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Re: Child Education

Postby EWang » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:22 pm

There's two resolutions for this topic, but we can certainly discuss combining them at the meeting tomorrow.

Here are the two resolutions:

Resolution 5-1
Sponsors: United States, Slovakia, China, Russia
Signatories: Sudan, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Ukraine

Stressing the United Nation’s commitment to reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015,

Emphasizing in particular Goal 2 and Goal 3 of the MDGs, the pledge to achieve universal primary education and eliminating gender disparity in primary and secondary educational respectively,

Bearing in mind that improving and expanding educational opportunities to people all across the world positively influences efforts to complete the MDGs and help spread economic growth, tolerance, stability, human rights, and democracy,

Noting with deep concern the slow rate of progress for accomplishing many of the provisions outlined in the MDGS,

Be it hereby resolved by the United Nations in General Assembly assembled:

1) Commends NGOs such as the International Save the Children Alliance, Children at Risk, Aiducation International, Room to Read, Deepalaya, Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, World Association of Children’s Friends, and the Oaktree Foundation in their efforts to spread quality primary education across both the developing and developed world;

2) Recommends that individual governments increase financial and logistical support for:
a) The United Nations Development Programme,
b) The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization,
c) The United Nations Children’s Fund, and
d) NGOs working to improve worldwide access to quality primary education;

3) Strongly condemns countries currently resisting access to primary, secondary, and/or higher education for women in the pertinent countries;

4) Suggests that both public and private developmental aid be frozen for nations which promote gender inequality in education until these nations remove all restrictions for women in education;

5) Urges further investment in the following areas:
a) Improving and building schools in poverty-stricken areas such as:
i) Sub-Sahara Africa,
ii) Latin America,
iii) The Caribbean,
iv) South Asia, and
v) Eastern Europe,
b) Educational programs such as One Laptop Per Child,
c) Secondary and higher education scholarships for lower income children;

Section 6: Decides to remain actively seized in the matter.

Resolution 5-2:

Sponsors: Canada, United Kingdom, South Africa, Aman
Signatories: Saudi Arabia, Betsy, Daria, Australia

Recognizing that child education affects the economic, political, and social state of societies in the near future;

Acknowledging that the education of children thorughout the globe can be improved drastically by discarding gender bias and improving educational facilities and resources;

Distressed that child education reform is being enacted at an inadequate pace;

Determined that proper education of children will result in globally favorable effects such as improved cultural awareness, greater levels of rationalism, and higher amounts of social stability;

Desiring the succesful enactment of the Millenium Development Goals by the year 2015;

Be it hereby resolved by the United Nations assembled:

1) Deplores nations suffering from high levels of poverty to adopt microcredit loans in order to successfully educate children;
a. Microcredit Loans will boost the amount of opportunities and the expansion of education by making quality education accessible to more children;
b. These loans will be highly flexible so that parents in 3rd World Nations can properly educate their children without having the constant fear of having to pay back these loans;
c. Microcredit loans may be administered by NGOs or well-developed nations.

2)Encourages governments and NGOs to deal fairly towards all children in need of education;
a. Impartiality arising from race, creed, gender, or social status will be condemned;
b. Financial support for institutions harboring any means of prejudice when dealing with child education will be discouraged.

3) Solemnly requests NGOs to continue their efforts in tackling the problems facing child education, such as:
a. 3rd World Network;
b. WIT (World Information Transfer);
c. Educational with Enterprise Trust;
d. Educational International;
e. Global Education Associates;
f. Room to Read;
g. Aiducational International;
h. Deepalaya;
i. United States Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization and associated groups;
j. MAA Educational Foundation

4) Encourages governments and financial institutions to direct greater amounts of money towards improving infrastructure;
a. The development of infrastructure will facilitiate higher quality education through better school buildings and resources, especially in undeveloped nations.

5) Decides to remain actively engaged in the matter.

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Re: Child Education

Postby EWang » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:25 pm

As for speakers:

Resolution 5.1
Pro:
Con: Argentina

Resolution 5.2
Pro: Turkey
Con:

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Re: Child Education

Postby athakker » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:35 am

Eric, you posted the wrong 5-2. I had edited it after Shree posted it for the first time. Here is the edited/revised version of it:

Resolution 5-2:

Sponsors: Canada, United Kingdom, Austria, South Africa, Argentina
Signatories: Saudi Arabia, Finland, Honduras, Australia

Recognizing that child education affects the economic, political, and social state of societies in the near future;

Acknowledging that the education of children throughout the globe can be improved drastically by discarding gender bias and improving educational facilities and resources;

Distressed that child education reform is being enacted at an inadequate pace;

Determined that proper education of children will result in globally favorable effects such as improved cultural awareness, greater levels of rationalism, and higher amounts of social stability;

Desiring the successful enactment of the Millennium Development Goals by the year 2015;

Be it hereby resolved by the United Nations assembled:

1) Deplores nations suffering from high levels of poverty to adopt micro-credit loans[which may be administered by NGOs or well-developed nations] in order to:
a. Successfully educate children;
b. Boost the amount of opportunities and expansion of education by
i.making quality education accessible to more children;
c. Reassure parents in 3rd World Nations that they can properly educate their children without having the constant fear of having to pay back these loans;

2)Encourages governments and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) to deal fairly towards all children in need of education by:
a. Condemning impartiality arising from race, creed, gender, or social status;
b. Discouraging financial support for institutions harboring any means of prejudice when dealing with child education

3) Solemnly requests NGOs to continue their efforts in tackling the problems facing child education, such as:
a. 3rd World Network;
b. WIT (World Information Transfer);
c. Educational with Enterprise Trust;
d. Educational International;
e. Global Education Associates;
f. Room to Read;
g. Aiducational International;
h. Deepalaya;
i. United States Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization and associated groups;
j. MAA Educational Foundation

4) Encourages governments and financial institutions to direct greater amounts of money towards improving infrastructure (especially in undeveloped nations) to facilitate higher quality education through:
a. Better school buildings and,
b. Natural and Economic resources

5) Decides to remain actively seized in the matter.

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Re: Child Education

Postby SRaghavan » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:10 am

Aman, I don't know what you filtered out. Did you find the section with the infrastructure/incentives unnecessary?


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