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Resolutions for the 2016 Model UN Session (morning)

Below are the submitted resolutions for the AM session. The session will be from 8:30 -11:30 am at the Creve Coeur Drury Inn. Details 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 4:00 pm on Tuesday, November 15th.

We are working hard to get all of the resolutions online. There was a flood of them at the deadline, so not all submitted resolutions will be discussed on Saturday.


SponsorTopicCommittee
UkrainePoverty in UkraineGeneral Assembly
FijiDrug AbuseGeneral Assembly
Togo, Chile, DjiboutiMaternal Mortality in Sub-Saharan AfricaGeneral Assembly
SwedenParental Leave & Child CareGeneral Assembly
Russian Federation, ChinaPeaceful Annexation of CrimeaGeneral Assembly
EgyptSex Trafficking in EgyptGeneral Assembly
FranceSyrian ImmigrationGeneral Assembly
SwitzerlandExported Water Quality ImprovementGeneral Assembly
BangladeshFlooding in Bangladesh/Climate ChangeGeneral Assembly
JordanThe Crippling Impacts of the Refugee Situation on Jordanian EconomyGeneral Assembly
SingaporeDrug Abuse & the Death PenaltyGeneral Assembly

AM-01

Maggie Hannick, Sara Kirsch
Sophie Lodes, Anna Sadlo

Re.:     Poverty in Ukraine

Submitted to:             General Assembly

Submitted by:            Ukraine

Date:                           November 21, 2015

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 22, of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.”, and

Concerned that 80% of Ukrainians live under the poverty line and the average wage exists as $50/month, below the poverty line of $5/day, and

Noting that Ukraine has suffered from a severe financial downturn and its GDP is continuing to decline, and

Emphasizing that Russia supports armed separatist forces and adding military pressure in the eastern Ukraine, and border security of Ukraine should be assisted by NATO, and

Whereas Ukraine can become independent in their government and develop a policy of national security,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Ukraine will expand trade to form partnerships with more countries by producing more exports and reducing prices.
  2. Ukraine will open the economic markets by creating more jobs for citizens.
  3. Ukraine will work with NATO allies and countries involved with this alliance to increase military assistance to Ukraine.
  4. Ukraine will accept assistance from any country until the economy is restored to a working, functional order for Ukrainians and meet a livable standard of living.
  5. By expanding trade and creating more jobs, Ukraine’s economy will improve and grow, while forming alliances with NATO to increase national security will provide Ukraine with a stronger economy, government, and nation.

 



AM-02

Danielle Kern, Zoe Castro

Re.:                             Drug Abuse

Submitted to:             General Assembly

Submitted by:            Fiji

Date:                           November 19, 2016

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 Article 29 section 2 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order, and the general welfare in a democratic society.”, and

Concerned that the police intercepted 357 kilograms of heroin, worth around $500million, in Suva, Fiji’s capital, in 2000, and

Noting that While drugs in Fiji are still a present issue, the number of drug offenses has slowly been declining, and

Recognizing that drug use leads to an increased mortality rate, and

Whereas it is a plant that is said to have been introduced in Fiji by indentured labourers from India more than a century ago, and

Keeping in mind cannabis, the plant where marijuana comes from, grows easily and abundantly in the islands of Fiji, and

Ashamed with the mortality caused by drug use, Fiji is yet to put an end to it,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Have regulations on all cannabis plants.
  2. Strict customs at all entries to the country.
  3. Drug tests in addition to annual physicals.
  • $49 Drug Test- Urine Sample
  • $59,560 Average Security Officer Salary
  1. Funding will be created by adding an extra tax that can go to urine tests and extra officers, once the drug problem is eliminated or reduced, the tax will reduce.


