10845 Olive Blvd., Suite 155, St. Louis MO 63141
(314) 367-6480 info@civitas-stl.com

Resolutions for Nov. 21 Model UN

These are the resolutions submitted (so far) for the November 21, High School Model U.N. session. Details about the session can be found here.

The deadline for submitting a resolution is Nov. 16. Please submit them to info@civitas-stl.com . Submitting a resolution does not guarantee it will be discussed or added to the agenda. The secretariat for the session will be selecting which resolutions will be presented on Nov. 21.

SponsorTopicCommittee
ItalyWorldwide PovertyHuman & Economic Committee
LithuaniaSyrian RefugeesHuman & Economic Committee
LuxembourgGlobal Water Risk CrisisHuman & Economic Committee
VietnamHIV/AIDSHuman & Economic Committee
VenezuelaDecrease the Price of Oil ProductionHuman & Economic Committee
Malta
European Economy Help
Human & Economic Committee
The United States, Belarus, Finland, and the Netherlands
Protection of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender individuals
Human & Economic Committee
Afghanistan
Widow Refugees
Human & Economic Committee
Chile
Encouraging Illicit Drug Rehabilitation Worldwide
Human & Economic Committee
Cyprus
Human Trafficking Issues
Human & Economic Committee
Czech Republic
Offering English Language Opportunities For Displaced Refugee Children
Human & Economic Committee
The Gambia
Water-borne and Water-related Diseases
Human & Economic Committee
Indonesia
Cessation of Segregation
Human & Economic Committee
Japan
Executions in China
Human & Economic Committee
Thailand
Human Trafficking
Human & Economic Committee
Malaysia
Great Pacific Garbage Dump
Human & Economic Committee
SyriaThe Syrian Civil WarPolitical & Security Committee
United KingdomSyrian Refugee CrisisPolitical & Security Committee
IranIranian Nuclear DealPolitical & Security Committee
North KoreaExpansion of Economic FreedomPolitical & Security Committee
NepalTibet Gaining Independence from Chinese Government ControlPolitical & Security Committee
AustriaThe Humanitarian Crisis in YemenPolitical & Security Committee
France Counter-Terrorism and RefugeesPolitical & Security Committee
Jordan Syrian Refugee CrisisPolitical & Security Committee
Libya The Situation in the Middle EastPolitical & Security Committee
Nigeria The overwhelming power of multinational corporations over governmentsPolitical & Security Committee
Oman Neutralizing Chemical Weapon threat from Libya and other Rogue StatesPolitical & Security Committee

Human & Economic Rights Committee:


Jarred McCormick

Re.:                             Worldwide Poverty

Submitted to:         Human & Economic Rights Committee

Submitted by:        Italy

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

Noting that according to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. And they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.”[1] 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 most people living in poverty and extreme poverty are unable to pay for medicine that could save them from diseases other people think of as easily treatable.[2] And

Emphasizing that Greece’s unemployment rate is 25.6%, and

Appalled that people living in poverty live half as long as people living in wealthier countries, which gives them a limited time to work their way out of poverty and shows how poverty affects the lives of all who live in it.

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Will raise the dues of the 10 highest paying countries by 10%, totaling at 195,459,975 USD.
  2. The countries that will be getting raised dues are Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. If any of these countries would like to know how much their dues are being raised by, I have those numbers.
  3. The program will be called the United Nations Poverty Reducing Organization. (UNPRO)
  4. The program will start out in Greece, and, if successful, will be spread to other impoverished countries.
  5. UNPRO will bring job trainers from different countries and the UN to the impoverished country to train citizens in certain jobs.
  6. Over time the job trainers from the different countries will rotate out with newly trained native job trainers.
  7. Some jobs that will be taught are medicine based jobs, office jobs, math and science jobs, and computer application jobs.
  8. Other portions of the funding will go to building hospitals, office buildings, and other job locations. The construction of these buildings will also give jobs to native people.
  9. Whatever funds there are left will go to providing a stable economic base for the country that the UNPRO is currently working in.
  10. The UNPRO should take 10 years, which includes planning and building the buildings and the education for the natives.
  11. The United Nations should check in on this project in 10 years. If there is not a 5% drop in unemployment and a 5% drop in the poverty of Greece, then the UN can shut down the program or revise it.
  12. If the program is successful, then the UNPRO would like to continue the process in other impoverished countries, like Burundi.

[1] Fact Gained From Global Issues: http://www.globalissues.org/article/26/poverty-facts-and-stats

[2] Fact Gained From The Borgen Project: http://borgenproject.org/5-effects-poverty/


 


Jacob Kopp

Re.:                             Syrian Refugees

Submitted to:             Human & Economic Rights

Submitted by:            Lithuania

Date:                           November 21, 2015

Whereas Article 6 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.”, 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 16 section 3 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the state.”, and

Recognizing that the Syrian families that are fleeing are often separated and have no way to communicate with each other, and

Concerned that members of Syrian families are worried about the well-being of those they love and have nobody to turn to, and

Emphasizing that not all members of a family flee at the same time for many reasons, and

Fully Aware that countries around the world are welcoming refugees from Syria in various amounts and timeframes,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Call upon the nations currently working against Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to ramp up efforts to dismantle his regime and restore order in Syria, in hope of restoring peace and creating an environment that Syrian refugees can return to.
  1. That the members of the United Nations that have welcomed Syrian refugees into their country create an international database to link Syrians to their family and friends in other countries.
  2. This database will build a list of the names, ages, and gender of every refugee in every country that applies for a job or some form of housing. Other countries will be able to access and search this database for the location of a refugee’s family at the refugee’s request.
  1. Efforts will be made to reunite the families of refugees that are located in different countries by whatever means
  2. To pay for these efforts, we are requesting $5,000,000.00 not including the military efforts against Syria, which are to be carried out independently. The money will be used to set up the database and a headquarters building in every nation housing refugees, as well as air or ground transportation to reunite families. This program will last 3 years, and if conditions have not improved, an additional $5,000,000.00 will be requested to continue the program for an additional 3 years.

