MUNIC Day 1

In its first committee session, the Model United Nations Introductory Committee (MUNIC) began discussing the matter of combating sex tourism. The delegate from Egypt opened the discussion with the opinion that sex tourism should be legalized, allowing for the introduction of various regulations, workers’ support, education, and protective resources. Following the long discussion over these regulations, the delegate from Japan continued the conversation with the opposite argument: that sex work should be fully illegalized and criminalized. With these blocs on the floor, the committee moved into an unmoderated caucus and quickly split into two distinct groups. After reconvening, two papers from their respective groups were introduced—a super-resolution adapted from the opinion of the delegate from Egypt and an amendment to the resolution authored by Ecuador. These events have been impressive efforts from the MUNIC delegates, and show a promising time at this year’s conference.