AM-03

 

Re.:                             Maternal Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Submitted to:             General Assembly

Submitted by:            Togo, Chile, Djibouti

Date:                           November 19, 2016

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 25, section 2 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born or in out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.”, and

Appalled that 830 women worldwide die every day due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth, while 550 of those women live in Sub-Saharan Africa, and

Shocked that on average, a 15-year-old girl in Sub-Saharan Africa faces a 1 in 40 chance of dying during pregnancy and childbirth during her lifetime, while a girl of the same age in Europe faces a 1 in 3300 lifetime risk, and

Ashamed that Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest regional MMR (Maternal Mortality Ratio) in the world, of 510, and

Recognizing that of the 20 countries with the highest maternal mortality ratios, 19 are in sub-Saharan Africa, and

Aware that almost all maternal deaths can be prevented, as evidenced by the huge disparities found between the richest and poorest countries, and

Realizing that assisted births, and prenatal care along with education and an efficient and effective health system during pregnancy and delivery are essential to preventing maternal mortality,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. The United Nations will start a program called TCDAMM (Togo, Chile, and Djibouti Against Maternal Mortality)
  2. TCDAMM will combine the efforts of Togo, Chile, and Djibouti to aid in the effort of preventing maternal mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  3. TCDAMM will set up clinics in every part of Sub-Saharan Africa that will be free, easily available and accessible to every pregnant woman in the region.
  4. TCDAMM will provide highly trained obstetricians from hospitals around the world, who will evaluate the circumstances of the location of their specific clinic, and decide the specific need and number of supplies for their clinic, and will then be granted a monthly allowance to fulfill the needs.
  5. Trained volunteers from Togo, Chile, and Djibouti will oversee each clinic, help with transportation and delivery of supplies, and track productivity and success of the clinics.
  6. To create and fund TCDAMM, we propose that the UN’s 20 wealthiest countries’ dues be raised by 0.2%.
  7. Success of TCDAMM’s  efforts will be measured by the declining rate of Sub-Saharan Africa’s MMR (Maternal Mortality Rate). If the average MMR of Sub-Saharan Africa is lowered to 300 in three years, then we propose that this program be renewed another five years, and that TCDAMM expand their clinics to other regions of Africa.

 



AM-04

 

Re.:                             Parental Leave & Child Care

Submitted to:             General Assembly

Submitted by:            Sweden

Date:                           November 19, 2016

Whereas Article 16 section 1 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage, and at its dissolution.”, 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 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

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

Noting that the United States, Oman, and Papua New Guinea are the three countries that do not provide new mothers with some form of partially paid time off, and

Recognizing that about 43% of women with children leave work voluntarily at some point in their careers and that 61% of US women aged 25 to 54 said family responsibilities were why they weren’t working, compared to 37% of men, and

Concerned that for every child a woman has in the United States, her salary decreases by 4%, whereas for every child a man has, his earnings increase by more than 6% and that the pay gap between mothers and non-mothers is more than that between men and women, and

Ashamed that many policies do not include parents who adopt children or have a surrogate, and

Keeping in mind that in Sweden, parents are allocated a total of 480 days per child, which they can take any time until the child is 8 years old and 60 days are reserved for the father. And they are entitled to receive 80% of their wages for 390 days, capping out at about $4118 per month. A benefit to this law is that employers have no disincentive when it comes to hiring women who have or may have children,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Every country in the United Nations must require a parental leave of 360 days for each child, of which 1 month is reserved for the father. During this time, the family will be paid 80% of their wages which will cap out at $4000 per month. This parental leave will be extended to families that are adopting a child and to families who have a surrogate mother. Also, if the child is sick after the first year of parental leave, one of the parents can stay home with the child and they will still receive 80% of their daily pay.
  2. Every country in the United Nations must increase their income tax by 5% on all incomes over $200,000. This money will go towards paying parents on parental leave and compensating businesses for the temporary loss of employment.
  3. Also, every country in the United Nations will be required to raise their dues for 1%. This money will go to countries who are in need of more assistance, which could be due to a lack of people making over $200,000. The dues will be raised by 1% for 5 years as countries begin to implement the new parental leave requirement and are trying to compensate for the changes.
  4. Additionally, the price of preschool can not exceed $150 per month. Education will be free between the ages of 6 to 19.


