Our next council is United Nations Human Rights Council which its responsibility is to promote and protect all human rights on a global scale. The Council addresses topics and debates that range from various case-studies on countries to important thematic issues such as freedom of expression, freedom of belief and religion, womens rights, LGBT+ rights, and the rights of racial and ethnic minorities.
“ERADICATING MODERN-DAY SLAVERY”
Slavery was the first human rights issue to arouse wide international concern yet it still continues today. Slavery did not end with abolition in the 19th century. Slavery have harms people in every country in the world. Women forced into prostitution, people forced to work in agriculture, domestic work and factories. Children in sweatshops producing goods sold globally. Entire families forced to work for nothing to pay off generational debts. Girls forced to marry older men.
There are estimated 40.3 million people in modern slavery around the world, yet slavery is illegal in every country. Many people think that slavery happens only overseas, in developing countries. In fact, no country is free from modern slavery, even developed countries. Slavery has been a disgraceful aspect of human society for most of human history. Therefore, on 2 December 2015, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on world leaders, businesses and civil society alike to banish the barbaric practices. Modern-Day Slavery shows no signs of slowing, but there is always a hope, even in the darkness cage of slavery, now its on you delegates to lit the light for them.