High School General Assembly Fourth Committee B


Haarika Dacosta

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Delegate: Haarika Dacosta

Delegation: Institute of Advanced Placement

Committee: General Assembly Fourth Committee B

Topic: Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in their aspects

Country: Madagascar


Motto:  “Fahafahana, Tanindrazana, Fandrosoana” in English mean “Liberty, Fatherland, Progress”. My country which is situated off the southeast coast of Africa, distinguished clearly by the early landmass from the ancient super-continent containing India and is the fourth largest island in the world. Famed for it’s unique wildlife and home for thousands of species such as lemurs, found nowhere else plus rain forests, beaches and reefs.  The national seal of Madagascar contains a map of the island set in a white circle with the head of a Zebu below and green and red rays emanating above (representative of the sun). According to Stephen Ellis  and Solofo Randrainja research  my island’s late colonization by human settlers arriving in outrigger canoes from the Sundia islands between 200 BC and 500 AD. These two facilitated the evolution and survival of thousands of endemic plant and animal species, some of which have gone extinct or are currently threatened with extinction due to the pressures of a growing human population. Over the past two thousands years my island has received waves of settlers of diverse origins including Austronesian, Bantu, Arab, South Asian, Chinese and European populations. The majority of the...