Delegate Name: Ayesha JavidCountry: ChinaCommittee: The World BankTopic: Reconstruction of war zones War- ‘ A conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare as by land, sea or air. It has been six 6 years since the country of Syria has been plunged into a catastrophic civil war that has ravaged the country and forced innocents to cry tears of blood. Hundreds of thousands of people have been murdered and millions have fled the country, in what has come to be known as the worst refugee crisis since the World War Two. The strongest regional powers have since been involved, in hope for a solution, but to no avail.
The citizens of Syria continue to suffer, and the country continues towards a path of self-destruction The Peoples Republic Of China being one of the close allies of Syria, the delegate China feels the need to address this situation and help it rebuild the nation from scratch. China’s foreign aid is provided mainly through bilateral channels. China has done its absolute best to advocate and engage in aid programs commenced by organizations like the United Nations and has actively coordinated exchange and explored realistic cooperation with multilateral organizations and several other nations in the area of development aid with a non-judgmental attitude. In the case of Syria which is tolerating a state of political and social distress due to the ongoing civil war between two conflicting parties and not including the government, hence, as China holds pleasant military relations with the Syrian republic, it continuously provides it with defense and humanitarian facilities in an attempt to improve the current state of Syria. However, the delegate of China believes that it would require ample amounts of resources to completely fund the refinement of the Syrian issues, so in the case of Syria The World Bank should intervene, this would not only improve the economic climate of Syria but also boost the economic climate of countries that share trade relations with it, which may allow the world bank to fulfill its aim to eradicate poverty by 2030.Syria is looking chiefly to Russia, China and Iran for help with reconstruction, thus the delegate of China feels as if it is China’s duty to help Syria in time of need as the two hold pleasant economic and social relations.
Exports from Syria to China made up less than 1 percent of the total trade volume at $5.6 million, while exports from China to Syria were worth $2.2 billion making China, Syria’s main importer. Unlike Iraq, which was pumping out about two million barrels of oil a day even in the traumatic years right after the 2003 US invasion, Syria has little ability to generate cash internally to pay for its own rebuilding.In the case of Afghanistan, China has been an active advocate of peaceful reconstruction of Afghanistan for a few years now. By the end of October 2014, China is responsible for providing 1.52 billion yuan of grants, training nearly one thousand professionals in all areas through bilateral and multilateral channels, providing more than 10 batches of goods and materials, building key projects such as Jumhoriate Hospital, Teaching Building of Chinese Language Department and Guest House of Kabul University, National Center of Science and Technology Education, and Multi-functional Center in the Presidential Palace for Afghanistan. All of these have played an effective role in promoting the development and people’s livelihood of Afghanistan.
Not only this but Beijing pledged over $327 million in aid through 2017 for the reconstruction of Afghanistan during President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai’s state visit to China. The statement further added that Beijing will eventually increase the aid amount to $245.4 million in a bid to assist Afghanistan in various sectors. As a resolution’s policy to this affair, the delegate of China believes that it is very important for The World bank to work towards aiding the development of War Zones regardless of their social and economic relations with China. However, it would be a very foolish if the provided finance to war-stricken countries is not used for the right cause, which is an improvement of the defense.
Hence we believe support shall be given in the form of direct aid, such as military resources.