The Human Rights Council was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 2006. What is the first thing which jumps into your mind after hearing the name of this council? Of course, the protection of our basic rights – but this council is not that simple; it also deals with huge problems and urging issues of the world- xenophobia is one of them. This issue is now a human rights challenge, which mostly affects minorities, refugees and Muslims.
„In both Europe and the United States, xenophobic rhetoric and hate crimes are on the rise. In Europe, xenophobia fuelled by far-right parties is part of growing tide of hatred against migrants, Muslims, Jews, and Roma. We press the United States to work to combat hate both at home and abroad, instituting laws and practices to keep xenophobia at bay without violating free speech protections.” (Source: www.humanrightsfirts.org)
During SzeMUN 2017, the topic of xenophobia will be discussed and also the right to privacy in light of cyber-attacks. Over 370 million people become victims of cyber-crimes each year. Cyber security involves helping the protection of all the information that you, me, governments, businesses, and others keep online or in cyberspace, including communications (email, video messaging), finances (credit card information on websites like Amazon), personal data (social security number, medical records on healthcare website), military secrets, and much more. On the level of international organizations, the issue of cyber security was first discussed on the UN’s agenda when the Russian Federation introduced a draft resolution in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly that was later adopted in 1998.