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Welcome to UNICEF! We're excited that the blogs are up and running because that means that it's getting closer to NHSMUN! To celebrate the beginning of the blog and to introduce ourselves a bit, we decided to make y’all this little video:
Hello delegates, I hope you all are enjoying your holiday breaks! Take a look at the first part of this video and the corresponding article. These explain that the prevalent gender imbalance fuel the vicious cycle of trafficking women in China so that men may have women available to marry. When there is a prevalence of young people, often men, there can often be a proven increase in violence and instability. This phenomenon, called the youth bulge, is increasing in many developing countries.
This the amazing UNESCO committee for NHSMUN 2011! I hope that you know your awesome topics, the Social and Cultural Rebuilding in Haiti and Diminishing the Threat to Freedom of Expression and the Press. Your even more amazing director is Megan Doyle!
This article regarding Hilary Clinton's activism for women's rights shows that women in government often work for women's rights abroad. Consider the impact of the vicious cycle that can therefore be ensued in nations without women already in their government. Does the lack of female presence within the government contribute to the oppression of women nation-wide, and therefore discourage any female participation in politics, and so on.
This article addresses problems that NGOs have encountered while collaborating with the U.S. and Canadian military in Afghanistan. Mike Skinner, co-founder of the Afghanistan-Canadian Research Group and a researcher at the York Centre for International and Security Studies in Toronto, states that NGOs have been compelled to serve military purposes in the U.S. counterinsurgency program. Eight NGOs including Care and OXFAM criticized the use of "aid as a weapons system" in a joint statement released in Jan. 2010. Another issue is that U.S.
As you all probably know by now, my name is Kelsey Stegall and I am your Director for WHO-NHSMUN 2011. I am extremely excited to be your director this year. As a reminder, the two topics, Access to Pharmaceuticals in Developing Nations and Combating the Health Effects of Substance Abuse are two concrete topics that will provide for a strong debate in March. If these topics become confusing as you continue to research, do not hesitate to contact me. I wish you the best of luck preparing for NHSMUN.
Welcome to your UNFPA blog for NHSMUN 2011! You are in one of the most legit committees in NHSMUN so get pumped!
Throughout the months before the conference, you should definitely check out this blog for any UNFPA related updates. We'll be posting helpful articles and resources for you to kick start your research process. Feel free to comment on any of the posts, and we can't wait to hear from you!