Model United Nations Assembly Resolutions for 2015 session, Deloraine, Tasmania 1. That the General Assembly, recognising the grave danger to international peace and security posed by religious extremism, and particularly the actions of terrorist groups (such as Da’esh (Islamic State), Boko Haram, al-Qaeda and al-Shabaab) around the world (including in countries like Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Tunisia, Nigeria and Kenya), urge the international community to work together to prevent the spread of violent ideologies, by restricting the movement and migration of foreign fighters, and restricting extremist religious group meetings, teachings and practices. 2. That the General Assembly, recognising the importance of tolerance, encourage the international community to respect religious freedoms and work to ensure respect for religious diversity within their societies. 3. That the General Assembly, noting with sadness the number of commercial airliners that have recently been lost, extend its condolences to the families of the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, AirAsia Flight 8501 and Germanwings Flight 9525 tragedies, as well as all other airline disasters, and commit to a review of worldwide airline practices, and restructuring of the industry to prevent further tragedies. 4. That the General Assembly, noting the lack of deterrent effect caused by capital punishment, and the possibility for errors to be made in prosecution, reaffirming the right to life enshrined in Article 6 of the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, condemn those countries still using the death penalty, and call upon all States to institute a moratorium on its use, with a view to abolishing capital punishment entirely. 5. That the General Assembly, acknowledging the fundamental principle of the Charter of the United Nations, of sovereign equality and respect for the territorial integrity and political independence of all States, condemn Russia for its incursions into the sovereign territory of, and its continued aggressive stance towards, Ukraine, and reaffirm its collective commitment to the suppression of acts of aggression and other breaches of the peace. 6. That the General Assembly, congratulating Malala Yousafzai for her Nobel Peace Prize, call upon all States to promote women’s rights, especially to education and freedom from violence, and support the appointment of a female Secretary-General of the United Nations in the 2016 elections. 7. That the General Assembly, reaffirming its commitment to international peace and security, commend Iran and the countries involved in the six-nations talks for reaching an agreement on Iran’s nuclear capability, and urge other nuclear States, such as North Korea, to follow this example. 8. That the General Assembly, acknowledging the negative effects of the drug trade on health and society, call upon all States to dedicate greater resources to the regulation of international drug trafficking. 9. That the General Assembly, noting the globalisation of world trade, call upon all countries to enact stricter controls on manufacturing supply chains. 10. That the General Assembly, noting the recent thawing of permafrost in northern regions, and the exposure of mammoth and other remains, urge the international community to do more to combat climate change, and act to ensure the protection of culturally and scientifically significant items threatened by the effects of human activity on the environment. 11. That the General Assembly, noting with concern the allegations of unnotified Russian incursions into European waters and airspace, reaffirming its commitment to State sovereignty, demand that all States commit to prioritising each other’s sovereignty and the safety of civilians, over military and strategic advantage. 12. That the General Assembly, recognising the importance of protecting endangered species from illegal and excessive hunting or fishing, noting with concern the prevalence of illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean, and commending the members of the international community that have burnt their ivory stockpiles, encourage all States to contribute greater resources and take definitive action to stop poachers and the corruption that supports them, and protect their natural heritage. 13. That the General Assembly, remembering the November 2012 resolution of this Assembly to recognise the State of Palestine and grant it observer status, acknowledging the recent accession of Palestine to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, call upon Israel and all States to recognise and respect the sovereignty of the State of Palestine, accept its accession to international bodies including the United Nations, and work to resolve the remaining conflict in the Middle East. 14. That the General Assembly, acknowledging the continued challenges posed by climate change, commit to contributing greater resources to renewable energy, especially in the developing world. 15. That the General Assembly, acknowledging the successful contributions of the United Nations Security Council over many decades, wishing to ensure its effectiveness for decades into the future, resolve to reform the United Nations Security Council to better reflect the current international system, and abolish the veto power. 16. That the General Assembly, sympathising with the people of Vanuatu who are recovering after Cyclone Pam, acknowledging the challenges that food and water shortages cause across the developing world, urge the international community to prioritise working together to find new ways to ensure food and water security. 17. That the General Assembly, recognising the discrimination still suffered by homosexual and transgendered people worldwide, reaffirming its commitment to the principle of nondiscrimination enshrined in Article 2(1) of the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, noting the 2008 Statement on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, call upon all States to recognise and protect under law the freedom of sexual orientation and gender identity. 18. That the General Assembly, reaffirming its commitment to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, call upon all States to ensure the protection of children from sexual and physical abuse, and other violence.
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