Our committees for URUMUN 2020
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Some communities across the world have been forced to leave their homes due to alterations in the environment related to the sea-level rise, extreme weather events or water scarcity, for example. The migratory consequences of these climate changes created a phenomenon called “climate refugees”, which calls for international attention and protection urgently.
World Health Organization
Substance abuse means harmful or excessive use of psychoactive substances, such as alcohol or illicit drugs. Tobacco is also one substance that people tend to overuse, and although legal in most states, it potentially leads to dependence, which can have lethal consequences as lung cancer or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The World Health Organization urges for public health actions through the creation of policies and improvement of health systems to fight addictive behaviours.
United Nations Security Council
The Rohingya is a Muslim community from Myanmar that have been suffering from a large-scale campaign of ethnic cleansing by the Burmese government. The military atrocities that have been committed against these people have forced them to escape and become refugees, despite the lack of protection. The Security Council urgently calls for actions and international cooperation to address these serious human rights violations and put an end to the suffering of the Rohingya refugees.