ERIC Number: ED476029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Voice of THIMUN Youth: Action Papers of the Annual Session (2nd, The Hague, Netherlands, January 27-February 1, 2002).
Williams, David L., Ed.; Munstermann, Ulrich, Ed.; Gamble, Helen E. W., Ed.
These Action Papers of seven committees of The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) Youth Assembly represent the efforts of young people, who have been given the opportunity to voice their personal opinions on issues permanently on the international agenda. The Committee on Education and Employment analyzes improving quality of education; economic challenges; value of education; problems of women in society; innovative thinking and talent realization; experience and mechanisms for approaching the labor market; and social problems. The Committee on Sustainable Development and Agenda 21 focuses on informal and formal education through media, product labelling, and nongovernmental organizations and on pros and cons of economic incentives for promotion of sustainable development through youth involvement in the economy. It sets out practical steps for youth empowerment in issues of sustainable development. The Committee on Health and Social Development of Youth looks at education for prevention of HIV; helping African youth infected with HIV/AIDS through education; social exclusion of disabled young people; and education for social development of youth. The Committee on Globalization explores youth opinion on the task of reconciling rapid economic expansion with the specific interests of less economically developed countries. The Committee on Peace and Security in the Middle East attempts to find peaceful and feasible means to create peace and security in the region by primarily focusing on building trust between the two parties with the final objective of co-existence and establishment of an independent and recognized Palestinian State. The Committee on Disarmament and Defense proposes the implementation of a solution based on partial disarmament of nuclear, chemical, biological, and conventional weapons through confidence-building measures and multilateral weapons reductions. The Committee on Cultural Diversity and Tolerance focuses on these issues: exclusion, religion, minorities, indigenous peoples, gender, HIV/AIDS, media, and, most importantly, education. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cultural Differences, Disarmament, Economic Development, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Indigenous Populations, Peace, Physical Health, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Religion, Role of Education, Secondary Education, Social Development, Sustainable Development, World Affairs, World Problems, Youth Employment, Youth Leaders
For full text: http://www.thimun.org/download/YAVoice2002.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: The Hague International Model United Nations (Netherlands). Youth Assembly.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Palestine