AM-05

Re.:                             Peaceful Annexation of Crimea

Submitted to:             General Assembly

Submitted by:            Russian Federation, China

Date:                           November 19, 2016

Whereas Article 21, section 3 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.”, 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 that Crimea voted to secede from Ukraine on March 16, 2016, with 96% voting in favor of seceding, and

Recognizing that Crimea has operated as an autonomous government since 1992, and

Realizing that Crimea’s population is near 60% Russian and only 25% Ukrainian, and

Ashamed that the Ukrainian legislative government is strongly supporting the repeal of a 2012 bill that protects the Russian language in Crimea, and

Recalling that Crimea was illegally gifted to Ukraine by the USSR in 1954, and

Realizing that Russia has been forced to expend many of its troops to protect the rights of the people in Crimea, and

Aware of the vote on resolution 68/262, which was approved 100 to 11 in favor of keeping Ukraine intact,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. The United Nations Peacekeepers will facilitate a calm transition for the Crimea to become part of Russia. If any citizen would not like to remain part of Ukraine (an estimated 80,000 people), the U.N. Peacekeepers will find room and board for the citizen(s) in any Ukrainian city that will accept them and give them need-based financial assistance (explained below) over the course of two years, with the possibility of extension if the UN sees fit. One year after the passing of the resolution, Crimea will be officially absorbed into the territory of the Russian Federation.
  2. U.N. peacekeepers will oversee the peaceful transfer of regional power in Crimea to Russian affiliation and make sure that no damage is done to Crimean facilities and no Ukrainians or are harmed in the process. Russia will withdraw.
  3. A treaty will be proposed to the United Nations by Fall 2017 that every member country will sign, stating that they will recognize the Russian affiliation of the Crimean Peninsula. If a member nation does not agree, they will be respected for it but 150 nations, including the entire UN security council, must sign the document.
  4. To pay for the peaceful transition of Crimea and/or its citizens, the U.N will increase China’s dues by 3% and Russia’s dues by 5%.


AM-06

Alex Kerr, Mary LaBelle

Re.:                             Sex Trafficking in Egypt

Submitted to:             General Assembly

Submitted by:            Egypt

Date:                           November 19, 2016

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

Concerned that 200,000 to one million street children—both boys and girls—are subjected to sex trafficking in Egypt, and

Noting that there has been an increase in sex trafficking due to a down economy and girls sell themselves for prostitution to make money. In addition, the rich from the Gulf, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait, travel to Egypt to buy Egyptian girls for “temporary” or “summer marriages” for the purpose of sexual exploitation, prostitution, and

Emphasizing that although the government prosecuted other serious crimes, it did not convict for trafficking, it was a decrease from the five convictions in the previous year. For the third consecutive year, the government failed to investigate accusations that multiple government officials were involved in, and

Whereas the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM), who worked with an international organization, also created a 180-page guidebook in 2013. The NCCM used this book to perform multiple anti-trafficking training sessions for judges and prosecutors,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Train law enforcement adequately in anti-trafficking.
  2. Prosecute officials who take part in aiding or being complicit in sex trafficking.
  3. Enact sex trafficking awareness campaigns.
  4. Safeguard the victims of sex trafficking by making sure they are not prosecuted by any crimes committed while being trafficked.
  5. Continue to use the National Referral System to identified victims of sex trafficking
  6. Stop shooting “foreign migrants” in the Sinai
  7. Make service available to all victims of sex trafficking, including shelter.
  8. Start enforcing the anti-trafficking law passed in 2010, and upholding articles 80 and 89 of Egypt’s newly passed Constitution of 2014.
  • Article 80: “The state shall care for children and protect them from all forms of violence, abuse, mistreatment and commercial and sexual exploitation”
  • Article 89: “Slavery and all forms of oppression and forced exploitation against humans are forbidden, as is sex trafficking and other forms of human trafficking, all of which are punishable by law.”


