RESOLUTION DISC 221

FORUM: DISARMAMENT & INTERNATIONAL SECURITY COMMITTEE

QUESTION OF: The Situation of the Exclusive Economic Zones [EEZ] in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

SUBMITTED BY: Poland

CO-SUBMITTERS:Chad, Montenegro, United Kingdom, Palestinian Authority, Sri Lanka, Burkina Faso.

STATUSRejected

THE DISARMAMENT AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY COMMITTEE,

 

Welcoming all Member States on the situation of the Exclusive Economic Zones [EEZ] in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea,

Alarmed by the fact that Gas discoveries in the eastern Mediterranean were once considered as an opportunity to strengthen regional cooperation creating tension between Member States,

Bearing in mind that tensions continue to rise as Member States push forward with their agenda supporting their self-declared Exclusive Economic Zones [EEZ] in the eastern Mediterranean, 

Deeply concerned by the notable increase in naval presence in the eastern Mediterranean due to the dispute,

Considering the fact that recent discoveries have served as the catalyzer of a geopolitical firestorm, jeopardizing the region’s energy, economic and geopolitical future,

Keeping in mind the subsequent threat to maritime security has widened the crisis to involve players including the European Union (EU) and the United States of America, further suggesting the urgency and potential ramifications of the issue,

  1. Invites Turkey, Greece and other related member states to begin negotiations in order to create a bilateral agreement which would:
    1. allow all parties involved to put forth their opinions and negotiate on terms in the EEZ situation in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea
    2. be under the control of a United Nations (UN) representative allocated in order to maintain a peaceful environment;
  2. Suggests the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (UNDPPA) to organize an annual conference which will be held in the UN Headquarters in Geneva with representatives from all the 193 Member States in order to:
    1. find solution alternatives on the issue such as but not limited to:
      1. amending UNCLOS, which has been done before in 1994 by the objection of the United States, so as to encourage Turkey to sign it
      2. prioritizing cooperation and developing effective tools by delegates to de-escalate the situation
    2. determine the EEZ borders for the East Mediterranean Sea in the first annual conference and evaluate on the current status by:
      1. debating with all Member States to come to a rapid solution because of the lack effort to solve the issue
      2. investigating the area by UN scientists and having them prepare a report for the conference to determine the borders equally and fairly
    3. ensure that no warships and research vessels trespass until the EEZ borders are defined;
  3. Encourages to determine governmental and legal rights of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) by legitimizing the independence of the state with a voting procedure in which citizens of the TRNC will officially state which government they prefer to be recognized as in the international community status by means such as but not limited to:
    1. gathering further data upon the unrecognized state and providing an overall view of the ethnic variation
    2. allowing this action to provide open and legitimate proof to the Member states regarding the cultural and ethnic popularity in the region due to facts such as but not limited to:
      1. the ethical variation being 98.71 per cent Turkish and the rest being minorities such as English and Greek
      2. the official language being Turkish
    3. having the voting procedure as a mandatory action for all residents and citizens and performed by:
      1. being funded and led by the UN
      2. being recognized by all members of the UN and the NATO
    4. finding common grounds in the equal and mutually beneficial distribution of domestic resources in the respective area keeping in note the independence of TRNC as a state with the purpose of providing a representative of both opposing sides with the issue at hand;
  4. Further encourages to create a subsection of the United Nations Security Council named “Regulatory Office Of Law of Sea” (ROOLS) which will specifically be dedicated to regulate, advise and overpower  the solution process of the situation of the Exclusive Economic Zones in the Eastern Mediterrenean Sea, if necessary, charge Member Nations, such as but not limited to sanctions, financial restraints, embargo deals among other blocks or supervision of the exploitation actions of the related country by:
    1. the unauthorized exploitation of resources in the conflicting area by countries involved within or out of the context of the issue by banning the exploitation process by pausing any action towards it during the process of the international ongoing dispute due to the fact that the Exclusive Economic Zones are not yet ratified by all states
    2. having all actions of the ROOLS take place in Geneva, with purpose of providing peaceful and secure debating environment for all involved parties within the matter, including TRNC
    3. blockade any political bluff intended phrases from opposing sides in response to the matter due to:
      1.  the possible fueling of the issue in such case
      2. the possibility of the hampering of the resolution process
      3. cause of embittering relations between states involved, thereby slowing legal processes and creating unnecessary panic and disruption;
  5. Calls upon the cooperation of the Russian Federation and The United States of America on the resolvement of the issue by corresponding to and contributing to the settlement of the situation by retreating and withdrawing from the region considering their impact upon the matter which affects all Member States concerned on the issue because their presence in the area causes chaos by pulling away their territorial belongings such as but not limited to Russian naval presence USA settlement actions for the United States Eastern Mediterranean Energy Center;
  6. Recommends all 30 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members to gather at the headquarters of NATO which is located in Brussels, Belgium in order to discuss the situation, with the intentions of building commonly accepted treaty by:
    1. both opposing sides and other NATO members creating legitimate documents containing their stances upon the issue including their:
      1. policies on the issue
      2. intentions on the future steps
      3. solution alternatives on their stance
      4. objections upon other members’ policies and intentions without intervening with their internal affairs
    2. creating a common treaty by choosing solution alternatives from the aforementioned documents and finding common ground with the assistance of each statement;
  7. Further requests to endorse a new set of laws regarding the conflicting resource zones for the aforementioned Member States, naval security and judicial and economic distribution of the income of the sources in the Eastern Mediterrenean Sea with the approval of all contributing economies such as but not limited to governments and private companies by:
    1. giving first hand priority of trade and exploitation rights to the major partaking states of Turkey, Greece, TRNC and Cyprus by providing exclusive and private negotiations specifically between the aforementioned states
    2. withdrawing any private companies in the area by the means of extracting any external factors and third party involvements in order to provide Turkey, Greece, TRNC and Cyprus economic independence
    3. providing other sources of income and business opportunities to the aforementioned private companies after their actions of withdrawal by:
      1. finding workers job opportunities in other fields
      2. funding the companies their loss because of the withdrawal from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) in the cases that other source of interest and investment is not available or found.