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March 31, 2017 Resolutions

Here are the resolutions for the March 31, 2017 Middle School Model United Nations General Assembly. Student delegates from Chesterfield Montessori, McKinley CJA, and Maplewood-Richmond Heights 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
South Africa, Nepal
Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle
Sustainable Power for Underdeveloped Nations
GA-02
SUBMITTED
Dominican Republic
Chesterfield Montessori
Stateless Persons
GA-03
SUBMITTED
Brazil
McKinley Middle
Animal Rights
GA-04
SUBMITTED
Egypt
Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle
Food Security in Egypt
GA-05
SUBMITTED
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Chesterfield Montessori
Child Labor in Sub-Saharan Africa
GA-06
SUBMITTED
Honduras
McKinley Middle
Vocational Training, Murder Rate Reduction, Education Increase

Resolution GA-01 March 31

 

Re.:                             Sustainable Power for Underdeveloped Nations

Submitted to:            General Assembly

Submitted by:            South Africa and Nepal

Date:                           March 31, 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

Alarmed that 97% of Nepal’s main power is fossil fuels, and

Aware of 56.4% people lacking power in Nepal, and

Realizing That Nepal is only using 10% of its potential hydropower, and

Dismayed that rolling blackouts are frequent and unpredictable, and

Aware that the South African government greatly relies on power for all industry, as well as all government buildings, and

Alarmed that the current generators are completely unable to provide for even the basic needs of the majority of the population,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. United Nations create a program called T.R.E.E.S. (The Renewable Energy Economy Stabilizer) that is designed to support and construct an efficient, clean, and renewable power system in countries that are struggling to do so on their own.
  2. The said program will have a trial period in Nepal to support their static hydropower development and supercharge their economy to reduce population below poverty line, expand access to power and modern amenities, increase GDP, and improve overall quality of life.
  3. As a general policy, T.R.E.E.S. will not spend more than 30 years consecutively in one country or territory.
  4. A part of the program will be devoted to managing a global charity that will assist in funding the program in conjunction with funding provided by the UN, which will be 3% increase of the dues for the 10 nations that pay the highest amount of dues, amounting to $52,000,000 USD per year.
  1. The program will take steps to assist Nepal’s ongoing program with staff that will consist of both hired individuals and volunteers as well as provide funding for specific projects that do not require additional staff, and 1,000,000 US dollars will be given to the program exclusively for the hiring of staff.
  2. A committee will be formed consisting of trained individuals that will determine the location of the 25,500 Kilowatt plants that will be built by the program.
  3. Give Nepalese govt. $100,000 USD to the top 100 most efficient and producing power plants in Nepal for the hiring of and training of staff and volunteers. The hiring of local workers will be prioritized, and the process of hiring will be the responsibility of the trained individuals that have been previously hired for the program and not the Nepalese government so no unfair discernment between applicants will influence the selection of staff.
  4. If T.R.E.E.S allows Nepal to utilize at least 35% of their potential hydropower by 2032, the program will be removed from the country and T.R.E.E.S would be moved to South Africa to allow the country to utilize their hydropower, wind power, and solar power that is being poorly utilized.
  5. If the program finds similar success in South Africa, with an increase of at least 20% in the total power output in the country within 30 years, then the program will be removed from the country and reformatted to be installed in other countries suffering from similar issues such as Pakistan, Gambia, Nicaragua, Cambodia, and the Sierra Leone.
  6. If the program fails in either Nepal or South Africa, then the program will be recalled and changed to improve effectiveness in the future, and after a year of revising will be resubmitted.

Resolution GA-02 March 31

 

Re.:                             Stateless Persons

Submitted to:            General Assembly

Submitted by:            Dominican Republic

Date:                           March 31, 2017

Whereas Article 15, Section 1 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states “Everyone has a right to a nationality,” 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 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

Deeply concerned that four generations of Dominicans are now stateless and deprived of basic human rights such as access to medical care, food and education, and

Recognizing that over 60,000 children could be deported and taken away from the only homes they have ever had, and

Fully aware that adults of Haitian descent are unable to obtain jobs and other means of supporting their families, and

Observing that high school level teenagers without the correct papers proving they were born in the Dominican Republic can no longer continue their education, and

Taking into consideration that the Haitian immigrants entering The Dominican Republic would struggle to live in either country, and

