— Martin Luther King Jr.
A significant issue for the international committee in the recent time has been the pressing issue of the refugee crisis. The repercussion of this crisis is far and wide into every nook and corner of the world .Out of all the evil which a man inflicts on man ,the sufferings of the refugees throughout history has been one of the most persistent and cruel.
Russia firmly believes that concrete steps must be taken by the international community to ensure that this issue does not escalate further .We believe that the international committee must come to fast consensus regarding the issue.
Russia is signatory of the 1951 Refugee Convention which is a treaty that defines who is a refugee, and sets out the rights of individuals who are granted asylum and the responsibilities of nations that grant asylum.It is also a signatory to the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees.
However Russia does not believe in the open arms policy towards the refugees. We consider the Western open-arms policy toward migrants as a form of Political Correctness.
We believe that uncontrolled mass migration is very dangerous for European civilization and that Aggressive political correctness will become one of the “gravediggers” of European civilization.
The main difference in approaches to immigration between Russia and the western countries is that — in Russia integration means — all communities equally add their best to the pot and all learn that best from each other whereas in western countries it is to create a dominant society based on local traditions.Hence We feel that bringing in large influx of migrants will go
Against our definition of immigration as immigration is a time consuming process and immigrants take time to assimilate into the society.
Also Russia recognizes the danger of uncontrolled mass migration such as crime terror etc and hence we feel that there should be a strict quota on the number of refugees entering Russia.
We believe that people with Russian roots or with connection to Russia should be given first preference for the refugee status as we feel that it will be easier for them to integrate into our
Russia believes that the following steps should be taken by the international community to avert the issue –
Cooperation with other states and the provision of mutual support for each other for proper identification of refugees.
The defense, under all circumstances, of human rights.
Making a system with proper mechanisms to guarantee fundamental human rights to each and every refugee.
Co ordinate with ngos at a large scale level to provide healthcare ,education, housing etc to the refugees.
Investing in the neighbouring countries of the war torn countries,so that they will accept more refugees so that the burden on Europe will reduce .
Creating a European wide tribunal to reach to a fast conclusion on the pertaining issue.
European wide pyshiatric beareau to look into the issue of the mental health of the refuges and to create a test which can judge the mental health of the refuges.
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