AGENDA ITEM: The Arab Spring and the Libyan conflicts related with it
The Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) is one of six main committees of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). It deals with a diverse set of political issues, including UN peacekeeping and peaceful uses of outer space. However, the issues of decolonization and the Middle East take up most of its time. In this conference, we are issuing the Arab spring and the effects of it with a special emphasis on Libya. The wave of protests and civil unrest that swept the Arab world ushered in some changes, showing that peaceful demonstrations have power. Beginning in December 2010, anti-government protests rocked Tunisia. By early 2011 they had spread into what became known as the Arab Spring—a wave of protests, uprisings, and unrest that spread across Arabic-speaking countries in North Africa and the Middle East. Pro-democratic protests, which spread rapidly due to social media, ended up toppling the governments of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. The Arab Spring caused civil wars and internal turmoil in some countries. Related to these protests against Muammar Gaddafi have been launched in Libya. On February 17, 2011, this led to armed struggle and civil war. Political chaos ensued in Libya as a result of the Arab Spring.