It is an honour for us to participate in organization of the ZAMUN conference 2017. Our names are Lucia Rajňáková and Silvia Šimoníková and we are currently studying at Gymnázium bilingválne in Žilina. We have already attended several MUN conferences such as PORGMUN in Prague, BRATMUN in Bratislava and we´ve had a possibility of co-chairing at ZAMUN conference last year.
As very ambitious students, having a profound interest in global political issues and looking for improvements in skills of public speaking, we consider the MUN conference as a great opportunity for all goal-seeking young people. Moreover, you will experience a cooperation and teamwork with a lot of intelligent people from all around the world.
We look forward to presiding over the fruitful discussion as we will try to do our very best to make this discussion an unforgettable experience.
Farewell and see you in Žilina
UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.
“All victims of human rights abuses should be able to look to the Human Rights Council as a forum and a springboard for action.”
- Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, 12 March 2007, Opening of the 4th Human Rights Council Session
FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION
Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
The practice is mostly carried out by traditional circumcisers, who often play other central roles in communities, such as attending childbirths. In many settings, health care providers perform FGM due to the erroneous belief that the procedure is safer when medicalized1. WHO strongly urges health professionals not to perform such procedures.
FGM is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women. It is nearly always carried out on minors and is a violation of the rights of children. The practice also violates a person's rights to health, security and physical integrity, the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and the right to life when the procedure results in death.