Page 1 of 2 Pages Commission: Millennium Development Goals Session : 14th MUN 2010 Sponsors : Bangladesh, Fiji, Ghana, Burundi, Chile, Cuba, El Salvador
QUESTION OF: REDUCING POVERTY BY PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITES. The General Assembly, Emphasizing that alleviating poverty is a big concern for all the economies of the world and is the very first concern of the Millennium Development Goals. Throughout history, education has powerfully contributed, in spite of all weaknesses, to the promotion of economic, social and cultural progress and has brought recognition to values like Democracy, Human Rights, Trade Union Rights, International understanding and Peace, Further deploring that in the presence of poverty, peace and progress cannot be resolved and education is a prerequisite in order to facilitate their involvement in decisions, Noting with deep concern that despite the effort of numerous organisation, poverty still prevails, Deeply conscious of the fact that children leave school at primary level, Deeply concerned by the fact that there is still child labour in some countries and the number of children working between the ages of 5 and 17 have increased dramatically. 3% of all children and adolescents are working under unacceptable conditions, Deeply disturbed by the fact that the academic performances of the children coming from poor families are not satisfactory, Page 2 of 2 Pages
Commission: Millennium Development Goals Sponsors : Bangladesh, Fiji, Ghana, Burundi, Chile, Cuba, El Salvador. Expressing deep concern that due to the lack of motivation, many citizens believe that eradicating poverty in the country is a utopia and therefore refuse to participate in any related project, 1.Calls upon the United Nation for funds and sharing of expertise about ideas on progrowth strategies; 2. Encourages the non governmental organisations to work abreast the existing organisations to eradicate poverty; 3. Further requests the UNICEF to help the countries in providing educational facilities from primary to tertiary sectors; 4. Suggests that free education should at least be made available up to secondary level and more schools be built; 5. Welcomes international financial aid for the constructions of facilities such as youth training centres which will help the youngsters acquire skills; 6. Expresses its conviction that by creating awareness campaigns poverty might decrease.