Sun, 19 Jul|
Delegate Preparation Program, Group 2
Date and Location
19 Jul 2020, 14:00 – 17:00 GMT-6
The Delegate Preparation Program was designed by our Outreach Office with the intention of teaching new delegates how to get involved in the MUN world.
By introducing delegates to a prestigious and pedagogical structure, we are trying to make this experience the best approach to an official CRIMUN conference.
Presented by High Skilled members of the CRIMUN Secretariat, this event aims to provide delegates the fundamental skills to enjoy our conference:
What will you learn during this Program?
- MUN and UN basics (History and overall organization)
- CRIMUN's Parliamentary Procedure
- Debate Skills
- How to write a Position Paper
- How to write a Working Paper
- One all-day Debate: Topic "Adoption rights for LGTBQ+ community". This debate will be in a different day from the event (July 26th). More information will be sent in the email after registering.
Adoption rights of the LGBTIQ+ community
On December 10th of 1948, the General assembly passed the resolution 217 A. In this document, the United Nations (UN) officially adopted The Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was recognized as “a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations”. This meant that the Member States, including people under their jurisdiction, had to promote, respect, and recognize those rights. To this day, this declaration stands and to defend these rights when a violation occurs, and efforts to avoid such situation, have strengthened. The inter-governmental body of the UN, The Human Rights Council, is part of those efforts as it aims to protect all human rights by discussing and seeking solutions to human rights issues. For this reason, in 2011, the council expressed “grave concerns at acts of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity”. This assertion was followed by the adoption of the first UN resolution that prioritized the work needed to end sexual discriminations and violence against members of the LGBTIQ+ Community.
As a response to the UN’s work, but more importantly, to the strenuous and consistent fight of LGBTIQ+ members to have their rights recognized, many States have begun to incorporate laws that protect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer individuals from discriminatory and violent behavior. Governments themselves also participate in the discrimination of this community since law limits their opportunities for having the same legal rights that heterosexual individuals do. An example of such an event is some countries’ legal process for adoption. The law that allows a person to adopt children, in many countries, favor heterosexual individuals over members of the LGBTQ+ community as it is many times impossible or harder for them to adopt. This means that there is inequity and inequality, for they miss the opportunity to adopt because of reasons purely based on a person’s sexual orientation and identity. Additionally, even when a country decides to change policies to put to an end legal discrimination, social stigmas still remain, which many times causes adoption agencies to favor individuals based on their sexual orientation and identity, As a result, it is no surprise the LGBTQ+ members include their adoption rights as part of their search for equity.
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Slot for one Delegate
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