Country: The Kingdom of Denmark

Event: QATAR 2006

Students:
Ibrahim Abu Saleh, Ambassador-Special Committee
Mays Abdulaziz, Security Council
Othman Al-Othmann, Human Rights

 

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The Denmarkian National Anthem


Denmark 1
Der er et Yndigt Land
(A Lovely Land is Ours)
Original Danish Words

Der er et yndigt land,
Det står med brede bøge
Nær salten østerstrand;
Det bugter sig i bakke, dal,
Det hedder gamle Danmark,
Og det er Frejas sal.


English Translation

A lovely land is ours
With beeches green about her
Encircled by the sea
Her hills and vales are manifold
Her name, of old, is Denmark
And she is Freya's home


Denmark 2: Kong Christian Stod ved Højen Mast
(King Christian Stood by the Lofty Mast)

Original Danish Words
Kong Kristian stod ved højen mast i røg og damp;
Hans værge hamrede så fast,
At Gotens hjelm og hjerne brast.
Da sank hver fjendligt spejl og mast i røg und damp.
Fly," skreg de, fly, hvad flygte kan!
Hvo står for Danmarks Kristian i kamp?"


English Translation

King Christian stood by the tall mast in smoke and mist;
his sword was hammering so hard,
that the Swedes' helmets and brains cracked.
Then sank every enemy stern and mast in smoke and mist.
"Flee," they screamed, "flee as flee can!
Who can stand up to Denmark's Christian in battle?"



The Kingdom of Denmark




Country Profile

Political Structure (Ibrahim Abu Saleh):

Denmark’s political structure isn’t so complicated. The conventional long form is kingdom of Denmark and the conventional short form is Denmark. Its Capital is Copenhagen. Denmark is the oldest monarchy in the world. In 1849, it became a constitutional monarchy with the adoption of a new constitution. The monarch is formally head of state(Queen MARGRETHE II), a role which is mainly ceremonial, since executive power is exercised by the cabinet ministers, with the prime minister acting as the first among equals Legislative power is vested in both the government and the Danish parliament, known as the Folketing, which consists of (no more than) 179 members. The Danish Judiciary is functionally and administratively independent of the executive and the legislature.

The major political parties of demark are as follows: Center Democratic Party]; Christian Democrats; Conservative Party (sometimes known as Conservative People's Party); Danish People's Party; Liberal Party; Social Democratic Party; Social Liberal Party (sometimes called the Radical Left,; Socialist People's Party; Red-Green Unity List (bloc includes Left Socialist Party, Communist Party of Denmark, Socialist Workers' Party). The Political Party currently in charge is the Venstre (in Danish literally: Left)

 

Geography (Ibrahim Abu Saleh):

The Kingdom of Denmark is in Northern Europe. Denmark forms a link between Europe and Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway and Sweden). Denmark's land border is with Germany; its long coastline is surrounded by the North Sea and bordered by the Baltic Sea. The country consists of a peninsula (Jutland) and many islands, for example: Zealand, Fyn and Bornholm. Greenland, one of the world's largest islands, is self-governing but part of the Kingdom. The eighteen Faroe Islands, which have some level of self-government, are also part of the Kingdom of Denmark. Copenhagen is the capital city .The country is low and flat with rolling hills and has a temperate coastal climate. Flooding is a threat in some areas of the country (e.g., parts of Jutland, along the southern coast of the island of Lowland) that are protected from the sea by a system of dikes.

Being a set of islands has a plays a small role in being an island. Each island has a slight difference in there culture. This change doesn’t really effect demarks culture. Recently, all the islands have been linked by bridges. Long time ago, communication was very hard to achieve between all the islands, therefore there it used to be hard to control the whole of Denmark. Since it is surrounded by water, fishing and trading are important to Denmark

 

Natural Resources (Mays Abdulaziz):

Denmark has fewer natural resources than any other country. Despite the fact that Denmark has relatively few natural resources, they still support a strong economy. Denmark’s natural resources are limited to petroleum, natural gas, fish, salt, limestone, chalk, stone, gravel and sand. Trees help people a lot because they provide wood to make boats to provide transportation. The wood is also important for construction, making furniture, and windmills. Water is another big resource. Denmark's North Sea provides more than half of the fish that Denmark needs. Denmark's animals provide a lot of the food for Denmark. The animals that provide this are beef and dairy cattle, hogs, chickens and ducks. Agriculture and farming are also important for the production of natural products. These products are barley, wheat, potatoes, sugar beets, pork, dairy products. Denmark produces relatively a lot of food for a country with its area and natural resources. About one fourth of Denmark's land is farmed today. Only about 8% of the population still farms. The products from Denmark’s natural resources constitute 38 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) — an impressive amount, considering that the country has few natural resources. Indeed, Danish industries import most of the resources they need. Still, Danes maintain a favorable balance of trade (exports exceed imports).

