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2017 Evening Resolutions

Below are the submitted resolutions for the Evening session. The session will be from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Creve Coeur Drury Inn. Details/Sign Up about the session can be found by clicking here. To submit a resolution, please email it to info@civitas-stl.com. The deadline for resolution submission is Wednesday, November 15th. More information on resolutions/how to submit them can be found here.

 SponsorTopicCommittee
EVE-01Sri Lanka UN Meddling in Private Country AffairsGeneral Assembly
EVE-02JapanState Suicide Human Rights Task ForceGeneral Assembly
EVE-03United StatesClimate Change in BangladeshGeneral Assembly
EVE-04ZimbabweDrop sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)General Assembly
EVE-05The NetherlandsLack of Clean Water in AfghanistanGeneral Assembly
EVE-06South AfricaEducationGeneral Assembly
EVE-07LiechtensteinPollution in SwitzerlandGeneral Assembly
EVE-08South KoreaMandatory Peace Conferences to Avoid Korean ConflictForceGeneral Assembly

EVE-01

Re.:                             UN Meddling in Private Country Affairs

Submitted to:            General Assembly

Submitted by:            Sri Lanka

Date:                           November 18, 2017

Whereas Article 12 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to protection of the law against such interference and attacks.”, and

Whereas Article 19 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”, and

Aware that stereotypes of foreign countries have become largely influential in even the highest United Nations Councils, allowing unjust accusations to be cast, and

Saddened that the United Nations Human Rights Council is dishonest and corrosive in their hatred against the sovereign state of Sri Lanka, and

Knowing that the majority of Sri Lankan people are disgusted by how they have been portrayed in widespread foreign media, and

Concerned that the economy of Sri Lanka has suffered greatly in recent times due to the unlawful accusations, and

Worried that without compensation from United Nations Officials and their respective sovereign countries, Sri Lanka will be even more demobilized economically and socially, and

Saddened that many Sri Lankans were unable to receive proper dietary and medical care due to the economic downturn in Sri Lanka,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Lower the annual Dues paid by Sri Lanka by $400,000.
  2. Contribute to the economy of Sri Lanka, in the sum of $30,000,000. This contribution is to compensate for the damages done to the economy by the United Nations.
  3. The United Nations will provide 1,250,000 Micronutrient Powder kits and 1,250,000 First Aid Kits.
  4. The estimated cost of the program is $125 million. We will request the UN raise the dues by 6.6% on the 10 nations that pay the highest amount of dues.

EVE-02

Tyler Benbow

 

Re.:                             State Suicide Human Rights Task Force

Submitted to:            General Assembly

Submitted by:            Japan

Date:                           November 18, 2017

 

Whereas Article 23 section 1 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.”, and

Whereas Article 24 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.”, and

Having studied the World Health Organisation, its stated “Suicide is a global phenomenon; in fact, 78% of suicides occurred in low- and middle-income countries in 2015. Suicide accounted for 1.4% of all deaths worldwide, making it the 17th leading cause of death in 2015.”

Emphasizing that each year, around 800,000 people try to commit suicide, and for every adult suicide, 20 more people have tried and not succeeded; according to the World Health Organization.

Fully aware that the World Health Organization (WHO) urges countries to reduce access for suicidal people. Statistics show, that by having access to a firearm, there is an increase in the risk of suicide, and in the U.S., half of all suicides are committed with a gun.

Developing that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 12 teenagers attempted suicide in 2012. By the next year, 8% of all high school students had actually acted on their suicidal thoughts.

Furthermore, according to the Association of American Educators, it’s stated that “When students learn suicide prevention in school, they’re given the resources they need to address their own suicidal feelings, or those of a friend. As such, proper education could lead to a dramatic decrease in suicidal thoughts and attempts amongst teenagers. Unfortunately, however, most students are not adequately taught about suicide prevention in school or at home. This means that the majority of teenagers are unable to properly handle suicidal feelings.”

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. The United Nations creates the State Suicide Human Rights Task Force (SSHRTF), which will immediately go to countries with high suicide rates and start work with those governments.
  2. As that occurs, we will also implement a new team that is responsible for educating youth in low income areas about suicide preventions.
  3. Working with the World Health Organization and other important organization, we will be able to focus on key counties.
  4. Once we have established where, we will need to create a deplorable team that will have highly trained professionals.
  5. These programs will become effective immediately upon approval from the UN.
  6. We will need $87 million dollars to start with, and a recommendation of 5% on top five countries with the lowest suicide rates. Those funds that are created will go to funding our missions.

