Part 1 Committee Name: Model United Nations Conference
Committee Topic: Preventing the Spread of Worldwide Health epidemics
Country Name: Djibouti
Name of the Delegate (Your name):
Africa has been fighting several epidemics over the last three decades among them HIV and AIDs, malaria and tuberculosis. Currently, western Africa is fighting the Ebola virus. Djibouti has indicated the lowest prevalence rates of HIV and tuberculosis. Nonetheless, the country has experienced the adverse effects of these epidemics in its social and economic fabrics.
The World Bank, International Development Association (IDA), World Health Organization (WHO), and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have supported the implementation of the Djibouti’s strategic plans. More often than not, the government has fully cooperated with UN bodies in funding the established projects within the country through the existing structures and processes with the National Authority as the only body that receives the grants and channel them through the relevant implementation agencies and organizations.
The government of Djibouti has demonstrated political commitment to ensuring that it mobilizes the necessary resources and the ultimate implementation in the various sectors. In so doing, the government launched National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan, National Malaria Strategic Plan, and National Tuberculosis Strategic Plan using both donor funding and the resources it has mobilized domestically. Additionally, the plans provide for the care, support, and treatment of HIV patients in Djibouti.
The government of Djibouti is looking forward to collaborating with NGOs both within the United Nations and outside the UN fraternity to ensure that these health epidemics are defeated. The government of Djibouti continues to appreciate the assistance that it has received in the form of donor funding. The government has revised its foreign policy to enhance mutual relations to fight these health epidemics together as one family. My government supports every move, has adopted strategies, participated in UN conferences, participated in passage of several resolutions, and voted in the Assembly for the good of global citizenry.
Forum: General Assembly
Question of: Creating an international framework to combat the Spread of Worldwide Health Epidemics
Main Submitter: Djibouti
The General Assembly,
Reminding all countries of the Universal Declaration of International Strategies of Preventing Worldwide Spread of Epidemics. It recognizes prompt action against any form of epidemics and ends the various forms of discrimination against affected nations.
Expressing its appreciation for the establishment of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, and other agencies to curb the spread of health epidemics; The organization established its offices in the most affected nations- Sierra Leone, Guinea-Conakry, and Liberia, and it continues to coordinate relief and other assistance programs to the victims of the recent epidemic. It is also appreciates the US-based Center for Disease and Control (CDC) for its determination to raise the alarm about the gracious impact of the epidemic on the African continent and the entire world.
Noting with satisfaction the past measures and efforts by UN bodies-World Bank, WHO and IDA, non-governmental organizations such as the U.S. Agency for International Development-USAID in ensuring that prevention of the spread of epidemics becomes a reality. The World Bank and IDA have always strived to avail funds for implementing health strategies.
Noting with regret that epidemics have led to the loss of so many lives, and the adverse economic effects it influences nations.
Calls upon States that ratified the resolution adopted by the Security Council to implement resolution 2177(2014) and modify the existing laws and regulations so that the call for prompt response and abolition of discrimination of affected nations can be achieved:
- Designates the Central Statistics Office in the Djibouti – Ministry of the Economy, Finances, and Privatization Planning and other related agencies to focus mainly on providing statistics of all international health epidemics to enable the nation to realize the real threats posed by the epidemics.
- Urges all States and institutions of global governance and the UN, to implement the resolutions that the Assembly of States has passed regarding prevention of the worldwide spread of epidemics.
- Endorses every nations department of health to create a budget under the “Funds Prevention of the global spread of epidemics” that facilitates the mainstreaming of epidemic strategies that would provide grants to fund country’s projects that include.
- Encourage research on preventive and safety measures.
- Conduct trainings on the appropriate response to epidemics.
- Recommends nations to adopt and uphold the spirit of the resolutions adopted by the Assembly, and execute actions measures such as.
- Designing policies that favor international cooperation in health programs
- Educating the public about the causes and preventive measure of dealing with health epidemics.
- Approves of countries implementing international strategies on preventing the spread of world health epidemics through application of the various aspects of the resolution; Nations must demonstrate willing to help each other during times of difficulty. This calls for boldness and courage in terms of risks time and resources.
- Proclaims total stop to discrimination of nations affected by epidemics in a bid to ensuring respect, dignity, freedoms and rights of global citizens.
- Emphasizes the need for nations to come together and adopt the resolutions on epidemics. There is a need for robust and speedy response to any form of world health epidemics to help effective curb of the possible range.
- Expresses its hope that global action shall take its course in guaranteeing the global citizens a world that is peaceful and secure.