They're self-sufficient in energy. It has 1.3 billion bbl oil reserves. The oil reserves extend on both land and water. The largest oil reserves are in the North Sea. Also, its natural gas reserves are 81.98 billion cu meters. However, those reserves are only usable as long as a states’ navy allows their use.

 

Religion (Ibrahim Abu Saleh):

Between all the religions in Denmark, the most important or widely spread is the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark. Other religion includes Roman Catholics and Muslims. In general, the Danes are not very religious, with church attendance being generally low. With the exception of the Church Ministers, you won’t find many politicians using religious rhetoric and arguments, especially not government ministers. The Christian Democrats is the only major political party which regularly uses religious factors and arguments. The population of Denmark has the following religions:
Evangelical Lutheran: 95%
Other Protestant and Roman Catholic: 3%
Muslim: 1%
Jews: 1%

 

Cultural factors (Mays Abdulaziz):

The stable and clam Danish community accounts for the social prosperity in Denmark. Denmark has a population of 5,432,335 people, with an annual growth rate of 0.34%. The major ethnic groups are Scandinavian, Inuit, Faroese, German, Turkish, Iranian, and Somali. The dominant religion is Evangelical Lutheran (95%), other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3%, and Muslim 2%. The languages used are Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic, and German (small minority). English is the predominant second language. Literacy is 100% for all people over 15. The net immigration rate is low. There are around 2.53/1000 immigrants. That’s why there are no immigrant problems. Immigrants are well-employed and benefit from living in Denmark. Denmark’s social prosperity is like that of many small nations. People coexist peacefully and there are no dangerous qualms between different races, ethnicities, or genders. This is because of the freedom of speech and religion. The Danish population remains to be a "closed population."

 

Economy (Mays Abdulaziz):

Denmark’s economic performance is impressive. First, it maintains a positive balance of trade. Also, their economy churns out the 8th-highest per-capita income in the world. The GDP $174.4 billion, and grows at a real rate of 2.4%. The economy inflates at a rate of 1.4%. The unemployment rate is 6.2%. Denmark’s external debt is $21.7 billion. The GDP is composed of the following sectors: agriculture 2.2%, industry 25.5, and service 72.3%. Exports constitute $ 73.06 billion, while imports constitute $63.45 billion. Danish export commodities are machinery and instruments, meat and meat products, dairy products, fish, chemicals, furniture, ships, and windmills. It benefits from oil be exporting it as crude oil not manufacturing it, Crude oil production has more than doubled over the past decade while annual petroleum consumption has remained fairly constant over that same period. Denmark's oil consumption is presently only about 1.3% of the oil annually consumed by the twenty-five European Union countries, ranking 14th-greatest in the EU. Denmark's oil production, on the other hand, accounts for about 11% of the European Union total, which ranks it second greatest in the EU (behind only the United Kingdom) and about 30th in the world in that regard. The export partners are Germany 18%, Sweden 13.2%, UK 8.7%, US 5.8%, Netherlands 5.5%, Norway 5.4%, and France 5%. While the import commodities are machinery and equipment, raw materials and semi manufactures for industry, chemicals, grain and foodstuffs, consumer goods. Import partners are Germany 22.3%, Sweden 13.5%, Netherlands 6.8%, UK 6.1%, France 4.5%, Norway 4.5%, Italy 4.1%, and China 4%. The Danish reserves of foreign exchange and gold are $37.98 billion.

The Danish thoroughly modern market economy features high-tech agriculture, up-to-date small-scale and corporate industry, extensive government welfare measures, comfortable living standards, a stable currency, and high dependence on foreign trade. Denmark is a net exporter of food and energy and enjoys a comfortable balance of payments surplus. Government objectives include streamlining the bureaucracy and further privatization of state assets. The government has been successful in meeting, and even exceeding, the economic convergence criteria for participating in the third phase (a common European currency) of the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), but Denmark has decided not to join 12 other EU members in the euro; even so, the Danish krone remains pegged to the euro. Growth in 2004 was sluggish, yet above the scanty 0.3% of 2003.

High percentage of the population benefits from the prosperity of the Danish economy. And, despite recent cutbacks in the number of people receiving benefits, all are still entitled to a free education, basic health care, and a pension. New mothers in the workforce are guaranteed several months of paid maternity leave. Government assistance is available for the unemployed. And to pay for all this, Danes have shouldered one of the world's heaviest tax rates — roughly 50 percent. In 2003, the government began cutting taxes. A major long-term issue will be the sharp decline in the ratio of workers to retirees. One of the reasons citizens benefit that much is because the government is non-socialist. It does not take a lot of what people make in comparison with socialist governments.

