RESOLUTIONS PASSED IN COMMITTEES
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ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL (ECOSOC)
A resolution was passed regarding the role of non-governmental organizations within intergovernmental processes. This resolution, authored by Cyprus, Fiji, France, Indonesia, The Republic of Italy, Liechtenstein, and Monaco, indicates that the United Nations should assist nations in maintaining sovereignty despite NGO's attempting "to undermine a country's power." This resolution addresses the certification process of NGO's extensively and recommends the construction of a UN-sponsored "body of diplomats for the purpose of intergovernmental mediation."
Another resolution was passed on the same topic. Authored by Albania, Canada, Morocco, Peru, Samoa, and Saudi Arabia, this resolution "emphasizes the intense screening by the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, of those NGOs that hold Consultative Status." The sponsoring authors also argue that developed nations use domestic NGO's and that developing nations use international NGO's. Additionally, the resolution emphasizes that NGO's not infringe upon nation sovereignty.
An additional resolution was passed in committee covering the same topic. Written by Andorra, Belarus, Denmark, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Slovenia, and Thailand, the resolution firstly "emphasizes the creation of a trial period in Slovenia to analyze the process of removing misappropriation of resources, gain a better understanding as to the cost of screening and phasing out of NGOs, and establish a reasonable time frame in which these would be tested." The resolution also recommends the putting in place of a three-point plan: "screening of the people within NGOs, phasing out misappropriation of resources, [and] optional unification of Similar NGOs with similar goals." The resolution also firmly stands in support of nation sovereignty, noting that the UN may not infringe on this by barring or enforcing the use of NGO's.
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
A resolution was passed regarding the diminishment of smog and water pollution. Sponsored by UAE, India, Lebanon, Poland, Thailand, and Cambodia, this resolution "urges the implementation of a research and responsible practices database that grants access to all UN member nations." The resolution also recommends that strict laws be enacted that target the largest sources of water and air pollutants. It is also emphasized that further research be conducted on ocean acidification and pollution.
This resolution was passed regarding the use of traditional medicine in 21st century. Sponsored by South Africa, Togo, Moldova, Mali, Romania, and Bhutan, "encourages the establishment of the Traditional Practicers Exchange (TPE) who will facilitate the spread and exchange of knowledge on the use of traditional medicines." Additionally, the resolution "encourages the limited use of resources for traditional medicines by corporations outside of the country."
Another resolution was passed on the same topic. Authored by Japan, India, Czech Republic, Thailand, Cambodia, United Arab Emirates, Poland, and Lebanon, the resolution first and foremost recommends further research into the efficacy of traditional medicines, as well as side effects. The resolution also "recommends that in places where modern medicine is of better use, affected countries receive reasonable funding from the World Health Organization" to combat threatening disease. The resolution urges that traditional and modern medicine be integrated in health care and that an organization be constructed for the purpose of determining the efficacy and safety of traditional medicine.
SOCIAL, CULTURAL, AND HUMANITARIAN (SOCHUM)
A resolution was passed regarding the protection of international journalists. Authored by Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, France, Japan, and Senegal, this resolution "encourages greater accountability of borders between two given nations at their discretion in regards to" the action driven by a nation whose citizen "has provoked physical violence on a given citizen of the occupied nation. The authoring countries also encourage the construction of "safe zones" for international journalists that fear violence. The resolution greatly emphasizes the viewing of journalists as unoffending, neutral parties.
SPECIAL POLITICAL AND DECOLONIZATION (SPECPOL)
UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)
A resolution was passed regarding obligatory child marriage. Sponsored by Australia, Peru, Philippines, Mongolia, and Belize, this resolution "endorses the creation of a subcommittee in collaboration with the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage." The resolution also states that, in "countries with a 15% rate of child marriage to be eligible for the implementation of a program to educate adults" in regions that have particularly high rates of childhood marriage. The resolution also recommends that resources be allocated to schools for young children in areas with high rates of child marriage.
Another resolution was passed regarding the same topic. Sponsored by Botswana, Uruguay, USA, Laos, Sierra Leone, and India, this resolutions recommends the providing of "incentives that will promote financial mobility." The resolution also argues that setting up rehabilitation facilities for child brides will benefit the problem of child marriage as a whole.
A resolution was passed regarding the topic of the indoctrination of violence in children. Authored by India, Malawi, Republic of Kazakhstan, Japan, and Lebanon, this resolution "recommends the establishment of a commission that would" study education systems, media, and homes to determine their impact on the indoctrination of violence in children.
Another resolution was passed regarding the same topic. Sponsored by Peru, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Mongolia, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and People’s Republic of China, this resolution "recommends the creation of a subcommittee that will work in cooperation with the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children" for the purpose of identifying trends in the indoctrination of violence in children globally. The resolution also urges the importance of de-radicalization programs for children indoctrinated into a culture of violence, including the use of "trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) including art therapy and play therapy."
A resolution was passed on the topic of the low-tech terrorism crisis across Europe. The resolution, authored by The French Republic, The United States of America, The People’s Republic of China, and The Russian Federation, "mandates the usage of an international database by all Member States of both low-tech and high-tech terrorist attacks that will comprehensively examine the characteristics of the victims, attackers, and methods, with appropriate sanctions being levied against uncooperative Member States at the discretion of the Security Council." The resolution also "authorizes the creation of a sub-committee within the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism." The authors also "instruct that countries hosting social media and communication platforms suspected to be a host to extremist organizations take the necessary steps to investigate the usage of information spreading on these applications." Lastly, the resolution "declares the United Nations’ willingness and ability to aid any country willing to receive aid towards combating terrorism, including resources such as training, technology, and economic aid, to assist law enforcement in preparing for the case of a terrorist attack."
MIDDLE SCHOOL CONFERENCE
A resolution was passed regarding the topic of child marriage. Sponsored by Niger, Nepal, Croatia, Slovenia, Haiti, and Liberia, this resolution "urges developed countries and NGOs to provide financial aid to impoverished countries where child marriage is more prevalent to build their education systems and infrastructure." The resolution additionally "encourages current governmental efforts to continue, specifically in promoting equality of genders and spreading awareness about child marriage." The resolution also urges the providing of incentive for large corporations to expand into developing countries. The authors also detail the importance of education programs and female empowerment.
Another resolution was passed regarding the same topic. Sponsored by Italy, Iceland, Burkina Faso, Turkmenistan, Jamaica, Mali, Chad, Lebanon, and Canada, this resolution advocates for education in regions where child marriage is high. Additionally, the authors emphasize the importance of law enforcement for the crimes of bride-napping, domestic abuse, and sexual abuse. The resolution encourages the UN and member countries to provide funding for NGO campaigns regarding women's rights, health issues, and domestic violence. Lastly, the resolution encourages "developed countries to supply resources to educate the children in one of the poorer countries."