Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee


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Country: The Republic of Chad Committee: The Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian Committee (SOCHUM) Co-Authors: David Zhang and Jamin Jamieson

Topic A: International Labor Standards

The Republic of Chad has been a proponent of improving labor standards since it joined the International Labor Organization (ILO) in 1960. Chad once had zero labor restrictions–French military regularly conducted slave raids until the 1920s. Currently, Chad is filled with impoverished children–their parents sell them off in the market to Arab herdsmen. This predicament forces these children to begin new lives: changing their identities, forgetting their native tongues, rejecting those from their ethnic groups, and adopting Islam a...