 

Defense (Ibrahim Abu Saleh):

Denmark, as all countries has a structural defense. The armed forces of the Kingdom of Denmark, known as The Danish Defense is charged with the defense of the Kingdom of Denmark. The Chief of Defense is the head of the Danish Armed Forces, and is head of the Defense Command which is managed by the Ministry of Defense. Constitutionally, the Commander-in-Chief is the head of state (Queen Margrethe II); practically, it is the Cabinet.

Its primary purpose is to prevent conflicts and war, preserve the sovereignty of Denmark, secure the continuing existence and integrity of the independent Kingdom of Denmark and further a peaceful development in the world with respect to human rights. Its primary tasks are; NATO participate in accordance with the strategy of the alliance, detect and repel any sovereignty violation of Danish territory (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands), defense cooperation with non-NATO members, especially central- and East European countries, international missions in the area of conflict prevention, crises-control, humanitarian, peacemaking, peacekeeping, participate in Total Defense in cooperation with civilian resources and finally maintain a sizable force to execute these tasks at all times.

The Danes don’t have a really good chance against the Faros. Till put out a good fight but eventually surrender or loose. Or if it uses outside help it might win

Denmark’s main military branches are Branches
1. Danish Royal Army
2. Danish Royal Navy
3. Danish Royal Air Force
4. Danish Home Guard
5. Denmark’s military structures are: Ministry of Defense (FMN)
* Defense Command (FKO)

Army Operational Command (HOK):
1. Navy Operational Command (SOK)
2. Tactical Air Command (FTK)
3. Defense Materiel Service (FMT) (under implantation)
4. Army Materiel Command (HMAK) (to be disbanded)
5. Navy Materiel Command (SMK) (to be disbanded)
6. Air Materiel Command (FMK) (to be disbanded)
7. Greenland Command (GLK)
8. Faroe Islands Command (FRK)
9. Royal Danish Defense College (FAK)
10. Defense Health Service (FSU)
11. Home Guard Command (HJK)
12. Defense Intelligence (FE)
13. Defense Judge Advocate Corps (FAUK)
14. Defense Information & Welfare Service (FOV)
15. Defense Construction Service (FBT)
16. Defense Internal Revision

The defense bodies of Denmark are basically ceremonial. The only real defenses they can get are there Allies the US and the NATO. Even in WWII, Denmark didn’t put out a fight against the Germans.

 

Views on world problems (Mays Abdulaziz):

Denmark is a nation that is generally participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defence cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs. Naturally, this is not a result of cowardice, but the general deliberations about the extent of Denmark‘s participation in EU. The Danish population has always regarded the EU as an excellent forum for economic co-operation, but has only reluctantly accepted political integration. As a result, the Maastricht Treaty of 1992 with its chapters about increased integration was only accepted at a Danish referendum in 1993, after the so-called Edinburgh Agreement had allowed Denmark to take a step back from the co-operation in four areas. This manifested itself in reservations on the final phase of the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and the euro, the defence political co-operation, an extension of the legal co-operation and union citizenship. In 2000, a referendum was held to test if the population was prepared to abandon one of the reservations the change from crone to euro. The answer was no by 53.2% of the votes.

It is also known for its contributions to the UN, especially donating troops for UN peacekeeping forces. Denmark is a world leader in per-capita assistance to needy nations. In the 1990s, it set aside $150 million for food, medicine, and other recovery purposes in the Balkan region. More recently, it pledged over $500 million for humanitarian aid and reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Already in 1999, Danish fighter planes took active part in NATO‘s Kosovo action. This active participation at the front shows a new side of Denmark, which has traditionally been a reticent and militarily cautious small country. New foreign political initiatives generally have also found expression in Denmark‘s condemnation of the human rights situation in China in 1997 and India‘s nuclear tests in 1999.

Denmark is committed to the reduction of global poverty, as well as to other "Millennium Development Goals" sponsored by the UN. Denmark works for global peace in many ways. Danes are active in the UN, the European Union, NATO, and the Nordic Council (which also includes Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden). Danish diplomats are helping new democracies on the Baltic coast and in Eastern Europe to develop close ties with the West. And tens of thousands of Danes have served as UN peacekeepers and observers.

Denmark faces several international disputes. Iceland disputes the Fare Islands' fisheries median line. Iceland, the UK, and Ireland dispute Denmark's claim that the Fare Islands' continental shelf extends beyond 200 km. Faroese continue to study proposals for full independence. The Faroese economy has had a strong performance since 1994, mostly as a result of increasing fish landings and high and stable export prices. Oil finds close to the Faroese area give hope for deposits. Also, there is an uncontested sovereignty dispute with Canada over Hans Island in the Kennedy Channel between Ellesmere Island and Greenland. While Hans Island has little to no actual value, as a landmass, the waters associated with the island may have value to both countries. Because of its location in the centre of Kennedy Channel, it could play a key role in determining control of the passage through Nares Strait. The Canadian Navy has occasionally used the dispute over Hans Island as an argument for investment in all-weather, ice-strengthened war ships, which Canada lacks. Denmark, on the other hand, has a long tradition of operating ice-strengthened patrol frigates in the Arctic. Because of those disputes, Denmark has to rely on its allies for protection when they need military help.

