Agenda: Women’s Empowerment and the Links to Sustainable Development

UN Body: Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

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The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) a functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) established in 1946 is the main global intergovernmental body dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. It is. CSW and its secretariat UN-Women are the most significant international actors working  together with Member States and civil society to create a discrimination-free world where women and girls are able to fully participate in the economic, political, and social spheres of their societies.

Forty-five Member States of the United Nations serve as members of the Commission at any one time. The Commission consists of one representative from each of the 45 Member States elected by the Economic and Social Council on the basis of equitable geographical distribution:

  • 13 members from Africa
  • 11 from Asia
  • nine from Latin America and Caribbean
  • eight from Western Europe and other States
  • four from Eastern Europe

Host Institution: Kobe City University of Foreign Studies

For 70 years, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies has the aim of cultivating the “Global citizen” who can participate in various disciplines, including among others, business, diplomacy and education by utilizing the advanced foreign languages skills which are needed to effectively function in a modern, international society. Additionally, our students will be educated with the skills and knowledge to make capable, competent, and flexible decisions. Founded in 1946, KCUFS offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. There are 4 major language departments: English, Chinese, Russian and Spanish Studies as well as International Relations. The undergraduate programs offer a choice of the following courses: Linguistics, Literature, General Culture, Social Sciences, International Communication and Education. KCUFS, an A rank institution is one of only two public foreign studies universities in Japan and has a current enrollment of over 2,000. KCUFS is the only municipal level university in Japan to offer government endorsed Japanese as a Second Language Programs to foreign students. KCUFS has teacher and accredited student exchange programs. On average, 300 students study abroad every year, of which 120 are accepted in accredited programs at leading educational institutions and organizations worldwide.

JUEMUN 2017 Conference

Secretary General: Haruna Mori, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Spanish Department

Haruna Mori
I am Haruna Mori, the Secretary General for JUEMUN 2017.
Model United Nations is a truly unique educational experience in which the lessons learned and challenges faced differ for each individual. It was my honor to be a delegate for NMUN Czech Republic (2015) and JUEMUN 2016, and then, serve as an organizer for NMUN Japan (2016). Therefore, I strongly wish to “give back” to the MUN community by offering an unforgettable experience to every delegate who attends JUEMUN 2017. Whether this will be your hundredth or your very first MUN conference, I hope that JUEMUN 2017 becomes another step in your lifelong journey to discover new facts and meet big challenges, not only in the world but also in your self.

Meeting 1: Ending Violence against Women and Girls

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Chair: Kathleen Parrinello, Mercy College, International Relations and Diplomacy Program, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 4th year

Chair: Nina Nomura, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, English Department (Night), 3rd year

Committee Topics

  1. Expanding Access to Services

  2. Safety in Public Spaces

  3. Raising Awareness and Improving the Collection of Data

  4. Advocacy to End Violence Against Women and Girls

  5. Education for Prevention

Meeting 2: Economic Empowerment    

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Chair: Yuki Shigematsu, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Department of British and American Studies, Class of 2018

Chair: Anna Deekeling, University Duisburg-Essen, INEAST, Modern East Asia; Japanese – Sociology

Committee Topics

  1. Economic Empowerment for Rural Women

  2. Economic Empowerment for Domestic Workers & Migrant Domestic Workers

  3. Economic Empowerment for Low-skilled Women

  4. Increasing Pay Equality

  5. Increasing Management Positions

Meeting 3: Peace and Security    

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Chair: Imogen White, The University of Queensland (Australia), BA Japanese, Economics; Diploma of Languages; Spanish, 3rd Year

Chair: Nao Takato, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Department of English Studies, Senior

Committee Topics

  1. Participation in Peace Negotiations & Peace Building

  2. Protection from Human Rights Violations

  3. Access to Justice

  4. Conflict Prevention & Resolution

  5. Female Peacekeepers