EVE-03

Matt Putnam, Jack Korte

 

Re.:                             Climate Change in Bangladesh

Submitted to:            General Assembly

Submitted by:            United States

Date:                           November 18, 2017

Whereas Article 3 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person.”, and

Whereas Article 25, section 1 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and his family, including food, clothing, housing, and medical care, and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age, or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.”, and

Concerned that A three-foot rise in sea level would submerge almost 20 percent of the country and displace more than 30 million people, and

Alarmed that and the actual rise of sea level could be 2100 and could be significantly more, and

Noting with deep concern Bangladesh has a population of 164 million on a landmass the size of New York, and

Keeping in mind that Rising sea levels are mainly caused by global warming, and

Ashamed that People have for the most part ignored the problem of global warming,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. The program, AGHGP(Anti GreenHouse Gases Protocol), will help not only Bangladesh, but all countries affected by global warming.
  2. The world will need to emit less than one trillion metric tons of carbon between now and 2050, according to two new papers published in Nature. Therefore, AGHGP will place a limit on countries so that this number can be achieved.
  3. Each country will be limited based upon the number of their GHG emitters.
  4. AGHGP will report every other year to the General Assembly on their progress. If a country does go over their limit, they will be issued a fine, based on the severity of their infringement.
  5. AGHGP will run for 10 years, and then the General Assembly can decide by vote after 10 years is up, whether it is prudent to keep AGHGP in operation. If all goes well with AGHGP over the course of 10 years, then we hope to expand to other major causes of climate change, while maintaining AGHGP.
  6. The main producers of GHG is for the most part, the top 25 wealthiest countries. Therefore, we request that the UN raise dues on them by 1.6%.

EVE-04

Sarah Curtin & Eavan O’Neil

 

Re.:                             Drop sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Submitted to:            General Assembly

Submitted by:            The Republic of Zimbabwe

Date:                           November 18, 2017

 

Whereas trade bans hurt DPRK citizens because the DPRK cannot import certain items, and Article 25, Section 1 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states “Everyone has a right to an adequate standard of living,” and these sanctions threaten the lives and in that, the rights, of DPRK citizens, and 

Aware that states around the world will have to shut down DPRK financial institutions in their territory, threatening not only the already crumbling DPRK economy but also the economies of many other countries with trade and other economic connections to the DPRK.  While the DPRK is one of the most affected by these sanctions-they are not involved in the decision making process as they have been restricted to the UN security council, even though the sanctions are more than a military issue to many involved countries, and 

Saddened that sanctions on the DPRK have decreased the DPRK’s export income by one-third, and DPRK citizens can not find work in other countries due to travel restrictions, and worsening economic conditions in their native country threatening the rights and well being of their citizens, and 

Noting that Article 23, Section 1 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states that “Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment,” and citizens have been denied this right by having their economic functions stifled, halting job production and increasing unemployment, and 

Whereas Article 14, Section 1 of THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states “Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution”, and the restrictions on the DPRK has taken away that easily in outlawing jobs and immigration to many countries.  Denying innocent citizens their human rights and overstepping the boundaries into other countries domains, and 

Concerned that the UN security council is overstepping its bounds on the DPRK, DPRK citizens, and other member countries with the bans it created.  In enacting these restrictions the UN has endangered the lives of a country’s citizens- and encroached on their rights to safely and well being, and

Concerned that continuing the sanctions will further destabilize the Korean peninsula.  As well as injure the the economic, political, and social well being of other countries in the UN not on trial for militarized nuclear weapons- but unjustly affected by and excluded from the process of their enactment, and

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Drops all sanctions on the DPRK that are not directly related to the military industry or weapons. This would include dropping all bans related to energy, importation and exportation of raw materials, banking, medicine, food, and cultural exchange.
  2. Open discussion of DPRK sanctions to the model UN floor rather than the security council alone-as the sanctions affect countries with economic and political alliances with the DPRK-who were not previously included in the decision making process.

 


EVE-05

Danielle Kern and Hope Johnson

 

Re.:                             Lack of Clean Water in Afghanistan

Submitted to:            General Assembly

Submitted by:            Netherlands

Date:                           November 18, 2017

 

Whereas Article 2 section 1 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without any distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”, and

Whereas Article 2 section 2 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.”, and

Whereas Article 25, section 1 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and his family, including food, clothing, housing, and medical care, and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age, or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.”, and

Whereas only 32% of the citizens in Afghanistan have access to improved water sanitation facilities, and

Whereas 59% of the water in rural Afghanistan is contaminated with bacteria, and

Whereas 47% of the water in rural Afghanistan exceeded the safe limit for Nitrates set by the World Health Organization, and

Whereas 4,076,650 people in rural Afghanistan were served open defecation sanitation,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Reminds that access to clean drinking water is a universal human right that everyone is entitled to regardless of national origin.
  2. Recommends a program for water sanitation it Afghanistan.
  3. Suggests the top 20 contributors in the UN increase their dues by 0.1% to pay for water sanitation program.

