Committee: The Economic and Social Council
Topic: Stop AIDS, Keep the Promise
Country: Kingdom of the
Delegate: Lee, Chris 李芒茫
Taking into account the HIV/AIDS issue, the accelerating prevalence of this epidemic is not an all-or-nothing scope for international concern. AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), the late clinical stage of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), has in a few decades’ time become a global catastrophe, crippling not only the life expectancy of human beings, but the world’s productivity, political-social stability and other vital aspects as well. It is obvious that this issue can by no means be categorized as domestic and, on the very contrary, should look to international cooperation and coalition.
Judging both from a historical and from a spatial perspective, the United Nations has reached a series of resolutions towards such severe matter, and has simultaneously launched various actions respectively. WHO (World Health Organization) has performed a leading role in the battle against HIV/AIDS, providing its member states and nations with supports to scale up treat, care and prevention services with a variety of methods and ensuring its members respond to HIV/AIDS comprehensively. Another important organization is the UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, which unites the resources and efforts of 10 UN system organizations and contributes a lot to the world’s response to HIV/AIDS.
As an active member of the UN, the Kingdom of the
The Netherlands holds a relatively tolerant attitude towards drug use, prostitution and homosexuality, which are the major ways of spreading HIV/AIDS in the nation, and at the same time grants government and non-government organizations their exercises of anti-HIV/AIDS campaign.
Outside the nation, the
This year, the
1) As a country that is economically developed, the
2) All nations should diminish stigma and discriminative mood against HIV/AIDS and its victims, creating an environment that is morally considerate and thus bringing a correct and comprehensive response to the epidemic.
3) Developing countries, which constitute the major proportion of the international political, economic and social activities, should actively participate in the UN organizations’ scale-up for treatment, care and prevention.
4) Governments have the responsibility to offer necessary assistance for the NGOs, either in the training of NGO staffs or in enhancing mutual trust, as the NGOs have a more direct contact with civilians.
5) UN system organizations should consider deploying observers in countries where local conflicts are acute, making sure that these areas are not handicapped by a vicious cycle and help the local people and government rebuild the rational institution.
In conclusion, solving the HIV/AIDS problem calls for international integration and cooperation. And the
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