UNICEF

Refined topics

Specified to 3 major/most pressing rights to consider:

  • -  Health Care & Education
  • -  Freedom from Violence/Exploitation/Discrimination
  • -  Identity/Birth Registration/Family Unity

Introduction

December 2018 saw the signing of a landmark document concerning the fight for migrant rights - The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration. Over 3 years later, seeing the issue compounded by the global impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, looking for practical solutions and effective implementation of the Compact stands high on the agenda of UNICEF. In 2020 alone, 36 million children were international migrants. They migrate both voluntarily and involuntarily, with or without parents or caregivers, usually due to intersecting factors. Nevertheless, under international law, all children should be seen and protected primarily as children, rather than through their, or their parents’, migratory status. In order to promote efficient dealing with this issue, relevant child rights promulgated in international legislation could be divided into the following 3 categories: the right to proper health care and education, freedom from violence, exploitation, and discrimination, right to identity and family unity. With these universal rights in mind, UNICEF is committed to creating a far-reaching plan of action to improve the situation of migrating children. Millions of children are presently on the move, whether it be from poverty, conflict, or in hopes of finding a better life. However, the suffering and exclusion of migrant and displaced children, are unacceptable and frankly, preventable. The danger, detention, deprivation, and discrimination don't have to exist. All children deserve the facilities and support to thrive no matter where they are from. *Consider Sustainable Development Goals*

  • *Be mindful of and consider the implications and impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, especially in its course of renewing this issue*

  • -  Goal 3: Good Health & Well-Being
  • -  Goal 4: Quality Education
  • -  Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Maria mazurek

Hi! My name is Maria and I’m from Poland. In my studies I focus on law and philosophy, but outside of university I’m a huge photography and film enthusiast. I’ve been exploring the world of MUNs for a few years now so I’m beyond happy to be a co-chair at AUCMUN this year - there is nothing as stimulating as tackling the world’s most pressing issues through the art of debating. I’m looking forward to meeting you!


Ankita Brahmachari

Hey Everyone! I’m Ankita, I am originally from India but I grew up in Thailand and my family now lives in Munich. I am a third-year biomedicine-focused, science major at Amsterdam University College. I have enjoyed MUNs since high school, and I was the Head of logistics for the AUCMUN conference last year. I am excited to co-chair the UNICEF Committee this year and discuss a topic that I am personally very passionate about. I look forward to meeting all of you and having an incredible experience together. Best of luck with your preparations for the conference (feel free to shoot me a message or email at any time). See you in April :))