Good Friday Agreement
In 1998, the Good Friday Agreement, signed between the British and Irish governments, determined how Northern Ireland was to be governed, and how executive powers were to be shared between the two countries. Beyond addressing the original causes of the conflict, this committee aims to tackle constitutional questions, such as whether Northern Ireland should remain a part of the United Kingdom or instead unite with the Republic of Ireland to the south, through principles of consent. Moreover, the Good Friday Agreement intends to establish democratic institutions within Northern Ireland that will encourage community involvement. We urge delegates to partake in debates to reach lasting solutions and avoid the recurrence of previous problems caused by these conflicts.