Special Political and Decolonization Committee


Kian Yang Tan

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Special Political and Decolonization Committee

Forth Committee of the General Assembly

Qatar is a small nation occupying a peninsula off of Saudi Arabia, which also shares its only land border. Despite its small size and poor strategic position, Qatar has managed to achieve being extremely rich, with the highest income per capita in the world, along with some of the largest natural gas and oil reserves globally. However, Qatar is also infamous for its exploitation of foreign workers, and its extremely high production of CO2 per capita, the highest in the world.

Mining Rights

Qatar believes that the main role of the UN in resolving disputes between states and mining corporations should be limited to mediation. The issues of corporations is far below the purview of a body such as the UN, and should be treated as such. However, should such issues become a matter of international tension, the UN should intervene in negotiations in order to prevent any escalation, as some large corporations may have the political clout to threaten the beginning...

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