Peace Debate - States Chamber 19th Sept. 2014
40 senior students from 8 schools debate International and Local Peace issues under the chairmanship of The Chief Minister Senator Ian Gorst. A keynote address was presented by His Excellency General Sir John McColl Lieutenant Governor of Jersey.
After His Excellency's address on the Military Role in Peace Building, the eight topics discussed and debated by the students were split into two categories, International and Local. These are given below. The Chief Minister gave his observations on local issues that cause conflict and disharmony and summed up the mornings proceedings. He congratulated the students on their excellent contributions throughout.
The proceedings were recorded for us by BBC Jersey and we expect to have edited highlights available for you to listen to on this web site shortly. All photographs taken on the day are available for viewing and download here.
The role of whistleblowers such as Assange and Snowden and should they be viewed as heroes or villains?
What are considered to be the greatest threats to world peace now and in the future and how they should be responded to?
Do powerful nations have a right to intervene in conflict situations in other countries, such as to destabilise governments that are hostile to them?
Le Rocquier School
Violence against women in conflict situations.
Les Quennevais School
Gay marriage and GLBT rights in Jersey and the U.K. and other countries.
Jersey College for Girls
Charity should begin at home-we should care for the poor and disadvantaged in Jersey before sending aid to other countries.
De La Salle College
Whistle blowers and the use of social media with reference to events of global relevance and recent issues with politicians in Jersey.
Beaulieu Convent School
There is a moral imperative of everyone, and especially the young, to vote.