 


Polina DeClue

Re.:                             Global Water Risk Crisis

Submitted to:             Human & Economic Rights

Submitted by:            Luxembourg

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 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 one in ten people globally lack access to safe water, and 1

Deeply Concerned that over half of the world’s poorest nations have moderate to severe water risk, and 2

Appalled that every 90 seconds, a child dies from a water related disease, and

Shocked to find that the water crisis is the #1 global risk based on impact to society (as a measure of devastation), as announced by the World Economic Forum in January 2015, and

Recognizing that every dollar invested in water sanitation provides a $4 economic return, 3

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. The United Nations will implement a new program called the Water Risk Improvement Organization (WRIO) focusing on improving the water quality of countries with moderate to severe water risks.
  2. The program will begin in Northern Africa and the Middle East- focusing on the countries of Libya, Algeria, and Saudi Arabia, as these countries suffer the most severe water risk crises. WRIO will provide self-sustainable water pumps and water purification tablets to communities as well as hire volunteers to educate people how to operate these pumps.
  3. WRIO will last an initial five years to monitor

1 Information found at World Health Organization and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP). (2015) Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation, 2015 Update and MDG Assessment.

2 Information found at “Aqueduct | Water Risk.” Aqueduct | Water Risk. Web. 8 Nov. 2015.

3 Information from World Economic Forum. (2015). Global Risks 2015 Report

  1. WRIO will work with the World Health Organization (WHO) and ask for funding donations from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and ask to partner with USAID. Luxembourg will be able to fund the startup of the program but asks for donations from other countries to help continue the program.
  2. If the percent of Africans and West Asians having access to proper water increases to 60% and the percent of people affected by water diseases decreases by 15%, the program will continue another 5 years.
  3. If WRIO is successful, the program can be spread to other regions with water risks, such as the rest of Africa, Asia, and South Success will continue to be monitored every five years.
  4. If the program fails to show significant improvements, it can be terminated or revised.

 


Rose Stout

Re.:                             HIV/AIDS

Submitted to:             Human & Economic Rights

Submitted by:            Vietnam

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 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

Concerned that 35 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV/AIDS, and

Saddened that 3.2 million children worldwide are living with HIV, and

Noting that an estimated 19 million of the 35 million living with HIV/AIDS do not know that they have the illness, and

Recognizing that since 2000 around 38.1 billion people have become infected with HIV/AIDS, and

Alarmed that since 2000 25.3 million people have died, and

Realizing that 97% of people living with HIV live in developing and moderate income nations, and

Distressed that 1 in 4 students age 16 and above stated that they had learned nothing about HIV/AIDS in school during a survey in England,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. The United Nations starts both a research fund and an education program. These programs will be under the name Act Up Fight Aids (AUFA).
  2. AUFA Research will focus on both trying to find a cure and finding treatment. They will use the research to help the countries that need it the most. They will start with the countries where the disease is most prominent and work their way out.
  3. AUFA Education will work to educate adolescences about what AIDS really is. They will not sugarcoat it; they will give them the cold hard facts. AUFA will of course have to work through various governments to get access to the schools.
  4. To get payment AUFA will do a couple things. AUFU will ask for sponsorships from WHO, CDC, and Doctors Without Borders. We might also have to charge schools or local governments for the education program.
  5. AUFA will last for 7 years. If there are 20% less reported cases of HIV/AIDS in 7 years the program will renew.

 


Syrus Duffy

Re.:                             Decrease the Price of Oil Production

Submitted to:             Human & Economic Rights

Submitted by:            Venezuela

Date:                           November 21, 2015

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

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 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

Aware 96% of export earnings derived from oil revenues, and those revenues account for 25% of Venezuela’s Gross Domestic Product, and

Concerned there is not enough capital and industrial technology to access potential oil reserves, and

Worried the economy of Venezuela will eventually collapse due to insufficient industrial technology and human resources, and

Guided by the fact that the economy shrank by 2.8% in 2014 due to diminishing oil revenues, and

Confident that a decrease in production expenses would alleviate the stress of lower oil prices, thereby reversing negative GDP growth and decreasing socio-political tension in Venezuela,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Will create the United Nations Oil Investment Agency. (UNOIA). The purpose of this agency would be to organize industrial investments for developing oil-producing countries.
  2. UNOIA will work with oil-importing and oil-exporting countries to relieve the burden on resources associated with producing oil.
  3. The agency would do this by, requesting an initial investment of $125,000,000 collectively from all UN member states.
  4. The agency would run for an initial six-year period with the possibility of renewal thereafter.
    1. In its first 3 years the agency would prioritize the procurement of financial and industrial resources to aid developing oil-producing countries.
    2. The following 3 years the agency would oversee the distribution and utilization of resources to reduce the cost of oil production.
  5. UNOIA would foster the sharing of information regarding efficient and sustainable production practice, to mitigate the effects of potential environmental harm.
  6. The agency would promote safer and more comprehensive production standards, increased global competition, and lower energy prices. All countries who’ve invested would recoup their investment and would benefit from the increased economic development and growth.


Re.:                             European Economy Help

Submitted to:             Human & Economic Rights

Submitted by:            Malta

Date:                          November 21, 2015

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 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

Concerned that unemployment in Europe is at 11.7%, and

Noting that 15.7% of people in Malta live below the poverty line,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. The 5 wealthiest countries in the European Union with contribute 15% of their country’s taxes to the poorest countries in Europe.
  2. This money will be dispersed among the countries to fight poverty, homelessness, and unemployment through developing stronger social welfare programs and creating jobs.
  3. The countries to whom this money is distributed will be monitored by Human and Economic rights committee members every year, as this money should be infiltrated into the economies and not to other things such as military.
  4. This will be a 15-year project and after 15 years representatives from Human and Economic Rights committee as well as from the top 5 wealthiest and poorest countries in the European Union will meet to discuss how improvements have been made.
  5. If the European economy still needs to be improved in order to establish a lower rate of unemployment and better livelihood, then the representatives mentioned above will meet and discuss plans to extend the time frame.

