Around 600,000 to 800,000 men, women, and children are trafficked each year according to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS).
This year the Iberian Modelling United Nations (IMUN) has added a new commission.
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Japan is currently facing backlash regarding its controversial plan to release treated wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean from several neighboring countries such as China, South Korea, and Russia.
Press interviewed the Vice-President and Chair of the Security Council and the Delegate of Georgia from the Environmental Committee on their experiences at IMUN.
The delegation of France submitted a resolution addressing the agenda issue of the “question of same-sex couples’ rights to marriage and adoption”.
Although the opinions of delegates vary between HRCs agenda issues, there is a unanimous consensus: all nation representatives agree on the importance of the newly established Human Rights Committee.
Among the many distinguished guests at this year’s IMUN conference were members from various diplomatic corps throughout Lisbon.
Bachir R., the Secretary General of the 29th IMUN conference, was interviewed by the press team to expound upon his responsibilities within the conference and articulate his vision of IMUN.
The United Nations, as a whole, has recognized the importance of discussing the ongoing crisis between Israel and Palestine.
Richard Zimler delivered the keynote speech for the 2023 IMUN Conference.
The importance of AI development, ethics, and regulation within the economy is complex and significant.
"United towards a better legacy" aren't just words, but the people participating, the actions taken and the changes made to create a better future for the next generations to come.
The current conflict in Afghanistan may lead to consequences of unimaginable scale.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has evolved into a socioeconomic and technological framework for modern society. It has considerably improved operations in various fields like the healthcare, finance, and transportation industries.
With the effects of climate change being felt around the world, corporations are under immense pressure to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability.
Trafficking of persons, trafficking of labor, and organ harvesting encompass the horrific realities associated with human trafficking.
In the late 1970s, Afghanistan found itself entangled in a destructive conflict that would shape the course of its history.
Many of the daily activities undertaken by the general populace, including the utilization of various modes of transportation and the combustion of fossil fuels for electricity generation, culminating in the discharge of pollutants into the surrounding environment.
The Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the southernmost part of South America that is internationally recognized as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. However, Argentina believes they are entitled to the area, known to them as Las Malvinas.
The term government-sponsored violence is a broad concept that summarizes the governmental endorsement of violence, both physical and psychological, aimed to change or maintain a political objective within a nation.
Over the last few years, the conflicts in Yemen have only been escalating. The ignition of the war can be traced back to the commencement of Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi presidency.
The return and restitution of cultural artifacts to their rightful country is an important, sensitive, and widely discussed issue.
Worldwide, low-income communities are continually plagued by lack of basic necessities.
Biodiversity has been declining at disturbing rates due to human activity. Plants and animals are disappearing because of pollution and climate change.
The protection of animal rights against poaching and animal trafficking is a widely discussed topic, with a large range of wildlife victims.
The coercion by healthcare providers to submit women to sterilization, a permanent and irreversible procedure, is still an issue today.
As of 2023, a total of thirty-four countries have legalized same-sex marriage, more than half belonging to the western hemisphere (CFR.org Editors). Regardless, the great majority of countries continue to ban the civil unions, consistent with the lack of globally enforced LGBTQ+ rights.
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