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April 3, 2017 Resolutions

Here are the resolutions for the April 3, 2017 Middle School Model United Nations General Assembly. Student delegates from Brittany Woods and McKinley CJA will be discussing these resolutions. Note: Students are still in the process of writing rough drafts, so these topics may change!

Resolution Number/StatusSubmitted by:Topic:
GA-01
SUBMITTED
Philippines
McKinley Middle
Tsunami Relief
GA-02
SUBMITTED
Australia
Brittany Woods Middle
Great Barrier Reef Preservation
GA-03
SUBMITTED
China
McKinley Middle
Air Pollution
GA-04
SUBMITTED
Uganda
Brittany Woods Middle
Child Labor Throughout the World
GA-05
SUBMITTED
Sweden
McKinley Middle
Higher Education
GA-06
SUBMITTED
Venezuela
Brittany Woods Middle
Drug Trafficking in Latin America

Resolution GA-01 April 3

Re.:                             Tsunami Relief

Submitted to:             General Assembly

Submitted by:            Philippines

Date:                           April 3, 2017

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 tsunamis kill many citizens. Tsunamis can also worsen the economy because of repairs, and

Noting that tsunamis will be very complicated to stop and it could have lots of effort put into it, and

Sad that the Philippines haven’t tried to defend their citizens from these tsunamis,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. The United Nations create (TKP) Tsunami K______ Protection. The construction group would build shelters and build these sand/rock beds that could break the impact of the tsunami and that soaks up the water a little as well. Some other members of this association could make sure everyone survived each and every tsunami.
  2. We are thinking that three above land thousands of tons withstanding shelters would cost about $3 million. Next, the san/rock beds would cost about $2 million because these beds have to surround the shore. Next, better weather alerting systems around the region should cost $1 million. We are thinking this program would go on for 10 years. (It might be extended later) This will cost approximately $46 million.

 


Resolution GA-02 April 3

Re.:                             Great Barrier Reef Preservation

Submitted to:             General Assembly

Submitted by:            Australia

Date:                           April 3, 2017

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 Article 27, section 1 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Every has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.”, and

Whereas Article 29 section 1 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.”, and

Concerned that the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia has been slowly fading fast for hundreds of years, and

Noting that The Great Barrier Reef is an economical producer and resource for Australia and a resource for many countries, and that it is one of the largest ecosystems in the world, and

Recognizing that the death of the Great Barrier Reef will corrupt fishing industries, which causes less fish, there for less money and an economical decrease, causing many people to go jobless, as 70,000 jobs rely on the Great Barrier Reef, destroying their livelihoods and causing a smaller population due to higher risk of disease and hunger, and

Whereas certain organizations are working to help to save the reef with educating others and protesting but it is very hard to do so without a lot of resources and money, and

Keeping in mind that even though the Great Barrier Reef is part of a National Park, it is incredibly hard to protect it from global warming with a National Park, its biggest, and hardest to fix enemy, and

Ashamed That the world has done little to have this beautiful and beneficial and ancient artifact, a 500,000-year-old one,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Each country requires learning of the Great Barrier Reef in schools as a part of the science curriculum in all schools. The goal of this will be to educate future generations so that they have good knowledge to help continue to save this in the future. Ilegalize all ocean dredging around the world, helping to not drown the reef in debris from other coral reefs and helping to keep the reef safe from being ripped from the sea bed.
  2. Making a certain season for fishing near the Great Barrier Reef for every species of reef fish and Sharks, and making sure that it is enforced and upheld strongly. Pay fishermen more if they catch the fish during the season from which is designated.
  3. Make a science laboratory to help breed native coral, to help restore the bleached coral in the Great Barrier Reef.
  4. To pay for the services and governmental changes $35,000,000 is needed. It will be spent as follows;
  5. $5,000,000 for school programs and hiring.
  6. $25,000,000 for building a science laboratory for polyps breeding.
  7. $5,000,000 for creating a fishing season for every species of reef fish.
  8. To get this money we will ask the countries in the Paris Agreement; 195 countries, all but one, agreed to a legal-binding document towards stopping global warming; for the money to work on saving one of the largest natural wonders of the world.