 

Re.:                             Protection of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender individuals

Submitted to:             Human & Economic Rights

Submitted by:            The United States, Belarus, Finland, and the Netherlands

Date:                           November 21, 2015

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 3 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person.”, 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 7 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “All are equal before the law and are entitled without discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.”, 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 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 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 100 people in United Arab Emirates are currently imprisoned simply because they identify as homosexual, and

Shocked that 600 LGBTQ+ people were reported dead in the Americas during a 15-month period, and

Astounded that homosexuality is illegal in 79 countries, and

Appalled that 2,016 LGBTQ+ individuals were reported murdered in 2012, as well as hundreds of other unreported homicides,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Create a committee called Group of Allies For Protection, “GAFP”. The goal of GAFP would be to reduce the homicide rates of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer folk in Egypt, Mozambique, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, and Jamaica.
  2. GAFP will place one center in United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Jamaica, Mozambique, Saudi Arabia, and
  3. GAFP will raise United Nation dues of the 20 wealthiest countries by 2% to fundraise for the building of the centers and the supply of medicine, food, buildings, employees,
  4. The budget for these six centers will be $27,000,000 per
    1. $2,000,000 towards food to stock all
    2. $8,370,000 towards the salaries of 48 employees per center (6.75%) (2 community directors and planners to plan the futures of residents, 4 maintenance, 14 food staff, 7 administrative workers, 3 therapists, 5 medics, 5 guards, 8 job trainers).
    3. $6.8 million toward buildings and supplies to maintain
    4. $6 million for furnishings such as bunk beds, dressers, lamps, clothing, blankets, laminated
    5. $5,000 for arms and security cameras (150 security cameras in total, 25 per center).
    6. $2 million for medical supplies: ARV kits to eradicate HIV for 50 residents per center, UNICEF medical kits for influenza, the common cold, tuberculosis, and migraines.
    7. $1 million for supplies to train residents to enter the workforce and gain passage to a different country which homosexuality is
    8. $800,000 to pay for supplies for the job­training
    9. $5,000 to advertise and to publicize the program(website and info sessions).
  5. GAFP centers will negotiate with governments of other European countries and the United States to help people gain citizenship in another country, granted that country will provide a safer environment than their current situation. Each center will be equipped with materials to immigrate into a different country where homosexuality is
  6. These centers will be staffed and protected by the U.N. Peace Corps, whose employees will be paid a yearly salary of $30,000. We will hire five medics from outside sources and pay them yearly salaries of $45,000.
  7. 500 residents may stay at each After two years of stay, each resident is required to leave and find new arrangements. This time period ensures enough education is provided to a person for job preparation (see #9).
  8. Citizens of each country will be admitted to the center on a first­come, first­served basis. GAFP will have a website where citizens can apply to be admitted to a center. The application process will begin three months prior to each two-year session and four months prior to the opening of each GAFP will also hold an informational event in the capital of each country to advertise the program four months before the grand opening of each center where citizens of each country may sign up. Before being admitted, each resident will have to submit an application to explain why they should be admitted into the center. The resident will be notified about his admittance two months before he can enter the center.
  9. Upon entering the center, each resident will have a 15­minute check­up to test for communicable and non-communicable diseases such as influenza, the common cold, HIV/AIDS, migraines, and If a resident tests positive for any of these health issues, they will be put in a bedroom alone and given appropriate remedies to eradicate the virus or disease.
  10. If a disease was present at the time of a resident’s admittance, the resident will be evaluated by a medic after six weeks following his The medic will then determine if there is a way to heal the problem and if he finds that it is unable to be eradicated, the resident will be provided with papers to enter a new country, but will have to exit the center after three days following the examination.
  11. Each center will be equipped with 50 ARV kits to be given to those who test HIV­positive. Each center will also be equipped with pyrazinamide to suppress tuberculosis, enough for 30 patients per center. Lastly, the centers will be equipped with basic medicine to treat influenza, the common cold, and
  12. Each center will have twelve rooms for job training and there will be job coaches who have been trained to teach skills such as food preparation, basic office work, automotive repair, and cosmetology. Next, each resident will be required to attend twelve hours of classes each
  13. All residents are required to have at least one session with a job trainer during a three­month period. In addition, all residents will also be required to do at least four hours of work a week to maintain their bathrooms, help with cleaning the kitchen, and help paint and maintain the building
  14. The employees of the centers will be provided with bedrooms that they will have to share with two other employees, and they will be provided with meal
  15. After four years of center operation, the GAFP center program will be subject to an evaluation in which each center will be
  16. If the amount of homicides on the basis of homosexuality in the country has been reduced by 30%, and if there has been less than 10 residents or employees killed who reside or work in the center, that center will be declared successful. If four or more centers are deemed unsuccessful after those first four years, the program will be shut down for two years and GAFP will figure a new way to make the program more successful.

 

Irene Ryan

Re.:                             Widow Refugees

Submitted to:             Human & Economic Rights

Submitted by:            Afghanistan

Date:                           November 21, 2015

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 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

Concerned that more than one in four Afghan widows experienced violence after their husband’s death, as their families view them as a burden or property, and

Noting that the Afghan government is cash-strapped and focused on fighting the insurgency and not boosting welfare systems and that in 2014 Afghanistan spent 0.3% of its GDP on social protection and 1.2% on defense, and

Keeping in mind that Since 2002, more than 5.8 million Afghan refugees have returned home, representing 20 per cent of Afghanistan’s population, and that Afghanistan has one of the highest proportions of widows in the world compared with the size of its population,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. The Afghan government increase funding for welfare programs for widows and fulfill its promised 7,500 Afghani pension.
  2. The United States increase funding to their Agency for International Development which provides humanitarian assistance to war victims and must cease airstrikes (especially on civilian areas, like the Doctors Without Borders hospital).
  3. The Afghan government and other social organizations must work to educate the people and erase the belief that widows are bad omens.
  4. The United Nations form the Afghan Refugee Widow Aid (ARWA), an organization which will work with each nation’s government to raise money to help educate these women and raise the literacy rate, and also help them get jobs.

