United Nations Human Rights Council HRC


  • Topic A: Protection of Minority Languages
  • Topic B: Public Education for Children

TOPIC A Protection of Minority Languages

TOPIC B Public Education for Children



  • Jianyang Cheng
Email Committee Chair

The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. The council discusses all human rights related issues and situations, addressing human rights violations and making recommendations for the future.

Bearing these missions in mind, The Human Rights Council at MUNUC 31 endeavors to address essential issues that have a great influence on the global conditions of human rights. Topic A explores the status of minority languages, which are those languages spoken by less than 50 percent of the population in a given region, state, or country. With globalization, more people have stopped using minority languages, and now they are disappearing from the globe at an alarming rate. In approaching this challenge, delegates will investigate the cultural and humanitarian value of protecting minority languages. The HRC will endeavor to address problems including the documentation and protection of minority languages, the lack of protectionary organizations for minority languages, and the potential cultural losses the global community faces to provide solutions to improve this human rights situation.

Topic B address the problem of public education for children. More than 72 million children of primary education age are not in school, and 759 million adults are illiterate and do not have the awareness necessary to improve both their own living conditions and those of their children. This challenge faced by the HRC is not new; Action must be taken to ensure that education, a fundamental human right essential for the exercise of all other human rights, is properly addressed on a global scale. During debate, delegates will discuss how to better distribute educational resources to more children, and how to improve the global quality of education to protect the fundamental human rights of young children.


Committee Members

  •  United States
  •  Afghanistan
  •  Algeria
  •  Angola
  •  Argentina
  •  Australia
  •  Austria
  •  Belgium
  •  Bhutan
  •  Brazil
  •  Burkina Faso
  •  Burundi
  •  Cambodia
  •  Canada
  •  Central African Republic
  •  Chile
  •  China
  •  Colombia
  •  Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
  •  Costa Rica
  •  Cote d'Ivoire
  •  Croatia
  •  Cuba
  •  Czech Republic
  •  Denmark
  •  Ecuador
  •  Egypt
  •  El Salvador
  •  Ethiopia
  •  Fiji
  •  Finland
  •  France
  •  Gabon
  •  Georgia
  •  Germany
  •  Greece
  •  Honduras
  •  Hungary
  •  Indonesia
  •  Iraq
  •  Israel
  •  Italy
  •  Japan
  •  Jordan
  •  Kenya
  •  Korea, Republic of
  •  Kyrgyzstan
  •  Lao People's Democratic Republic
  •  Malaysia
  •  Mexico
  •  Mongolia
  •  Morocco
  •  Nepal
  •  New Zealand
  •  Nicaragua
  •  Nigeria
  •  Oman
  •  Pakistan
  •  Panama
  •  Papua New Guinea
  •  Paraguay
  •  Peru
  •  Philippines
  •  Portugal
  •  Qatar
  •  Romania
  •  Russian Federation
  •  Rwanda
  •  Saudi Arabia
  •  Senegal
  •  Sierra Leone
  •  Slovakia
  •  Slovenia
  •  Somalia
  •  South Africa
  •  South Sudan
  •  Spain
  •  Switzerland
  •  Syrian Arab Republic
  •  Thailand
  •  Togo
  •  Tunisia
  •  Turkey
  •  Ukraine
  •  United Arab Emirates
  •  United Kingdom
  •  Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  •  Zimbabwe