Issuu on Google+

Draft Resolution 2.2 Chair: Brian Wong Committee: Historical General Assembly Topic: Internally Displaced Persons in the Second Sudanese War Main Submitter: Federal Republic of Germany Co-Submitters: Islamic Republic of Iran, Kingdom of Norway, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Japan Signatories: Republic of Turkey, Kingdom of Jordan, United States of America, Republic of Philippines, Syrian Arab Republic, Egypt, Republic of India, Russian Federation, Republic of South Africa, Ukraine, Republic of Korea, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Italian Republic, Republic of Rwanda THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, Recognising the need for immediate humanitarian aid within the affected regions, Recognising that the causes of the conflict arises primarily in greed from the Sudanese Government, in their aims for an unified Islamic nation encompassing both Sudan and South Sudan, and ignoring the needs of the Christian South Sudan, Welcoming the efforts made by the UNHCR to help assist the recovery of IDPs in Sudan, Acknowledging the fact that there still are at least 2.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) residing in Central Africa, and that no action has been taken to effectively solve this issue, Noticing that the threat between Sudan and South Sudan has not been neutralised, only temporarily subdued, and that any false move by any party can be misinterpreted as hostile action, sparking a further war between the two sides, Noting the lack of a proper official definition for IDPs which encompasses all known knowledge of IDPS, and that this has been a major hindrance in providing humanitarian aid to IDPs across Central Africa, Commending the peace efforts made by both Sudan and South Sudan, which led to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement made in 2005 and the end of the Second Sudanese Civil War, Convinced that there is a solution that does not involve voluntary force to neutralise the tension between the two nations, Stressing the importance of religious and ethnic tolerance within any peaceful nation. 1. Proposes the creation of a new official definition for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), based on the previous definition by the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, but further enhanced with the collection of all known knowledge,


Draft Resolution 2.2 Chair: Brian Wong as well as calculated predictions, on the lives, families, geographical spread, financial situation, noticeable patterns/trends of the IDPs, so that any person applying for IDP status must: a. Be able to provide some form of legal documentation such as a Household Registration or Permanent Residence Certificate indicating that the applicant has possessed a long-term abode within a designated conflict or disaster area during the time of said conflict or disaster; 2. Encourages member states to assist in the process of providing aid to Sudan in the process of recovery, with methods such as but not limited to: a. The donation of humanitarian supplies such as food, water and medical equipment to the Sudanese government and non-governmental charity organisations, b. The donation of building materials in order to rebuild infrastructure within Southern Sudan; 3. Suggests the usage of the Cluster Approach in order to provide humanitarian services to internally displaced persons, especially with regards to: a. The distribution of basic humanitarian supplies such as food, water and medical equipment, b. The creation of aid camps within the regions of South Africa, c. The implementing an accurate and efficient system of registration to facilitate the collection of data regarding internally displaced persons, especially with regards to previous locations of abode, d. The creation of schools to provide internally displaced children with the education necessary to achieve long-term economic sustenance; 4. Advises further involvement of the UNHCR to exercise its offices and personnel in good faith for the protection of IDPs; 5. Calls upon the UN to grant all IDPs equal international protection and benefits as afforded by traditional refugee status, based off the rights and protections as stated in the International Humanitarian Law; 6. Strongly insists that all UN-funded charity organisations remain neutral and uninvolved in the ongoing conflict, and should be monitored by UN representatives so that funding may be increased or suspended depending on the evaluations provided of the effectiveness of said charities; 7. Advocates bilateral talks and negotiation between the opposing factions within Sudan in order to continue to peacefully negotiate topics such as but not limited to: a. The resolution of current skirmishes, b. The transition and decentralisation of power,


Draft Resolution 2.2 Chair: Brian Wong c. The autonomy and religious freedoms of the Southern provinces of Unity State, Warrap, Northern Bahr al Ghazal, Western Bahr Al Ghazal, Jonglei, Lakes, Western Equatoria, Central Equatoria, Eastern Equatoria; 8. Recommends the usage of media campaigns in order to: a. Educate the population regarding racial and ethnic equality, b. Cultivate the acceptance of cross cultural sensitivity throughout Sudanese society, c. Generate awareness among all members of Sudanese society of their right to protection from the law; 9. Decides to remain actively seized on the matter.


HGA Topic 2 Resolution 2