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    This thread is the main Headquarters of the UN Agencies and Programmes and will be used to make announcements to the MUN concerning any organization changes or occasions like: world suicidal prevention day etc

    The delegates are requested to:
    1. Refer to a specific post by entitling their post.
    2. Refer to a specific Organization

    Please await a list of Organizations that will be included here shortly - which will name the representatives for each agency.
    This list will also include availability of organizations for representation.

    The UN Agencies and Programmes
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    The WHO draws attention to 'World Suicide Prevention day'.

    The focus of World Suicide Prevention Day this year is on suicide prevention from youth to old age. This theme has been adopted to emphasize that people of all ages commit suicide and that actions to prevent suicide included in national responses should meet the needs of different age groups.

    The WHO wishes to side track from the many problems experienced by countries today like war and terrorism - and would instead like them to focus their attention on the mental well-being of their country.

    Statistics show a staggering 3,000 people take their lives each day. The pain suffered by their families and loved ones cannot be described.

    The WHO wishes to draw attention to the following issue still being endured in school classrooms: bullying.
    Not seen as being a threat, this act of 'violence' is ignored by schools and is not taken seriously.
    It should be stressed that bullying does lead to violence, lack of self-confidence, depression, mental health problems, self-harm and sometimes suicide and need I remind the nations oh high school shootings.

    http://www.bullying.co.uk/
    This is a link to a website about what bullying is and how it can be prevented in schools. It offers a helpline as well.
    The WHO understands that this issue is not of high importance like terrorism and the ongoing wars of the world - but the nations should understand that their country comes first, and even the most 'insignificant' of issues are actually very important.

    Back on earth, after a suicide the coroner will often conclude that "the balance of the mind was disturbed". However, I believe there is one cause of suicide which has until now been overlooked. Abuse in all its forms - bullying, harassment, stalking, domestic violence, sexual abuse etc - causes prolonged negative stress which cumulatively amounts to psychiatric injury. A prominent symptom of psychiatric injury is reactive depression, which gives rise to thoughts of suicide.

    Bullying, harassment and abuse cause injury to health, which is often diagnosed as stress and anxiety but may also include depression. The page injury to health tells you how negative stress injures your health, including the sequence of events that precedes suicide. Prolonged negative stress can culminate in a cocktail of symptoms often congruent with the diagnostic criteria for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD; these include anxiety, anger, reactive depression, tearfulness, disbelief, panic attacks, fatigue, sleeplessness, migraines, joint and muscle pains, excessive guilt, suicidal thoughts, loss of self-esteem and self confidence. Suicide can also result from overwork, which the Japanese call karoshi. In the year 2000 there were 33,000 suicides in Japan.

    Suicide statistics show that in the UK at least 16 children kill themselves each year because they are being bullied at school and no-one in authority is doing anything about it.




    http://www.bullyonline.org/schoolbully/cases.htm

    • April 2005: 12-year-old Nathan Jones hangs himself after being tormented by bullies at King’s Wood School, in Harold Hill, Romford, Essex. Nathan was a school council representative who acted in school plays and raised money for the tsunami appeal.
    • April 2005: 14-year-old Shaun Noonan from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire hangs himself after a long period of bullying including being headbutted, thrown into a ditch, having an earring pulled out and a 'happy slapping' incident recorded on mobile phones by youths at Sutton High School.
    • May 2005: 15-year-old Anna Marie Averill, a pupil at Hillcrest School, in Bartley Green, Birmingham, kills herself after months of bullying.


    The WHO hopes that the nations now understand how important it is to tackle an issue from it's roots.
    To deal with an issue, it's important to not just treat the symptoms ad hope it goes away. The causes need to be dealt with.

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    Poland recognises the importance to provide appropriate emotional, social and pyschological support to those members of society who are at risk of suicide or drug abuse as a result of depression, bullying and other triggers for such desperate actions.