Observing that the descendants of Haitians who have never lived in Haiti have a quickly failing life in the Dominican Republic, and nowhere else to go,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. The United Nations create the Citizenship Application System (UNCAS). The goal of this group is to aid stateless persons to receive the correct papers to prove their nationality and allow them to gain citizenship.
  2. UNCAS will work with each nation’s government to organize areas where Dominicans can receive papers through a simple background check. 100 government employees will collaborate to set up 20 different locations (5 employees at each station) from which to receive stateless members of society of any age and return them their nationality.
  3. Nationality could be received if you have two statements from two professional relations to confirm that you have never lived in and owned any property in Haiti, or if both parents have gained citizenship in the Dominican Republic. Although Haitian immigrants will be denied citizenship, they will receive aid money of 6900 Haitian gourdes (100 dollars) that can be used for relocation.
  4. UNCAS will clear the following two laws with the government: 1. Adults without citizenship may apply for jobs until 2020 (the next 3 years) 2. Teenagers may apply to High Schools regardless of paper proof of nationality until 2020 (the next 3 years)
  5. To pay for UNCAS, we are requesting 2.5 million dollars. $540,000 will go towards payment of employees, $550,000 will be used in aid money for Haitian immigrants. $650,000 will pay for 20 minivans (for transportation) and 20 tents (to work in), $100,000 for various electronic equipment, and $310,000 will be used for gas and other incidentals.
  6. We request 50% of needed funds come from UNICEF, and the remaining 50% comes to raising UN dues of the 10 wealthiest countries by 1%.
  7. UNCAS will last for 3 years. If the number of stateless persons decreases by 15% the program will be renewed.
  8. Once the number of stateless persons is 50% lower than the original number, UNCAS will expand to South Sudan and afterword other countries with stateless citizens.

Resolution GA-03 March 31

 

Re.:                             Animal Rights

Submitted to:            General Assembly

Submitted by:            Brazil

Date:                           March 31, 2017

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 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

Worried that tens of thousands of elephants are slaughtered annually for their ivory, and

Concerned that there are as few as 3,200 tigers left in the world, and

Concerned that around 38 million wild animals are removed from Brazilian habitats every year,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. The United Nations will create a Universal Declaration of Animal Rights.
  1. They shall create an organization supporting animal rights.
  1. This will at least cost 1 million dollars.
  1. They will take 1% of the dues from nations that pay the most.

Resolution GA-04 March 31

 

Re.:                             Food Security in Egypt

Submitted to:            General Assembly

Submitted by:            Egypt

Date:                           March 31, 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

Knowing that Egypt has a lack of money normally needed to purchase sugar and other imported foodstuffs, and

Deeply concerned that Egypt is on the verge of a drought and in the middle of a food crisis, and

Fully aware that Egypt had to reduce the amount of land devoted to rice in Egypt due to a shortage of water, inciting a rice crisis, and

Keeping in mind that there is a shortage in other basic goods, but the one inciting the most discontent is sugar, and

Noting that 22 million Egyptian citizens live in poverty,

 Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Encourages funding from larger 1st world countries such as the United States, U.K. Canada, and France.
  2. Requests increased dues of the top ten highest nations with the highest in the U.N. by 5% which would be, $96,417,870. The nations affected would be: Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, USA, and Monaco.
  3. Requiring That the Desalination Project will construct Desalination centers along the coast of the Mediterranean, to desalinate water that will be given to communities via water pipes.
  4. Supports the expansion of Lifestraw “Follow The Liters” Project. This project is ran by the LifeStraw company and for every LifeStraw products sold they send a community water jug, which is a large water-purifying vat. We will be spreading the Follow the Liters project to towns in Egypt who cannot access clean water while the desalination project is being put into place.
  5. Endorses large scale desalination project from the Mediterranean and the Nile to get more clean and fresh water into Egypt.
  6. Considers downsizing the amount of crops that require large amounts of water.
  7. Further invites rationing food weekly depending on size of family, age of family members, and work status.
  8. Confirms U.N. peacekeepers will be kept at food depots to help rationing depending on family size and work situation of families and individuals.
  9. Encourages the creation of small scale urban farms on top of roofs of houses to provide food to families.
  10. Proclaims If the child malnourishment rate does not reach 5% in 15 years then we keep the dues until we reach 1%. Then the funding will be decreased to 2.5% of dues for every nation in the U.N. for funding to keep the desalination project operational. If in 15 years the malnourishment rate is not down to 5%, then it will be reevaluated.
  11. Notes that the project will be checked every 5 years to see how much the malnourishment rate has decreased.
  12. Recommends if this program is successful we will implement into Syria, Nepal, Zimbabwe, Gambia, Liberia, Morocco, Yemen, and Algeria.
  13. If in 15 years the malnourishment rate is not down to 5%, then it will be reevaluated.

