WFP

FOSCAMUN 2016 RESOLUTIONS

TOPIC A

Sponsors:

Syria, United States of America and Germany

Signatories:

  • Afghanistan
  • Brazil
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Guatemala
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • People’s Republic of China
  • Spain
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Yemen

Considering the lack of food security and difficulty farming faced by conflict affected zones such as Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan and Ukraine,

Reminding that food insecurity is one of the major issues concerning the modern world,

Owing to the fact that WFP has always been involved in supporting those suffering from hunger across the globe,

We propose the following resolutions:

 

  1. A fund for the creation of “green areas” (community farms) in areas of the conflict affected areas not directly affected by conflict.
  • In conjunction, these green areas should be staffed by volunteers to educate local farmers on more efficient farming methods.
  • Call for the donation of seeds and farming supplies from more developed countries.
  • In areas where possible or necessary the money should be spent on the creation of Sundrop farms or solar-powered desalination plants.
  • Combat desertification with new irrigation technologies through the desalination industries.
  • The dregs accumulated in the river bed may be used to prevent land demineralization, in this way we can use this dregs to fertilize the fields of agriculture, with the objective that the land properties get better to promote the well management of the resources and the sustainable development of food.
  1. Support local economy by purchasing food supplies from local markets. (Purchase for Progress)
  2. To call other committees to call for stricter laws on Illicit Arms Trade to help prevent more conflict. (collaboration with other committees) with additional attention to sea bound trade.
  3. To create a fund focused specifically on providing humanitarian assistance to mothers and children, so as to decrease child malnutrition, including educational support.
  4. To create a fund to support Ukraine’s plans in regard dealing with food insecurity including the support of non-government organizations.
  5. To call on the Israeli company owning 80% of the Jordan River to allow access to its water by farmers in neighboring countries.
  6. To support and develop policies of low income groups and provide mechanisms for the redistribution of wealth (Micro- Credit policies).
  7. To create a taskforce of military-trained personnel/volunteers to escort food delivery to conflict affected areas and assist in the liberation of rebel controlled zones.
  • To collaborate with other organisations to create a Coalition against Terrorism in order to restore peace in war affected countries.

TOPIC B

Sponsors: Italy, Norway and Yemen

Signatories:

  • Afghanistan
  • Brazil
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Germany
  • Guatemala
  • People’s Republic of China
  • Spain
  • Syria
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Considering the lack of environmentally and economically sustainable policies,

Reminding that without sustainable development food insecurity and poverty will continue to rise,

Owing to the fact that WFP has dedicated itself to the pursuit of new initiatives to assist in eliminating the aforementioned issues,

We suggest the following:

  1. To create a fund for the creation of water treatment and desalination plants such as those used by Seawater Greenhouses.
  • To help increase farming production in countries dealing with water scarcity and pollution.
  1. To encourage and fund the creation of community farms in, so called “Green Areas.”
  • Would allow everyone to participate in agriculture and in return would raise awareness of food insecurity.
  1. To educate farmers in efficient farming techniques to help create greater quality products that meet international standards and increase production.
  • Would assist in dealing with malpractice of pesticides.
  • Could be integrated into proposal no. 2
  1. To create a fund to support the study of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their effects on health and the environment.
  • To ultimately allow countries to accept the usage of GMOs, should they be deemed safe.
  1. To promote the creation of local markets by supporting the local food industry, and promoting the consumption and growth of organically grown products.
  • For example, the kilometer zero program in Italy.
  1. To create a public campaign to promote awareness of sustainability in agriculture around the globe.
  • To run through schools and the media (including social media advertisements, television and newspaper).
  • In addition, to support and encourage women to pursue careers in agriculture.

 

  1. To encourage and integrate the use of micro-credit, in order to combat poverty.
  • With restrictions to ensure that the loan is spent on seeds that will not adversely affect local biodiversity.
  • In addition, call on the UNHRC to promote women in agriculture as well as participating in the micro-credit program.
  1. To call on all countries to allow NGOs freedom to operate within their country.
  2. To ensure that all countries have a law indicating their commitment to the pursuit of sustainable development.