High School General Assembly 6
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Laura Andrea Lafuente Barahona
Bolivia, Plurinational State of

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Official Position of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

      General Assembly: Committee Six
      Topic: Promotion and protection of human rights (migrant children)

In recent years migration has increased globally, largely due to groups escaping armed conflict in places such as Syria. When moving from country to country, migrants human rights are under threat and often violated. Many migrants are not aware of their specific rights in each country, leaving them vulnerable to abuses. In the case of children arriving in a new country adequate treatment is often not received and they can be subjects of discrimination and xenophobia. This issue is critical to the international community as there exists a legal and moral duty to ensure the rights of migrants are understood and protected. Thus far, there have been a number of resolutions, conventions and treaties, most significant are the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, the...