United Nations Human rights council Director: cole erickson
Through the institution of the United Nations Human Rights Council, member-states will be formulating a more updated and substantive outlook on democracy, what its components are, what threatens it, and how to address those very threats. The committee will take much inspiration from the Commission on Human Rights Resolution 2002/46 which sought to define the essential elements of democracy. Nearly two decades after this initial resolution, member-states will now be tasked with not only updating this framework to a vastly different world order and era in history, but provide concrete and meaningful steps that accomplish the aforementioned objectives. The first topic of the committee will discuss the role “Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms” play in establishing a healthy democracy, whereas the second topic will deliberate on how to promote “Elections and Good Governance” through democratic principles.