terror met to ensure that all states recognize the financing of terror unacceptable and requires the appropriate response.