 

Re.:                             Encouraging Illicit Drug Rehabilitation Worldwide

Submitted to:             Human & Economic Rights

Submitted by:            Chile

Date:                           November 21, 2015

Noting that the very existence of the illicit drug trade threatens all three of these rights under Article 3 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person.”, and

Concerned that an estimated 246 million people, or 1 out of 20 people between the ages of 15 and 64 years, used an illicit drug in 2013, the latest year on record., and

Further realizing that prevention strategies based on scientific evidence working with families, schools, and communities can ensure that children and youth, especially the most marginalized and poor, grow and stay healthy and safe into adulthood and old age, and

Seeing that for every dollar spent on prevention, at least ten can be saved in future health, social and crime costs, and

Encouraged that the awareness of the need for rehabilitation is increasing among the world’s population, as is the technology now available with methadone to successfully treat addiction, and

Aware that methadone based treatment can only be effectively administered by trained medical personnel, leaving many of the world’s most vulnerable unable to procure treatment,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Encourages countries to fully support the UN Office on Drugs and Crime efforts to educate world citizens about dangers of addiction, and to facilitate treatment options
  1. Urges nations to inventory their resources to determine what trained staff are available to assist in rehabilitation programs. Of special interest are pre-med students seeking summer internships before admission into residency programs;
  1. Calls for a program called PRE-MEDS OFF MEDS to be developed to place aspiring medical students in countries needing additional rehabilitation resources
  1. Requests that this program be funded as a subsidiary of the already successful Doctors without Borders program
  1. Recommends that the funding for this program be provided by tax revenues obtained from sale of medical marijuana in countries where this has been legalized.

 

Ben Manglesdorf

Re.:                             Human Trafficking Issues

Submitted to:             Human & Economic Rights

Submitted by:            Cyprus

Date:                           November 21, 2015

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 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

Taking into consideration that victims from all throughout Eastern Europe and South Asia are currently being trafficked into Cyprus for unwilling sex work, often coming to Cyprus believing that they will be offered good employment with a good salary, and

Recognizing that these victims (most often women) are subjected to debt bondage, threats, and withholding of pay and documents preventing them from leaving Cyprus and forcing them to unwillingly continue participating in sex work, and

Noting with deep concern that while more investigations into human trafficking were carried out in recent years than previously seen, the first two convictions for child sex trafficking were only seen in 2015, and

Alarmed that the Cyprus anti-trafficking police unit comprises only eight people, and that 2014 saw investigations decrease by 68%, prosecutions decrease by 70%, and convictions decrease by 55%, with the penalties given out not being less stringent than those prescribed by the anti-trafficking law in Cyprus, and

Deeply concerned that Cyprus has not done and is not doing enough to protect victims of human trafficking,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Will assign 6 more officers to work specifically in the anti-trafficking unit in order to increase the amount of investigations, prosecutions and convictions that occur in Cyprus.
  2. The United Nations create the Cyprus Anti-Trafficking Force (UNCATF) in order oversee the legal action taken against trafficking and to educate and inform the law enforcement, judges and prosecutors regarding the issue.
  3. UNCATF will be divided into two teams. The first will monitor the amount of investigations that go into trafficking in order to ensure that a sufficient amount occur; there will be 5 individuals in this team. UNCATF will look to increase the amount of investigations, prosecutions and convictions by approximately 50% each, along with ensuring that the punishments given out match the laws in Cyprus. The second will be tasked with educating law enforcement, judges, and prosecutors about the issue and also to educate the masses about the problem and how to deal with it if they encounter it in their own lives, which will promote a safer and healthier environment concerning trafficking and how it is dealt with on a day-by-day basis. They will also help train social welfare staff in helping victims. There will be 25 individuals in this team.
  4. The UNCATF will task the police force of Cyprus into investigating visas for individuals working in fields such as performing artists, students, barmaids, domestic and agricultural workers, which are typical fields that those who are being trafficked come to Cyprus under the pretense of.
  5. To pay for UNCATF, we are requesting $1,300,000, which will be spent as follows:
  • Salary for individuals on both teams will be $700 a month for 3 years = $756,000
  • $5000 to equip each worker with needed items = $150,000
  • $210,000 for food, lodging, training, etc.
  • The remaining $184,000 will be used for any unexpected events that may arise for the individuals while staying in Cyprus
  1. UNCATF will exist for 3 years. After 3 years, the United Nations may discuss the progress Cyprus has made in human trafficking and whether or not UNCATF will need to be renewed; the length of time for the renewal may be decided at this point also.

 

Re.:                             Offering English Language Opportunities For Displaced Refugee Children

Submitted to:             Human & Economic Rights

Submitted by:            Czech Republic

Date:                           November 21, 2015

Reminding all nations that under 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

Further affirming that 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

Realizing that due to the massive migration of hundreds of thousands of refugees to Europe from the countries of the Middle East suffering under ISIS domination and/or threat, vast numbers of children and young adults are temporarily housed in refugee camps without adequate access to educational services, and

Noting that according to Harvard Business Review, English is now the global language of business, as more and more multinational companies are mandating English as the common corporate language—Airbus, Daimler-Chrysler, Fast Retailing, Nokia, Renault, Samsung, SAP, Technicolor, and Microsoft in Beijing, to name a few—in an attempt to facilitate communication and performance across geographically diverse functions and business endeavors,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Encourages countries to fully support the physical, emotional, and educational well-being of the refugees housed in temporary camps.
  2. Urges nations to inventory their resources to determine what educational services may be provided to these refugees during their housing in temporary camps.
  3. Calls for a program called TWERC, Teaching World English skills to Refugee Children, to be developed to place English-speaking college students in these camps for the purpose of teaching ESL – English as a Second Language to refugees.
  4. Requests that UN Peacekeeping forces be in place to ensure the safety of the college students volunteering for this program.
  5. Recommends that the funding for this program be provided under Teachers without Borders, and incorporated into the temporary study-abroad programs currently in place at thousands of universities in the West.

