The Human Rights Council

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(Left to right) Oluwatobiloba Oluwajimi (President), Kanybek Tashtankulov (Chair) and Sarah Osman (Assistant president)

The Human Rights Council is a council consisting of 47 members that meet to discuss and debate human rights violations around the world. The delegates within the Human Rights Council pass resolutions as means of best solving problems. Human rights include, but are not limited to, the right to livelihood, the right to education and the right to freedom. It is the Human Rights Council job to ensure that people around the world have these rights, by passing resolutions suggesting measures and actions to be taken.

Measures to eliminate the violations of human rights leading to extreme poverty

Extreme poverty is and could be as a result of the lack of the full enjoyment of human rights. As over fifteen percent of people are living in extreme poverty in the world, it is an urgent human rights concern. People faced with extreme poverty could be as a result of lack access to education, access to health, access to safe water and food, and even basic sanitation. It is a major barrier to global development as the majority of developing countries experience it and it further leads to an increasingly high mortality rate each year. This topic will be tackled with regards to

people whose rights have been taken away, which resulted in their consequently poor lifestyle. For example, if quality education is not provided to all people and people are left with mediocre jobs, they will not be able to support themselves and their families, and may struggle to survive.

Measures to Eradicate Child Marriage

Child marriage is an issue caused by a variety of problems. This is because females are under a constant pressure, or are being forced to obey societal norms, which has led to child marriage at ages as young as seven years old. This is a barrier to global development as child marriage reduces the chance of full development in the female child, due to their lack of education. Society therefore fails to integrate them into society, due to this discrimination, and thus, global development and economic prosperity is hindered. Societal preferences and views on males increase the difficulty for females to achieve their full potential and contribute to global development, due to their lack of rights in education, reproductive health, life, and much more.