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Committees

Read more about our committees of LHIMUN 2022!

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ECOSOC: 

Sexual Exploitation and Covid-19

 

Level: Beginner 

Language: English 

Statistics have shown that the implementation of lockdowns related to the Covid-19 pandemic have led to an increase in incidences of sexual exploitation. Physically, as countries go into lockdown, domestic sexual abuse numbers have skyrocketed as people become trapped at home for longer periods of time. The mass proliferation of the internet, exacerbated by the pandemic, has amplified the problem of sexual exploitation too, as evidenced by an increase in number of reported cases of child pornography and online sexual coercion amongst minors. On the economic side, instances of exploitation like sexual slavery and sex trafficking are often financed through illicit transfers of money. ECOSOC should consider both the economic and social causes and consequences of sexual exploitation especially in light of Covid-19 given the gravity of the situation. 

SOCHUM:

Humanitarian Assistance in

Post-Conflict Zones (ONLINE)

 

Level: Beginner 

Language: English 

In the short-sighted and fast-paced world of global politics, much emphasis is placed on resolving conflicts while comparatively little is placed on settling post-conflict zones. Despite UN institutions having discussed this topic before, there are evidently still gaps that need to be filled given the empirical evidence of failed states and human rights violations after the cessation of conflicts. Hence, there is a need for SOCHUM to discuss how best to protect human rights, specifically in post-conflict zones.

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UNSC: 

Neutralizing Violent Non-State Actors in Pakistan with Special Emphasis on Balochistan

 

Level: Beginner 

Language: English 

Violence in the Balochistan region is a low intensity insurgency waged by Baloch nationalists against the governments of Pakistan and Iran in Balochistan. It is the largest and least developed province in Pakistan and is blessed with abundant natural resources like gold, natural gas, oil, copper, fluoride and sulphur. Armed groups demand political autonomy and further control of the province's resources. Baloch separatists have attacked civilians from other ethnicities throughout the province. 

Baloch separatists argue they are economically weaker as compared to the rest of Pakistan. The Balochistan Liberation Army, designated as a terrorist organisation, is the most widely known Baloch terrorist group. Since 2000 it has conducted numerous deadly attacks on Pakistani military troops, civilians, institutions and journalists and police. Other separatist groups include Balochistan Liberation United Front and the Lashkar-e-Balochistan. 

International Court of Justice:

Relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem (Palestine v. USA)

 

Level: Advanced 

Language: English

In 1995, the US Congress adopted the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1955 that recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and called for funds to be set aside for the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. However, successive presidents have waived the implementation of this Act to maintain the fragile political balance between Israel and Palestine over the question of Jerusalem. Despite this, President Trump gave the green light for the implementation of the Act in 2018 and, as of May 14 of the same year, the US embassy is now officially in Jerusalem. As a result of this, the UN General Assembly passed resolution ES-10/L.22 declaring the status of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city “null and void”. At the same time, Palestine instigated arbitration proceedings against the US for violations of the Vienna convention on Diplomatic Relations, arguing that “the diplomatic mission of a sending State must be established on the territory of the receiving State”. In 2018, the ICJ preliminarily accepted to undertake procedural investigation into the case to determine its jurisdiction and the admissibility of evidence but there has been a lack of action up till today. In LHIMUN ICJ, delegates will have the opportunity to simulate the ICJ’s arbitration proceedings of this case.

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Joint Crisis Committee:

Korean War

 

Level: Advanced 

Language: English

The words “Freedom is not free,” are written on the commemorative marble walls of the Korean War Museum Memorial, located in Seoul, South Korea. Despite the international intervention of Russia, China, the United States, the United Nations Peace Corps, and 18 other states and 5 million casualties, the Korean War is ongoing as of now for 71 years. With ramifications of Korean division into North and South threatening international security and being the focal point of international diplomacy still yet, the Joint Crisis Committee of Le Havre International Model United Nations 2022 will simulate the Korean War (otherwise known as the 6.25 War) in two committees: the State Affairs Committee of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, led by Kim-Il-Sung and the Cabinet of the 1st Republic of Korea, led by Rhee Syngman. It is now upon you, delegates of both North and South Korea, to change not only the fate of Korea but also East Asia and the landscape of world politics. Remember, each of your decisions to act, discuss, betray, backstab, and weigh consequences will have tremendous consequences. 

European Parliament

Committee on Foreign Affairs: 

European-Taiwanese prospects of mutual ‘democracy-building’ and ‘countering disinformation’

 

Level: Beginner 

Language: French

En Novembre 2021, le Parlement européen a envoyé sa toute première délégation officielle à Taïwan, accueillie par son ministère des Affaires étrangères. Cette visite intervient alors que l'UE s'inquiète des tentatives présumées de la Chine d'influencer la politique européenne et de semer la désinformation sur la pandémie de COVID-19. Taïwan affirme également être régulièrement victime des campagnes de désinformation chinoises et le Parlement européen a récemment salué le succès de l'île à lutter contre "l'ingérence dans sa démocratie sans restreindre la liberté d'expression et des médias". La délégation a déclaré qu'elle "discutera des expériences taïwanaises dans la lutte contre la désinformation, des tentatives d'ingérence dans la démocratie, les médias, la culture et l'éducation taïwanais, ainsi que les efforts de Taïwan pour renforcer sa cyber-résilience". Ce point de départ pour des liens plus forts entre l'UE et Taïwan, fondés sur la construction d'un dialogue autour de la « construction de la démocratie » mutuelle et de la « lutte contre la désinformation », n'a pas été négligée par la Chine. Étant donnée la situation, le dialogue européen autour de l'avenir des relations avec Taïwan pourrait jouer un rôle clé dans la définition de la voie à suivre tant pour l'Europe que pour Taïwan.

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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

 

Level: Beginner

Language: French

Qu’en est il du droit des enfants à la vie et au développement concernant la crise migratoire européenne?  

 

Le rapport conjoint de l’OCDE et du réseau européen des migrations a publié des détails concernant d'importantes difficultés liées aux procédures européennes de droits d’asiles laissant les réfugiés démunis de droits civiques. De l’autre côté de la marche, le Royaume-Uni a introduit un texte controversé au sujet du droit d’asile, poussant ainsi les réfugiés au mouvement. Dans le même temps, les réfugiés afghans sont au cœur d’un manque cruel de droits civiques pour des périodes de plus en plus en plus longues. Face à tout cela, comment le droit des enfants à la vie et au développement est-il affecté.

State Council of the PRC:

China-US Tech War (English)

Common Prosperity Program (Chinese)

 

Level: Beginner 

Language: Chinese and English

Since the founding of the People’s Republic in 1949, China, one of humanity’s oldest civilizations, has finally risen from the trauma of imperialism and foreign invasions under the rule of Chairman Mao’s Communist Party of China. During the Deng Era, China opened herself to the world economy and experienced profound market reforms, allowing the Chinese nation to grow prosperous. Yet, as the world enters into a turbulent era unseen in a century, China is in dire need of adjusting her policies, both foreign and domestic, in order to achieve the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and making herself a strong nation on the world stage.

As such, the State Council will need to discuss the looming China-US Tech War (in English), a proper solution to which is crucial for the development of Chinese technology enterprises and China’s national security; We will also need to address the problem of increased inequality and class stratification by implementing the Common Prosperity program (in Chinese), as outlined in Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.

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