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March 30, 2017 Resolutions

Here are the resolutions for the March 30, 2017 Middle School Model United Nations General Assembly. Student delegates from Hixson Middle. Ladue Middle, and St. James the Greater will be discussing these resolutions. Note: Some of these are rough drafts, students might be making changes!

Resolution Number/StatusSubmitted by:Topic:
GA-01
SUBMITTED
Spain, Nepal
Ladue Middle
Influenza Vaccines
GA-02
SUBMITTED
Australia
St. James the Greater
Discrimination in Australia
GA-03
SUBMITTED
Haiti
Hixson Middle
Clean Water in Haiti
GA-04
SUBMITTED
Poland
Hixson Middle
The Political Crisis in Somaliaa
GA-05
SUBMITTED
Ghana
St. James the Greater
Electricity Issues
GA-06
SUBMITTED
Israel, Switzerland
Ladue Middle
Refugee Crisis in the Middle East


Resolution GA-01 March 30

Re.:                             Influenza Vaccines

Submitted to:             General Assembly

Submitted by:            Spain, Nepal

Date:                           March 30, 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

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

Noting that the people of Ethiopia don’t have the means to combat this virus due to their lack of resources, and

Recognizing that Ethiopia is the 11th poorest country in the world and the eighth poorest country in Africa, and

Ashamed that other countries haven’t done anything to help these conditions in Ethiopia.

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. The United Nations create the Influenza Vaccination Project (IVP). The goal of this group would be to overall lower the death rate of influenza in Ethiopia.
  1. IVP will send 17 nurses and 3 doctors to Ethiopia to give the flu vaccine to one million Ethiopians. They would send 500,000 vaccines for people 6 months and older, 400,000 vaccines for people 9 years and older, and 100,000 vaccines for people 18 years and older.
  1. To pay for IVP, we are requesting $1,351,773 dollars. The money will be used as followed.

-Salary for nurses will be $52,253 total.

-$1,255,000 dollars for all of the vaccines.

-$44,520 dollars for plane tickets to Ethiopia.

-The remaining funds will be used for emergencies.

  1. In order to get the money, we will raise the dues of the top five paying countries by one-tenth of a percent from the previous year. These countries include the United States, who would be paying $621,204 more, Japan who would be paying $305,886 more, Germany, who would be paying $201,637 more, France, who would be paying $157,927 more, and the United Kingdom, who would be paying $146,237 more than what they already would be.
  2. IVP will last for 2 years. After 2 years, if the program is successful, the next two nations that have high influenza death rates can be added to this program.

Raise the dues for top paying countries by 0.1%

  1. United States ($621,203,682) Raised: $621,204
  2. Japan ($305,886,340) Raised: $305,886
  3. Germany ($201,637,068) Raised: $201,637
  4. France ($157,926,918) Raised: $157,927
  5. United Kingdom ($146,236,994) Raised: $146,237

Resolution GA-02 March 30

Re.:                             Discrimination in Australia

Submitted to:             General Assembly

Submitted by:            Australia

Date:                           March 30, 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 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 3 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person.”, and

Alarmed that 70% of secondary school students, have experienced racial discrimination, (Including aboriginal students) and

Concerned that one of five young Australians would move if an Aboriginal person sat next to them, and

Ashamed that one in ten would laugh or tell jokes about indigenous Australians, and

Whereas Aboriginal people have a twice higher infant mortality rate than most people, are more likely to die with a disease such as diabetes and respiratory illness,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. The United Nations create the Protect All Australians (PAA). The goal of the PAA would be to decrease racial discrimination by 10% in all countries and territories of Australia.
  2. PAA will hold group meeting three times a year, for two hours.
  3. Every country participating in the United Nations, (Including Australia) will have two representatives that must show up at every meeting. For a total of three hundred eighty-six representatives to help and work with Australia.
  4. If the countries and territories’ racial discrimination drops by 10%, the PAA, will work with other countries such as India, Pakistan, Russia, Israel, and the United States of America. The top five most racist countries in the world. And will create a new group called the Protect All People (PAP). With the same two representatives for each country.
  5. The PAA will hold a meeting in different big cities. It will be a town meeting inviting anyone in the town and near the town. Rich or poor. PAA will work with the different cities and showing why racism is bad. PAA will hire workers to create posters and billboards to place around the cities and Australia.
  6. PAA will hire out some detectives to work day and night around cities of Australia and record how much racism is going on.
  7. This project will cost $25 million dollars. The money will come from the top twenty-five most rich countries in the UN. Each country’s UN dues will be increased by one million dollars. Therefore, taking $1 million from the twenty five most rich countries in the UN will have an amount of $25 million dollars total.

