UNICEF

FOSCAMUN 2016 RESOLUTIONS

TOPIC A

Foscamun, Unicef committee
Sponsors: United states of America, France
Topic: A – Supporting child education, especially in developing countries
Reminding all nations of the 1989 “Convention on the rights of the child” and of all the international and regional agreements approved in order to
guarantee the well-being of children worldwide, noting with satisfaction the past efforts of various relevant UN bodies and nongovernmental
organizations, stressing the fact that children, for their nature of vulnerable creatures, has to be taken into particular account, as they represent our
world’s future, the UNICEF committee encourages governments to work with UN bodies aimed at improving the effectiveness of our actions and
guaranteeing the universal and essential children’s rights of implementing education, which promotes individual freedom and empowerment, as well
as being the most effective mean to offer a better future and opportunities to (the) next generations.
In order to encourage education in developing countries, the UNICEF committee has suggested the following possible solutions:

  1. Secular schools should be placed strategically in safe areas in developing countries. These schools would not have a specific religion practiced. They also would be supplied with proper materials, needed by children to learn, provided with funds.
  2. International programs and National programs shall be complementary, to teach human rights by sharing informations that would support gender equality and values of respect for different cultures. It is necessary to create classes where children learn not only about their local culture, but also of the other cultures in the world.
  3. In the countries where there are multiple languages, school will have local teacher who speak local languages and the classes will be taught in English, in order for all the students to not only learn English but learn on a common ground.
  4. In order to assure that schools have materials and supplies in all developing countries, the UN will raise an International fund to which every UN member will contribute in proportion of their GDP. This fund shall be public and administrated by the UN. Countries who are in need of this aid will be evaluated and our committee will decide how much funds they will receive. Then will be provided accordingly.
  5. An International team of members will be grouped by the UN. The members, volunteers and local teachers will be trained together by the UN. We encourage all relevant agencies of UN who can help in any way to collaborate more closely with countries, even at the grassroots level, to enhance
    the carrying out of positive outcomes.
  6. To help volunteers and teacher reach developing countries, the UN will coordinate together to plan an easier way for these volunteers and teachers to reach their assigned localities to help the developing countries.
  7. In order to make it easier for teachers and volunteers to stay in the developing countries, safe houses will be provided along with cheaper transportation.
  8. Quality Education For All (QEFA) campaign will be funded to encourage families to send their children to school.
  9. When the children go to school and perform well, their excellence will be rewarded with a scholarship where their family will receive money. Hopefully this financial aid will make the children and parents want to attend school because it offers a reward. There is also a reward of attendance where the family can receive food and water.
  10. To promote awareness of the QEFA campaign, volunteers will coordinate a social media campaign in developed countries and visit developing countries.
  11. The UN will guarantee to the teacher’s team room and board, security and a money reward (decided by our committees and different from role to role and country to country), for their fundamental help they will give to the children of all over the world.
  12. As orphanages are already institutions in which children live within the supervision of adults, in order to implement the education they need, there will be an initiative to turn them into learning institutions, similar to a boarding school.
  13. Children should find a safe environment therefore they could improve their knowledge.
  14. The teachers of the UN who have been trained before, could coordinate the teachers training centers in the developing countries once or twice a year depending on the level of education of the countries.
  15. After the volunteers and teachers have participated in the developing countries, they shall complete an evaluation and report back so the committee understands their progress and can discuss the problems to come up with better solutions.
  16. Taking into account that rural areas and regions where gender inequalities persist and considering that there are still parents that don’t let their children go to school, especially girls, due to forms of prejudice and cultural beliefs rooted in their traditions, the UN promotes the creations of campaigns, even with the participation of religious authorities whom they trust, to convince parents, in order to ensure that these people could finally understand the real importance of basic education.
  17. All the members of the UN should be charged in the coordination of these campaigns. NGO’s will be involved in these campaigns, as they are aware of the current situation in developing countries.
  18. The understanding of the equalities between men and women should be pointed out in the textbook that will be spread around the world in order to make aware the future generations about the importance of gender equality and opportunities for everyone, as well as avoid the misunderstanding
    of religion in order to stop racism and any type of discrimination.
  19. In order to ensure that all children will reach schools safely, and encourage their parents to send them, the UNICEF committee guarantees private transportation by buses directly from their communities, especially in rural areas, to school buildings.

TOPIC B

Foscamun, Unicef committee
Sponsors: United Kingdom, Germany and France
Topic: B – Promoting positive social norms in all contexts in order to prevent and respond to abuses, violence and exploitation directed at children
Reminding all nations of the 1989 “Convention on the rights of the child” and of all the international and regional agreements approved in order to
guarantee the well-being of children worldwide, noting with satisfaction the past efforts of various relevant UN bodies and nongovernmental
organizations, stressing the fact that children, for their nature of vulnerable creatures, has to be taken into particular account, as they represent our
world’s future, the UNICEF committee encourages governments to work with UN bodies aimed at improving the effectiveness of our actions and
guaranteeing the universal and essential children’s rights of growing up in a safe environment, which ensure their complete and full development.
The UNICEF committee recognizes that developed countries and especially developing countries struggle with the amount of children who suffer from
abuse in their community and also in their homes. To tackle this issue, the UNICEF committee have brought forth multiple solutions that the
committee hopes will be the first successful steps to resolving this urgent problem that effect the world:

  1. The United Nations are willing to send therapists and psychiatrists to schools and communities to provide professional aid to children that suffer, and who have experienced, physical abuse. Among these experts, any adults who have experienced abuse themselves will also be included in the team in order for children to feel more comfortable in expressing their thoughts. (The information provided in Muslim countries shall not include sexual references, these children will only be informed about the laws concerning sexual abuse.)
  2. The United Nation team will be sent to every school once a year for a week. This week will be an information week where the experts will introduce the topic of physical abuse. During the week, the teachers and children will be taught how to recognize any signs and symptoms of physical abuse
    and neglect.
  3. A mass media campaign will be founded to spread awareness of abuse in developing countries. Also the media will allow children to communicate and denounce whenever they are experiencing abuse.
  4. Each UN member country will ensure to provide an emergency phone line that will guarantee assistance to children who want to speak with someone about their abuse experience. Experts will reply 24/7 and help children providing assistance and advice.
  5. An international website will be created by the UN to enable children to discuss their experiences of abuse. This site will have information of what abuse is, and will explain how to recognize signs to look for in a victim.
  6. Since some local authorities in Afghanistan do not respect the government’s laws against sexual abuses, the government allows the UK to send military forces in aid in order to help Afghanistan enforce these laws.
  7. In developed countries, due to the fact that they already have a good health care system, the UN will start building “help houses” near local hospitals in order to host the children abused in their homes.
  8. Members of the government and police will be also trained on child protection by the UN. This will help the teachers and volunteers who are also being trained on the signs and symptoms of abuse.