AM-07

Dylan Miller

Re.:                             Syrian Immigration

Submitted to:             General Assembly

Submitted by:            France

Date:                           November 19, 2016

Concerned that the approximately 1 million refugees in Europe may destabilize European societies, and

Keeping in mind the crisis in Syria, and

Fully aware that the refugees require assistance, and

Deeply concerned that Europe will be destabilized, and

Alarmed by the threat of this, and

Desiring the creation of the Refugee Equal Distribution Committee, REDC,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Calls for the creation of the REDC, which is made up of all European countries currently housing refugees and 5 randomly selected members that rotate every year and rotating members may not serve two years in a row.
  2. Encourages that Europe does not receive any more refugees.
  3. Calls upon other nations to help.
  4. Emphasizes the need to prevent the destabilization of European society.
  5. Recommends the creation of the Refugee Equal Distribution Committee, REDC.
  6. Proclaims the need to preserve European societies.


AM-08

Gavin Kiger, Brad Sievers

Re.:                             Exported Water Quality Improvement

Submitted to:            General Assembly

Submitted by:            Switzerland

Date:                           November 19, 2016

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 approximately 82% of the freshwater supply in Switzerland is exported to other nations, and

Noting that acid rain, urban sprawl, and improper agricultural practices are detrimental to the freshwater quality of many nations, and

Recognizing that the decrease in quality of freshwater in developed nations can lead to unsafe sources of drinking water and a decrease in trade, and in underdeveloped nations, a rise of diseases which can lead to major health complications and death, and

Keeping in mind that many nations located near or in major mountain ranges rely on freshwater exports and many underprivileged nations need clean freshwater to prevent disease,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. The Coalition of International Water Enhancement (CIWE) be formed. This group would be composed of delegates representing all nations and aimed towards the improvement of water imports and exports and the safety of production through proper agricultural techniques.
  2. Request $67,800,000 to be used for utilities, transportation, lodging of members, an ample amount of water purification kits in the event of pollutant crisis, and the creation of an adequate fund to be utilized in the event of water supply improvement projects CIWE creates. The funding will come in part from the surplus of nations, having 0.5% of the surplus of the ten wealthiest nations contribute. The remaining value of money, if needed, will come as the result of raising United Nations dues.
    1. $15,000,000 will be used to provide 30,000 water pumps to communities in drastic need of freshwater.
    2. $37,200,000 will be used to provide 30,000 makeshift medical tents to underprivileged nations in the event of pollutant crisis.
    3. $600,000 will be used to provide 1,000,000 water purification tablets to be distributed to nations in the event of pollutant crisis.
    4. $15,000,000 will be used as a safety fund in the case of crisis not accounted for. It would also go towards the transportation, lodging, and eventually the development of a meeting location of CIWE members.
  1. Should the CIWE fail to reduce potency of pollutants in freshwater by 5% every two years, funding shall be effectively lowered by 33% for every period that requirements are not made. Funding will go back to the United Nations to be used in other perhaps more successful endeavors.
  2. CIWE and her delegates shall work with nations represented and their respective law enforcement to create repercussions should citizens fail to care for laws applied to situations pertaining to water quality and purification.


AM-09

Paul Passafiume, Danny Reardon

Joe Souvannarath

Re.:                             Exported Water Quality Improvement

Submitted to:            General Assembly

Submitted by:            Switzerland

Date:                           November 19, 2016

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 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

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

Concerned that 3.2 million people have been affected by flooding in Bangladesh, and

Upset that 250,000 houses have been fully or partially damaged by the flooding and

Alarmed that 25,000 people are displaced, and

Keeping in mind that extreme flooding will force people to migrate and turn to countries that may or may not be willing to welcome them, and

Realizing that if Bangladesh goes underwater countries like China, India, and other Asian countries would eventually become flooded, and

Aware that Bangladesh is not the only country suffering from flooding, like Pakistan, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, and even the United States, where states like Louisiana and Florida have endure major floodings, and

Recognizing that the emissions of greenhouse gases and climate change have affected the rising ocean and sea levels, and

Desiring the action to strongly promote alternative renewable resources for energy throughout the world,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Help countries suffering from flooding rebuild their communities and find safer areas and unite families.
  2. Heavily promote and stand by The Paris Agreement that says we will work on solving the issue with excessive greenhouse gas emissions.
  3. Ask large countries, like China and the United States slow down and diminish burning fossil fuels for energy.
  4. Strongly encourage countries to use and fund renewable resources like, solar energy, wind energy, and biofuels.
  5. Call upon wealthier and more developed nations like the United Kingdom, Singapore, Japan, and the U.S. to advocate renewable resources and to help fund new and sufficient resources for the world.
  6. Enforcing and continuing progress and voluntary action for better world environment.

