RESOLUTION ECO223

FORUM: ECOSOC

QUESTION OF: Developing a minimum welfare state in all countries

SUBMITTED BY: Republic of Korea

CO-SUBMITTERS:Armenia, ILO (Labour), Madagascar, Montenegro, Ukraine, UN Women.

STATUSApproved

THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL,

Requesting the creation of contracts for holding assemblies that exchange the developing countries’ opinions for making welfare states,

Promoting the importance of education for welfare states in developed countries,

Noting the dispatch of the doctors from developing countries to countries less adept may be helpful although the challenges facing doctors in developing countries is still high,

  1. Encourages all Member States to participate actively in the international meetings done by International Council on Social Welfare which act as an an opportunity to recognize  welfare states;
  2. Requests that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and individual developed countries make provisions for compulsory education in the welfare state in the countries that recognise themselves as a minimum welfare states relative to the rest of the world, by making a communication with developing countries to learn about the world’s present situation for the welfare state;
  3. Encourages member states to implement welfare policies which benefit workers in ways such as but not limited to:
    1. setting the minimum wage to 35% of the country’s average wage
    2. lowering sales tax up to 5% for essential items such as:
      1. medicine
      2. sanitation products
      3. food
      4. education products;
  4. Requests that member states with a minimum welfare state that have more than the needed workforce send their unemployed individuals, if they are willing, to assist member states with no welfare states in ways such as but not limited to:
    1. helping develop multiple sectors such as:
      1. healthcare
      2. education
      3. economy
    2. training population arriving from abroad will be able to pass on their knowledge and train the original population so a member state can build itself without relying too much on outside help
    3. continuing the dispatching of volunteer doctors preferably from international organizations for countries with no welfare states such as:
      1. Doctors Without Borders
      2. World Health Organization (WHO);
  5. Invites all member states to work on the creation of a comprehensive welfare reform which will:
    1. be done by the team established by the UN representatives from each voluntary state who will:
      1. work towards determining the best type of welfare program for each state by visiting different countries that have adopted different types of welfare programs in order to observe good practices and to determine the ones that would be beneficial if implemented in their nation
      2. have regular meetings to discuss and update the legal framework
      3. be supported on a national level by appropriate institutions in each state to implement the concerning welfare reform
      4. attend meetings that will include presentations on welfare states and their origin and current status, given by UN experts who are knowledgeable regarding the subject and recent data
      5. receive training sessions that will take place at the ILO International Training Centre in Torino with the aim of investing into research on the subject of developing sustainable employment and protection schemes and have access to apprenticeships funded by the state
      6. test alternative and innovative strategies, policies, and procedures that are designed to improve employment outcomes for needy families
    2. regularly provide assistance in job search, job placement, and other crucial support services, which can be suspended under the conditions where when adults fail to comply with work rules;
  6. Calls upon the International Labour Organization, UN, and member states to establish a sub-committee on the strengthening of welfare states after COVID-19 by:
    1. analyzing reports on welfare states that has been made by the ILO and other NGOs such as but not limited to the “Comparative Study on the French Social Policy” 
    2. discussing the budgeting upon strengthening welfare states after the economic crisis COVID-19 has led to and encouraging MEDCs to help LEDCs 
    3. planning a program that will aim to help recognize the weaknesses in welfare systems in LEDC’s then by identifying the specific area that needs to be addressed and taking measures to strengthen them such as but not limited to:
      1. allocating a set of volunteered trained teachers to countries that cannot provide efficient education to enable students to learn about the various issues concerning the forms, origins, and structure of social inequality in contemporary societies, and to analyze the intended and unintended ways in which welfare states affect social inequality
      2. allocating volunteering doctors to help teach doctors in weak healthcare systems their methods and help to elevate the healthcare systems.