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Programme of the General Assembly Sunday, April 28th 9:30 – 10:30

Opening Ceremony of the General Assembly

10:30 – 11:15

Motion for a resolution by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and

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Motion for a resolution by the Committee on Women`s Rights and Gender

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Equality

12:00 – 12:15

Coffee-break

12:15 – 13:00

Motion for a resolution by the Committee on Environment, Public Health d

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and Food Safety

13:00 – 13:45

Motion for a resolution by the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

13:45 – 14:45

Committee lunch

14:45 – 15:30

Motion for a resolution by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and d

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Home Affairs II

15:30 – 16:15

Motion for a resolution by the Committee on Human Rights

16:15 – 17:15

Closing Ceremony


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Dignity denied: HIV-positive people are faced with 162 human right violations, including discrimination by public health institutions, employers, and social environment. Which actions should be taken to conquer unequal treatment and further integrate HIV-positive people into society? Submitted by:

Ilya Andreev (UA), Evgeniy Glibka (UA), Alexandra Ilyina (UA), Maka Lashkhi (GE), Anna Litynska (UA), Stanislav Matsukatov (UA), Mary Rodyteleva (UA), Alina Shastavets (BY), Pavel Shevchnko (UA), Liza Skorobreshchuk (UA), Volodymyr Sytnyk (UA), Yuliya Zagorodnya (UA), Irina Sulima (Chairperson, MD).

The European Youth Parliament, A. Alarmed by the fact that there are 40 million people infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) throughout the world with daily increase in 15 000 new HIV cases, B. Bearing in mind that HIV epidemic in Ukraine is the fastest-growing in Europe and 1,3% of population is infected, C. Noting with regret that HIV-positive status is associated with such mental and psychological problems i.

Internal stigma,

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Feeling of being handicapped,

D. Deeply disturbed by the emergence of “HIV-terrorism� triggered by violent attitude and discrimination, E. Emphasizing that HIV-positive children being the most vulnerable subjects of social communities face rejection and neglect by their peers and adults, F. Fully aware of the lack of reliable information about HIV/ acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and misleading data provided by mass-media, G. Realising that HIV-positive people are often influenced by the stereotypes existing in society, such as: i. ii.

HIV-positive people are not able to have families and healthy children, HIV-positive people have amoral lifestyle,


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HIV is a death sentence,

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HIV-infected people cannot be involved in economic and social life of community,

H. Noting with deep concern that HIV-positive people do not know their rights and cannot protect themselves from discrimination, I. Deeply regretting the lack of resources for treating HIV-positive people in developing countries, J. Having considered the cases when medical workers refuse to provide proper care to HIVpositive people, K. Observing the discrimination of HIV-positive people in public institutions such as schools or work places; 1. Calls for Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and governments to organise international exchange and cooperation programmes between the developed and developing countries for HIV-positive people in order to share experience as well as to receive psychological and emotional support; 2. Encourages NGOs and hospitals that work with HIV-positive people to have accessible psychological centres for HIV-positive patients; 3. Emphasises the need in trainings and informative lessons organized twice a year by NGOs on HIV discrimination, acceptance and stereotypes and held in schools and organisations; 4. Recommends the media to launch raising HIV-awareness campaigns with the support of NGOs and specialists in order to provide information as complete and accurate as possible; 5. Suggests to add brochures to every HIV-positive blood test results containing information on the rights of HIV-positive people; 6. Expresses its appreciation of the informative projects for HIV-positive people on Human Rights topics; 7. Further recommends involving more celebrities in charity events that collect funds for HIV projects.


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Domestic violence – physical, economic, sexual, or psychological – is one of the most serious violations of human rights. Nearly half of Ukrainian population suffered from domestic violence in their lives with violence against women being pervasive. The EU already provides technical assistance to Ukraine in the area of combating domestic violence though the problem is still in place and is acute. What further steps should be made to grant safety and equal treatment of Ukrainian women? Submitted by:

Bogdan Bezgubenko (UA), Anastasia Bura (UA), Maria Fedoruk (UA), Mariam Maisuradze (GE), Marta Mokhunova (UA), Aleksandra Novakovic (RS), Olya Rutkovskaya (UA), Alex Vashkolup (UA), Nadia Vasilevich (BY), Oleksandr Volik (UA), Francisco Santos (Chairperson, PT), Anna Lachykhina (UA)

The European Youth Parliament, A. Alarmed by the fact that victims of domestic violence are left unprotected due to the small number of consulting centres and lack of professional staff, B. Aware of the fact that only 20 shelters for domestic violence victims function in Ukraine, C. Fully alarmed by the escalating rate of domestic violence in Ukraine with 97, 6% of Ukrainian women suffering from psychological violence and 68,2% from physical violence, D. Deeply concernedthat80,8% of domestic violence victims face problems receiving assistance from the police, E. Observing the lack of consolidated statistics available to the law-enforcing agencies, F. Taking into consideration the law “On Prevention of Domestic Violence” which determines the domestic violence either as criminal, administrative or civil liability; 1. Recommends providing financial support to non-governmental organisations (NGOs)which aim to prevent domestic violence in Ukraine; 2. Calls upon establishing an alternative sub-division in the law-enforcement agencies designed to deal specifically with domestic violence issues;