EVE-06

Owen Mitchell & Sophie De Lay

 

Re.:                             Education

Submitted to:            General Assembly

Submitted by:            South Africa

Date:                           November 18, 2017

 

Whereas Article 26, section 1 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.”, and

Whereas Article 26, section 2 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance, and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United nations for the maintenance of peace.”, and

Noting that South Africa’s education system has gone awry, with many students families forced to choose between using the scarce money they have to pay for essentials such as food and shelter and their children’s education, and

Shocked that the top 5% of 6th graders know more math than 20% of South Africa’s teachers (source: infographic), and

Appalled that Corruption Watch reported over 1,000 reports of corrupt principals and teachers in South Africa who either pilfering of school funds, hiring corrupt or unqualified teachers and financial mismanagement, and

Concerned that a majority of South African children, specifically the poorer ones, are receiving substandard education, which limits opportunities for their future,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Increase the funding of South Africa’s education using a new tax plan.
  2. This tax plan will entail increasing taxes on the wealthy by 2%, corporate tax by 1%, and taking that money plus 2.5% of export money and using it to better funding the education system.
  3. This money will be spent on improving quality of schools and making them more affordable and ensuring uncorrupt and well equipped teachers and principals are hired.
  4. An organization called Committee Overseeing Education in South Africa (COESA) will be formed to ensure this money is being spent the way intended and that progress in the education system is improving all over the country.
  5. COESA will meet 4 times a year to monitor progress, communicate findings/reports of corrupt schools and put the tax money into all of the country’s schools and teachers, starting with the ones in the worst shape.
  6. Every five years, COESA will meet to make necessary changes to the tax plan based on the results of test scores gathered from all over the country. If test scores go up significantly, the tax plan stays unaltered. If test scores stay about the same or go down, then the tax plan gathers more money.
  7. The new tax plan and the formation of COESA start in the year 2018.

 


EVE-07

Jane Curtis & Kristyn Morgenthaler

 

Re.:                             Pollution in Switzerland

Submitted to:            General Assembly

Submitted by:            Liechtenstein

Date:                           November 18, 2017

 

Whereas worldradio.ch states, Air pollution in Switzerland has resulted in an estimated 5,000 premature deaths a year, according to a report by the European Environment Agency (EEA), and

Aware that a large number of chemical substances (e.g. drugs, personal care products, plant protection products) are not filtered out by wastewater treatment plants and cause damage to ecosystems in the form of micropollutants, and

Alarmed that Switzerland could be particularly severely affected by climate change: according to new climate scenarios, an unchecked rise in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions could increase temperatures by over 6°C compared to pre-industrial times by the end of the 21st century, and

RealizingThe vast majority of NH3 emissions come from the agricultural sector, in connection with activities such as manure storage, slurry spreading, and the use of synthetic nitrogenous fertilisers,” and

Recognizing “Exposure to high levels of ammonia may irritate skin, eyes, throat, and lungs and cause coughing.”, and

Taking into considerationPeople with asthma may be more sensitive to breathing ammonia than others.”,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Liechtenstein will provide a grant of $50,000 to Switzerland in search of different agriculture procedure to help reduce the amount of nh3 in the air, the money will also include efforts to clean the polluted air.
  2. Liechtenstein will pair up with Switzerland and the scientists will discover the cause of so much NH3 and will also find out if any other pollutants are being put purposely or unintentionally in the air.
  3. While the pollution is still being figured out and assessed, efforts for help to those with asthma and other respiratory problems will be able to get help and relief promptly. Through the International Medical Corps, doctors and nurses will provide the needed medical care for those affected by the air pollution.

EVE-08

Jade Nguyen

 

Re.:                             Mandatory Peace Conferences to Avoid Korean Conflict

Submitted to:            General Assembly

Submitted by:            South Korea

Date:                           November 18, 2017

 

Whereas Article 12 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to protection of the law against such interference and attacks.”, and

Whereas Article 28, of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.”, and

Keeping in mind South Korea has the most at stake in the case of another Korean conflict, and

Recognizing South Korea has no plans to initiate any violence or conflict with North Korea, and

Realizing other global players such as Japan, China, and the United States want some sort of say in this matter, and

Ashamed others have not considered what South Korea actually wants, and

Recalling the past peace talks and conferences held with North Korea, and

Realizing South Korea wants to maintain relationships with other involved countries and relies heavily on the US for their economy and houses a large amount of US military (30,000 troops), and

Aware of South Korea being a global focus for the 2018 Winter Olympics,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. The UN sponsors a conference every three months for North Korea, South Korea, China, Russia, Japan, and the United States to discuss the situation and come to solutions together.
  2. The conference is held in a neutral country, like Switzerland, and moderated by another neutral country.
  3. The conferences, called “Preventing Korean Conflict”, will last for three days and involve 24 total hours of discussion/resolution building in a peaceful manner.
  4. These will be funded by 0.00000830769% of the current budget ($80,000 a year for plane tickets and hotel accommodations).
  5. PKC conferences will begin next month and continue until both North and South Korea have decided they are no longer necessary.

 

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