Resolution GA-05 March 31

 

Re.:                             Child Labor in Sub-Saharan Africa

Submitted to:            General Assembly

Submitted by:            Democratic Republic of the Congo

Date:                           March 31, 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

Concerned that 38.9% of children ages 5-14 work in Somalia without any education, and

Noting that despite laws making it illegal for young people under the age of 18 to be soldiers, some children are still recruited into the military, and

Aware of the lack of programs needed to address the worst forms of child labor in Somalia, and

Noting with deep concern that over 22,000 out of the 221 million child laborers worldwide die every year due to work related accidents, and

Recognizing that almost one third of children under 18 in Sub-Saharan Africa work and only 18% of those in rural Somalia go to school,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. The United Nations works with UNICEF to set up 1,000 makeshift schools in Somalia for a total of $1,240,000.
  2. The United Nations works with UNICEF to supply 2,000,000 sets of pencil and paper for a total of $480,000.
  3. The United Nations creates the United Nations Child Labor Organization Advancing Kids (UNCLOAK) to hire 1,000 teachers with a pay of $6 per hour and also hire 50 groups of 3 men to inspect warehouses and help clear the area of child workers. To fund UNCLOAK, we are asking for $28,925,361 to be spent as follows:
  • Schools. We are requesting $1,240,000 for construction projects ($1,240 for each school)
  • Teachers’ pay and outfits. We are requesting $10,800,000.
  • Pencils and paper for 1,000,000 children. We are requesting $480,000.
  • Inspectors. The UN will provide 300 experienced men/women for the job. For this we request $11,000,000.
  • The remaining funds ($5,405,361) will be used to pay for other incidentals.

The money for these funds comes from raising dues of the top ten highest paying countries by 1.5%.

 

  1. UNCLOAK will also send out 150 experienced men in groups of three to make thorough inspections of known businesses and organizations to ensure that there are no underage workers on the site. If there are any, they will be paid twice (or thrice, depending on their wage) of what their employers offered. These children will then be escorted to their places of residence by a special inspector. There, the inspector will negotiate with his or her parents/guardians in order to provide education for the child.
  2. UNCLOAK will attempt to satisfy corporations which previously employed underage workers by suggesting and providing business opportunities that do not require child workers. The aforementioned inspectors will discuss these with business proprietors and reach a settlement. Excessive force will not be necessary. However, we have not ruled out the fact that some proprietors may be easier to negotiate with than others. UNCLOAK will, to the best of its abilities, attempt to execute this project peacefully. This is why we request experienced men to become inspectors.
  3. UNCLOAK will also reduce the need for children to work. The inspector that brings the children to their places of residence will also negotiate with their parents/guardians to find risk-free solutions to the problem that is child labor. This may help to create more jobs in safe areas and may help families to keep their children in school instead of at work, as they should be.
  4. UNCLOAK will last for three years in Somalia. If child labor has decreased by at least 20% at that time, UNCLOAK will expand to Eritrea and then Democratic Republic of Congo.



Resolution GA-06 March 31

 

Re.:                             Vocational Training, Murder Rate Reduction, Education Increase

Submitted to:            General Assembly

Submitted by:            Honduras

Date:                           March 31, 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 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

Knowing that Honduras is one of the poorest countries of the Western Hemisphere and struggles with a really young population and high murder rates, and

Concerned that the Honduras homicide rate is 91.6 in 2011, and

Knowing that women and children are highly vulnerable to climate of economic instability in this area and 40% of Hondurans are under 15,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Honduras could highly benefit from job opportunities and vocational training to enable Hondurans to find work and gain wealth for the community and decrease the murder rate and afford a fair education.

 

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