 

Serdel Dela Cruz

Re.:                             Water-borne and Water-related Diseases

Submitted to:             Human & Economic Rights

Submitted by:            The Gambia

Date:                           November 21, 2015

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 in developing countries, 80% of illnesses are lined to poor water and sanitary conditions, and

Disturbed that 1 of 5 deaths of children under the age of five around the world is because of water-related diseases, and

Noting that these water-borne diseases rarely occur in developed countries because of sophisticated water systems, and

Appalled that one out of every ten people in the world do not have clean water to drink, and

Distressed that one in three people lack access to a toilet, and

Approve that one organization, Water Partners International, is currently only working on two countries, Honduras and Bangladesh, and

Ashamed that Water Partners International isn’t helped at all by countries concerned about the issue and relies on donations by the people,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. The United Nations create the Waterborne-disease Prevention Group (WPG). The goal of this organization would be to building and maintaining sanitary water systems, starting in Western Africa.
  2. WPG will work with the three nations that have the least infant mortality rate in training and equipping plumbers to build sanitary plumbing systems in West Africa.
  3. Once the foreign plumbers are finished building the plumbing systems, WPG will educate and train people in West Africa how to maintain the plumbing systems so to not lose all the progress.
  4. To pay for WPG, we request $17 million dollars to pay for:

-Materials needed

-~200 workers needed, being paid $45,000 a year

  1. Once the WPG completes all the necessary systems for the current region, they will wait a whole year to see if conditions get better. If child (under the age of 5) mortality rates decrease in the region by 10%, the project can be renewed.
  2. If the project is renewed, then WPG will expand to other regions around the world that need the sanitary devices.

 

Thomas Armour

Re.:                             Cessation of Segregation

Submitted to:             Human & Economic Rights

Submitted by:            Indonesia

Date:                           November 21, 2015

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 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 7 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “All are equal before the law and are entitled without discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.”, 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 7 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “All are equal before the law and are entitled without discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.”, and

Aware & Concerned that segregation is a pressing issue not only in Indonesia, but the whole world through de jure and de facto segregation, and

Confused that the Islamic culture includes 88% of the population of Indonesia, 250 million people, and the remaining 12%, consisting primarily of Christians, Buddhists, Jews, and Hindu, are oppressing each other and pushing towards what could culminate to a civil meltdown, and

Appalled at the discrimination and segregation against Islamic women in Indonesia, for example, where in the mosques the men get a prayer room several times more spacious than the women, where the women make up 50% of the Islamic population. In addition, the literacy rate for women in the world is 71% while the rate for men is 84%, showcasing the fact that men get priority over women and receive a better education, and

Noting that Segregation in the world, not only separates people, but it corrupts governments, causes wars, and makes enemies, makes it an issue hard to pass over, and

Recognizing that Segregation leads to discrimination and other social evils, it is a pressing issue, and

Ashamed that Indonesia, itself, has allowed this to gone on in its borders without help, and

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. The United Nations create the United Nations Segregation Watch Agency, UNSWA, that oversees the social barriers in its members countries and reports on discrimination occurring within a country’s’ borders, and ensures to see that everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth from this, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
  2. UNSWA will require a startup fund of $400,000,000.00 for a period of 5 years, to be renewed if the program has decreased Segregation in the world by 15%. (This can be monitored through demographics of jobs and ethnic population density.) We request that the United Nations fund this organization to better our world and encourage integration of varying cultures.
    1. 1000 agents will be paid $40,000.00 a year for a total of $200,000,000.
    2. $2,000 will be used to gear the agents with a phone and laptop for a total of $2,000,000.
    3. $198,000,000 will be used for travel expenses getting the agents from country to country.
    4. $100,000,000 will be used to train the agents and pay for their lodgings and on occasional necessities.
  3. The UNSWA will report progressive and stagnant areas twice a year in order to show impact and areas that need more focus to better the region as a whole.
  4. The UNSWA will work with each region’s people to create a better understanding of worldwide cultures and diversity in a positive, educational manner. This will help prevent future segregation arising from misunderstandings and ignorance. The UNSWA agents will educate both adults and children from each area they work with to better improve the overall conditions.

 

Emily Bischoff

Re.:                             Executions in China

Submitted to:             Human & Economic Rights

Submitted by:            Japan

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 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

Deeply Disturbed that According to Amnesty International, the People’s Republic of China carried out more executions than the rest of the world put together in 2014. Amnesty International believes thousands are executed and sentenced to death in China every year, but with numbers kept a state secret the true figure is impossible to determine, and

Concerned that the trial process in the People’s Republic of China is unjust and results in innocent lives lost, and

Noting that the People’s Republic of China’s economy is built on exports,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Addresses the need to save lives and end unjust trial processes.
  2. Creates a subcommittee whose task is to urge with the People’s Republic of China to end the amoral death penalty, using a sanction as leverage, and will have two months to reach a decision.
  3. If the subcommittee fails, urges the members of the United Nations to participate in a sanction of certain goods with the People’s Republic of China.
  4. This sanction will ban all raw materials being exported to the People’s Republic of China, and the import of any goods from the People’s Republic of China.
  5. Foodstuffs, humanitarian assistance, and other exports that do not aid the People’s Republic of China’s economy will be allowed, in order to preserve human rights.
  6. The sanction will continue until the People’s Republic of China agrees to meet the United Nations’ request of ending the use of capital punishment.

 


 

Re.:                             Human Trafficking

Submitted to:             Human & Economic Rights

Submitted by:            Thailand

Date:                           November 21, 2015

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 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

Noting that most of the traffickers come from the surrounding countries, which are Burma, Laos, and Cambodia, and

Recognizing that most of the traffickers are minorities and immigrants who are considered stateless, and

Appalled that the number of human traffickers in Thailand has been placed at around ten thousand, and

Concerned that Thailand is only a Tier 3 when it comes to the United States’ Trafficking In Persons Report,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Create a committee known as United Nations Against Human Trafficking (UNAHT) whose goal will be to identify, prosecute, and convict traffickers, including those who subject victims to sex trafficking, debt bondage, or forced labor in Thailand’s commercial and export oriented sectors.
  2. Increase efforts to identify victims of trafficking among vulnerable populations, particularly migrants, deportees, refugees, persons in prostitution, and stateless people.
  3. Strengthen enforcements on the 2008 anti-trafficking law which criminally prohibits all forms of trafficking and establishes penalties such as life imprisonment or a fine of 400,000 baht ($13,333).
  4. Conduct campaigns through the use of radio, television, billboards, and handouts to raise public awareness of the dangers of human trafficking throughout the country thus creating a better informed population.
  5. Pay for the campaigns of UNAHT by raising the dues of the ten wealthiest nations (by GNI per capita) by 0.5%, resulting in roughly $1,100,000 which can be used to pay for airtime, ink, paper, court cases, and whatever else is necessary.
  6. Keep the committee in place for seven years. If there is a significant decrease in human traffickers by the end of seven years, the committee will be renewed and possibly branch out into Thailand’s neighboring countries, Burma, Laos, and Cambodia.

