Committees & Agenda Items

Special Committee on Decolonization (SCOD)

Agenda item: Possible mediation ways in the Vietnam War

Year: 1967


The Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) stands at a crossroads where the echoes of history reverberate, underscoring the enduring importance of its mission. In contemplating the Vietnam War, C-24 recognizes that this is not just an issue of historical significance but a contemporary challenge that carries profound implications for regional stability and global harmony.

As the committee takes on the delicate task of navigating the balance point of the Vietnam War, it acknowledges the multifaceted nature of the conflict. Beyond the political and military dimensions, this conflict has left indelible imprints on the socio-economic fabric of the region and the collective memory of its people. In this committee we seek to delve into the root causes of the conflict, recognizing that a comprehensive understanding is essential to pave the way for a just and lasting resolution.

Our commitment extends beyond mere rhetoric; it is a resolute commitment to diplomacy as the cornerstone of conflict resolution. By emphasizing the power of words over weapons, the committee envisions a future where dialogue, empathy, and negotiation replace hostility and division. It aims to foster an environment where all parties involved in the Vietnam War can come to the table with open hearts and open minds, ready to explore pathways to reconciliation. Moreover, acknowledges the importance of involving the voices of the Vietnamese people in this discourse. Their experiences, aspirations, and desires for a peaceful future are at the heart of any sustainable solution. The committee seeks to provide a platform where these voices can be heard, ensuring that the pursuit of self-determination and the right to determine their own destiny remain at the forefront of the agenda.

In conclusion, the Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24), we will approach its mission regarding the Vietnam War with a deep sense of responsibility and a commitment to the principles of peace, self-determination, and diplomacy. It envisions a future where the wounds of the past are healed, where nations unite in the pursuit of common goals, and where the enduring legacy of the Vietnam War is one of reconciliation and cooperation for the betterment of all.