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South Korea Integration of Refugees Into New Societies Resolution

South Korea Integration of Refugees Into New Societies Resolution

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Published by Hong Kong MUN 2013
Resolution, SOCHUM
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Published by: Hong Kong MUN 2013 on Feb 22, 2013
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 FORUM: General Assembly 1, SOCHUMQUESTION OF: Integration of Refugees into New SocietiesMAIN SUBMITTER: South KoreaCOSPONSORED BY: Argentina & GermanyCOSIGNED BY: Brazil, Holy See, India, Switzerland, Morocco, China, Russia, Japan, UK,Malaysia, Nigeria, Philippines, Ukraine, Pakistan, Kenya, Turkey, Libya, Georgia, Uganda, Iran,Syria, ItalyUNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesUNDHR - United Nation Declaration of Human RightsCRSR - United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of RefugeesThe Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Committee
Commending 
the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for their continued leadership and active role in coordinating international action to protect and assistrefugees or those with similar concerns for the last sixty-two years.
 Recalling 
the General Assembly’s previous resolutions and statements regarding refugees andrelated matters, particularly that of December 20, 2012, GA/11331
 Reaffirming 
the UN Charter and the UNDHR, which assures anyone, regardless of gender, age,sexual orientation, class, physical and intellectual ability, the rights to “leave any country”, “seek and enjoy another country’s asylum from persecution”, and “change nationality”. (Articles 13,14, 15 of UNDHR)
Condemning 
the recent incidents of discrimination and violence towards refugees and theeconomically sufficient states’ refusal to aid states in need of refugee funds.
 Noting 
that not all countries have the economic sufficiency to provide full-citizenship andemployment for refugees,
 
Stresses
the importance of complete integration of refugees into societies1.
Defines
refugees as an alien who is unable or unwilling to avail him/herself of the protectionof his/her country of nationality owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion; or who,not having a nationality, is unable or, owing to such fear, unwilling to return to the country of his/her former residence2.
Urges
members states who are economically sufficient to entitle recognized refugees benefits
 
and rights to citizenship through measures such as but not limited to:i. providing a judicial system that may permit resettlement in the state of which refugeesare seeking resettlement, after a review of their size, regions of origin, and legitimacy of request.ii. assisting immigrants and their children in quickly adjusting to society by providingthem with education in state language, education on state institutions and culture, support withchildcare and education, and living expenses until they are self-sufficient.iii. granting that if a foreigner acquires the nationality of the state, he/she may benefitfrom the measures and policies provided in 2.ii for three years from the day of acquisition of such nationality.iv. endeavoring to take measures such as education, publicity, and correction of unreasonable institutions, etc. to ensure that citizens of the states and refugees in the stateunderstand and respect each other's’ history, culture, and institutions.3.
Suggests
nations to generate integration services for refugees and immigrants upon their arrival to states such as but not limited to:i. Providing government subsidy to private sectors for employing people with immigrantor refugee status.ii. Permitting refugee status applicants to engage in wage-earning employment sixmonths after the date on which the refugee application was received.iii. Implementing social security (defined as social insurance, public aid, social welfareservice and other related welfare systems provided to protect citizens from social harms, such asillness, disability, ageing, unemployment and death, as well as to reduce poverty and to improveevery citizens’ quality of life) of the same level of a state citizen to an alien who is recognized asa refugee4.
Encourages
the permission of entry and priority in change of nationality for any spouse andminor children of a recognized refugee upon request5.
Decides
to remain actively seized upon the matter 

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