Human Rights Council

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Topic 1 Protection of war affected relocated civilians in Iraq
Topic 2 Right of indigenous communities

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Committee Description

The Human Rights Council (HRC) is responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them. It has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year. The Council is made up of 47 United Nations Member States which are elected by the UN General Assembly.

Topic 1 | Protection of war affected relocated civilians in Iraq

More than 4.4 million Iraqis were internally displaced and an additional of 264,100 were recorded seeking refuge abroad at the end of 2015. Recently, the liberation of Mosul and the Telefar operation has left thousands of Iraqi families without food, water and shelter in a region where the temperatures go above 50 degrees in the peak season. Not only are these refugees forced to leave behind their most vulnerable (children, elderly, disabled) who are unable to undertake the arduous journey of survival, but these families are also often denied to access safe locations that have the capacity to absorb them.
Today, UNHCR’s humanitarian operations in Iraq remain critically underfunded while reports of harassment, revenge attacks and abuse of the displaced people are on an exponential growth. The Human Rights Council, together with the Iraqi authorities needs to escalate the efforts to safe guard these relocated civilians and grant them, least of all the basic human rights.

Topic 2 | Right of indigenous communities

Despite the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, adopted by the General Assembly in 2007, native groups suffer inequality in many countries. Representing diverse minority around the world the world with 5000 distinct groups in over 90 countires, the discrimination of indigenous communities is still a major issues. Their voice, demanding to reamin on their lands, be able to use their language and keep their traditions, is often repressed and their treatment as second-class civilians continues. The UNHRC is again urged to accept a resolution regarding the issue of native tribes.

Country Matrix

Albania Albania
Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bolivia
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Congo
El Salvador El Salvador
Germany Germany
Kenya Kenya
Mexico Mexico
Netherlands Netherlands
Philippines Philippines
Russian Federation Russian Federation
Switzerland Switzerland
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Algeria Algeria
Botswana Botswana
Côte d'Ivoire Cote d’Ivoire
Ethiopia Ethiopia
Ghana Ghana
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
Mongolia Mongolia
Nigeria Nigeria
Portugal Portugal
Saudi Arabia Saudia Arabia
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Bangladesh Bangladesh
Burundi Burundi
Cuba Cuba
France France
India India
Latvia Latvia
Morocco Morocco
Panama Panama
Qatar Qatar
Slovenia Slovenia
Togo Togo
Viet Nam Vietnam
Belgium Belgium
China China
Ecuador Ecuador
Georgia Georgia
Indonesia Indonesia
Maldives Maldives
Namibia Namibia
Paraguay Paraguay
Korea, Republic of Republic of Korea
South Africa South Africa
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Chairs

Dóra Török

Chair

Dear Delegates,

I would like to welcome you all to the Human Rights Council. My name is Dóra Török and I look forward to work with you in November. I am from Hungary, I study law at the Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem in Budapest. I got involved in the world of MUNs five years ago in my high school and since then I participated in many highly interesting events regarding diplomacy and the United Nations. Being member of the International Diplomatic Student Association of Corvinus University in Budapest, I am happy to continue experiencing this world in university level.

I cannot wait to meet you all!

Hamza Naeem

Chair

Ladies and Gentlemen! It gives me immense pleasure to introduce myself. I am Hamza Naeem, an Electrical Engineer of the National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad. Currently, I am working with a French Multinational, ENGIE (formerly referred to as GDF Suez), in the capacity of an Operations Engineer in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.

I am truly honored to serve as the Committee Chair for United Nations Human Rights Council at this year’s edition of KAMUN. I have been an integral part of the Model United Nations circuit since 2006.

In the course of recent history, I have been part various international Model United Nations in the capacity of a Committee Director. These comprises of few of the Europe’s most prestigious MUNs, including Paris International Model United Nations, Hamburg Model United Nations, Rome Model United Nations etc.

In general for Model United Nations, engaging in rhetoric on various international affairs and mastering the art of diplomacy along with the committee dynamics is what defines a diplomat.

Let’s make KAMUN 2017 an exciting and adventurous tenure and aim to make the best out of this little time! Looking forward to a great opportunity of making memories!

Yours,

Hamza Naeem