 

Re.:                             Great Pacific Garbage Dump

Submitted to:             Human & Economic Rights

Submitted by:            Malaysia

Date:                           November 21, 2015

Deeply concerned with the seven million tons of weight in the Great Pacific Garbage Dump, and

Dismayed that 80% of the plastics come from inland rivers leading to the oceans, and

Alarmed by the increasing cost of college and graduating student debt internationally, and

Discouraged at the lack of support and recognition from the international community, and

Acknowledging the fact that no one country should carry this burden on its own, and

Reaffirming that enough research has been done; the time for action is now, and

Reminding the international community of the stock market crisis of 2008 and how intertwined the world’s economy is,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Strongly encourages the international community to enact operation CRAP (Collegiate Resources Attacking Plastics)
    1. Colleges and universities would collaborate worldwide to provide summer scholarship cruises for students in return for their participation in cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Dump
    2. Smaller colleges and universities without the resources would attack the plastics and pollution for the inland by cleaning up local rivers, lakes, streams, etc. and offering scholarships that way
    3. Countries would benefit from the reduction in pollution and student debt ratios, while colleges would benefit as environmental beneficiaries and leaders for the community in addition to providing research opportunities
    4. CRAP would also encourage and strengthen international relations between colleges and countries through the collaborative effort to combat pollution
  2. Suggests the international community start with the Great Pacific Garbage Dump and then move on to the Indian and Atlantic Garbage dumps if the resolution is successful.

 


Political & Security Committee:

Emanuel Parker

Re.:                             The Syrian Civil War

Submitted to:             Political & Security Committee

Submitted by:            Syria

Date:                           November 21, 2015

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 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

Horrified by the lack of concern and action regarding the Civil War in Syria, and the terrorist rebels that have caused nearly 12 million people to be forced from their homes, and 4 million to flee their country according to World Vision Inc., and

Grateful for the support of Iran and Russia, and their aid of the great Bashar al-Assad, and

Condemning the support for the rebel terrorists from countries such as the United States of America, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, and

Recognizing the sacrifice of Iraq, Lebanon, Germany, Jordan, Greece, and many other countries who taken on the 4 million refugees who have fled the country, and

Stressing the importance that the nations of the world back this resolution with full support and take immediate action as the Syrian Refugee Crisis has negatively affected more lives than the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004, Hurricane Katrina of 2005, and the Haiti Earthquake of 2010 combined, according to World Vision Inc.

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Addresses that the immediate need is to immediately suppress and ultimately eliminate the rebel terrorists through lethal force if necessary.
  2. Requests military aid from the top five ranked armies according to the GFP “Power Index Score”, which are the United States of America, Russia, China, India, and the United Kingdom.
  3. Forms a subcommittee that will be called TUPERTS (The United Powers for the Extermination of Rebel Terrorists in Syria), in order to properly discuss the exact contribution each country that is contributing military support will give.
  4. Encourages the continued support of Iran, and the support of any other abled countries who would like to support the cause who will then be granted power in the subcommittee TUPERTS.
  5. Addresses the importance of creating aid for those in Syria who have been negatively affected by the civil war by forming a second subcommittee that will be called CARAS (the Committee for the Allocation of Resources for Aid in Syria).
  6. Requests an extra 3.0% tax on Luxury Cruises for financial support of families affected by the civil war. This support will include health clinics, temporary housing, and food distribution, all of which will be organized by the CARAS subcommittee.
  7. Encourages the support of nonprofit organizations such as UNICEF and the Red Cross.

 

Avery Cleland

Re.:                             Syrian Refugee Crisis

Submitted to:             Political & Security Committee

Submitted by:            United Kingdom

Date:                           November 21, 2015

Noting with concern the recent uprising of the people of Syria and the violent

protests taking place,

Acknowledging the substantial number of Syrians displaced by this conflict and

their need for food, water, shelter, etc.,

Commending the European governments for their efforts to shelter refugees,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Calls upon the United Nations to support the Syrian refugees by providing food, water, shelter, etc. through the Red Crescent;
  1. Urges the loyal people of Syria to continue fighting for stability;
  1. Supports The United States and her allies in helping refugees.

Ben Carlson

Re.:                             Iranian Nuclear Deal

Submitted to:             Political & Security Committee

Submitted by:            Iran

Date:                           November 21, 2015

Affirming that Iran’s interest in nuclear technology is solely based on providing energy, and

Fully aware that Iran has had a history with oppressive militant groups, and

Deeply regretting Iran’s involvement with such groups, and

Deeply convinced that Iran can keep those groups at bay,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Calls upon sovereignty on this issue.
  2. Requests the use of nuclear technology for power in the borders of Iran.
  3. Further requests that the United Nations supports Iran on this issue.