 

History (Ibrahim Abu Saleh):

The origin of Denmark is lost in prehistory. The oldest Danevirke is from the 7th century, at the same time as the new Runic alphabet. Oldest city: Ribe is from about 810.Up into the 10th century the Danes were known as Vikings, together with Norwegians and Swedes, colonizing, raiding and trading in all parts of Europe. Viking explorers first discovered Iceland by accident in the ninth century, en route to the Faroe Islands. IN the 10th century the DANES CONQURED AND COLONIZED S. ENGLAND. This colonizing explains the similar cultural ties Danes have with England.

The later 18th century was marked by important social reforms carried out by the ministers Johann Hartwig Ernst Bernstorff, Andreas Peter Bernstorff, and Johann Friedrich Struensee. Serfdom was abolished (1788), and peasant proprietorship was encouraged. In the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, Denmark, having sided with Napoleon I, was twice attacked by England. By the Treaty of Kiel (1814), Denmark lost Norway to Sweden and Helgoland to England, but retained possession of Greenland, the Faeroe Islands, and Iceland.

After the Second War of Schleswig in 1864 Denmark was forced to give up Schleswig-Holstein to Prussia, in a defeat that left deep marks in the Danish national identity. After this point Denmark adopted a policy of neutrality, as a result of which Denmark stayed neutral in World War I. Following the defeat of Germany, Denmark was offered by the Versailles powers the return of Schleswig-Holstein. Fearing German irredentism Denmark refused to consider the return of Holstein and insisted on a plebiscite concerning the return of Schleswig. In 1920, following the plebiscite, Northern Schleswig was recovered by Denmark.

Despite its continued neutrality Denmark was invaded by Germany on April 9, 1940. Though at first accorded self-rule (which ended in 1943 due to a mounting resistance movement), Denmark remained militarily occupied throughout World War II.

The Danish sympathy for the Allied Cause was strong; 1,900 Danish Police Officers were arrested by the Gestapo and sent, under guard, to be interned in Buchenwald. After the war, Denmark became one of the founding members of NATO and, in 1973, joined the European Economic Community (later, the European Union).

 

Recent History:

In 1948 Faroe Islands granted self-government within the Danish state. In 1949 Denmark joins NATO. In 1953 there is a Constitutional change that leads to a single-chamber parliament elected by proportional representation, female accession to the Danish throne is permitted, and Greenland becomes integral part of Denmark. In the year 1959 Denmark joins the European Free Trade Association. In 1972 King Frederick IX dies and is succeeded by his daughter Margrethe II. In 1973 Denmark joins the European Economic Community. In 1979 Greenland is granted home rule. Denmark retains control over Greenland's foreign affairs and defense.

In the year 1982 Poul Schlueter became the first Conservative prime minister for almost a century. In 1985 Legislation passed banning construction of nuclear power plants in Denmark. In 1992 Danish voters reject the Maastricht Treaty on further European integration in a referendum. In 1993 Schlueter resigns after being accused of lying over a scandal involving Tamil refugees, social democrat Poul Nyrup Rasmussen becomes prime minister and Danes approve the Maastricht Treaty after Denmark is granted certain opt-outs. In 1994 Poul Nyrup Rasmussen returned to power in general election and in 1998 he returned to power. In the year 2000 Danes reject adoption of the euro as their national currency by 53% to 47%. New bridge and tunnel link Copenhagen with Malmo in southern Sweden. The new road and rail link makes it possible to travel between the two countries in just 15 minutes. In 2001 Elections put right-wing coalition led by Anders Fogh Rasmussen into government. Rasmussen campaigned on a pledge to tighten immigration rules and put lid on taxes. The election saw the far-right Danish People's Party win 22 seats and become the third largest party in parliament. In 2002 New government measures aimed at reducing immigration spark controversy and then in 2004US and Denmark sign deal to modernize Thule air base on Greenland. In 2005 Liberal Party leader Anders Fogh Rasmussen wins second term as prime minister in coalition with Conservative Party, Far-right People's Party strengthens presence in parliament by two seats, and there was a Diplomatic dispute flares up with Canada over the disputed tiny island of Hans in the Arctic

 

 

 