 



AM-10

Patrick Sachs

Re.:                             The Crippling Impacts of the Refugee Situation on Jordanian Economy

Submitted to:            General Assembly

Submitted by:            Jordan

Date:                           November 19, 2016

Reminding all United Nations that General Assembly Resolution 217 A is the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, and

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 9 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention, or exile.”, 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 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

Whereas Article 18 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion of belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.”, and

Aware that more than 600,000 Syrian refugees, an additional 10% to the Jordanian population, are currently settled in the Jordanian state, and

Appalled that an additional 75,000 refugees are trapped on the Syrian-Jordanian border, and

Fearful that because Jordan has so few natural resources, the Jordanian economy, already in the midst of a crisis, shall see a worse future without intervention, and

Fearful that unemployment rates, poverty rates, and crime rates shall all see dramatic increases in short time if the Jordanian state is not financially supported and/or if the Syrian refugees are not resettled, and

Aware that among nations, the United States alone have financially supported Jordan with $1.2 billion, and

Aware that high income countries including Russia, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea have offered zero resettlement places, and

Aware Gulf countries including Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain have offered zero resettlement places to Syrian refugees, and

Hopeful that in the light of Article 1, Article 3, Article 9, Article 13.2, Article 14.1, and Article 18 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS that other countries may step up and give foreign aid and offer resettlements to Syrian refugees, regardless of religion or belief,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Encourages nations to fully support Jordan and other countries in financial aid and/or resettlement offers.
  2. Urges nations to administer foreign aid and/or offer resettlements based off of resources.
  3. Requires certain nations to administer foreign aid based off of those with large surpluses, as in China, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia, and Italy.
  4. Requires said nations to contribute 0.5% of total surplus to administer foreign aid every year.
  5. Requires certain nations to offer resettlements based off of available resources, as in Russia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain.
  6. Requires that a polling protocol is set in place to check the living conditions of the Syrian refugees, in the light of Article 14.1.
  7. Requires that the foreign aid and resettlement offers are given to countries with more than 500,000 Syrian refugees.
  8. Requires that if the administered foreign aid is surplus that it is distributed to other nations in need of it.
  9. Sees this resolution as the first step to administering foreign aid and/or offering resettlements to the other nations in most need of assistance with Syrian refugees, like Lebanon and Turkey.


AM-11

Eavan O’Neil

Re.:                             Drug abuse, and the death penalty

Submitted to:            General Assembly

Submitted by:            Singapore

Date:                           November 19, 2016

Whereas Article 11 section 1 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone charged with a penal offense has the right be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defense.”, and

Concerned that Singapore has the second highest death penalty rate in the world.  That statistic being made primarily of people put to death due to drug use, were death is the only punishment for drug related crimes.   The same can be said for many other UN nations, such as: Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and many others, and

Noting the Singaporean Government is making efforts to lower these numbers, and

Recognizing people can, and are, sentenced to death for drug related indiscretions, during their youth, even if the condemning evidence is found years after the fact. Or even in some cases were weak and doubtful evidence is deemed trustworthy enough sentence the accused to death, and

Whereas the government has no drug education system setup to teach the youth, or older generations about the dangers of drug use, and their governments harsh sentences for offenders.  And minimal treatment options, as, in some cases, would face persecution when trying to seek help for their addiction, and

Keeping in mind the government is trying to lower these high death penalty rates, while still adding the lives of users, and accused users, to the same statistic they are trying to lower, and

Ashamed about the high death penalty rate, and minimal to no support or education system in place,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Lessen the punishment to jail/prison sentences for the convicted.
  2. Rearrange funding for the incarcerated to include:
  3. Rehab facilities for those seeking help, and those incarcerated.

$1,400-10,000 average rehab cost.  (based on severity of the addiction)

  1. Anti-drug education systems for Singaporean youth.
  2. Taxes can be increased for the new systems, as well as rearranging funds.
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