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Resolution 2009/07: Regarding the recent Violence in Western China Watch

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    This is a draft resolution for the issue and is up for debate:


    Resolution 2009/07 - Violence in Western China
    Committee: Political and Security
    Submitted by: Federal Republic of Nigeria and The Republic of Turkey


    The General Assembly,

    Deeply Concerned that over 100 civilians have been killed in China's western region of Xingjiang and about 800 more injured.

    Condemns the Chinese government for preventing Uighurs from worshipping in their religious houses (mosques) and for labeling their religious beliefs as the reason for the violence.

    Further condemns the actions of extreme Islamist groups in agitating against national governments in China and other nations.

    Calls for the Chinese government to allow all ethnic groups to attend their specific religious sessions without discrimination for race, gender or religion.

    Echoes the words of the representative for Saudi Arabia that 'Islamaphobia' is becoming an increasingly common issue that should be dealt with carefully.

    Believes in this resolution's effectiveness and holds the matter with the upmost of importance until the threat of violence subsides.

    1) Calls upon the Chinese government to engage in peace talks with the specific ethnic congregations so that the real reason for the violence can be unearthed and so that prevailing tensions ease and offers aid in facilitating this.

    2) Encourages the Chinese authorities to establish a multi-ethnic peacekeeping force that will be staged in the region so as to prevent any more violence taking place. A UN observer team will also be available if the government of China requests aid.

    3) Believing that education of the ethnic groups is also necessary so that no more discrimination arises and so that conflicts can be resolved in the future without utilizing violence. The MUN encourages and will aid the Chinese government in ensuring that reasonable religious education would be integrated into the Chinese curriculum as much as possible so as to teach citizens to be more tolerant of others' beliefs.

    4) Expresses its hope that the Chinese government shall be as tolerant as possible of all races, religions and genders so that all groups (including the Uighurs) feel patriotic and committed to their nation. This will lessen the chances of another attack occurring.



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    DayneD89 - No (China), No (DPRK)
    Student2806 - Abstain (France), Abstain (Venezuela)
    Captain Biggles - Abstain (USA), Abstain (Switzerland)
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    The Secretary General thanks the representatives for Nigeria and Turkey for this relatively evenly balanced resolution.

    We note that under UN Charter Article 27, this cannot be vetoed by a party to the resolution.
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    France echoes the words of the Secretary General in commending Nigeria and Turkey for considering both sides of the argument and drafting an even handed resolution.
    The unrest in Xinjiang is a rare situation in which no side can be comprehensively blamed, and as a result all sides can work together to resolve the crisis and move towards lasting peace in the region.
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    China once again states that the reason they are being prevented from worship is due to their places of worship oftern now being used for terrorism. We do hope that this will be short term and we do understand that it isn't the religion causing these problems. Some people not being able to worship is simply a price we must pay to keep everyone, muslims included, safe.
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    Georgia Supports this resolution but expresses concern over China's Stance and its unwillingness to commit to opening dialogue with the Uighars.
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    Thank you, Georgia
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    Has anyone anything else to add? If not, I'll send it to the vote, if taigan agrees?
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    I would say leave it for a day then if no one has anything else to add, send it to the vote.
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    I think if that's it, it's ready for the vote!
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    Estonia echoes its support for this resolution
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    Nice one all, I'll put it to the vote
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    I'v put China's vote in. Can you add a no for the DPRK please Mr SG sir
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    Pleasure Mr DPRK
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    The Republic of Turkey urges nations to consider this resolution and its key points.
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    Mauritius supports this treaty.
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    The Republic of Turkey thanks Mauritius.
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    Unrest between ethnic sections of a population causes untold damage to a nation. Kenya in the past has had its own problem and fully understands how this resolution has come about. It is essential that China work with those who live within their boundaries, such harsh treatment does not benefit anyone - either the people or the nation as a whole. It is with a heavy sense of remorse and sympathy for those killed that Kenya lends its full weight to the resolution and would urge all nations to vote Yes!
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    France will abstain from this resolution.

    Venezuela will abstain from this resolution.
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    Venezuela's abstention is noted.
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    Both the US and Switzerland will abstain from this resolution as we feel China has not been truly given a chance to deal with this internal issue herself.
 
 
 
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