RESOLUTION YHC 121

FORUM: YOUTH & HEALTH COMMITTEE

QUESTION OF: Measures to reduce the social gap due to increasing poverty and unemployment, especially amongst the youth, following the COVID-19 crisis

SUBMITTED BY: Argentina

CO-SUBMITTERS:Poland, Mozambique, Paraguay, ILO (Labour), Botswana, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Fiji, Romania, Chile, Namibia, Ghana, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Mauritania, Egypt, Madagascar, Slovakia, Algeria, ITALY, Spain, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Latvia, Iceland, Greenpeace.

STATUSRejected

THE YOUTH AND HEALTH COMMITTEE,

Believing that the only way to solve global poverty problems and inequalities between social classes is to cooperate as much as possible and take actions as soon as possible,

Concerned by the current COVID-19 pandemic’s crucial effects on the economy and exponentially increasing unemployment rates in member states,

Fully aware that the rapidly increasing unemployment rate creates huge inequalities between social classes and poses threat to the labor sector,

Fully alarmed by the crisis, that could happen in coming decades related to high unemployment rates and massive inequalities between social classes, such as global economic recession,  

Determined to find applicable and comprehensive solutions that will sustain many years and benefit all member states,

Underlining the importance of rapid adaptation in the COVID-19 pandemic since the long adaptation could cost many lives and irrecoverably damages the economy,  

Recalling that no important step has been taken for the issue,

1. Encourages all member states to work in collaboration with ILO to hold skill training classes, in educational institutions such as but not limited to high schools and universities, which will:

a) offer training by competent instructors, both practical and theoretical.
b) aim to have a support on the citizens attending by improving the already existing knowledge, enhancing the occupational information, teaching the city culture and ways of living in a metropole for those in need, contributing their monetizing, and increasing the rates of employability
c) be held under the supervision of the ILO with regular examinations of professionals appointed by the ILO and be funded by the World Bank in LEDCs
d) Address the problem of skill shortage related unemployment as a whole and create a generation equipped for the future
e) keep in touch with local businesses to suggest graduated citizens for those in need of employees;

  1. Aims to reduce massive inequalities between rural areas and cities due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack of jobs in rural areas in order to ensure proper geographic distribution of jobs on a domestic scale by:
    1. providing essential needs for citizens in rural areas such as:
      1. opening medical centers which expert doctors, who are willing to work in rural areas, will be appointed and placing portable health services which will be useful in the COVID-19 pandemic
      2. supplying necessary technological infrastructure such as the internet network to maintain online education in the pandemic and offer necessary infrastructure to companies that make investments in rural areas and offer new job opportunities to people
      3. supplying agricultural equipment and machinery provided by the member state for activities they want to improve in the area such as but not limited to agriculture and construction
      4. arranging meetings between representatives of villages, who will be elected yearly by the citizens is the area, in order to talk about major problems in the COVID-19 pandemic they are facing and exchanging information regarding their needs, supplies and balance of supplies’ distribution
    2. increasing employment opportunities in rural areas for unemployed domestic workers and offering them new investment opportunities by:
      1. introducing the rural areas as investment opportunities for conventional and blossoming enterprises, which will be selected and examined by the relevant government officials, without damaging the nature of the area, and risking people’s lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic and establishing new public services, which will be useful for all people in the region, to create more job opportunities
      2. keeping in touch  with village representatives, who will be selected yearly by citizens in the area, will be later on be presented to companies in order for them to help by providing job opportunities according to the needs of the area and individuals as representatives will be closely in touch with the citizens, but definitely not urbanize or not risk people’s lives
      3. ensuring cooperative companies are not to structuring or to risk villagers’ lives in the COVID-19 pandemic in the rural areas by signing contracts in the presence of United Nations Rural Development Agency delegates, ILO and WHO;
  2. Advises all member states to create their learning platforms for employed and unemployed domestic workers, especially for unemployed domestic workers, which will:
    1. be totally free and open to every citizen in the member state, every citizen could register via identity number and benefit equally from the free learning platform
    2. create new online job opportunities for domestic workers who are experts in their areas; however not currently working due to health problems in the pandemic
    3. create specialized education opportunities for the unemployed and employed domestic workers, especially young unemployed domestic workers in order to:
      1. raise more qualified domestic workers in their areas or educate workers in different areas, but not totally independent from their own expertise, which needs more labour force
      2. compensate inefficient practice training course due to COVID-19 pandemic and related health problems especially for young domestic workers
      3. keep unemployed domestic workers, especially young unemployed domestic workers, in touch with their expertise even of they are unable to work for several months or years
    4. give an opportunity to member states to keep track of their domestic workers’ progress and offer new job opportunities to unemployed domestic workers, especially for young unemployed workers in related positions to their expertise;
  3. Strongly encourages the establishment of a new voluntary basis NGO named United Nations Youth Employment and Empowerment Organization (UNYEEO) with the support and assistance of NGOs such as but not limited to ILO, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and World Bank in order to tackle the issue of youth and disadvantaged unemployment and the shortcomings of educational opportunities in each member state by:
    1. working with each member state’s ministries of education, ministries of youth, and ministries of finance, and organizing special meetings regarding the encouragement of the youth in terms of creating workplaces and new opportunities
    2. detecting the unemployed young citizens and young students struggling to continue their education in conflict zones, and make adjustments on the distribution of the monetary aid provided by the funds and World Bank in favor of these citizens, and dealing specifically with microcredits that are aimed to be given to young entrepreneurs with the monetary aid from the funds that will be established for tackling the issue
    3. forming special UNYEEO teams which will:
      1. keep in touch with young citizens
      2. organize online workshops
      3. conduct surveys among the young employees/investors regarding, the factors that hamper their financial development, the extent their financial status impact their places in the society, the sufficiency rate of the aid provided by the member state and the UN
      4. work meticulously with each member state’s ministries of family, labor and social services and ministries of finance in order to tackle the issue of homeless unemployed citizens and disadvantaged citizens by starting voluntary-based campaigns and making regulations with the ministries to provide housing camps and discuss supporting small businesses with disadvantaged enterprises in each member state;
  4. Suggests all governments to draw attention to sectors with the contribution of NGOs such as the ILO and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) especially for young citizens, and encourage them to occupational groups and sectors that are linked to the potential of that country in order to:
    1. raise awareness countrywide by:
      1. making public announcements in television and radio broadcasts
      2. adding information about those business sectors to educational curriculums
      3. adding information about these sectors to national newspapers
      4. entrusting the municipalities of each member state which will keep track of the identification of unemployed citizens mentioned above and reach out to these unemployed citizens, make sure that the citizens mentioned above will be informed about those occupational groups and sectors, and inform the new NGO about the current developments regarding those citizens
    2. achieve long term development and decrease the unemployment rate by educating the unemployed citizens to work in these sectors via online and free workshops organized with the support and contribution of UNYEEO, and directing citizens who are unemployed due to the pandemic to these sectors.