It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Shishukunj Model United Nations Conference 2015. My name is Samriddhi Agrawal and I am thrilled to be serving as your chairperson for the Human Rights Council. I feel truly distinguished to be part of this committee. Apart from MUNning, I also celebrate my love for reading and gaining new experiences.
Through means of social acceptance, upliftment and empowerment of the underprivileged has been the major concern of HRC. It is now time that it begins discussion on IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) who are fast becoming a significant part of the world population.
The hardships faced by Internally Displaced Persons are not unheard of. However, the topic has not received the attention it deserves. It is my hope that HRC can take the historic initiative by discussing and proposing substantive solutions in favour of improving the situation of IDPs in the world. In this age of globalization, it is the prime responsibility of countries to ensure that each individual is productive and lives a meaningful and dignified life. Dialogue at HRC is one of the many noble steps that can be taken in the favour of fulfilling this regional and global responsibility.
I look forward to meeting you all and really hope to make this stimulation a substantive and memorable one. Do not hesitate to contact me for any questions via email@example.com. Ill be happy to answer all of them. I do expect substantive arguments and meaningful cooperation. Prepare, debate and enjoy the rides!
See you at the opening ceremony.
Human Rights Council
Shishukunj MUN 2015
An internally displaced person (IDP) is someone who is forced to flee his or her home but who remains within his or her countrys borders. Their displacement can be caused due to many reasons ranging from natural calamities to political unrest, armed conflict and human rights violation in the country.
IDPs are among the worlds most vulnerable people because they legally remain under the protection of their own government. As citizens, they retain all of their rights and protection under both human rights and international humanitarian law. But unfortunately, in several countries these IDPs arent being given their due justice. There have been several cases where the state hasnt worked towards the rehabilitation of such IDPs. Even after rehabilitations sometimes, these IDPs arent allowed to hold property in their name that they used to own.
Today, there is a total of 38 million IDPs in the world and only a fraction have received any aid whatsoever. The UNHRC aims to protect and assist these millions by fighting for their rights and providing aid for rehabilitation. In this years edition of UNHRC, we convene to find quick solutions for the rehabilitation of IDPs as well as creative and sustainable provisions to their rights post conflict.