University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Friday 1 - Sunday 3 November 2013
Chair and Staff Registration
1st of March to 1st of May.
2nd April to 25th of May.
|(I) LGBT rights||(II) Sex Tourism|
|In recent years, the rights of the LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transsexual) community have been furiously advocated in many countries. States such as France have recently legalized gay marriage, and a few other states are in the process of said legalization. However, discrimination of the LGBT community still dwells in many countries, usually because of strong religious influences such as Muslim states. Discrimination goes as far as imposing the death penalty for homosexual acts. The issue at hand contains many problems to tackle. First of all, states will have to deal with the discrimination of the LGBT community, as well as advocating tolerance when it comes to sexual orientation. Secondly, gay marriage and gay adoption are two issues that will need to be debated. Finally, the protection of LGBT rights will have to be clearly defined and implanted as this issue is an important one in our contemporary world.||Sex tourism encompasses a plethora of issues which states will have to tackle effectively. The states will first have to clearly define the issue at hand. What is sex tourism? Within the issue of sex tourism first dwells prostitution. In some states, prostitution has been legalized, whereas others still forbid it. In what ways can prostitution be tolerated? Secondly, the protection of the individuals engaging in sex tourism is to be examined. Indeed, sex tourism can easily fall into the category of human trafficking. Are the people selling their bodies doing so willingly? Are they forced to do it because of their dire living conditions? States will have to look at ways to avoid sex tourism, as well as raise awareness of tourists travelling in countries on the danger of sex tourism. Finally, contraception and Sexually Transmitted Infections will have to be discussed as they are crucial to health issues brought on by sex tourism.|
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My name is Camille and I shall have the privilege of being your director of SOCHUM for this year’s OxIMUN. Originally French, I have lived in Singapore my whole life and decided to sacrifice appropriate body temperature for the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Model United Nations has saved me from starvation in Scotland with all the traveling I have been doing. I am what you would commonly call a MUN addict and have been to 17 conferences in my life, as well as was recently elected president of my own society. I am however not ready to go in MUN rehab, as denial of my addiction seems like such a better option at the moment. Because going to conferences was not enough, I also decided to study international relations in St Andrews. Human Rights and Culture are my two favorite topics. I thus enjoy traveling around the world and learning about other cultures. For instance, I am spending my summer in China as I have been learning Mandarin for a few years and decided it was time to go to the roots of the language and overdose on fried rice. I look forward to OxIMUN and meeting all of you. I do not know any of you yet, but I have a good feeling that SOCHUM will not only be a very attractive committee, but also one with smart and talented delegates.
Hi! My name is Chris Zhang. It is an absolute honor for me to be able to serve the OxiMUN-2013 SOCHUM as an assistant director. Speaking of myself, I am a first-year student in the University of Essex studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). And I am actually from Guangzhou, China; however, I have completed my A-level studies in the U.K. in the last 2 years. My MUN career started 4 years ago, and I have been through a variety of positions since then, not only as a delegate or chair, but also as secretariat member, and volunteer. This is my first Oxford International MUN and I am genuinely thrilled that I can join it this year. But, this is not my first UK MUN as I have participated LIMUN, LSEMUN and so on last year. Last but not least, I have a strong faith that this conference, and especially SOCHUM, will be a blast this year. Looking forward to meeting you all at the conference in November!
I’m Stella Tsantekidou, a second year Law and Politics undergraduate student and Queen Mary university of London and I will be one of the two assistant Directors of the Social Humanitarian and Cultural committee of OxIMUN 2013. I am originally from Thessaloniki, Greece, where I completed the International Baccalaureate diploma program and started my MUN career six years ago. I have participated in virtually all the possible positions I MUNs all around the world, as a delegate, advocate, multiple times as a chair, an organizer, twice as a member of the Secretariat and will be participating again as such as the USG Chairing in LIMUN 2014. For the past year I served as the Secretary of my university’s MUN society and this year I have been elected to serve as its president and Secretary General of its conference. Having been to OxIMUN before I am more than excited to return back as a chair this year. I am looking forward to the rigorous debate I am sure you, the delegates, will produce.
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