Delegates voting in UNICEF (Carmen López).
Welcome to the first day in the Unicef Committee of the 7th edition of URJCmun. These four days will be days full of emotion where we willl learn about the rights of every child. The main objective of this committee will be to give voice to all the children who have less opportunities.
The topics presented have been: Refugee and Migrant Children and Inclusion of Children with dissabilites. After the voting procedure, and thanks to Chile’s motion, the Topic A was chosen to open this first day. Moreover, today’s sessions have been full of very interesting ideas and subthemes, such as Mental Health and Family Repartitionare. The global position of the committee on this second subtopic has been to reinforce the need of all children of having the opportunity to live with their nuclear family.
Refugee and migrant children have to deal with very difficult situations. They escape from conflict, persecution and poverty. Furthermore, refugees are one of the most excluded groups in our society. They have to face daily with discrimination and, of course, with the lack of adequate policies to their situation.
All delegates have this point very clear. Bangladesh underlines the importance of taking very seriously the protection of all children. Their priority is the wellbeing of every children in the world. As well as Dominican Republic, that thinks cooperation is the clue to overcome this problem.
Chile and Senegal have also been very active: Chile has emphasised the huge amount of refugee children and the importance to find a solution. Idea supported by Senegal, Tunisia and others. On the otherhand, India has shown its approval with refugee children, except for those who come from Myanmar. Croatia ensures its incapacity to handle the situation because of the lack of humanitarian assistance.
The debate has just started, but this first day promises an incredible experience and we could say it has been the birth of very interesting insights.