[Economic and Social Council]
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, since it was first established in 1945. The council administers all aspects of economics, society, health, and culture matters as well as areas of human rights and fundamental liberties. It consists of 54 members, of which, 18 among the 54 are elected by the General Assembly periodically for a three-year term of enrolment. ECOSOC receives reports from nine UN funds, and programmes and issues policy recommendations to the UN system and Member States. Under the UN Charter, it is responsible for promoting higher standards of living, full employment, and economic and social progress; seeking solutions to international economic, social and health problems; facilitating international cultural conservation and educational cooperation; and encouraging universal respect for human rights.
This committee will look to offer solutions on a variety of challenges that have been identified. The UNODC has noted several key challenges that stand in the face or counteracting the drive to eliminate human trafficking. First is regarding data collection issues and how many agents view the matter as resolved. On an annual basis the number of victims continues to climb. There is also need to unravel how human trafficking is connected to a larger network of sophisticated international crime networks. A better understanding of this system will do a lot to suppress the persistence of human trafficking. It is of note that member states may not always have the best incentives to be the key player in addressing human trafficking in their nation, as such there must be a clear effort to give high priority and focus to the issue in the international community. This includes leveraging relationships with NGOs to offer services and programs to help address trafficking and support victims.
Countering Human Trafficking and the Sex Trade
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I’m Teresa I’m a senior student from Wagor international high school. By the way this is my first time to be Chair for ECOSOC. It’s nice to see you guys, I will do my best to help everyone who needs help. In this conference, I hope we can have a nice time and enjoy debating. It’s great to meet you guys.