Disarmament and International Security Committee


Winston Wee

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Position Paper by the Delegate of Canada (Disarmament and International Security Committee)

This paper serves to present Canada’s view and stand on nuclear non-proliferation in the Middle East through the creation of a nuclear-free zone. Furthermore, this paper serves to anchor Canada’s interpretation of Urban Violence and her views on this issue.


-Nuclear non-proliferation in the Middle East

-Urban Violence

Nuclear Non-Proliferation in the Middle East

1. Background

Nuclear non-proliferation in the Middle East is defined by the acts of not only preventing further increments of the nuclear strength Middle Eastern nations own, it also signifies the reduction of said weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Nuclear non-proliferation within the Middle East would ultimately strengthen the already established Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), pushing for nuclear disarmament to fortify peace within the region. Furthermore, with threats posed to the region, such as nuclear proliferation in Iran, political instability, intraregional disagreements and the overwhelming presence of terrorist groups, it makes it all the more relevant to discuss and push for nuclear non-proliferation to allow this region of ethnic and religious diversity to improve and expand its collective economy.

2. Canada’s stance

Being a member of many international organisations such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the United Nations (UN), Canada recognises the importance for nuclear non-proliferation. Undoubtedly, we believe that nuclear-proliferation within the Middle East poses a huge threat to not only the region’s collective citizenry but also global security. As much as Canada recognises the need to research for cleaner energy, we also realise how such technologies can backfire, as a nuclear war can almost certainly put the entire human race on the line. Canada hence believes that a Nuclear-Free Zone has to be established in the Middle East as quickly as possible to reduce the threat it currently poses.

Canada further recognises that the Middle East is an oil rich region, and that due to both the falling prices of oil and heightened carbon emissions it can bring, we believe that the proliferation of nuclear power within the Middle East may be a justifiable cause due to nuclear plants producing less atmospheric pollutants. However, the justification for nuclear proliferation in the Middle East can be heavily disputed as while the maintenance and cleanliness of the atmosphere is one international priority, the fact that there is inherently political instability (especially with the presence of terrorist groups such as ISIS) renders the justifiability of nuclear proliferation within the Middle East to remain in question. For one, Canada believes in the non-proliferation, reduction and eventual elimination of nuclear weapons, and it should be noted that Canada stands with Nuclear Non-proliferation in the Middle East and the establishment of a Nuclear-Free Zone within the Middle Eastern region. Canada further believes that both the Nucle...

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