Refugees and the impact of COVID-19
The MUN Refugee Challenge is an initiative launched by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to encourage students worldwide to shape solutions for people forced to flee their homes. The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has spread across the world, infecting over 60 million people and taking the lives of more than one million. The spread of COVID-19 has devastated many countries’ health, education, and economic systems; developing countries have especially struggled, as they host 85% of the world’s refugee population. Hence presenting a challenge for host countries and international communities. Refugee communities have faced critical challenges, such as; limited access to public health services, loss of jobs, trauma, loss of access to asylum, and improper education.
Addressing the significant rise in external debt as a result of the covid 19 pandemic
As countries have attempted to mount an economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic, through measures such as relief packages and aid distribution, the global external debt has risen by $24 trillion in the shadows of chaos. This has left it at a record high $281 trillion and the worldwide debt-to-GDP ratio at over 355%. Not only does this colossal level of external debt threaten the financial integrity of nations borrowing beyond their means, but also endangers the functioning of the global economic system. As a committee, it's integral that we find a sustainable solution to averting a global debt crises to secure and ensure the future of our economies.
Restricting production and distribution of illegal drugs
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime works to strengthen international action against drug trafficking, production and organized crime. At INMUN 2021, the committee will focus on the illicit production, trade and distribution of Opioids with special emphasis on the Golden Triangle and Afghanistan. Delegates of the UNODC will be tasked with evaluating existing policy measures and collaborating to develop comprehensive, original solutions to combat the threat of drug-related crime.