Human Rights Commission
The Human Rights Commission issues for AISMUN 2018 are:
Issue #1: The issue of the ongoing civil war in Myanmar focusing on the Rohingya mass killings.
For decades, the Rohingya people have been facing major discrimination because of their identity and in recent years this discrimination has become violent. The army and government (who are Buddhists) are now targeting and killing the Rohingya. This has led to millions of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar to neighbouring countries.
Issue #2: The question of the effectiveness of the involvement and aid in the ongoing famine in many African conflict zones (focusing on South Sudan, North-Eastern Nigeria and Somalia).
These war and conflict torn countries are suffering the after-effects severely. The people are starving and dying of malnutrition. Malnutrition is leading to very low immunity in children which causes them to be infected by many other diseases that lead to death. Humanitarian aid and involvement has been provided for years by the international community, including the UN and other NGOs and IGOs. This aid however seems to be quite ineffective as there has been very insignificant improvement in the issues of famine and starvation in these countries.
Issue #3: The issue of the rising trend of femicides in Latin America with the issue of most being unprosecuted in the region.
Countries in South America including Brazil and Mexico have been suffering from the issue of femicides. Femicides are genocides that target all women. This issue stems from a longtime issue of sexism and unfortunately has been going unnoticed in these areas. Cases of femicides are almost never investigated and are going unnoticed and so, unsolved. This is allowing the issue to continue growing and occuring with no consequence.