United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Improving on previous efforts to improve the access of education to refugees
Thus far the education that refugees get is far behind the world's average, especially in the number of refugees that are students. Especially in the age of increasing globalisation, increased disparity on the access to education has been one of the leading causes in contributing to the poverty cycle. Families are prioritising basic necessities such as food and water as continued inflation gradually outpaces their income growth, let alone saving for education.
Many existing hosting nations have denied access to subsidised education to refugees on the grounds that they were ‘staying temporarily’ or are non-citizens of the hosting nation. But with conflicts like the Yemeni Civil War lasting beyond decades.
Measures to increase support of the economic inclusion of refugees within South East Asia
Current systems to allow refugees to reside in other nations currently legally excludes refugees from being able to work. Many of these refugees are able bodied and are willing to work, which would provide greatly into the host nation's economy. Furthermore, according to a fact sheet in 2014, the Southeast Asian region is severely underfunded and thus could not support all refugees to an adequate standard of living.
Settling the US-China tensions as a whole and the return of globalisation
Ongoing US China trade conflicts has led to the fragmentation of globalisation efforts around the world, forcing countries to choose sides. Trade-reliant countries who don’t then suffer economic turmoil as unforeseen, heavily dynamic surges in trade leads to more investor uncertainty and lack of monetary flow to sustain their economies in the long run. Following the announcement of a new trade deal that aims to cease the trade war, will this bring the world from the brink of economic recession ?
Evaluating the Role of Sovereign Debt in contributing to economic recession
Rising Sovereign Debt of multiple developed countries has led to investors pulling out investments as a result of usual government solutions of lowering interest rates further being ineffective. Highlighted issues will focus on the economic structure of the EU, how events in the Greek Economic Crisis could cause a global chain reaction that may devastate countries reliant on countries with significant sovereign debt relative to GDP
SPECIAL POLITICAL AND DECOLONISATION COMMITTEE (SPECPOL)
Settling the Territorial and the Rights of Self Determination of Hong Kong and Taiwan
Hong Kong and Taiwan have been experiencing waves of pro-democratic and anti- China protests, calling for increasing rights to self determination free of interference from the Central Chinese Government. Social order has all but crumbled in Hong Kong, as weekly protests crippled public transportation and other public services, while in Taiwan recently reelected president Tsai Ing Wen expressively rejected the ‘One China, Two Systems’ deal and standing with the Hong Kong protesters’ side as a somewhat hardline anti-communist stance. With Chinese paramilitary holding military exercises near the Hong Kong border, the situation is rapidly deteriorating.
Resolving the issue of misinformation from unverified sources
In the age of information, global news affects all spectrums of economic, social and political activities. Much public reactions ranging from panic or chaos to protests and uproars have been influenced, to a limited extent, by unverified news that distorts the actual situation. Misinformation Campaigns, whether state-sponsored or not, leads to a disruption in social order that delegates will have to address to curb such issues, but in a way that civilians will not perceive such legislations enacted as ‘media censorship’ or any form, whilst maintaining the balance between freedom of speech and political stability of the nation concerned
Reviewing the EU and UK’s defensive capabilities on responding cyberspace threats and unconventional warfare
With rising concerns over the nature of increasing Russian backed paramilitary resistance movements against Ukraine, European nations looked on, as the rise of unconventional and state-sponsored mercenaries began to blur the battlespace. As the European continent begins to be increasingly connected, cyberwarfare has been seen as an increasingly common practice by state players seeking a deniable alternative to conventional warfare. With IR 4.0 on the horizon developed nations will be posed at a greater danger than ever.
Establishing a Post- Brexit Transitional Deal regarding Economic Trade, legislations and political relations between EU-UK
Following the UK’s formal withdrawal from the EU on January 31 2020, the UK will have to negotiate with the EU over the new free trade agreement as well as the future of UK-EU relations in the areas of law enforcement, energy supplies, fishing grounds and much more. If the UK fails to come up with a deal by the end of 2020, the UK will face economic and political challenges like never before
SPECIAL POLITICAL AND DECOLONISATION COMMITTEE (SPECPOL)
Allied v ‘Fulcrum’ Cabinets - Postmodern Pacific- European Theater
Start date August 1st 2020, two major factions are on the brink of war. On the allied side, NATO and their allies clash with ‘Fulcrum’ combined Russia-Chinese aligned coalitions in a historic simulation of WW2 under post-modern day context. Both factions will compete either with brute force and strategy, or sue for peace through diplomacy.
July 30th, the placement of Chinese missile bases in the South China Sea threatens key US allies within the region and as far as Australia, leading to increased freedom of navigation by neighbouring countries. Meanwhile, the Chinese Army on October 27th launched surprise attacks on Taiwan, Hongkong and managed to invade portions of North India over allegations that Indian-sponsored pro independence Tibetans sabotaged rail and road networks near the border. The US is unable to respond as it was preoccupied with the upcoming US elections.
Meanwhile, in an alleged ‘rigged’ election poll, Putin declared himself ‘Supreme Ruler’ of Russia and in a speech, praised the increased Sino-Russian relations, proclaiming it as the ‘fulcrum of bilateral trade, political and military ties since the Sino-Soviet Split.’ By December, seeing how China had gotten away with such a large scale invasion, while other nations were crippled by the eventual 2020 April Economic Recessions, proceeded with an all out invasion of Ukraine after using reports of a Russian border checkpoint experiencing of ‘limited artillery bombardment from the western direction’ as justification for the offensive.
Promised of a revival of its Ottoman Empire and access to nuclear designs, Turkey defects NATO and for the first time the Russian Baltic fleet sails out of the Turkish Straits. Iran joins in and begins full scale missile barrage on Saudi Arabia followed with human -wave attacks and ineffective armor attacks. US fleet in the region was damaged by tactical nuclear attacks but remained intact. Mexico is overtaken by an anti-US coup and declares its support for Russia in retaliation for Trumps anti-immigrant policies.