HRC Resolution On Human Trafficking Of Women And Children In Africa Specifi - MUN - MUN Resolution

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FORUM: Human Rights Council I
QUESTION OF: Preventing Further Spread of Trafficking of Women and Children in Supply Chains
CO-SUBMITTED BY: Afghanistan, African Union, Iran, Netherlands, Philippines, South Sudan, United Kingdom
Fully aware of how men, women, and children, are subjected into forced labor, indebted labor, and sex exploitation,
Recalling its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations,
Further recalling the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNODC), United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, which provided frameworks to effectively prevent and combat trafficking in persons
Reiterating deep concern that despite its condemnation of acts of trafficking in persons in areas affected by armed conflict, such acts continue to occur,
Reaffirming that trafficking in persons in the context of armed conflict, especially women and girls, cannot and should not be associated with any religion, nationality or civilization,
Expressing grave concern over the high number of women and children subjected to trafficking, recognizing that acts of trafficking in persons are often associated with other violations of applicable international law and other abuses, and calling on all Member States to hold offenders accountable and to assist victims in their recuperation and reintegration,
Recognizing the need to continue to work towards an enhanced, comprehensive and coordinated approach to prevent and combat trafficking, thus contributing to sustainable peace and stability;
1. Calls upon Member States to reinforce their political commitment to and improve their implementation of applicable legal obligations to criminalize, prevent, and otherwise combat trafficking in persons, and to strengthen efforts to detect and disrupt trafficking in persons, including implementing victim identification mechanisms and providing access to protection and assistance for identified victims, including areas affected by armed conflict, in ways such as, but not limited to:
a. Underscoring the importance of international law enforcement cooperation, including with respect to investigation and prosecution of trafficking cases and, in this regard, calls for the continued support of the UNODC in providing technical assistance to Member States upon request
b. Subsidizing law enforcement establishments and agencies within member states to specifically combat human trafficking in ways that governments may see fit such as:
i. Providing specialized training to recruits,
ii. Providing financial capital;
c. Nation-states to increase security filters through border check points;
2. Requests member states to fully implement the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, into domestic judiciary bodies and legislative bodies in ways but not limited to:
a. Providing the opportunity for the creation of a separate judicial group to address the indebted labor, forced labor, sex exploitations, or any other forms of exploitation to provide judicial protection to victims,
b. Frequent inspections by the International Labor Organization (ILO) to investigate whether countries are enforcing the minimal requirements specified on the protocol to combat human trafficking,
c. Submitting publically accessible reports regularly to the United Nations about human trafficking of persons to provide any updates on the issue so that further solutions can be made accordingly,
d. Assistance for all relevant actors to follow through on obligations of previous United Nations resolutions dealing with the issue, where delegations from previous conventions can be sent to assist countries in the fulfilling of legislative obligations,
e. Using the convention as both a forum for dialogue between countries on the issue and establishment of International law to combat human trafficking;
3. Calls For increased cooperation and flexibility among nation-states and individuals working toward the elimination of human trafficking in all forms within the affected countries by means such as but not limited to:
a. Greater communication between said countries by means of international conferences and dialogue,
b. Emphasizing transparency of data and reports in regard to human trafficking;
4. Requests educational institutions around the globe to promote human trafficking awareness by incorporating ideas of human rights into the curriculum from a young age, in addition to providing educational services to people of all ages to inform individuals on the importance of human rights through means such as but not limited to:
a. Promoting ethics classes at all school levels,
b. Introducing educational activities to young individuals, specifically at the primary school age, to respect the human rights of other individuals,
c. Focusing on educating students using examples of human rights and its exploitation in modern society,
d. Establishing mandatory human rights classes in high schools that cover topics such as but not limited to:
i. The dangers of having human rights exploited,
ii. The obligations and responsibilities of governments to protect the human rights of its people,
iii. The prevention of prostitution and human trafficking, especially in the adolescent years where boys and girls are especially susceptible,
e. Creating classes for adults who are interested in learning more on the topic of human rights, especially focusing on the legislature and issues within the international society regarding human trafficking with the hopes of educating parents of the societal values of human rights;
5. Recommends countries to launch mass media educational campaigns on the subject of human rights and trafficking of persons by means such as but not limited to:
a. Cooperating with NGOs to increase the awareness of trafficking of persons,
b. Sending representatives from NGOs such as the Polaris Project and Prajwala to create workshops in affected regions with the goal of becoming longstanding and self-sufficient workshops and possible centers for informing communities of topics such as but not limited to:
i. The ethical issues connected to the exploitation of human rights,
ii. The dangers and repercussions of being victims of indebted labor;
6. Encourages wide use of stricter border control in points of entry such as airports or checkpoints to detect any human traffickers or victims of human trafficking in ways such as but not limited to:
a. Thoroughly searching vehicles entering foreign countries in ways such as but not limited to:
i. Identifying individuals who appear to be in distress, malnourished, and have scripted responses,
ii. Asking in depth questions towards potential victims regarding jobs, threats from employers, harm, housing, debt, etc.,
b. Improving airport immigration in ways such as but not limited to:
i. Discreetly guiding victims to safety when they seek help,
ii. Asking in depth questions similar to those of clause 6.A.ii.,
iii. Creating an algorithm to track unusual travel patterns of individuals,
iv. Creating a digital database keeping track of all travel locations an individual has visited and left, visas, etc;
7. Encourages member states to use refugee registration mechanisms to assess vulnerability and identify potential victims of trafficking as well as their specific assistance needs, and in this regard, encourages Member States to develop informative material to explain to victims of trafficking in persons, who are refugees, their rights and avenues for assistance, so as to enable them to engage with relevant authorities and access the services and psychosocial supports that are available to them;
8. Recognizes the need to strengthen the identification, registration, protection, and assistance for forcibly displaced persons, including refugees and stateless persons, who are victims of trafficking or at risk of being trafficked;
9. Further Invites international NGOs and the UNO, combating human trafficking associations, and organizations, such as the Polaris project, Prajwala, ILO and others to conjoin in ways but not limited to:
a. Providing statistical data in relation to human trafficking such as, but not limited to:
i. Sex tourism statistics,
ii. Illegal migrant statistics,
b. Confer any further courses of action and advocate the au courant and most effective doctrines or policies;
10. Strongly condemns violations of international law, including those involving killing and maiming, sexual violence, abduction and forced displacement, recruitment and use of children in armed conflict, attacks against schools and hospitals, denial of humanitarian access and trafficking in persons;
11. Calls For nations to create frameworks for the creation of rehabilitation programs, and the establishment of facilities to provide these services and medical care to those victims of human trafficking in ways such as but not limited to;
a. Using the Human Rights Council as a forum for countries to create the frameworks of rehabilitation programs through specialized delegations sent such as:
i. Doctors,
ii. Psychiatrists,
iii. Psychologists;
b. Creating a monetary fund to provide financial capital for the establishment of rehabilitation facilities within countries through government and private donations such as:
i. Governments investing 2% of their GDP,
ii. Private firms,
iii. Individual donations,
c. Have the rehabilitation centers to be looked over and run through domestic medical institutions and government enforcement agencies,
d. Ensuring the establishment of these facilities will be accessible to all socio-economic groups within a country;
12. Welcomes efforts aimed towards developing coordinated responses within the United Nations System to prevent and counter trafficking in persons in situations of armed conflict and to protect its victims, and requests all United Nations entities involved in combating trafficking in persons to actively participate in the regular work of existing mechanisms.

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