Policy Statements


Committee 3: Special Political Committee, Ibrahim


(1) State use of torture for national security reasons

Torture refers to purposefully harming someone who is in custody—unfree to fight back or protect him or herself and imperiled by that incapacitation. Other violent practices, like domestic violence and battery, also involve the purposeful causing of pain, and in some ways these practices might "look like" torture. Many questions have aroused to whether Torture should be used for the sake of national security. This Answered to this question lacks relevance at its core. Torture is a largely inefficient method of information gathering. Pain tolerance varies greatly among individuals, undermining the notion of a universal threshold at which information can be extracted, thus ensuring that torture remains unscientific and imprecise. Torture, is time-consuming, hard work, which is not suited for emergencies. It often leads to false information that then must be subject to a verification process, wasting valuable intelligence resources.

The UN has passed many resolutions and articles concerning torture. All of which are against it. It believes that it is a human rights violation thus should be stopped immediately. Denmark also finds this method inhuman and also insufficient, even if national security is at stake.

Denmark thinks that torture not only doesn’t work; it can actually destroy intelligence-building efforts. Without using informants, the probability of actually identifying the correct crime suspect falls to less than 10 percent, and so the real key to gaining information on terrorist plots lies in attaining public trust and securing informant links. "The more you torture, the less you’re going to get informants and the less you get public cooperation," It will actually reduce the ability of any government to win a war

 

(2) Nuclear & Biological Weapons proliferation

Proliferation is the spread of biochemical, nuclear, and other weapons of mass destruction to countries not originally involved in developing them. Primary proliferators are the leading industrial nations like the U.S., France, Great Britain, Russia, who originally develop nuclear weapons and biological and chemical warfare agents. Secondary proliferators are those countries that have developed indigenous programs and that now may or do sell their innovations to other countries or terrorist organizations. Some of the include Secondary proliferators might include China, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Russia, and Syria. This spread poses a threat to the world, as it also constitutes a threat to international peace and security.

The UN thrives to control this issue. It has based many resolutions about the preventing it. The United Nations thinks that all Member States to fulfill their obligations in relation to arms control and disarmament and to prevent proliferation in all its aspects of all weapons of mass destruction. It support for the multilateral treaties whose aim is to eliminate or prevent the proliferation of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons and the importance for all States parties to these treaties to implement them fully in order to promote international stability.

The Kingdom of Denmark, a neutral, wants peace and stability in this world. Proliferation guarantees chaos and threats the peace and security of the world. Therefore, Denmark wants to end proliferation. Denmark thinks that all States shall refrain from providing any form of support to non-States that attempt to develop transport, transfer or use nuclear biological weapons and their means of delivery. Denmark thinks that the Treaties concerning Proliferation should be strengthened and imposed correctly by all nations of the world. And finally it thinks all states should take cooperative action to prevent illicit trafficking in nuclear or biological weapons their means of transfer. If the Question comes to whether the Danes would actually blame a Primary proliferators ex: the US, off course it won’t. You can’t forget that Denmark is a close ally with the US.

 

 

Committee: Security Council, Mays

(1) The situation in Darfur

A heart-wrenching crisis has been arousing in Sudan two years ago, and is still going on today. 50,000 have already died, and around 2,000,000 are on the brink of death. The revolt of the Janjaweed tribe and the weakness of the Sudanese government are threatening the lives of those innocent people. The rebels are killing, stealing, and raping on horseback everyday. On the other hand, the government is not saving the lives of its people. The people of Darfur lack security, water, food, education, and their basic needs for survival. Some are fleeing to the scorching deserts of Chad. The help offered by the UN until now is minimal and insufficient.

What has been going on in Darfur for the past two years is heart wrenching. For a secure and peaceful country like Denmark, this is a serious tragedy that we need to solve today before tomorrow. A whole race is being eradicated. Millions are on the brink of death. It is the Security Council’s obligation to save those women, children, and civilians. However, it is also the duty of the government to put its utmost effort into saving its own people. A specialized committee needs to work along with the Sudanese government. Sudanese soldiers and UN peacekeeping forces need to cooperate for providing security for the civilians. Denmark is glad to donate soldiers for this peace mission. Also, capable countries need to make as much donations as possible to save the 2 million threatened lives. This is why the FAO and WHO need to be involved to. It is simply the obligation of the Sudanese government and United Nations to save the lives of those people. There is no excuse for this procrastination. Lives are on the brink of death, and action is required.

 

(2) Reform of the Security Council.

The Security Council will always be noted for its endless successes. It has saved lives, helped nations develop themselves, and most importantly brought peace. However, nothing is perfect and there is always room for improvement. We need to take steps that would make the Security Council more transparent and attainable.

