We are now in the third day of this incredible experience that is being very intense. The Unicef Committee is discussing the best solutions to provide refugee children the best opportunities. Delegates have worked so hard to present some resolutions, which have been the principal topic they have talked about in today’s session.
Fully aware of the precarious situation of millions of children during refugee crisis, Chile and Senegal. as sponsors, have presented the first resolution. Defending the protection of children seeking asylum and the recognition of their vulnerability; Dominican Republic, Denmark, Germany, Bangladesh and Nepal have supported this as signatories. The first point of their resolution is to define the term of vulnerability as: the fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, gender, nationality, political opinion, environmental hazard, or membership in a political group, in general terms. Some of the points have been to encourages states to establish language-intensive formations for the children in order to guarantee they can join the educational program of the hosting country and to invite member states to recognize sexual abuses perpetrated towards child refugees as a crime against humanity.
The second resolution has been presented by Japan and Tunisia supported by Croatia, Cuba, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, Hungary, Syrian, Democratic Republic of North Korea, Angola, India and Hungary. Recalling Article 23 of the Convention of the Rights of Child delegates have shown the importance to recognize rights of mentally and physically disabled child, particularly child refugees.
To highlight the integral role that technology and healthcare resources have in assisting children with vulnerabilities and to recognize the plight of the conditions in which children seeking asylum come from, specifically refugee children that are victims of climate-related impacts, war, and other abuses to properly assess necessary medical or legal treatment have been the principal points.
After discussing and looking for the best solutions, Japan, Chile and Senegal have presented the final resolution that has been adopted with only one abstention from United kingdom.
At the end of the day, the comittee has been lucky enough to meet Unicef’s vice chairman who has dedicated some words related to the importance of Unicef in the world. This URJCmun edition is finishing and our delegates are ready to make a final effort in order to see how their different objectives are delivered.