Welcome note by Head of HRC

Unite, Uphold and Behold this what UNHRC stands for and abides by. A very integral part of the United Nations the Human Rights Committee ensures that no one is deprived of their rights and thereby creating and maintaining a peaceful civilization where the human race can coexist without being exploited This year the UNHRC will be discussing upon two conspicuously imperative topics, one being the implications of legalizing prostitution, especially with regard to its impact on human trafficking. A modern-day slavery involving the use of force, fraud and other unethical practices, human trafficking leaves a veritable impact on the nation if not the world at large. When safety and the very question of human rights lie on the same line, there arises a volition between possession of weapons and the consequences of unethical usage of the same. It is interesting to consider how an object of safety can be so effortlessly altered to an entity of destruction and hence, this year, our committee will be conferring upon the topic of ownership of weaponry as a human right for self-protection or possession of the same for a decree of crime while considering the recent mass shooting in the USA and other parts of this world. This year, as the president of UNHRC I hope to see awakening yet comprehensive debates along with constant self-development as ethical beings, diplomats and most importantly, citizens of this world. We also plan to evoke diversity of thought and idea from our delegates to find the diminished stars, all the while protecting and staying true to human rights.

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Day 1

Committee Session

The impacts and aftermath of wars, and the effects of this on the citizens, especially women and children. The session began with a motivational speech by the head who stated that the committee had come together to seek and enrich the knowledge of this domain and present solutions for the given topics instead of fighting with each other. The committee commenced with the delegates giving a speech on their country’s status regarding the topics. The committee further moved on with the first resolution submitted by the delegate of United Kingdom and co-submitted by the delegates of United States of America, Netherlands and France. The resolution concerned the second topic. The solutions presented in the resolution were: 1) To send rescue teams and ask for military assistance from allying countries. 2) Countries to implement curfews and to carry out checkpoints. 3) Political leaders enforce strict punishments on non state actors and verbally persuade non state actors. 4) To implement checking of documents and identity papers. 5) Suggests preventing any damage occurring to the refugees. 6) To provide military aid, rations and safe zones. 7) Proposes the member states to prevent radicalization and recruitment into non state actor organizations. Three delegates went against the resolution and three went for the resolution. This was then followed by a debate against the submitter and co-submitters. Four amendments were made to the resolution, which were approved by the chair. However, only three amendments were approved of by the committee as a whole. There were then further debates on whether nuclear weapons should be permitted or not.

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Day 2

Committe Session

Today’s session started with the head addressing the committee on the ways in which today’s debate can be better. This was followed by the roll call.The delegate of Iran first presented his speech which was followed by the resolution presented by the delegate of France. The delegate went presented his resolution on the topic of prostitution and went against legalizing prostitution. The resolution was strong even though not many delegates wanted to speak up. The chair then picked up the delegate of Spain and the delegate of Italy to present a speech going for the resolution. The delegates of Czech Republic, USA, South Africa, UK and the UN representatives then presented their speeches going against the resolution. The debate was a very strong one because almost everyone spoke and most of them everyone had valid points to speak.This was continued with the speeches that were given to go against the resolution. This was continued by the UN representative who went for the resolution by stating strong points which made the committee to think before voting for or against the resolution. The delegate of France then tried to persuade the committee to vote for the resolution.The committee soon went into the voting procedures and the resolution passed.The committee continued with the second resolution which was presented by the delegate of Canada asthe delegate of Russia was not present. There were delegates who went for the resolution and did present their views but there were no delegates who went against the resolution. There was constant debate between the delegate of USA and the UN representative with regard to one of the clauses stated in the resolution.

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Day 3

Committee Sessison

Lieutenant General Amrik Singh, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Sena Medal was commissioned into 6 KUMAON of the Indian Army on 09 June 1979. He is an alumnus of St Xavier School, Ranchi, National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and Indan Military Academy, Dehradun. The General holds master of Science (Defence Studies) and Master of Philosophy degrees. He has attended all prestigious courses in the Army with distinction. His varied military career has seen him hold various commands, staff and instructional appointments. He has had the privilege to serve in all operational environments that our nation has to offer. From insurgency in J & K to the deserts of Rajasthan, from the jungles of the north east to Naxalite affected areas, the General has been instrumental in raising the operational threshold of his command. The General Officer during his illustrious career, having served in all operational environments in the country, has been decorated with Ati Vishisht Seva Meda, Sena Medal and Commendation Cards by the Chief of Army Staff and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief for his contribution in operations and meritorious services of an exemplary order. The General has contributed extensively in the fields of education and towards reskilling and reemployment of soldiers. The General is an environmentalist by nature, an outdoor person and a keen sportsman.The General Officer is happily married to Mrs Balvinder Kaur. They have two sons, Pranit (32 years) and Jasnit (29 years). Pranit is Director Global Programming with Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Jasnit is a Captain flying for Indigo Airlines. Mrs Balvinder Kaur holds a Master’s degree and is an educator. She has worked extensively in the fields of child and women empowerment and health awareness, she being a teacher and a counsellor. She was pivotal in raising a school for children and setting up a vocational training centre in the border town of Dharchula and at Lucknow. Her model for the revamped vocational training centre was adopted as a baseline model by the higher formation. She has also been associated with raising of Army Skill Development Centre at Kolkata for families and their dependents. This centre is affiliated to PMKVY Scheme of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. She is fond of travelling. Her interests include listening to religious and light music and promoting health awareness.