Denmark wants this committee to reflect the world as it is in 2006, not as it was in 1945. First of all, an expansion to 21 member states is necessary. In addition, developing countries deserve greater representation in the council. Particular emphasis should be placed on criteria for membership. And those member states that most clearly meet those criteria should be allowed to serve on the Council, even where there is a disagreement over other candidates. States who contribute the most to the UN financially and by peacekeeping forces should be given the priority to be members of the Security Council. Also, states that pursuit permanent membership need to get a majority vote from the General Assembly and Security Council. Also, there is a great need for equal representation from different parts of the world. In order for international peace and security to be sustained the Security Council needs to be expanded. . The Security Council is the most powerful part of the UN, and that’s why it needs to be fair, effective, and democratic.

 

 

Human Rights, Othmann

(1) World Poverty & Humanitarian Relief- UN response to natural disasters

Many natural disasters in the world like hurricane Katrina, Pakistan earthquake, and the Tsunami caused increasing amounts of poverty. People are loosing their money and houses, so poverty increases. By the support of many nations, the UN nation’s treaties were able to raise donations in millions of dollars to those countries that are suffering from natural disasters. The problem that we are still facing is in many people’s belief not lack of donations. The issue right know is that we need may need more organizations to control the usage of the money.

As on your resolution, you’re jumping too quickly. You’re not really noticing the hundreds of orgs. Working on this. WHY are they failing? In WHAT specifically are they failing?

The Denmark believes that this is a very serious issue and major actions should be taken. Denmark is willing to be on top for the creation of a new organization. The organization will be called Humanitarian Relief Organization in Denmark (HROD). This organization with the help of other nations, organizations, and the UN perhaps by support and donations will send a group of experts to those countries that are suffering from Poverty because of natural disasters like Pakistan the recent time. Those experts will use the money to save the poor people by giving them food, education for sure (by well-trained teachers), and maybe loans if they needed more.

 

(2) Religious Freedom in authoritarian nations

Some Communist nations in the world are not giving their citizens religious freedom by threatening them and suspending them from doing certain things. In some nations, the Government severely restricts the activities of people who follow a religion. Such groups are prohibited from gathering publicly, proselytizing and disseminating religious materials. The Government's interpretation of the law severely restricts their freedom to meet in private homes. Examples of those communist nations are Cuba, North Korea, and China. The resolution that was passed in the UN in 2003 (E/CN.4/2003/66) states clearly that every nation should give there citizens total freedom into choosing there religious believes but that was against the communist countries policy.

Denmark is totally against the communism idea. Communism failed around the world because of causing such issues. So Denmark believes that people who are suffering from this issue can move into other capitalistic countries that provide there citizens with total freedom for choosing the type of religion they want to follow. Creating an organization that would aid those people by collecting again donations from wealthy countries will help a lot.

 

(3) Child Soldiers

Recently, more than 300,000 child soldiers are fighting in more than 30 countries, 10,000 of them fought in Sierra Leone's 10-year civil war. An additional 500,000 are in paramilitary groups. They are all children under the age of 18 years. Those children denied a childhood and often subjected to horrific violence. They were forced to participate in suicide missions, carry supplies, and act as spies, messengers or lookouts during wars. The children are often compelled to follow orders under the threat of death. The child soldiers issue is leaving children with no access to school, driving them from their homes, or separating them from family members.

Child soldiers are common in the countries Angola, Colombia, Lebanon, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, and Uganda. Perhaps child soldiers are worst and mostly common in Sierra Leone. In southern Lebanon, boys as young as twelve years of age have been subject to forced conscription by the South Lebanon Army (SLA), an Israeli auxiliary militia. Girls are also used as soldiers in many parts of the world. In addition to combat duties, girls are subject to sexual abuse and may be taken as "wives" by rebel leaders in Angola, Sierra Leone and Uganda. Because of their immaturity and lack of experience, child soldiers suffer higher casualties than their adult counterparts. Even after the conflict is over, they may be left physically disabled or psychologically traumatized.

Denmark is for sure against THE USE OF CHILD SOLDIERS that is spreading all over the world day by day. Denmark is planning on eliminating this spreading issue by the help of all other nations. The Denmark believes that first of all, we need to stop those wars that are happening. Maybe by creating an organization that can specify some experts that can help stop the wars. If this couldn’t be accomplished, maybe instead send donations to those countries in terms of soldiers that are going to replace the children and then solve the issues that are causing the wars. And give the children donations so that they don’t have to work as soldiers anymore and continue their educational life.

 

 

Resolution


FORUM: Human Rights
ISSUE: World Poverty & Humanitarian Relief- UN response to natural disasters
COUNTRY: Denmark

Believing many natural disasters in the world like Hurricane Katrina, Pakistan Earthquake, and the Tsunami caused increasing amounts of poverty.

