Committee
Special Political and Decolonization Committee
Country
Israel

Author

Yi Kiat Mah
Singapore

Cite as https://mymun.com/ppdb/3561

**Special Political and Decolonization Committee State of Israel (Israel) Position Paper Singapore Model United Nations 2016

Issue 1: Mining Rights Introduction**

Regarding the issue of mining rights, the State of Israel recognizes that the two sub-topics associated with this issue are economic concerns and ethical concerns. Economic concerns includes the issue of the establishment of foreign mining companies in Less Economically Developed Countries (LEDCs) by More Economically Developed Countries (MEDCs), versus the nationalization of domestic mining companies by LEDCs. The State of Israel understands that the establishment of foreign mining companies in LEDCs have the following economic impacts:

  1. Foreign mining companies can benefit the economy of LEDCs, especially in the case where domestic mining companies are unable to conduct mining operations of a sufficiently large scale to benefit the economy;

  2. Foreign mining companies may have a disproportionately large stakeholders in the economies of LEDCs, allowing them to exert a large political influence in LEDCs, thus contradicting the Special Political and Decolonization Committee’s goal of reducing the dichotomy between the developing and developed world.

The State of Israel also understands the nationalization of domestic mining companies in LEDCs have the following economic impacts:

  1. Domestic mining companies, if nationalized, can be a suitable replacement to foreign mining companies, as domestic mining companies can prevent external economic and political influence exerted by foreign mining comp...