    Poland supports the WHOs call for an international effort to tackle similar social and pyschological issues which, especially in economically deprived nations such as Poland with high levels of unemployment and familial breakdown, affect us all.
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    Singapore agrees with the WHO on the rising concerns that are raised by bullying and other socio-economic problems which are the cause of rising suicide rates.

    Singapore feels that counselling should be promoted further, and by which more of the population should have access to some form of counselling which can aid the affected deal with their personal problems.
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    The way and structure in which UN Organisation information is going to be posted and presented is being reconsidered at the moment. There may be some changes, or we may continue as before. In the meantime please be patient. Clarification and order will be brought within the next couple of days.
    Thanks
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    Delegates,

    I have compiled a selected number of organizations that are now open for representation. You are allowed to apply to represent both a UNO and a nation though this is preferable only for regular delegates and is to the discretion of the Secretary General.

    Each organization is unique, and complements several ongoing issues.
    Please however be aware that the UN organizations and Agencies are:
    1. neutral and cannot take sides
    2. are used to inform the countries of any present/past/prevalent issues
    3. that they are not allowed to vote in resolutions
    4. must have a cosponsor to any resolutions they draft

    The list that I have provided is for several organizations, some heard of and others quite small and are independent.
    It's important to note which part of the major organizations that they are linked with. E.g. WHO are linked directly with the UN, but have links with International Society for Health and Human Rights

    The List consists of 6 sections, to which there are a number of organizations to choose from.
    I have then listed the major organizations, underneath them you will see that there are some other minor organizations that link with them. Please note that if you are unfamiliar with how the NGO system works that you should represent these organizations so that the main representative for the entire sector/a representative from the UNAAP can help you out.

    All minor organizations have been written in Italics.

    Please note that I have included a link to each organization and it is up to you to research your chosen Agency and find out their stance in certain present issues.

    If a situation arises where you do not know how to represent an NGO please inform me or the SG.

    This is the general format in which I have written the list:
    1. Name of organization
    2. Link to their website
    3. continent that they are recognising
    4. Relationship to the IGO (intergovernmental organization)
    Any minor organization is in Italics
    5. All major organizations have been highlighted in Red.

    The United Nations Programmes and Agencies List

    ENVIRONMENT
    • IPCC
      - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
      - www.ipcc.ch/ -

    • UNEP (United Nations Environmental Program) - AFCWimbledon


    OTHER MAJOR ORGANIZATIONS


    • International Court of Justice (ICJ) -


    HUMAN RIGHTS
  1. International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
    -http://www.iglhrc.org/site/iglhrc/
    - Independant
    - North America
  2. International Society for Health and Human Rights
    - http://www.ishhr.org/
    - International
    - WHO
  3. Reporters sans Frontieres (Human Rights)
    - http://www.rsf.fr/
    - International
    - Independant
  4. Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) (indigenous persons)
    - http://www.unpo.org/
    - International
    - Independant
    Minority Rights Group (http://www.minorityrights.org/)
    -Europe
    -ECOSOC
    -UN



  5. FOOD AND HEALTH


    DEVELOPMENT




    SAFETY
    • UNDCP (United Nations office on Drugs and Crime prevention)
      - www.unodc.org/
    • UNODA (United Nations office for Disarmament Affairs)
      - www.unodc.org/

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    The UNAAP Role

    Once you begin to represent an organization you will need to do the following:
    1. choose a colour you wish to write in.
    2. Use the logo of your organization as a header to all posts
    3. quote the delegate to whom you are referring to
    4. Use links and report to back your posts
    5. refer to known reports given by your organization
    6. remain in character and don't let your personal beliefs interject
    7. when seeking assistance from another organization contact the relevant representative - if none is available provide a link to the relevant organization
    8. always remain neutral (repeated this point as it is very important)
    9. Research your organization and make sure you update any threads/posts made
    10. Make sure you abide by the rules of each of the threads currently being held by the UNAAP's (United Nations Agencies and Programmes)

    All UNAAP's are only allowed to post new issues in the following threads:
    1. HQ
    2. World Threat
    3. The Disease Outbreak Thread
    4. Environment (pending until further notice)
    5. A new thread
    6. Post a new resolution, with cosponsor.

