Committee: Middle East Committee

Question of: Democracy in the Middle East

Submitted by: Brazil

Defining a democracy as a government by the people,

Believing that a fundamental restoration of democracy is requisite to the ending of the “Arab Spring”,

Recognizes the assessment by the NGO “Freedom House” of most Middle East states as “Not Free”,

Aware of the United Nation’s demands for immediate access to Syria,

Reminds those nations denying the right to freedom of religion that it is a fundamental human right and that they are oppressing democracy by denying it,

Seeking, where possible, a non-confrontational and expeditious resolution,

Deplores the Western media’s non-progressive portrayal of the Middle East,

Considers those nations banning their citizens to access to the internet to be denying democracy,

  1. Calls for the formation of a body to manage human rights specifically in the Middle East entitled ‘The Society for Management and Creation of Democratic States in the Middle East’ (SMCDSME), whose aims will be;
    1. to regularly inspect the democratic status and state of affairs of nations in the Middle East,
    2. to enforce the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights through the use of political and economic pressure,
    3. of the application of demilitarized zones in nations which refuse to take affirmative action,
  2. Urges all member states within the Middle East to introduce a national vote every three years to decide upon the fate of the current government, these votes would be;
    1. compulsory for all citizens above the age of 18, regardless of their doctrine or gender,
    2. managed by the SMCDSME and ran by UN peace-keeping troops,
  3. Recommends that nations not wishing to uphold secularity within their government hold separate elections for a religious parliament to advise the main government;
  4. Calls for the United Kingdom, the United States, and France to cease any intervention in which they are currently partaking in the Middle East;
  5. Further calls for all member states to allow the United Nations to manage democracy within the Middle East as opposed to the governments of individual nations outside of the Middle East;
  6. Authorizes a no-fly zone over any nation that threatens democracy with the use of force or other means of oppression;
  7. Expresses its hope that Palestine may be recognized by the United Nations in order to allow the United Nations to take action in establishing Palestine as a safe democracy;
  8. Designates the role of Middle Eastern monarchies to be solely ceremonial and as ambassadors for their nation;
  9. Requests the introduction of a new international protocol allowing citizens the right to freedom of information;
  10. Trusts that by allowing citizens the right to freedom of information governments will be more transparent and hence act more responsibly and legitimately;
  11. Condemns those internet sites and providers that are preventing certain nations from accessing them;
  12. Suggests economic sanctions should be imposed upon internet sites or providers that refuse certain countries access to them.

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