Kevin Schoonover

Re.:                             Expansion of Economic Freedom

Submitted to:             Political & Security Committee

Submitted by:            North Korea

Date:                           November 21, 2015

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 17, section 1 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.”, and

Whereas Article 23 section 2 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.”, 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 trade sanctions inhibit intranational, international, and the global economy from growth, and

Unsettled that due to international trade sanctions, technological advancements become limited to a select group of nations, and

Troubled that sanctions based on political conflicts separate civilians commercially and disrupt economic equality, and

Dismayed that economic sanctions impose malevolent ramifications upon civilian populations rather than productive governmental diplomacy, and

Outraged that political entities would diminish intergovernmental relationships through global impasses,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Establish a five year renewing plan to end economic sanctions, Economic Sanction Removal Plan (ESRP).
  2. Every five years, each member nation will sign the ESRP.
  3. By signing the ESRP, each nation will be protected from sanctions created against themselves and will agree never to instate a sanction against another nation.
  4. By agreeing to the ESRP, a nation becomes eligible to be elected to the Economic Sanction Assessment Team (ESAT).
  5. The ESAT will be elected at the beginning of each five-year plan. Each member state will cast 5 votes as to which countries will be represented in the ESAT. The 20 nations with the most votes will then form the ESAT.
  6. The ESAT will evaluate economic freedom throughout the globe throughout the five-year period. They will warn suspect nations against installing economic sanctions.
  7. At the end of each five-year period, each nation will receive their assessment from the ESAT. If it is determined that said nation violated the ESRP, they will lose protection against sanctions.
  8. After the five years have been completed, the ESAT will be dissolved. The member nations will be ineligible for re-election for the next five-year term.


Re.:                             Tibet Gaining Independence from Chinese Government Control

Submitted to:             Political & Security Committee

Submitted by:            Nepal

Date:                           November 21, 2015

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 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

Whereas Article 21, section 1 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.”, and

Appalled that Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, a 6-year old who became recognized as the 11th Panchen Lama by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the 14th of May, 1995, went missing 3 days later, and was replaced with another kid that sided more with the communist party line, believing that this was a tactical move made by the CCP, and

Shocked that more than 70% of Tibetans live below the poverty line, and

Aware that any expression of opinion contrary to the Chinese communist party ideology can result in arrest, and those imprisoned are often denied legal representation and Chinese legal proceedings fail to meet international standards, and

Notes that torture still prevails in Chinese prisons and detention centers despite it being in contravention in the United Nations Convention Against Torture, and

Distressed that many Tibetan children are denied access to adequate healthcare and schooling due to discrimination, inadequate facilities and subsistence difficulties, and many children under the age of 18 are imprisoned due to their religious and anti-communist beliefs and expression, and

Notes that Tibet is rich in minerals, such as uranium, copper, lead, lithium, and gold, and China wants to mine in this region and monopolize in these minerals, and

Realizes that Tibet has been an independent sovereign state prior to Chinese rule, but having no representation in the United Nations, and China is allowed to create destruction,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. The region of Tibet will be recognized and gather information to enter the region into the United Nations. The benefits will include: political recognition, increased number of rights, increased help from other countries, and political, environmental, and religious independence from China.
  2. The country of Nepal will type up and develop a poll for Tibet’s independence to give to the other countries. The answers will include: Yes, Tibet should be part of the United Nations; No, Tibet should not be part of the United Nations; and I abstain. China will not participate in checking off their own ballot since Tibet is part of their country and they should not be part of a vote that is about their own geographical territory.
  3. If there is a majority vote of ‘Yes,’ then Tibet will be part of the United Nations. If there is a majority vote of ‘No’ or ‘Abstain,’ then the poll will be reintroduced the following year.

All information has been found here:

Tibet.net


Nick Kime

Re.:                             The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Submitted to:             Political & Security Committee

Submitted by:            Austria

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

Understanding that currently there is a civil war going on in Yemen between the exiled President Hadi, and those tied with the Houthi movement, and

Recognizing that from this internal strife, the infrastructure of Yemen has been destroyed, leaving 21 million people in need of humanitarian aid, 20 million people without access to safe water or sanitation, and 12.9 million people insecure with regards to food supply and nourishment, and

Acknowledging the fact that the Yemeni government is taking part in the destruction of their own country, a land that imports 90% of their food, leaving most Yemenis helpless, and

Realizing that from air attacks in Yemen, 8 children are killed every day, and many more Yemeni people remain unsafe,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Establish the Commission on Yemen’s Security (COYS) consisting of 10 random member states changing annually.
  2. COYS will first analyze Yemen geographically, as to determine and map the regions controlled by both President Hadi and the Houthis, and to discover all regions mainly occupied by civilians.
  3. COYS will then ally with humanitarian groups to create a unified effort and supply large quantities of food and water specifically to nonviolent regions bordering violent regions, thus giving the many Yemeni people food and water.
  4. That in all regions where COYS is supplying food and water, they cooperate with international medical aid organizations to operate temporary medical tents and provide health services for the Yemeni people.
  5. That all regions with little military activity and mainly civilian life, including all regions with UN involvement, be described as “Peace Zones,” and that any group who fires or attacks in said regions be economically and politically isolated from all UN member states, and should the groups not tolerate, UN peacekeepers will be deployed.
  6. That the Saudi government agrees to stop air strikes until geographic barriers are drawn.
  7. Calls for a summit between President Hadi and the leaders of the Houthi rebellion, in order to establish a cooperative where both the Houthi and President Hadi gain political representation and power.

 


 

Molly Gilstrap

Re.:                             Counter-Terrorism and Refugees

Submitted to:             Political & Security Committee

Submitted by:            France

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 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 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 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

Whereas according to the Global Terrorism Index, In 2013 more than 80% of the lives lost to terrorism occurred in only five countries; Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria, and

Noting that the countries taking in the greatest number of Syrian refugees are Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt, and

Whereas about 13,000 square miles are thought to be under control of the Islamic State, and

Noting with deep concern that a suicide bomber involved in the ISIS terrorist attacks on Paris, France had the passport of a Syrian refugee, and

Observing that the number of acts of terror committed by ISIS continue to rise and increasingly devastate Western civilizations,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. A global coalition between the United States, France, and Russia needs to be formed with a goal of destroying the Islamic state.
  2. The screening process for Syrian refugees entering into other countries must be intensified, especially in Western countries that are targets for ISIS and other terrorist organizations.
  3. The screening process should include multiple high-level security checks, biometric screening, a medical screening, a cultural orientation programs, and intensive interviews.
  4. Border controls must be strengthened to increase detection and capture of suspected terrorists.
  5. Encourages an increase in massive anti-ISIS air strikes in Syria.
  6. Encourages the sharing of intelligence between nations.
  7. There should be an increase in aid to refugees and implementation of no fly zones over refugee camps especially those in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt.
  8. These solutions should be implemented immediately as ISIS continues to be one of the largest threats to international security.
  9. All United Nations members must increase their aid funding by 5%