Resolution GA-03 March 30

Re.:                             Clean Water in Haiti

Submitted to:             General Assembly

Submitted by:            Haiti

Date:                           March 30, 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 3 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person.”, and

Deeply Concerned that a study conducted by The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice states that “…only 55.2% of the (Haitian) population has access to an improved water source, while close to 70% does not have direct access to potable water…”, and

Noting with profound anxiety that the people of Haiti often resort to collecting water from “garbage-filled” rivers to supply their household with water for their daily needs, and

Disturbed by the fact that only 24% of Haitians have access to a toilet, and

Alarmed by the fact that contaminated water is not only the cause of diseases such as typhoid, cholera, and chronic diarrhea, but also one of the leading causes of childhood illness and the high infant mortality rate in Haiti (59 deaths out of every 1,000 live births). It also causes more than half of the deaths in Haiti, and

Noting that the water and sanitation sector still depends heavily upon external funding, and

Ashamed that Haiti has done nothing to provide hygienic drinking and bathing water, not to mention other household uses,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

 

  1. In order to provide clean water to different areas in need, the UN will create a program, the United Nation’s Clean Water Protection Act (also known as UNCWPA) starting with Haiti, because it is the most impoverished country in the Americas. Also, the UN caused some of the clean water issues in Haiti, due to UN workers disposing of raw sewage in an unsanitary way, causing a major cholera outbreak. The UN should feel obligated to help Haiti in their time of need, especially after the humanitarian crisis started in Haiti. UN workers should commit to this project, and all of it’s needs, due to the ripple effect their actions have had in Haiti.
  2. Another method to help provide clean water to rural areas is a packet that Procter & Gamble (P&G) developed, which purifies 10 liters of dirty and contaminated water, into clean drinkable water. Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW), an organization that promotes these packets, has been known to collaborate with other relief organizations, such as AmeriCares, PSI, Save the Children, and more. CSDW’s collaboration with UNCWPA would quicken the process, helping the program reach even the farthest rural corners of Haiti.
  3. In order to replace the money in the Haitian economy, the UN could employ two trained professionals to act as supervisors, and to train local Haitians to put in the wells themselves. The UNCWPA could employ 15 workers per village, at a steady wage. This would reduce the flow of workers from the US, Britain, and other considerably well-off countries into Haiti. Having most of the workers coming from the villages where the UN would put in the wells would also help the UN to avoid any additional expenses being spent on the salary of foreign workers, and their transportation to the work-site, not to mention the housing. The money saved would extend the number of villages under the UN’s supervision.
  4. The UN could start with about 25 villages, about one-sixth of the amount of villages in Haiti. Starting there gives the UN a chance to not only see how this project would work in the communities, but also to decide whether to continue the program, expanding to other villages, and eventually to other countries.
  5. It would cost roughly $25,000 per village to install wells with purification filters, sanitary public toilets, and a supply of Procter and Gamble’s purification packets. The daily minimum wage in Haiti is only 125 Gourdes ($2.5 US dollars), and that would not be supplying the Haitian economy with reimbursement (from the new jobs created from this program), so the UNCWPA would pay 691 Gourdes per day, approximately $10 US dollars, quadrupling the daily minimum wage in Haiti. This program would start off at 6 months per village, then either move on to different areas, or lengthening if needed. Working six days a week, leaving off Sundays, that would be 144 days of work. The salary of a single Haitian worker putting in wells and toilets, would be $14,400, or roughly 995,378 Gourdes.
  6. Funding would be provided by the General Assembly collaborating with a major bottled water company – such as Dasani, Aquafina, Nestle, or others – to spread the word about Haiti’s crisis, and to help source the money needed for this program. A 50¢ extra charge per pack of water bottles, and 15¢ per single water bottle sold would eventually gather enough money to support UNCWPA’s cause. Possibly, to help the project become more appealing to consumers, there would be a logo printed on the water bottles. The program would also take donations, with the bottled water brand as a sponsor.

