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March 19th-15th April Delegate: Paola Shushkovsky Committee: ECOSOC Country: People’s Republic of China Topic A: Quotas for Women in Government and State Institutions 

As a socialist country, the People’s Republic of China employs socialist mechanisms to safeguard women’s rights. The Constitution has always upheld the principle of equality between men and women by implementing the Law on the Protection of Rights and Interest of Women. Gender equality has been seen as a necessary process for the measurement of social progress and sustainable development. The People’s Republic of China has played a leading international role in promoting gender equality. On September 27th, 2015 China co-hosted UNs’ global leaders’ meeting on gender equality and women’s empowerment in New York. A few days earlier, on September 22nd, China released a white paper Gender Equality and Development in China to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the UN’s Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing (Miou, 2015). The white paper highlighted that the ratio of women deputies in the 12th National People’s Congress has increased by 2.4 percentage points from 20 years ago. Similarly, with the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference ...