General Assembly 1st Emergency Special Session (1996)
After the founding of Israel, conflicts between Israel and surrounding Arab countries continued. Seven years after the end of the first Middle East War in 1949, this region was once again confronted with another large-scale armed conflict.
In October 1956, Israel sent troops into the Sinai Peninsula. As the battle lines get closer and closer to the Suez Canal, the safety of vessel navigation is seriously threatened. On the grounds of safeguarding navigation, The UK and France proposed an armistice agreement to both Egypt and Israel. Under Egypt's refusal to accept the requirement, the UK and France took military action, causing the situation in Egypt to become even tenser.
Though the United Nations Security Council(UNSC) held meetings to address the issue immediately, unable to adopt any resolution due to veto power. To solve the dilemma, the Council followed a resolution entitled “Uniting for Peace” (A/RES/377(V)), leaving the unsolved questions to the General Assembly Emergency Special Session.
In this conference, delegates will go back to 1956, dealing with the issue at the time that the UNSC failed to exercise its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. Through negotiations, leave a peaceful and bright future for the Middle East.
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