 


Resolution GA-03 April 3

Re.:                             Air Pollution

Submitted to:             General Assembly

Submitted by:            China

Date:                           April 3, 2017

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

Alarmed that only 1% of China’s 560 million city dwellers breath air considered safe by European Union’s standards according to a World Bank study, and

Noting that coal is the number 1 source of air pollution in China, and

Ashamed that the Chinese environmental protection ministry published a report in November 2010 which showed that about 1/3 of 113 cities surveyed failed to meet national air standards that year,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. The United Nations create a 5 year plan to help reduce levels of air pollution. The goal of this group is to reduce air pollution levels by 5% per nation by 20__.
  2. This group will work with government officials to equip and train air pollution inspectors. There will be 50 inspectors per nation, for a total of 200 inspectors.
  3. If Companies are not meeting the standards they will be fined or temporarily closed.
  4. To pay for this project we are requesting each nation increase by 10% to make $13 million dollars.
  • Each inspector will be paid $500 a month for 5 years, or $1,600,000 in total.
  • 11 vehicles per nation and 45 vehicles total. $25,000 per van = $5,000,000 total
  • $4,000 to equip each inspector with uniform, phone, etc costing $800,000 in total
  • The additional money will be used for training, fuel, lodging, etc
  1. After 5 years if air pollution has gone down by 5% this project can be renewed.

Resolution GA-04 April 3

Re.:                             Child Labor Throughout the World

Submitted to:            General Assembly

Submitted by:            Uganda

Date:                           April 3, 2017

Whereas Article 1 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”, and

Whereas Article 4 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.”, and

Whereas Article 5 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”, and

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

Ashamed that according to United Nations International Children Emergency Funds (UNICEF) 150 million minors between the age of 5-14 are engaged in child labor, and

Noting that child labor prevents minors from getting an adequate education, which leads to adult illiteracy and poverty, and

Recognizing that (UNICEF) has been raising money to help stop child labor and many other dangerous conditions, and

Respecting that in 2010, the United Nations sponsored the Global Child Labor Conference which set forth a plan to eliminate hazardous child labor by 2016, and

Appalled that child labor still exists despite UNICEF programs and that resulted from the Global Child Labor Conference,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Ask the UN to hold a second Global Child Labour Conference in 2018 that will assess progress and develop an updated plan.
  2. This conference will be funded through sanctions of states that have continued to permit hazardous child labor.

 


Resolution GA-05 April 3

Re.:                             Higher Education

Submitted to:             General Assembly

Submitted by:            Sweden

Date:                           April 3, 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 29 section 1 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.”, and

Whereas Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Haiti, Philippines, and Macau all have poor education, and

Whereas this is because the families need the children working in fields instead of studying at school, and

Whereas this affects these countries by raising an uneducated next generation,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. The United Nations create the Children’s Education Rights Taskforce (UNCERT). The goal of this organization would be to provide education in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Haiti, Philippines, and Macau. (The five countries that spend the least amount of money on children’s education.)
  2. UNCERT will work with each country’s government to find, train, and teach a taskforce of field workers and teachers called the Children’s Education Providers. There will be a total of 8 million field workers and 80k teachers. Once we have trained our taskforce, the field workers will take a student’s place, who goes to our schools, and work in the field. Our teachers, once trained will teach in the schools our field workers helped build.
  3. Our teachers will be certified to teach by the country they are assigned to and will have the right to fail students.
  4. To pay for UNCERT we are requesting $3.5 billion dollars. The $3.5 billion dollars will be spent as follows:
  • 88 billion will be used for the salary for our workers. They will recive $100 a month for 3 years.

Resolution GA-06 April 3

Re.:                             Drug Trafficking in Latin America

Submitted to:             General Assembly

Submitted by:            Venezuela

Date:                           April 3, 2017

Whereas Article 4 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.”, and

Whereas Article 5 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”, and

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 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 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

Noting that most cocaine production is in Latin America, concentrated in the Andes Mountains, which run through Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile, and

Recognizing that illegal drug trade and human trafficking are often perpetrated at the same time, and

Horrified at the notion that Latin America is the only region in the world where intentional homicides are increasing instead of decreasing, and

Understanding that many people involved in drug and human trafficking are doing so against their will under threat of violence, and

Declaring that drug and human trafficking in international waters are increasing due to the emphasis on land patrols at country borders, and

Regretting that the problem continues and that lives are being destroyed, and

Noting that $300,000 is still being spent annually to stabilize Haiti following the 2010 earthquake, even though recovery seems to be well underway,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. The United Nations will direct Peacekeepers and equipment to patrol international waters near Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia to disrupt drug trafficking routes.
  1. To pay for this, we request that the $300,000 annual budget slated to support Peacekeeping in Haiti be diverted to fund this new initiative.
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