The Government of Libya, 2015
The fallout of the Arab Spring has created a violent, factionalized, and unstable Libya. Prospects for peace and stability have been mired by a civil war between the Council of Deputies and the New General National Congress, alongside the participation of of tribalist and jihadist groups fighting for land.
The only hope for the people of Libya is the Libyan Political Agreement of 2015. This agreement, signed by the two opposing groups of the civil war, has created a temporary government consisting of representatives from both sides of the war. If successful, this government could establish permanent peace and put Libya on the path to re-establishing itself as a stable state. Representatives must to work together to satisfy the needs of their respective parties, while also eliminating the threats posed by external groups like ISIL. Numerous international observers have claimed that Libya is on the verge of becoming a failed state – this government is the only opportunity Libya has to prove them wrong.
The Government of Libya, 2015 is an intermediate committee. Prior experience in MUN and debate is highly recommended; however, anyone with interest or strong delegating skills may participate if they wish to.
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Topic A: Security and Armed Conflict
Topic B: State Building
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