Alarmed by the issue that people are loosing their money and houses because of natural disasters, so poverty tends to increase.

Noting that by the support of many nations, the UN nation’s treaties were able to raise donations in millions of dollars to those countries that are suffering from natural disasters.

Realizing that the current issue dealing with world poverty is not just donations, it is the lack of organizations and agencies that are able to control the usage of the donations, and distributing them.

1. Resolves the creation of Humanitarian Relief Organization in Denmark (HROD) which will:
A. Collect donations from wealthy countries (especially from western European nations) and distributing the donations by providing a group of experts that are able to control the money and use them fairly among the nations,
B. Be open to further donations from any counties,

2. Calls Upon the creation of World Poverty Agency (WPA) acting under the United Nation Authority and a subordinate to the HROD in all continents which will contain:
A. An experts committee that will visit the harmed countries and provide them with back ups depending on their financial needs,
B. A teachers committee located in Denmark that will:
i) Provide an advanced and an excellent type of education to the infants in the poverty nations.
ii) Provide all the important means to develop a well-educated child.
iii) Also provide food, leisure, and all kinds of entertainment to the kids;

3. Affirms that the WPA members:
A. Don’t have to be able to help financially,
B. They will be on top of the list (explained further down)
C. Can send a limited amount of their citizens that have limited education and educate them more;

4. Further Affirms the creation of a list of all HROD and WPA members that:
A. Will provide support to all of the joining nations by:
i. Putting them on top of the list which means that any natural disaster happens to them, they will be the first nation to support,
ii. Providing education to their unlettered citizens as well,
B. Will provide teaching lessons of being experts in Accounting to the citizens of the member nations;

5. Urges all nations to join the HROD and the WPA to:
A. Help eliminate all the poverty in the world.
B. Benefit from the services that are going to be provided,
C. Provide safety to their nation.

 

 

 

Special Political Committee, Ibrahim
Forum: Special Political Committee
Question: State use of torture for national security reasons
Delegation: The Kingdom of Denmark

Recalling the OHCHR Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

Further recalling The UN Convention against Torture

Pointing out that torture is a human rights violation according to the OHCHR

1) Asks all nations of the world to disregard the method of torture, as it is inhuman and useless;

2) Calls for the creation of a sub organization of the OHCHR called the Prisoners Watch (PW);

3) Affirms that the PW will be divided into three groups:
A. Researching group who will: gather information and perform researches about the condition of the Prisoners in foreign or local jails or interrogation center,
B. The Awareness group: Perform seminars and awareness meeting toward the negatives of using torture and how it is insufficient as well as at is time constraining. This will be done using publicity,
C. Inspectors whom will: perform tri annual checks on prisoner and other detainees, with the country's approval and they will also:
I. Gather information about relevance issues concerning any torture use or any harmful methods;

4) Proclaims that the PW head will be chosen by the OHCHR;

5) Declares that cooperation should be done with the PW. If a country doesn’t allow inspections then surely it will be put under suspicion. This state will be referred to the Security Council to be further resolved;

6) Encourages all countries to use the factor of security while integrating. Provide the detainee with security in return for the information needed. Another key f to gaining information on terrorist plots lies in attaining public trust.

 

 

Mays Al-Sa'ad
Forum: Security Council
Question: State use of torture for national security reasons
Delegation: The Kingdom of Denmark

Noting that the United States supports the addition of at least two permanent seats to the UN Security Council, including one for Japan, provided the world body meets a certain criteria, the United States shortly would unveil a list of criteria for membership, including a country's economy, its commitment to democracy and human rights, its financial contribution to the United Nations and efforts toward fighting terrorism and weapons proliferation, a State Department official said, according to CNN,

Pointing out that Brazil, Germany, India and Japan have been hoping for a resolution calling for a 25-member council that would add six permanent seats without a veto and four non-permanent seats. They are hoping to win four of the permanent seats with the other two earmarked for Africa, also the African Union has proposed expanding the council to 26 members _ adding six permanent seats with veto power and five non-permanent seats, a third resolution by a group called Uniting for Consensus would add 10 non-permanent seats, here is widespread support for enlarging the council to reflect the world today rather than the global power structure after World War II when the United Nations was formed, according to the associated press of the Global Policy reform,

1. Calls upon the expansion of the Security Council to 24 members:
A. Designating five new non-permanent seats to come from the following areas:
i. One from the developing nations of Africa,
ii. One from developing nations of Asia,
iii. One from developing nations of Latin America,
iv. Two from industrialized states,
B. Designating the four new permanent members to come from the Areas:
i. One from African states,
ii. One from Asian states,
iii. One from European states,
iv. One from Latin American states,
C. The criteria for choosing the new non-permanent members of the Security Council:
i. Total personnel assigned to peacekeeping operations,
ii. Total financial contribution both to the organisations and peacekeeping forces,
D. A committee of 25 UN experts and scholars will be assigned by Kofi Annan to:
i. Produces a list of states eligible for the new available seats in the Security Council,
ii. Inform the Security council when the decision of giving a state a paramagnet seat needs to be re-evaluated (in such a case the final vote will be for the General Assembly),
E. Countries who are interested in becoming permanent members need a majority approval from the General Assembly and Security Council approval,
F. New members will not be given veto powers.

