The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed in the General Assembly in Paris on 10th December 1948. It ensures that everybody should be treated equally and that law should be the same for everyone no matter on religion, social ranks, or gender. Furthermore, it secures the freedom of thought and the same degree of social security for everyone. Nevertheless, in more than twenty countries in the world international law is not equal. Men get greater opportunities in education and financial management, women, when persecuted, cannot defend themselves in court, and they occupy lower social ranks than men. Sustainable Development occurs in every single country in the world. Examples of this are the use of solar or wind energy or the establishment of efficient water fixtures or Sustainable forestry. New schools are build every day all over the world and facilities such as environmental centers and hospitals are equipped by more modern equipment. However, are these facilities completely equal? In many countries they are but many they are not. Schools are secured only for boys or wealthy families. Conditions for workers during the construction of schools or hospitals are horrendous and hazardous.
Despite the fact that in many countries students do not get the opportunity to interfere in political matters, they are the future of this planet, and therefore their opinions matter the most. In order to create an efficient debate student should consider how to raise awareness of national law among all degrees of society through the establishment of peace organizations and enabling student access to financial and security support. Furthermore, the delegate should develop ways in which Student Movements and Student initiatives will make more impact and be more effective and promote the rule of law at the national and international levels.
Media are the most important aspect of raising awareness of social and political issues which occur in the world. They are meant to provide the society with a large degree of information which should not be based on only one point of view. Nevertheless, this is exactly what a lot of media channels in the world do in many countries where the political situation is unstable. In many countries, media is biased by local government and society does not have access information from the outer world. This leads to misinformation and misleading of many individuals. Especially students can be negatively affected by it as their opinion on international politics is being controversially manipulated. In order to dismiss this issue students have to become more active in spreading the news through social media and news channels. They should establish their own media channels and communicate with students from different countries in order to have another possibility to asses complicated and hotly debated topics from the various point of views.
Freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of religion are just couples of examples of what is meant by the phrase “fundamental freedoms”. In many countries, various of these are violated. Religious minorities are oppressed and people cannot express they disapproval with such as but not limited to their government or leadership. When they desire a change they are often persecuted and criticized by their peers as fear of further punishments is extreme. In order to achieve full protection of fundamental freedoms all over the world, students must get greater space to express their ideas and cooperate with international organizations or NGOs to change the current situation. While discussing this aspect of the topic, delegates should consider ways how to enable International cooperation between students and local elites and how to allow them greater space to express their desire for change.