3. Further requests educating social workers in the area of domestic violence what will improve and expand a network of free consulting centres; 4. Calls for raising awareness of domestic violence issues through national mass media (television, radio, internet, press, billboards, etc.); 5. Urges the Ukrainian government to amend the law “On the Prevention of Domestic Violence� by determining domestic violence offence as criminal case; 6. Endorses the idea of providing policemen with the training in the area of domestic violence delivered by domestic violence victims in order to: a) encourage active discussion of the problem, b) provide necessary knowledge on the subject; 7. Recognises the need in upgrading women’s professional skills in order to ensure their economic safety, equality and independence.


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Water access and management: given the revision of the EU Water Framework Directive which steps should be taken over the next years so that the new EU water policy will ensure access to clean water across the EU together with efficient management of water resources in order to contribute to sustainable development in Europe? Submitted by:

Tania Demydova (UA), Mykhailo Komarov (UA), Daniil Lubkin (UA), Vincent Olayinka (UA), Maryan Plakhtiy (UA), Maria Sira (UA), Vira Tubaltseva (UA), Lasha Vashakidze (GE), Nazar Yolubiy (UA), Anton Verkhovodov (Chairperson, UA), Mila Pestun (President, BY)

The European Youth Parliament, A. Recognising the existing weaknesses of the European Union (EU) regulations in the field of water access and management, B. Fully aware of such water distribution problems as: i)

limited access to water supply,

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expensive and complicated process of water transportation,

iii) limited use of centralised water supply and sanitation systems in small residential areas, iv) insufficient sanitation process,

C. Realising the existence of innovative solutions not yet adopted in water management practices, D. Deeply regretting the misuse of water resources in the areas withlimited access to drinking water, E. Taking into account currently insufficient funding of water treatment establishments, F. Aware of water contamination which results in: i)

negative impact on ecosystems caused by industrial waste disposal,

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jeopardising public health,

G. Keeping in mind the underestimated potential of silt recycling, H. Emphasising the need to increase sewerage management efficiency,


I. Bearing in mind social, environmental and industrial disasters, which negatively impact water accessibility; 1. Calls upon national governments to undertake more responsibility and include the problems of water management in their agenda; 2. Declares the development of a common taxation of water consumption in all Member States and the introduction of tax discounts for companies which use innovative water cleaning methods; 3. Encourages national governments to increase spending on water recycling and management including: a) establishing sponsorship foundations, b) creating innovative water treatment establishments;

4. Further invites researches aimed at finding new methods of water recycling and cleaning, such as: a) installing gadgets to control the amount of water consumed, b) a wider usage of silt as a source of energy through extracting biogas from it, c) eco-friendly methods of water recycling;

5. Calls for raising awareness of water protection activities and promoting efficient water consumption through advertisement and educational projects; 6. Further requests to renovate and optimise water supply and sewerage systems; 7. Recommends forming specially designated emergency groups working on preventing or minimising negative consequences of natural, industrial or social disasters; 8. Recognises the need of water accumulation reservoirs for emergency use.


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Following several nuclear accidents that had led to serious ecological damage, a number of European countries started a nuclear power phase-out. While having the most severe environmental impact of the accidents, nuclear power remains the cheapest energy source. Balancing between the right for safe environment and accessible energy: how to secure sustainable development whilst preserving its affordability? Submitted by:

Orest Bavda (UA), Anastasiya Bortnyk (UA), Salome Gogitidze (GE), Leli Jankhoteli (GE), Anastasiya Kyrychok (UA), Pavel Lysenko (UA), Olena Nikitenko (UA), Elmira Tarivierdiieva (UA), Oksana Torhan (UA), Anastasia Vilnevetska (UA), Yarina Voroshchuk (UA), Dmytro Zinchuk (UA), Maria Shcherbak (Chairperson, UA), Bruno Moreira (Vice-President, PT)

The European Youth Parliament, A. Aware of inefficient energy consumption in households and workplaces, B. Deeply regretting the low rates of renewable energy consumption, C. Noting with regret the lack of eco-friendly technologies and equipment for the safe energy production, D. Alarmed by the lack of cheap and effective means of energy transportation, E. Fully aware of the potential environmental impact related to nuclear power plants (NPP) and nuclear waste, F. Realising the need of highly qualified NPP staff, G. Recognising the lack of supervision of NPPs by competent authorities, H. Observing ineffective implementation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Fundamental Safety Principles; 1. Calls upon the increase of prices on traditional and nuclear energy with the aim of motivating consumers to improve energy efficiency in their households;


2. Approves the decrease of the renewable energy tariffs for households in a long-term perspective through negotiations with the renewable energy companies; 3. Supports further research of and investments into new technologies for energy transportation and nuclear waste management; 4. Urges the gradual phase-out of the NPPs with outdated equipment which failed European Commission (EC) stress-tests according to the respective EC Report planned to be released in June 2014; 5. Calls for developing the plan for the final storage of radioactive waste in Member States with legally binding safety standards; 6. Further recommends trainings and specific courses as well as international exchange of knowledge for NPP staff; 7. Requests all European countries to respect the IAEA Fundamental Safety Principles under strict EC supervision.