 

 

Mays Al-Sa'ad
Forum: Security Council
Question: The Question of Darfur
Delegation: The Kingdom of Denmark

2. Resolves the creation of A UN sub-committee Save Darfur Committee (SDC) which will:
A. Include as much UN peace keeping forces as possible which will be sent to Darfur,
i. United Nations observers and inspectors which will be sent to Sudan monthly to check out on the Sudanese government’s work to solve the crises:
ii. Any ineptness to solve to crises will be reported directly to the Security Council,
B. Work directly with the Sudanese government and army, and the present African Union troops to fight the rebels and report monthly all the Sudanese government’s cooperation and possible lack of cooperation to the Security Council,
C. Work directly with the Food Agriculture Organization and World Health Organization to:
i. Solve the famine and malnutrition cases in Darfur,
ii. Implement medical solutions to eradicate any disease and prevent the spreading of further diseases,
D. The SDC will also be glad to receive help from volunteering medical doctors and any other needed experts, collect donations and needed aids from willing nations and distributing it,

 

 

 

Opening Speech


(1) Human Rights Commission, Othman


Honorable chairs, fellow delegates, and most distinguished guests. From the country of love, FREEDOM, and PEACE I believe.

This would be a good transition to responding to the cartoon.

The honorable delegate of Denmark is here today for one special goal, and its spreading peace through the world. Here in the Human rights committee, we will work the best out of hour selves to solve the three issues that are World Poverty & Humanitarian Relief- UN response to natural disasters, Religious Freedom in authoritarian nations, and Child Soldiers. The honorable delegate of Denmark is very optimistic, and wishes you all a successful event.

 

(2) Special Political Committee, Ibrahim


Honorable chairs and fellow delegates

"God dag" peace to you all from the Kingdom of Denmark, Home to the Little Mermaid, children’s holidays paradise of Lego land, Ancient home to the Vikings and a gateway to Scandinavia. Ah HA!!! Feel the cool air breeze as you cruise the sophisticated island of Copenhagen, passing by the fantasy castles to the stunning national parks of this north European land. Denmark welcomes you all to this forum.

Denmark has come here today in hope to end problems that have caused unrest. Both torture and the proliferation are arousing problems that stand in our face. If problem would just vanish like magic we would live in a perfect world. Unfortunately it doesn’t. Therefore, as a nation, we have to work together in order to guarantee this perfect world. We have to unite to face these obstacles, and therefore I call upon all nations of this forum to put all our differences aside and to concentrate on our rising problem. Nations! The UN is our binding; together we can accomplish the impossible, and insure a safe world.

Thank you

 

(3) Security Council, Mays


Honorable chairs and fellow delegates,

One of our respectable Danish proverbs says, "Rain comes oft after sunshine, and after a dark cloud a clear sky." Denmark stands her today hoping that we would remove the dark cloud covering our world, so that sunshine of a clear day would lighten the hearts of nations. We are here to work for our vision….a white dove flying across the clear sky of each country. Our vision is world peace. Denmark has worked for turning this vision into reality for decades and decades. Everyday the world sees the image of a Danish UN soldier with a child on his arm in Kosovo or Eritrea. As a matter of fact, Denmark is proud to state that we have sent out more soldiers and policemen than any other country in the world around 56,000 between 1948 and 2002 to undertake peace-making, peace-keeping and humanitarian tasks for the UN, NATO, OSCE and as EU monitors. Denmark has always defended liberty, democracy, and peace.

One of our proverbs says, "Peace feeds, war wastes; peace breeds, war consumes." War is threatening the security of Darfur, and is killing thousands and thousands of innocent civilians. Denmark feels true sorrow and grief for a war between brothers of the same nations. Merciless attacks need to be eradicated through UN peacekeeping forces and by the efforts of the Sudanese government. Even though the Sudanese government has not yet been proven guilty of anything, the UN still needs to keep its eyes on it. We need to make sure that the Sudanese government is fulfilling its moral obligation towards its people through the UN. As usual we are willing to effectively contribute.

On the other hand, we are faced with the challenge to modernize the Security Council to make it more objective and transparent. This goal can be achieved through expanding the Security Council and allowing equal representation form regions of the world. We are here on a mission today, and we need to fulfill it in order to create a better tomorrow.

Thank you