Committee
DISEC
Country
Tanzania, United Republic of

Author

Erik Hellberg
Sweden

Cite as https://mymun.com/ppdb/8205

TOPIC 1

The problem with chemical weapons by non-state actors in the world is not a new problem, already in 1995 a japanese group called Aum Shinrikyo liquid sarin and killed 17 people and sent 5500 to hospital. More recently the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq have used chemical weapons to defend themselves and to strike against the regime and other rebels, but also civilians.

Tanzania is one of the countries in Africa that has taken the lead on the topic by urging other african countries to adopt several conventions, including OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) and BTWC (Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention). Tanzania signed OPWC in 1994 and it entered into force in 1998. Ta...