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General Assembly third Committee
s o c h u m
a g e n d a  i t e m
Ethnocide of Uyghurs
The Uyghurs, a Muslim minority group living in Xinjiang, China, have been facing severe human rights abuses, including internment in re-education camps, forced labor, and forced sterilization. These actions have been recognized as an ethnocide by various organizations and have been condemned by the international community.
The objective of the SOCHUM Committee is to address the issue of the ethnocide of Uyghurs and to develop effective solutions to this complex and pressing issue. The representatives must work together to develop innovative strategies for protecting the human rights of Uyghurs, while also respecting national sovereignty and international law.
The committee may explore a range of solutions, such as enhancing international pressure on the Chinese government, developing an effective international mechanism to monitor and report on the situation in Xinjiang, and promoting the use of alternative sources of labor that do not exploit Uyghurs. The committee may also consider measures to address the financing of companies that exploit Uyghur labor, such as enhancing the capacity of financial institutions to detect and prevent money laundering and financing of such companies.
The SOCHUM Committee will follow the Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN) procedure, where representatives will deliver speeches and make proposals. The committee will also engage in formal and informal negotiations, draft resolutions, and vote on them to achieve consensus. The committee will be moderated by a chairperson who will ensure that the discussions and negotiations remain focused and productive.
Overall, this SOCHUM Committee provides a challenging and engaging simulation of the issue of the ethnocide of Uyghurs, and participants will have the opportunity to develop creative and innovative strategies for addressing this complex issue while also engaging in meaningful dialogue and collaboration with other committee members in the Harvard Model United Nations procedure.
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