Are lies justified in the name of the ‘greater good’?

UNESCO on Saturday, 30 August, 2019 reconvened for their fourth symposium, wherein the

delegates deliberated the need of military intervention in the MENA region with regards to

their agenda: ‘Protecting and Promoting Monuments and Structures of Cultural and Historic

Importance’. The first session on the second day of the PWSMUN’19 proved to be a

culmination of sarcasm and controversy as the delegates made audacious affirmations

addressing the need for military intervention. 

The delegates of Hungary, United Kingdom, Lebanon, and Afghanistan engaged in a heated

discussion regarding the inference of foreign military intervention. “The people should not

know that they are getting aid from foreign powers in order to keep the authority of their own

government intact,” exclaimed the delegate of the United Kingdom. The aforementioned

statement caused a stir in the committee. It further perfectly set the platform to debate the

implications of misleading the population, even if it is for the ‘greater good’. The delegates

failed to refer to a plethora of consequences that could threaten the existence of the current

political structures. 

The committee’s previous engagements were overlooked as the Head of Conference arrived

to read out a press release by the members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS); the

delegates were flabbergasted by the sheer cruelty and hatred that the announcement

embodied. They launched into a ferocious debate regarding foreign terrorist organisations

such as ISIS and Boko Haram (referring to last night’s crisis). 

UNESCO’s primary session successfully established a productive precedence for the

proceedings of the second day of the PWSMUN’19. The suspense and engaging nature of the

first session promises interesting discourse in the succeeding sessions of the UNESCO.

Reporter: Jiya Kathuria, Tehran Times

Editor: Meharr Talwar