Topic: Accessibility to Sign Language
Committee: UNHRC (Middle School)
Head Chair: Justin Kim
Vice Chair: Leela Fredlund
This committee is designed to prepare delegates to understanding the flow of committee, as well as understanding that Accessibility to Sign Language is scarce in semi-periphery and periphery countries. By working as a team, delegates will create helpful solutions that will empower those who are disabled, as well as practicing team cooperation in the committee.
The United Nations Human Rights Council is a committee which was created by the UN General Assembly in 2006. It is made up of representatives from 47 member states (countries) who seek to identify violations of human rights and work towards solutions. They work with non-governmental organizations and other UN groups to eliminate discrimination and provide aid to those who need it. Recent projects include maintaining human rights during the South Sudan conflict, alleviating the effects the Rohingya crisis, making education more accessible, and ensuring that those facing capital punishment are not deprived of their rights.
Using correct terms, periphery countries are third world countries, semi-periphery is second world countries, and core countries are first world countries. During committee and in the policy paper, please refer to countries using periphery, semi-periphery, and core countries. For more information, search “Wallerstein’s Model” for a clearer understanding.