Rutgers Model United Nations - IDIA
Rutgers Model United Nations 21 Discussion Questions • How should the United Nations approach these three situations? What are some special considerations the UN must face? • Which is more important to the international community, national sovereignty or self determination of peoples? Why? • What steps should the UN take to achieve the Millennium Development Goals? What MDG needs the most attention? • Should the United Nations recognize nations fighting for independence? If so how? At what point should a group be considered an independence movement or a rebel group? • How should the United Nations intervene in cases of humanitarian crises? • How should the United Nations prosecute Human Rights abuses in these cases? • Due to the Russian Federations position as a Permanent 5 member on the Security Council, should the United Nation intervene in Chechnya? What can be done to prevent Russia from committing Human rights abuses in Chechnya? • What can be done to eliminate the terrorist actions taken by Chechen separatists? • How should the US deal with the Iraq situation in terms of political expression of the Kurds? • Is Spain’s action to outlaw debate of the secession for the northern Basque Province reasonable? Why or why not? • How should political prisoners from these rebel groups be treated? Under which authority? • Does the question of international security factor into debate? • What legal right do these nations possess to justify there want of state? • How do these groups affect other freedom fights around the world, especially those fights in developing nations?
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