    Any other new UNAAP threads will be announced at HQ

    UNAAP's reserve the right to:
    1. condemn any delegate who has informed the UN wrongly on a particular issue and can correct them
    2. post in all threads at the MUN dept. when they see fit

    Please contact the Secretary General or me if you wish to represent an organization that is not present in the above list


    The UN programmes and Agencies.


    [This post edited on 03/08/2009 by Secretary General Mrgd291190]
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    Delegates,

    It is now a matter of urgency that the position of the UNAAP is dealt with in the TSR MUN. We cannot function (for you benefit really) unless we know what rules we should/shouldn't enforce.
    Please post your opinions on the suggestions that I have made or any additions you feel that are needed.

    The UNAAP is still running, and as you can see from the post above there are many positions still open. The matter of dual representation is still being discussed and no resolution can be made concerning it if there are only 2-3 people posting as this does not represent the whole of the GA - all opinions are valued I must add, and those mentioned are appreciated. However, in order for a decent poll to start up we need a discussion on what the general feel is concerning the representation of the UNAAP here.

    It must be understood by all that the running and functioning of the UNAAP is decided by the members of the MUN and no one else.

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    no resolution can be made concerning it if there are only 2-3 people posting as this does not represent the whole of the GA
    Er, it very nearly does I'm afraid
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    I shall ask the SG whether we can set up a poll so that some rules can at least be included into the charter.
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    I will see to this shortly.
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    The WHO would like to announce that it has banned all New York Times journalists for 2 weeks due to a broken embargo- where a report based on the measles was published.
    The report was quite evidently hastily written, as it was of only 60 words - this proves the necessity of maintaining the embargo.

    The nations are reminded that any actions such as these will result in suspension of the journalist team, hence ensuring that the members of the public are informed of accurate information rather than jargon that has been sloppily researched and printed.

    Despite the petty belief that The Times is being punished for this, the WHO would like to inform the nations that this wasn't the WHO's intent - and that the public should be of concern right now.

    'It was well within WHO's discretion to shame the Times with a little jawboning for breaking its promise to keep the embargo. Instead, it gave the paper what Scientist Deputy Editor Ivan Oransky describes as a "public flogging." The organization's sense of justice tells you all you need to know about why embargoes exist in the first place: It's all about being on top, baby.'

    http://www.slate.com/id/2179385/nav/ais/

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    The UNAAP/WHO would like to inform the General Assembly that there were continual threats that should have been posted, and would like to apologise for this.

    On another note, the WHO finds it worthy to inform the GA that there research is now being carried out on the Malaria Virus.

    'Scientists believe a chimp virus may hold the clue in the long-running battle to develop a malaria vaccine.

    Trials are just getting under way and, if they prove successful, a vaccine may be available within five years.

    "The problem is that it is so complex and if we do get there it will be one of the biggest vaccine achievements." '


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7219371.stm

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    The UNAAP would like to perform a role call (with the SG's permission) - so that they are better informed of who is available as a UNO representative, as further development of the UNO is underway
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    (Original post by wackysparkle)
    The UNAAP would like to perform a role call (with the SG's permission) - so that they are better informed of who is available as a UNO representative, as further development of the UNO is underway
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    The IPCC representative answers the role call.
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    (Original post by wackysparkle)
    ...(with the SG's permission)
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    The World Health Organisation wishes to announce World AIDS Day on December 1 2008.

    33 million people are living with HIV worldwide and most do not know they are infected. There are an estimated 22.5 million people living with HIV, or 68% of the global total, in sub-Saharan Africa. While treatment for HIV and AIDS has improved and become more widespread since 1988, many still do not have access to it. In 2007, 69% of people in low- to middle-income countries needing treatment did not receive it. Without treatment, many will die within the next two years.

