RESOLUTION. (Adopted on Committee Two of CNMUN 2010)

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1 RESOLUTION (Adopted on Committee Two of CNMUN 2010) Council: UN Human Rights Council Committee Two Topic: the Impact of Financial Crisis on the Universal Realization and Effective Enjoyment of Human Rights Sponsors: Afghanistan, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Belgium, China, Ghana, India,Jordan,Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Russia Federation, Qatar, Romania, Sri Lanka, Thailand, UK, Zambia Signatories:Gabon, Mauritius, Uganda, Hungary, Philippines, Cameroon,Saudi Arabia, Angola, Nigeria, Algeria, Djibouti, Mali, Senegal, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Israel, Maldives, Mexico, Cuba, Uruguay, Ecuador, Argentina, Guatemala, Chile, Peru, Canada, The Human Rights Council, Guided by the principles and objectives of the Charter of the United Nations, Realizing the severe consequence of the global financial crisis, not only the collapse of major international financial institutions, but also the abuses of human rights, Reaffirming the terms in Universal Declaration and Charter of the United Nations of realizing human rights, Recalling the Article 23 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Recalling that everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment, Being Aware that everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work, Being Conscious that everyone who works has the right to just and favorable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection, Having Realized that everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests, Acting under the Charter of United Nations, 1

2 1. Expresses deep concern that the universal realization and effective enjoyment of human rights are adversely effected due to the impact of the global economic and financial crisis; 2. Promotes educational development relating to, inter alia: (a). To draw attention to narrow the gender gap in education, promote equal opportunities for women in vocational schools and technical training; (b). To promote the value of education for both children s future opportunities; (c). To ensure that children s rights are protected by effective laws; (d). To build more primary and secondary schools, and train more teachers; (e). To promote international exchange of excellent teachers, provide loans to people who can t afford higher education; (f). To request the United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organizations to reinforce its coordinating role in the promotion of higher education; (g). To recognized educational needs of vulnerable groups, including people infected with AIDS, women and children; (h). To provide developing nations with more educational equipments, including, electronic and technological supports, such as computers, labs, projectors. (g). Implementing comprehensive and effective teacher strategies; 3. Further calls upon governments to focus on economy relating to, inter alia: (a). To set up an international organization to absorb and disseminate successful agricultural programs, in which contributing countries should be rewarded if receiving country has profited from these programs, and give more supports, such as subsidies, credit, post-harvest facilities to poor farmers, particularly women; (b). to reaffirm the right to clean water, nutritious and adequate food, and energy: (i). Suggesting WFP to offer full support to agriculture investments, implement food exchange programs among member states, and start an emergency fund to secure constant food supplies in the countries in war or hit by natural disaster; (ii). Guaranteeing access to adequate nutritious food by implementing integrated nutrition program for the poor and vulnerable; (iii). Modernizing and commercialize the traditional farming; (iv). Implementing closely monitor the food price under the framework of the World Food Program; (v). Suggesting the OPEC members to increase output, and requests a more reasonable price assessing strategy; (vi) Suggesting a public fund to aid the sanitation constructions in least developed countries; 2

3 (vii). Requesting a reasonable transfer program of clean water supplies from water-abundant countries to water-lacked countries when facing emergencies.; (viii). Ensuring further assessment and filtering system to purify the water supplies that are not qualified for regular use; (c). To pursue prudent and tight monetary policy, to raise the interest rate to fight against inflation, to raise people s real income, and to remove the so-called inflation tax to fight against inflation in order to achieve controllable inflation rate; (d). To stabilize domestic environment to provide safe tourism attractions, to carry out more advertising in developed countries to encourage the tourism travelling; (e). To take immediate actions to avoid worsening of the financial crisis, including antiprotectionism, establishment of a better more rational economic structure, a more stable monetary system; (f). To ensure an open, equitable, predictable and non-discriminatory multilateral trading system, TO reduce tariff and trade barriers; to underline the necessity of launching a debt-restructuring plan and dis-debtedness; (g). To stop imposing pressures on developing countries to depreciate their currency; (h). To form more free trade areas to increase exchange, reduce tariffs and cultivating cooperation; (i). To formulate programs and establish appropriate national mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating the implement of measures to promote openness in government affairs; (j). To ensure each country s sovereignty is protected for them to better develop their economy; (k). To speed up the economic development for indigenous people, to ensure they can share economic fruits like other groups, to protect their ownership of their ancestral lands and their participation in the management of their natural resources; (l). To focus on the quality-examination of exports products, especially foods and machinery. 4. Expresses particular concern on the employment relating to, inter alia: (a) Improvement of a sound domestic environment to increase employment rate, including fighting corruptions at all levels, promotion of investments in basic economic and social infrastructure, social services and social protection, education, health, nutrition, shelter and social security programs; (b) Promotion of foreign investment and creation of harmonious international investment environment, with receiving countries providing incentives for contributing countries to encourage them to help increase employment, cooperation with the International Labor Organization to promote opportunities for everyone to obtain 3

