Allocation: Delegate of Finland
Forum: Economic and Social Council(ECOSOC)
Agenda: Addressing the socio-economic integration of traditional minorities and refugees in Europe
Names: Ishaan Maker and Yash Fadia
Noting the paramount importance of the efficient implementation of effective international human rights instruments in context to the rights of those belonging to religious, linguistics, ethnic or national minorities (henceforth referred to as minority groups),
Understanding the critical role that the UN has to play to ensure the safety of minority groups,
Understanding that the encouragement and aegis of rights of religious, linguistic, ethnic or national minorities may improve the political, economic and social conditions of the nations
Aware of the fact that the term “Roma” applies to the Romanichals in England, Kalé in Wales and Finland, Travellers in Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, and Norway; Manouche from France, Gitano from Spain, Sinti from Germany, Poland, Austria, and Italy, Beyash from Croatia and Romanlar from Turkey
Bearing in mind that the protection of the rights of minority groups is an essential part of safeguarding human rights globally,
Taking note of the fact that the various cultures and languages in Europe are a vital and necessary part of its rich and varied heritage, and a contributing factor to the prosperity and richness of European civilization,
Expressing its determination in the implementation of the clauses in this resolution through the necessary national statute and government policies,
Urges all Member States in the EU and around the world to:
safeguard and defend the existence of all forms of minority groups within the boundaries of the nations they are residing in,
safeguard and defend the linguistic and religious identity of every individual belonging to minority groups within the boundaries of the
nations they are residing in by establishing and enforcing the measures suggested in Clause 2,
ensure and assure that people belonging to all kinds of minority groups are:
able to exercise all their rights without any discrimination and with no injustice or bias, in a fair manner
able to practice, nurture and develop their traditions, customs, culture and language
able to participate and play equal roles in events, just like the people of majority groups, that may be political, social, economic and religious
able to profess and practice their religion, but limit the spread to avoid divide between people of different minority and majority groups
able to learn their mother-tongue in educational institutes like schools and colleges, speak it freely in public and use it in writing without being discrimination
able to learn about the history, languages, customs and traditions of people belonging to other communities to gain a deeper knowledge of political structure and gain understanding of society
given equal opportunities and priority in terms of education, job offers, housing allocation and healthcare facilities
earning the same pay for doing the same job as a co-worker belonging to a majority group
able to express his/her identity, without being allowed to brook attempts at forced assimilation
able to stay in contact with others belonging to the same minority group or others belonging to different minority groups in the State or in another State, without being discriminated against
able to establish their own businesses, associations and corporate groups and practice the occupation of their choice
able to fight for their rights in front of a legal court, individually or as a whole, in case of their violation or the rights not being provided to those in need of them
Strongly Requests Member States in Europe, who are facing this issue, to take the following measures:
ensure that all people belonging to minority groups are able to exercise all their fundamental rights with complete equality and no discrimination by citizens of the states or by the governing body of that state,
to provide an environment in which the people belonging to minority groups are allowed to nurture, hone and cultivate their personal identities as part of a new nation, as well as develop and promote the traditions, customs, language, culture, arts and religion,
educational establishments where people of all ages, not only of a particular minority group, can come to learn their mother tongue, history, traditions and culture, as well as that of the other minorities groups, to ensure peace and prosperity as well us to speeden up the gradual process of integration,
planning of internal programmes and introducing new governmental policies should be undertaken in order to spread awareness about this issue and for the successful integration of religious minorities to take place in a smoother fashion;
similar programmes and events can be organized between European Member States, to discuss certain questions, share information and new scientific development, in order to achieve continental peace, unity, welfare and prosperity between these nations;
making the government check, enforce and safeguard the effective enjoyment of the measures as mentioned in Clause 1 of this resolution within the boundaries of their respective nations;
Requests the refugees to be considerate of the people of the Nations in which they now reside in as they need time to get used to the changes in their surroundings and not to carry out any activities (religious or not) that goes against the laws of that area or nation;
Calls out to nations in which the Roma reside and request them to:
identify the key features that lead to the discrimination of the Roma people, such as:
political participation
tackle the above issues by setting aside a certain percentage of houses, which are interspersed with houses of people belonging to other minority or majority groups to avoid religious segregation, a certain percentage of seats in each educational institution including schools and colleges, provide equal job opportunities to people based on merit and not which community they belong to and reserve a certain number of seats in the Parliament, which can be decided by the ratio between total population(including the Roma) and the Roma population,
allow the Roma equal access to all facilities such as restaurants, clubs, discotheques and swimming pools in the State
urge governments to create programmes and hold conventions for the citizens so that their violent thoughts about the Roma get neutralized and the injustice done to them greatly reduced
Calls upon the creation of an organization, ERMIS (European Refugee/Migrant Integration & Security Council) to apprehend and tend to the problems created by immigration and any matters concerning refugees. This organization will:
See to hate crimes committed against migrant minorities such as the Roma/gypsies by providing better protection and security in and around refugee concentration camps
Development of camps holding refugees. For example, better water supply, basic education and proper supply of food.

Control the migrant problem by limiting and advising countries on whether to take in more refugees and assessing the threat being brought into the country as well as the level of facilities and basic necessities provided to the migrants/refugees.

See to the integration of migrant minorities in other countries where hate crimes against certain minorities. This will be done by:
Creating awareness and clearing misconceptions that many citizens of a country may believe and hold against them
Giving reasons for why some countries may benefit from integration of minorities.

Try and solve the problem of identity loss that many countries that have accepted refugees face. This problem is a major downside of integration of migrants as native citizens of a country can feel suppressed by the growing population of other such minorities and can be addressed by making sure that traditions and the culture of those countries is not buried by the other cultural practices brought by different minorities by promoting native festivals, traditions, social practices and local mindset of the natives of a country
Supports the development of refugees through labour of the refugees themselves:
The refugees can build schools inside the vicinity of their camps, grow crops, build low income housing and more to improve their own conditions. The funding can come from organizations such as the world bank and government funding of the countries where the camps are located. The agenda of this is to convert the refugee campsite into a self-sustainable area where the refugees can reside in peace and also have a supply of basic necessities and basic education. This is in hopes that these refugees will have a brighter future and primary skills that are needed to survive and get jobs in today’s world;
Adult refugees who are qualified in a certain field can teach in educational institutes, after evaluation of their expertise and skill.
Additionally, they can also teach at institutes built by the refugees for the refugees to carry forward their language, culture, traditions and knowledge