UNICEF

FOSCAMUN 2015 RESOLUTIONS

TOPIC A
Believing that the issue regarding extracting children from armed forces is a main priority among many countries, the UNICEF:

A) Calls upon all nations to create stronger and more adequate laws against the recruitment of children in armed conflicts.
B) Recommends to reinforce sanctions against those countries that recruit child soldiers.
C) Authorizes and encourages the creation of rehabilitation/care centres in nearby nations as a means to help reintegrate former child soldiers into the real word:

a) Take funding from privileged nations:
–  Based on GDP and economic growth rates.
b) Accept donations from all nations;
c) Distribute funds following criteria based on:
– Countries involved in armed conflicts;
– Countries that have the most child soldiers in danger;
– Countries where conflict is affecting citizens directly.
– The cause of the armed conflict
d) Separate sectors of such centres for girls and boys;
e) Rehabilitation before reintegration which is recommended after the former child soldier reaches a healthy mental state;
f) Jump start programs should be in place for former child soldiers after they have been released from such centres;
g) Centres should include educational and therapeutic opportunities;
h) Teachers, psychologists recommended in such centres;
i) An international database should be used in order to facilitate the access of children into these centres and other environments to give the stability needed.

D) Encourages the creation of secret intelligence international brigades for the removal of child soldiers from armies:

a) Optional, yet recommends that those who enter the program be trained specifically
– Such training should only be allowed to those over the age of 21

E) Considering that international brigades might not be an adequate solution for different countries’ situations, military intervention is allowed if crucial:

a) This is recommended for such situations as Sudan’s and South Sudan’s.

F) Calls upon privileged countries to aid those countries in need by means of an international fund:

a) Funds will come from privileged countries based on economic statistics such as growth rates and GDPs.

SPONSORS:
United States of America, United Kingdom, Palestine.

SIGNATORIES:
Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Yemen, Pakistan, Sudan, Syria, South Sudan, Nigeria, Libya, France, India, South Africa.

TOPIC B
Believing that forced early child marriages are detrimental to young children, the UNICEF:

A) Calls upon the creation of an international fund:

a) That is distributed between:
– Awareness which includes education and media;
– Rehabilitation which includes funding hospitals and care centres.
b) Coming from privileged countries and donations:
– Privileged countries based on GDP and growth rates.

B) Encourages the creation of care centres for those women and girls already affected:

a) Use of the international fund;
b) Provides therapeutic help and support as well as education;
c) May stay in centres for up to 5 years.

C) Emphasises the use of media to raise awareness of the detrimental effects of forced early child marriage on such children:

a) In rural areas where media may not be attainable, encourages the sending of volunteers to spread awareness by word of mouth;
b) Radio programmes to communicate to rural areas is also a possibility.

D) Considers the creation of a support system program between a volunteer and a girl/woman affected:

a) Suggests meeting at least once every two weeks at least;
b) This hopefully will give the girl/woman affected a sense of security by having someone to talk to and get advice from;
c) Volunteers aren’t required to have any experience in a therapeutic sense.

E) Encourages the creation of an international treaty among all nations:

a) To include all countries in this issue that are involved with this topic.

F) Calls upon all the countries to ratify the convention of the rights of the child;
G) Considers part of the international fund to be distributed towards unprivileged families:

a) In order to prevent the exchange of children for money.

H) Encourages the use of the fund to provide legal support to child brides:

a) In case the child wants to ask for annulment.

I) Calls upon mandatory education for those up to the age of 15:

a) Include sexual health education.

J) Encourages the raising of the minimum age to marry to the age of 18 or 16 with parental consent and the child’s consent.

SPONSORS:
United Kingdom, India, United States of America.

SIGNATORIES:
Palestine, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Yemen, Pakistan, Sudan, South Africa, Syria, South Sudan, Nigeria, Libya, France.