Saudi Arabia


Leoni Kaup

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Committee: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR

Country: Saudi Arabia

Topic- A: Enhancing the Protection of Persons Fleeing Gender-Related Persecutions 

Topic- B: Assessing the Effectiveness of Cash-based Interventions 

Represented by: Leoni Kaup, Cologne MUN-Society (University of  Cologne)

Position Paper for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was created in 1950 during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who fled or lost their homes. For over half a century, UNHCR aims to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another country. They include refugees, returnees, stateless people, the internally displaced and asylum-seekers. Protection, shelter, health and education are crucial due to their significance for healing broken pasts and building brighter futures. 

Saudi Arabia has the largest economy in the Arab world. This gives rise to great political, social and economical responsibilities. According to 'The Economist', Saudi Arabia ranks 159 out of 167 countries on the Democracy-Index, making it one of the most authoritarian countries in the world. There are no legal political parties. Opposition, trade unions and strikes are offic...