Committee
UNICEF Migration & UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) - Intermediate level
Country
Denmark

Author

Cite as https://mymun.com/ppdb/8059

Denmark - Francesca Ternullo

Topic 1: THE IMPACT OF MIGRATION ON MINORS, PROVIDING FOR GENERATION 2025 WITH DECLINING RESOURCES

Denmark is a country that borders with German and is connected to Sweden thanks to Oresund Bridge. Nowadays this country counts 5.64 million people - mostly located around the two main cities: Copenhagen and Aarhus. According to the data received from Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in the end of 2015, Denmark received 18.00 applicants for asylum. It is also quite important to notice that 1,700 of them were unaccompanied minors. As of 2014, more than 8% of the population of Denmark consists of immigrants. The population of immigrants is approximately 500.000. This recent shift in demographics has posed challenges to the nation as it attempts to address religious and cultural difference employment gaps, education of both immigrants and their descendants, spatial segregation, crime rates and language abilities. Denmark is a signatory to the Refugee Convention and grants asylum for refugees and persons seeking subsidiary protection. Refugees are received both through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees relocation program (quota refugees) and through application from persons arriving at the border. The Danish government has approved the acceptance of 1,500 quota refugees over a three-year period. Since 2016, the policy on them is changed and residency will be given for three years instead of five. In addition, changes to the selection procedures are proposed, adding a requirement that the selection of quota refugees should be based on the refugee’s potential for integration . In 2016 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark during a TV channel stated that the Danish people should have more explicitly clarified the rules and values of Danish culture in or...