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MUN simulation: SOCHUM (Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Committee of the United Nations General Assembly)

Saturday, April 25th, 2015 @ 10:00 - Sunday, April 26th, 2015 @ 18:00

Topics:
Preventing discrimination in order to preserve peace
The nationalistic claims towards foreign labor are increasing at late, becoming a real issue in many countries alike. Workers come with skills, identical to the nationals of one’s country but being an object of discrimination on the national level. It has been shown, however, that a proper integration policy leads to a divers and robust economy. Therefore, delegates should present their country’s attitude towards foreign labor force; as well as discuss whether this labor force should be better integrated into the economy of the state.
 
The question of protecting this world’s youth from extremism
This topic touches upon a sensitive matter of child soldiers and youth extremism. Immerging and already existing civil and regional conflicts show the high participation of children in direct or indirect military activities. It is unclear whether they were forcefully taken or volunteered to those positions; nevertheless the matter of child participation in military activities should be addressed very seriously. Protecting our youth from environments where they could be reached by fanatic recruiters is an issue to be discussed. Therefore, delegates should be able to state their state’s practice with regard to this issue as well as discuss tighter enforcing mechanisms for reducing such tendencies.
 
All simulations are open both to public to observe and to participate. If you would like to participate as a delegate please send an email to modelun@ufgbg.se and you will be assigned a country.
 
To learn more about Model UN, the flow of the debate and how to do research check out http://bestdelegate.com/
 
Three things that you should know as a delegate:
1. Know the topic (including the positions of other countries)
2. Know your country and its position on the topic
3. Prepare a 1 minute speech to introduce your country’s position on the topic

Details

Start:
Saturday, April 25th, 2015 @ 10:00
End:
Sunday, April 26th, 2015 @ 18:00
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Venue

Department of Political Science, Sprängkullsgatan 19, B210