Special Political and Decolonization Committee


Leo Li Wen

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Committee: Special Political and Decolonization Committee

Country: Slovakia

Mining Rights

The extraction of valuable minerals has been ongoing for centuries and with the increase in demand for non-renewable resources from both developing and developed countries, it brings up the issues of who does the mines belong to and how far should it be exploited. This delegate of Slovakia firmly believes that resource rich countries should use their resources as stepping stones to develop as resources can bring about revenue to the country. However, the problem lies with the amount of control private companies and countries should have over the mines, especially for developing countries who need the investment and expertise of foreign companies to extract minerals.

This delegate believes that even though nationalizing the mine may seem like the best solution, it is in fact not. Countries should unde...