    World AIDS Day began in 1988 when health ministers from around the world met and agreed on the concept of the day as an opportunity to demonstrate the importance of AIDS and show solidarity for the cause. The World AIDS Campaign supports universal access to AIDS prevention, treatment, care, and support.
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    The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) would like to bring to the attention of member states, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which is to be hosted in Poznań, Poland, during 1-12 December 2008. All delegates are invited to view further details about this event. It is hoped that the conference will spark an open and comprehensive debate concerning international policy on human-induced climate change.

    The IPCC was established in 1988 and seeks to provide decision makers access to objective scientific data with regards to issues affecting climate change.
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    Delegates, I would like to introduce myself as the new MUN representative for the World Health Organisation. I'm looking forward to fulfilling this role, and I hope other reps will be tempted to join me in making the UNO Headquarters a bit more active.

    Stay tuned!
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    Delegates: I wish the MUN to view the following, which is a vital motive for collective MUN action when discussing methods to combat climate change and global warming:
    The health impact of climate change is a critical issue that policy-makers should be aware of while setting priorities for action and investment to mitigate the impact of global climate change.

    Building on research, WHO has identified three key health arguments for stronger climate change measures:
    1. Climate change has adverse consequences for health: as carbon goes up health goes down: WHO and the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) data identify risks to human health as a serious signal of the consequences of climatic disruption of this planet’s natural processes which we depend on for food, water, and physical safety. Health hazards from climate change are diverse, global and difficult to reverse over human time scales. They range from increased risks of extreme weather events, to effects on infectious disease dynamics and sea level rise leading to salinization of land and water sources.

    Based on WHO estimates around 150,000 deaths now occur in low-income countries each year due to climate change from four climate-sensitive health outcomes – crop failure and malnutrition, diarrhoeal disease, malaria and flooding. Almost 85% of these excess deaths are in young children.

    2. Reducing green house gases emissions can be beneficial to health: as carbon goes down health goes up: Feasible improvements in environmental conditions could reduce the global disease burden by more than 25%. A large part of the current burden is linked to energy consumption and transport systems. Changing these systems to reduce climate change would have the added benefit of addressing some major public health issues, including outdoor air pollution (800 000 annual global deaths); traffic accidents (1.2 million annual deaths); physical inactivity (1.9 million deaths); and indoor air pollution (1.5 million annual deaths).

    3. The health impacts of climate change are felt unequally: effective response requires global action: Whether it’s the 70 000 excess deaths from the heat wave in Europe in 2003, or new malarial deaths in the central African highlands, the people at greatest risk for climate-related health disorders and premature deaths are the poor, the geographically vulnerable, the very young, women and the elderly. The populations considered to be at greatest risk are those living in small island developing states, mountainous regions, water-stressed areas, megacities and coastal areas in developing countries (particularly the large urban agglomerations in delta regions in Asia), and also poor people and those lacking access to health services.

    Putting these three health arguments at the centre of discussion in any future discussion would ensure that in the new post-Kyoto agreement we will all share in the health and economic benefits that can accrue from countering climate change.

    The WHO will work to achieve three objectives:
    *Raising global awareness of these health arguments
    *Making the health case for strong greenhouse gas reductions (mitigation) in all sectors (e.g., transport, housing, energy, agriculture) at national, regional and international levels
    *Promoting and supporting the generation of scientific evidence; and strengthening health systems to cope with the health threat posed by climate change, including emergencies related to extreme weather events and sea-level rise.
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    France welcomes the WHO's information on the relationship between carbon emissions and health issues.
    We as a nation are very proud of our position as the largest producer of nuclear power in the world. 77% of our electricity needs are met by this method, and as a result our carbon emissions are significantly lower than other countries with similar levels of development and population.
    We have also been a leading EU nation in shaping a sustainable energy policy for the Union, and are committed to improving the environment in the long term.
 
 
 
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