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Trafficking in Persons (TIP) is a direct violation of basic human rights. Over 110,000 Ukrainians became victims to human trafficking since 1991 what makes Ukraine one of the largest source countries for slave labour in Europe. How can the European Union support Ukraine in its fight against TIP provided that a number of EU member states are the destination countries for trafficked victims? Submitted by:

Dmytro Hlushchenko (UA) , Bogdan Kozub(UA) , Vira Nosalchuk (UA), Anastasiia Pereniak (UA), Oleh Pidfihurniy (UA), Inna Shcherbyna(UA), Anastasiia Somyk(UA), Sasha Sytnyk (UA), Lika Tsintsadze (GE), Halyna Voloshyn (UA), Misha Yakovenko (UA), Artem Zhuk (BE), Milica Simeunović (Chairperson, RS)

The European Youth Parliament, A. Alarmed by increasing number of human trafficking victims in Ukraine, B. Noting with deep concern the lack of sufficient knowledge about the threat of Trafficking in Person (TIP) and its prevention as well as common ignorance of basic human rights, C. Realising the necessity of cooperation between Ukraine and most frequent destination countries, D. Further noting the high level of corruption in border control services, E. Emphasising that majority of victims are from vulnerable social groups, F. Aware of inefficiency of existing laws concerning TIP, G. Concerning unstable economic situation, vulnerable social groups are under the risk of becoming victims of TIP; 1. Draws attention to the urgent need for reducing currently increasing number of victims; 2. Calls for introducing social media campaigns and social network system with the aim of increasing awareness of TIP consequences and ways of avoiding them; 3. Expresses its hope for further development of educational programmes which include lessons about TIP;


4. Further calls for creation of “International Investigation Agency for Trafficking in Person�; 5. Suggests creation of international passports with location identifier; 6. Further recommends revising and improving current legislation in the area of TIP; 7. Requests for creating the programme for reducing level of corruption with focus on: a) Toughening punishments, b) Equal responsibility for all parties involved into corruption act, c) Recompilation of border control staff; 8. Urges implementation of progressive taxation in order to support vulnerable social groups.


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The European Union and Ukraine: in light of Yulia Tymoshenko`s imprisonment, recent calls for legislation outlawing “pro-homosexual propaganda�, and other human rights violations, how and to what extent should the EU be involved in promotion of human rights and democracy in Ukraine? Submitted by:

Christina Bolotskaya (UA), Victoria Esan (MD), Gabriel Diaciuc (MD), Iryna Dobrohorska (UA), Anastacia Grigorash (UA),YuliyaHudoshnyk (UA), Giorgi Kartsivadze (GE), Anna Kozub (UA), Kostya Lyabuk (UA), Ksenia Mramornova (UA), Olena Popova (UA), Dima Kharchenko (Chairperson, UA)

The European Youth Parliament, A. Deeply concerned about numerous cases of racial and ethnic discrimination in Ukraine, B. Observing environment inaccessibility for physically challenged people, C. Alarmed by a high level of corruption in Ukrainian judicial system, D. Fully aware of inhumane and degrading treatment of prisoners and detainees, E. Further noting the problem of integration of former prisoners into social life upon release, F. Noting with concern inadequate implementation of healthcare legislation, G. Deeply disturbed by the low level of public awareness of human rights, H. Bearing in mind the restraints on freedom of speech due to media monopoly, I. Taking into account the incompatibility of current Ukrainian legislation with the EU laws, J. Desiring to vindicate the freedom of expression along with the freedom of assembly. 1. Urges to increaseenvironment accessibility for physically challenged people; 2. Expresses its appreciation of independent and politically-neutral ownership of media; 3. Supports the implementation of the system of checks and balances in the Ukrainian government; 4. Encourages the salary raise for civil servants;


5. Draws attention to the necessity to ensure punishment for human rights offenders; 6. Recommends the promotion of human rights through social media; 7. Further invites the promotion of active citizenship; 8. Supports further cooperation between Ukraine and the EU in adjusting Ukrainian laws to EU standards; 9. Calls the government of Ukraine to assist in social integration of former prisoners; 10. Emphasises the indispensability of gender equality in Ukraine.


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