Greetings from the Dais

Dear Delegates,

Warmest Greetings!

We are honored to be serving as your dais members of the United Nations Human Rights Council for the Rotaract Global Model UN Conference 2019.

The Agendas that the committee shall deliberate over are:

1. The Right to Access to Internet

2. Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela.

Over the course of the four days, expect detailed research and accurate facts and figures to be presented in committee alongside the mandatory skill of diplomacy, passion to learn and of making mistakes without fear. We’d like to remind everyone that this conference can yield positive results only if the delegates work with passion and zeal. We hope to receive the same level of energy and dedication from you as we and the Organizing Committee do, in order to not just make the committee a success but also the MUN Conference as a whole.

Through this guide, you will be introduced to the topics at hand, as well as samples of the position paper you are required to write and the draft resolution which will be the end result of the conference and the culmination of your hard work. Additionally, you can find Robert’s Rules of Order, which are the rules we will be using to run the conference. We pledge to be at your dispense as on-deck pedagogues for any and all queries you might have about anything regarding the conference, the agenda and the committee. Feel free to contact us, the chairs, on any social media platforms or through email.

To conclude, we want you to remember that the primary goal of this conference is to broaden your academic experience, while also offering you an unforgettable time.

We look forward to meeting you soon, and to an exciting conference.

Wishing you the best!

Regards,

The Dais Members,

Shirish Maharjan, Shiwali Shrestha and Rashik Chand

Introduction to the Committee

The United Nations Human Rights Council is a United Nations body whose mission is to promote and protect human rights around the world. The UNHRC has 47 members elected for staggered three-year terms on a regional group basis. The headquarters of UNHRC is in Geneva, Switzerland.

The UNHRC was established by the UN General Assembly on March 15, 2006 (by resolution A/RES/60/251) to replace the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) that had been strongly criticized for allowing countries with poor human rights records to be members. The UNHRC works closely with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and engages the UN’s special procedures.

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is mandated to promote and protect the enjoyment and full realization, by all people, of all rights established in the Charter of the United Nations and in international human rights laws and treaties. OHCHR is guided in its work by the mandate provided by the General Assembly in resolution 48/141, the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent human rights instruments, the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights, and the 2005 World Summit Outcome Document.

The mandate includes preventing human rights violations, securing respect for all human rights, promoting international cooperation to protect human rights, coordinating related activities throughout the United Nations, and strengthening and streamlining the United Nations system in the field of human rights. In addition to its mandated responsibilities, the Office leads efforts to integrate a human rights approach within all work carried out by United Nations agencies.

Agendas

1: Right to Access to the Internet
2: The Crisis in Venezuela
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