Human Rights Council


Mia Müller

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Committee: Human Rights Council

Topics: (1) Ending slavery and child labor in the chocolate trade (2) Tackling the marginalization and social exclusion of persons with Albinism

Country: Nicaragua

Nobel lecturer Tawakkol Karman (2011) said, “Peace does not mean just to stop wars, but also to stop oppression and injustice.” It is imperative that the United Nations acknowledge this point. Violations of human rights can be far from obvious. Even a delicious, creamy candy as seemingly innocent as chocolate is concealing a world of slavery and child labor, which the UN cannot ignore. West Africa and Central America are both directly involved in this problem, which is only growing in magnitude as the cocoa market demands more from producers but prices are not keeping ...