 


Resolution GA-04 March 30

Re.:                             The Political Crisis in Somalia

Submitted to:            General Assembly

Submitted by:            Poland

Date:                           March 30, 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 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 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 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

Fully Aware that there is no official government, so there is nobody to enforce Article 28, and

Emphasizing Somali refugees are relocating in record numbers, and

Realizing that the January 25th attack on a popular hotel in Mogadishu killed at least 21 people, and displaced many others and

Alarmed by the fact tourists are frequently kidnapped by Somali terrorists, and

Guided by the fact that Somalia is the among the least traveled country in the world; followed only by Nauru, a largely unknown country without even a capital for its government, and

Convinced that a lack of education is a large part of the nation’s problems.  Only 30% of children are in school, and the adult literacy rate is 37.8%,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

 

  1. The United Nations to create a peacekeeping mission in Somalia called the United Nations African Internal Interference and Violence Stopper (UN-AIIVS), to help broker a peace treaty in Somalia and make safe places for the Somali people.
  2. UN-AIIVS be deployed in Mogadishu to help stabilize the city.
  3. UN-AIIVS will create “Safe Places,” in Mogadishu, so people can feel safe.
  4. UN-AIIVS will lead peace talks with the people who say they are the government of Somalia, Al Shabaab, and Somaliland, to stop the violence.
  5. Affirms that UN-AIIVS will draw attention to the overlooked conflict, and will condemn attacks on the Somali.
  6. Schools will be available in safe places, providing safe education for children. Approximately 10% of UN-AIIVS funding will be used to develop these school facilities.  Other materials, training, and resources will be supported by UNICEF and USAIDS, which both support education initiatives in Somalia.
  7. In designated “Safe Places”, we will affirm no evictions by the government.
  8. The program will be funded by Poland, private donors, and a 100% tax on Russia because of Ukraine And Aleppo War Crimes.
  9. In 5 years, we shall look over the progress and see if it’s working. If so, but the conflict is still active, we will recommend to further extend UN-AIIVS for 5 more years. If not, will attempt to set the government up for independent operation.

 


Resolution GA-05 March 30

Re.:                             Electricity Issues

Submitted to:             General Assembly

Submitted by:            Ghana

Date:                           March 30, 2017

Whereas Article 21, section 2 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.”, 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 as of 2016 approximately 1.2 billion people out of the 7.4 billion people living on earth did not have access to electricity, including 622.6 million people without electricity in Africa, and

Noting that electricity is extremely helpful in the completion of numerous everyday tasks, and

Recognizing that lack of electricity is not an issue that can solve itself, and

Whereas Ghana has managed to find $450 million to researching and constructing different ways to conduct electricity beginning in Africa, and

Keeping in mind that over half of Africa’s most populated country is without electricity, and

Amazed that wealthier countries have done a meager amount to provide less fortunate countries with electricity,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Ghana, along with the United Nations will be working together to build solar panels to provide electricity to areas that lack it. The project will begin in Nigeria, the most populated African country with over half of them living without electricity.
  2. The project will require that one hundred Nigerian citizens are educated on how to install and work solar panels. Employing locals as workers will provide them with jobs for a brief period of time and will also ensure that they can see the difference that solar panels can make in their communities.
  3. The United Nations and Ghana are to have final say if anything is to change or has unexpectedly occurred.
  4. To pay for the solar panels, we are requesting $12,000. The $12,000 will be used to buy and install solar panels for all of the African communities living without power.
  5. We are also requesting that each of the one hundred citizen workers are to be paid 62.89 Nigerian naira per hour for ten hours a day.
  1. Finally, we are requesting $5,000 for worker payment checks. This will cover one hundred workers for one month working ten hours a day with weekends off.
  1. Once all of the solar panels are installed the U.N. and the African communities will do a monthly check for five to make sure all of the solar panels are functioning properly. After the five years, if successful, the checks will be done every three months for the next ten years.

Resolution GA-06 March 30


Re.:                             Refugee Crisis in the Middle East

Submitted to:             General Assembly

Submitted by:            Israel, Switzerland

Date:                           March 30, 2017

Whereas Article 13 section 1 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.”, and

Whereas Article 13 section 2 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.”, 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

Fully aware that any war including the current Middle East wars causes refugees, and

Noting with deep concern that refugees are very unwelcome in many places, and

Emphasizing that the United Nations should focus more resources on the crisis, and

Concerned the United States government states that seven war struck Middle Eastern country refugees would not be permitted into the United States does not only turn a blind eye to the dire situation, but goes against the reputation of the United States being a very welcoming, diverse place for all families of all races and backgrounds, and to live the American Dream, and

Alarmed by the conflicts in the Middle East has left many family homes inadequate for living, and

Realizing that the countries in conflict must do a better job of rehabilitating destroyed home,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. A program will be created called Tents for Education and Care (TEC).
  2. Countries involved in conflict areas will have their taxes raised by 15%.
  3. Money raised will be used to build 3 tents containing 1,000 emergency kits and 500 school kits.
  4. Operating within the tents will be veterans with teaching and medical backgrounds to help refugees. Salaries of trained personnel will be $55,000 per year.  The overall cost is $3,960,003,437.50
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