Model United Nations - Posotion Paper

Topics: Africa, South Africa, Millennium Development Goals Pages: 3 (708 words) Published: April 14, 2011
Name: Muhammad Danish Rafique
Committee: Historical General Assembly
Country: Malaysia

Position Paper for Historical General Assembly

Topics before the Historical General Assembly are: South African Apartheid and Revaluation of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Government of Malaysia is committed in upholding the rights of diverse races in South African region against apartheid policy, and at the same time striving hard to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the of 2015 which is in accordance of Malaysian vision, Wawasan 2020, of attaining status of Developed Country by the end of 2020.

I. South African Apartheid
Government of Malaysia is indubitably against discrimination especially on the basis of races in South Africa and anywhere else in the world.

Delegate of Malaysia recommends western countries to recognize their role in South Africa. Western countries, especially veto powers, need to decisively be in agreement with the economic sanctions proposed in UN for the sake of humanity. Recognizing the role in Commonwealth of Nations Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Muhammad, significantly impinged on Apartheid policy by being in favor of demarking South Africa from Commonwealth in 1961 and by leading proponent of economic sanctions over South Africa in 1970s and 1980s. Government of Malaysia endorses UN General Assembly resolution 1761 passed in 1961 to condemn apartheid policy, resolution 181 passed in 1963 to end arms embargo and resolution 392 passed in 1976 to condemn Soweto massacre. Malaysia also recognizes the role of Organization of African Union (OAU) for formulating Lusaka manifesto (in 13th April 1969) against racial discrimination.

Having faith in common people of South Africa, Malaysia supports peaceful demonstrations throughout the country and condemns any persecutions by the government to rights of civilians. Malaysia as lead by democratic revolutionist plea in favor of Deputy President of African National...
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