4 decent and productive work, based on the principles of freedom, equity, security and human dignity, and cooperation with the International Labor Organization to give people more employment guidance both mentally and physically; (c) Setting up of training organizations and educational facilities for youth, helping the youth to transition from being unskilled to skilled labors; (d). Introducing micro-credit internationally, recommending to establish micro lending system in which smaller amount of money is available to people, especially to vulnerable people, like women, migrants and the disabled, to enable them to receive vocational training and make a sufficient living on their own: (i). protecting women s right to equal education by eliminating some conservative bias and customs against women; (ii). ensuring that women and children have full and equal access to effective legal protection against violations; (iii). reviewing, and where appropriate, revise, amend, or abolish all laws, regulations, policies, practices and customs that discriminate against women; (iv). encouraging and promote women s right to politics; (v) Reaching a consensus that migrant workers share the same human rights with domestic citizens; (vi) Cooperating with International Labor Organization to set up special management system for the migrant workers so that their rights can be protested; (vii) Protesting the xenophobia and extremism toward immigrants on account of the influence of the financial crisis; (e). Establishment of a coordination mechanism among employers, employees and the government, implementation of minimum salary and raise workers salary in accordance with the Labor Contract Law. (f). Implementing vocational and entrepreneurial skills programmes for both paid and self-employment as well as those having lost or at risk of losing their jobs; (g). Encouraging the development of small and medium-sized enterprises and micro-enterprises to create more job opportunities; (h). Increasing public services as important tools for creating and stimulating sustained economic activity; (i). Guaranteeing adequate social protections for all by implementing a reasonable minimum wage level for workers; 5. Strongly urges coordinated efforts in the international community, in particular: (a) Coordination with developing nations, including exchange of information, financial strategies, related technologies to help a country recover from the financial crisis; (b) Coordination with developed countries, including appealing for help of advanced information and related technology to transfer from developed countries to developing countries to help them establish new concept towards making a living and getting over the financial crisis, providing financial aid with the purpose of improve medical care 4

5 condition, basic living insurance, public facilities education volunteers doctors, etc. with humanitarian aid as the bottom line: (i). calling upon the establishment of a North & South cooperative talk system, thus, donor countries can update their aiding project to meet the needs of the developing nations; (ii). Calling for the institution of a South & South cooperation forum in order to share the successful experiences of utilization of aiding resources; (c) Coordination with NGOs, including encouraging NGOs to collect donations and make humanitarian preparation for financial crisis, to distribute education subsidiaries to stimulate education, like setting up scholarship and aid-funds, transferring money from NGOs overseas directly to the local NGOs, and establishing a monitoring mechanism to supervise these NGOs. 6. Reaffirms the acceleration of ODA: (a). Increasing the share of aid provided as donor countries budget support, particularly in form of the realization of the sharing of 0.7% of developed GNP as the aiding for the developing countries; (b). Ensure enough attention is paid to ODA by donors for specific purposes ; (c). Requesting fully deliver the committed additional resources to priority country groups, including the LDCs; (d). Reaffirming the ultimate goal of ODA is to strengthen the national capacity and achieve the self-reliance development for aid recipients; 7. Suggests that the establishment of a working group of experts in UNHRC with their respective special mandate to review each country's policies in combating financial crisis in regard to the human rights. 5

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