Economic andSocial Council Sponsors: Germany, The United Kingdom, France, Brazil, Pakistan,Greece, The Republic of Lebanon, Argentina, India, Czech RepublicSignatories: Algeria, Guatemala, Vietnam, Botswana, Serbia, The Republic of Korea,Guyana, Uganda, Italy, Belgium, Peru, Panama, South Africa, Antigua &Barbuda, United States of America, Georgia, Russia, Republic of Congo,Democratic Republic of Congo, Finland, Australia, Japan, Estonia, Nigeria,Rwanda, Honduras, AfghanistanTopic: Eradicating poverty in allits forms and dimensions through promoting sustainable development, expandingopportunities and addressing related challengesRecalling its resolutions E/RES/2017/7 of 3 July 2017,E/RES/2016/10 of 25 July 2016, E/RES/2016/8 of 29 July 2016, E/RES/2016/6 of 29July 2016, E/RES/19 of 22 August 2016, E/RES/2016/15 of 10 August 2016,E/RES/2016/11 of 25 July 2016 and E/RES/2015/6 of 31 July 2015 which aredirected towards the reduction of poverty and its repercussions throughsustainable development,Bearing in mind the UN’s Connect 2020 Agenda which aims to bring 60%of the global population online by the year 2020,Deeply alarmed by the inclination of civilians subjected to abjectpoverty and inequality towards the misinterpretations of non-state actors,their misconstrued radicle ideologies, exploitation and concocted promisesguaranteed by the same,Deeply Concerned about thechanging trends in the global job market which fails to absorb human resourcewith untapped skills up to its full potential or fails to take note of themassive rate of disguised unemployment which results in an increase in the rateof unemployment due to a commensurate increase in the size of population,Fully aware of the drawbacks of the agricultural sector with respectto employment generation and its tendency to encompass under-employment inwhich a majority of the population in most of the developing countries aredependent for a source of livelihood,Deeply disturbed by corruption which the inefficient execution ofpublic services which affects the poor more than the rich as they lack thecapability of substituting public services with more expensive privateservices,Having considered the reverberation of poverty on females at a largerscale than males which results in inadequate health due to under nourishmentand the probability of females being more uneducated than men, Fully aware of the exigency of ensuring that all citizens getequal access to health care facilities and the alarming rate of malnutritionamong the poor which makes them more prone to communicable diseases, 1.
Recommends states to promote the activities of social entrepreneurs,pertaining to social development and the upliftment of the marginalizedsegments of the society by substantiating their efforts in the form of a seriesof subsidies and tax concessions;2. Takesnote of thenecessity of providing the educated unemployed youth a new plethora ofopportunity to generate self-employment by enabling them to open up newventures which will further lead to the generation of more employmentopportunities and recommends states to substantiate their efforts by providingthem easy clearances, licenses and so on;3. Reminds member states to implement the latest development intechnology in the field of agriculture and grant small holder farmers in ruralareas a facile access to the same by making latest products available in ruralmarket at subsidized rates and extending credit facilities at a relativelylower interest rate so as to boost extensive cultivation;4. Drawsthe attention ofthe committee towards the exigency of making credit facilities available,accessible and affordable to rural peasants by offering micro credit facilitieswithout demanding a collateral and providing them ample time to repay theborrowed amount at impeccably low interest rates;5. Approves self-help groups which are dedicated towards thecause of supporting small scale businesses and working households by extendingthem micro-credit facilities in times of emergency; 6.
Encourages governments to initiate programs that enable the poorto obtain basic necessities like food, clothing, shelter and sanitation thatwill increase their standard of living and to keep a check on itsimplementation so as to avoid any fraudulent practices; 7. Affirms development ofwomen in various forms like provision of education, access to healthcare,sanitation and on the job training and to providing women free access to healthcare facilities during maternity period so as to reduce the maternal mortalityrate and infant mortality rate;8. Urgesmember states to incorporate poverty reduction measures into national policiesand strategies to maximise the efficiency of the agenda of sustainabledevelopment;9. Callsfor the implementation of social protection schemes in Member States, inaccordance to their economic status, to provide for the well being of the poorby providing social assistance services and other similar schemes thatguarantee basic income security; 10.
Encourages theinitialisation of projects and plans along with the Food and AgricultureOrganization (FAO) to boost agricultural produce with the motive to enhancerural farming and employment by:(a) Enhancing irrigation facilities, methods and quality in best possibleways(b) Providing subsidized, high quality and high yielding variety seeds toincrease yield(c) Promoting usage of scientific methods and techniques of farming andlivestock rearing to ensure best possible produce(d) Providing a larger share of the revenues to the farmers by subsidisingtheir farming market(e) Encouraging Agro-tourism in order to increase the importance of farmersin society as well as increase their personal revenues; 11. Urges membernations to use regional committees dedicated to re-evaluate the progress madetowards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in cooperation with the UnitedNations Development Programme (UNDP) regional offices in order to:(a) Create additionalstatistical indicators reflecting the progress made by each country tailored tothe specificities of regional areas;(b) Compile data collection methods and the use of indicatorsbetween the United Nations Statistical Commission and national statisticalinstitutions;(c) Evaluate the progressmade by each member nation especially in economic areas or administrativeregions to collect more accurate data;12. Expresses its hope thatcountries which already have a refugee population would implement measures toovercome the language barrier that they face and afterwards generate employmentopportunities according to their skill and expertise and also to arrange theprovision of education for their progeny;13. Strongly regrets theeffects of war on poor communities and suggests constructive negotiationsbetween countries having trans-national conflicts and strengtheninginternational law;14. Encourages developedcountries to increase the number of scholarships awarded to poor students fromunder developed countries and to promote voluntary teaching camps andvocational training so as to improve self-reliance, now and for the future.