 


 

Maria Boehm

Re.:                             Syrian Refugee Crisis

Submitted to:              Political & Security Committee

Submitted by:             Jordan

Date:                           November 21, 2015

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

Troubled that the welcoming of Syrian refugees by Jordan has resulted in an increasing burden on the job market and public services, such as education and housing costs, and

Angered that five of Syria’s wealthiest surrounding countries: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates have refused all refugees, and

Noting that those countries are monetarily supporting the rebel groups of Syria, but not supporting the people they have pushed out of their homeland, and

Commending Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Egypt, and various countries in helping to house refugees, and

Thankful for the support of the United States in providing loans for the refugees, and for the non-profits in various versions of aid, and

Stressing that more of the world needs open its borders to the refugees and support them in their time of extreme need,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Addresses the need of shelter and money needed to support the refugees. We request a 2.5% luxury tax placed on the countries not housing any refugees (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates).
  2. Uses the profit of mentioned tax for additional aid to countries surrounding Syria supporting refugees to stabilize their economies and improve the conditions of the refugee camps.
  3. Encourages the continued support of non-profit organizations such as UNICEF, UNHCR, Doctors Without Borders, Oxfam, Red Cross, and Save the Children in funding and providing supplies to the aid the refugees in their struggle.


Re.:                             The Situation in the Middle East

Submitted to:             Political & Security Committee

Submitted by:            Libya

Date:                           November 21, 2015

Whereas Article 30 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.” And

Deeply disturbed by the rate at which ISIS is growing and is also now spreading to much of Europe, and

Empathizes with France in this hard time, and

Taking into consideration that ISIS has been terrorizing the Middle East for over two years now and none of the current tactics have done much to eradicate or even contain ISIS, and

Concerned that ISIS has been becoming more violent and bolder, which is a dangerous combination, and

Further deploring the member states of the UN to take action before these terrorist attacks grow more in ferocity and in frequency,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Encourages countries whether or not they are directly affected by ISIS or similar terrorist groups to join CAIT (Countries Against International Terrorism) for the purpose of creating a committee to find ways to take care of these specific types of problems.
  2. Requests a subcommittee be specifically made for ISIS and its growing threat.
  3. Reminds the member states of the UN that this committee won’t be necessarily only be using violence; this committee will utilize all means, peaceful before force, to eradicate international terrorism.
  4. Further requests to raise the UN dues of the fifteen richest countries by 1% to fund the committee.
  5. Expresses its hopes that other countries will cooperate and join the committee.
  6. Further invites any anti-terrorism NGOs to take partnership with the committee.

 

Dustin Hartlein

Re.:                             The overwhelming power of multinational corporations over governments

Submitted to:             Political & Security Committee

Submitted by:            Nigeria

Date:                           November 21, 2015

Reminding all nations that government policies seem more oriented to maintaining the economy than in the economic and physical well-being of their populations, and

Reaffirming it’s resolution which encourages these corporations to work with government agencies to solve worldwide economical issues, and

Noting with satisfaction of past efforts of various UN bodies and non-governmental organizations,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Encourages all agencies of the United Nations to collaborate more closely with multinational corporations to work for the economical wealth of the world.
  2. Requests that all nations develop government agencies to oversee the activities of the big oil, pharmaceutical, and insurance companies.
  3. Calls for the development of a United Nations Trust Fund which encourages voluntary donations from the private transnational sector to aid funding in the making of watchful government agencies over multinational corporations.
  4. Stresses that governments set guidelines for major corporations to follow to insure the economical wealth of their country.
  5. Calls upon all states to react quickly and generously to confined appeals for economic assistance.
  6. Requests the expansion of rapid actions and assurance through development and reconstruction of governments.


Re.:                             Neutralizing Chemical Weapon threat from Libya and other Rogue States

Submitted to:             Political & Security Committee

Submitted by:            Oman

Date:                           November 21, 2015

 

Reminding all nations that under Article 3 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states, “Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person.”, and

Noting that the very existence of chemical weapons threatens every human being’s security, and

Further affirming that under the UN-sponsored Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), the end goal is to eliminate an entire category of weapons of mass destruction by prohibiting the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling, retention, transfer or use of chemical weapons, and

Encouraged that as of 2015, the UN agreement on Chemical Weapons has made great strides in reducing the quantity and threat of chemical weapons, as evidenced by an 80% reduction in chemical weapons held by signatories of the CWC, and

Aware that chemical weapons, specifically from gas, are still in storage in various places around the world in non-signatory countries and can, if deployed, cause instant death and long term health problems if civilians are exposed, and

Gravely concerned that unstable nations of North Africa and terrorist groups such as ISIS/ISIL may obtain and use these weapons against innocent non-combatants, including those fleeing as refugees into many European countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, and

Hopeful that chemical weapons can be disabled with appropriate neutralizing agents,

Be It Hereby Resolved That The General Assembly:

  1. Encourages countries to fully support the CWC for their own chemical weapon stockpiles.
  2. Urges nations to inventory their resources to determine what neutralizing chemicals and trained staff are available to accomplish the destruction of these weapons. Of special interest are graduate student scientists in need of internship experience before seeking full-time employment.
  3. Calls for a program called SOC-NOW, Scientists On Cruises-Neutralizing Old Weapons, to be developed to place graduate students in Chemistry on mothballed cruise ships re-fitted as neutralizing laboratories for the purpose of destroying the lethal capacity of these weapons.
  4. Requests that UN Peacekeeping forces be in place to ensure the safety of the college students volunteering for this program.
  5. Recommends that the funding for this program be provided by contributing nations offering cruise ship companies tax incentives to re-fit the ships as floating laboratories in the Mediterranean Sea and college internship offices being provided information of how graduate students may be trained to disable the weapons.

 

 

%d bloggers like this: