LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to AISMUN XVI! My name is Maria Claudia Angulo; I am honored and pleased to be chairing over such an important committee as SOCHUM. This will be an enriching experience for all delegations participating in such crucial topics. Thus, expectations are that your commitment and display of knowledge will help you fulfill your role as the representative of your country with diplomacy and clarity during this model. In the following guidelines, I will do my best to set the bases for what will be thrilling sessions. However, please indulge in supplementary research in relation to your delegation. Please feel comfortable to contact me for further information or in case of any doubts.

Best Regards,

Maria Claudia Angulo Zabaleta

mangulo@altamira.edu.co


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TOPIC A: GLOBAL BIOETHICS & REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

TOPIC B: THE UIGHUR CRISIS IN CHINA


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TOPIC A:

Global Bioethics is the study of ethical issues emerging from advances in medicine, relating it to policies and practices. It is essential for the protection of the rights of stakeholders involved in any situation. On the other hand, reproductive rights are the rights and freedoms related to reproduction, which may vary across the globe. Taking into account the constant improvement of science, biology, and medicine, these terms have become frequently evolving fields that pose numerous questions but limited answers; especially in topics such as reproductive tourism for procedures such as PGD or surrogacy.

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TOPIC B:

According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, everyone is entitled to all of their rights regardless of their race, language, religion, political opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, or another status. However, China’s government has been pointed out as a country that does not respect fundamental human rights such as freedom of expression, religion, association, and assembly. One of the most concerning cases involves the Uighur population in Xinjiang, where a minority is being held in internment camps and goes through re-education programs. China firmly denies the allegations, even though evidence shows extreme surveillance, physical and psychological torture, and even more. The international community has only criticized the government’s treatment of the Uighur Muslims, but no action has been taken any further.