The Economic Social Committee debated on the topic of equal opportunity for African women in the workforce.
The focus of this debate was the amendment of the resolution that ‘African women should have access to a quality higher education.’ There was much debate as to whether the resolution should be passed.
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Many delegates argued that one of the sub clauses on the improvement of “awareness of strong educational programs – throughout all villages, communities and societies in African countries that offer highly effective scholarships to girls that have shown consistent instances of aptitude, dedication and determination” could have been more specific.
“[This resolution] is overly ambiguous and the delegate of Burundi believes that small alterations are required for this amendment,” said the delegate of Burundi.
However, many delegates, including the delegate of The Democratic Republic of the Congo, agreed that the whole resolution had a lot of potential.
Eventually, after a second recount of votes, the resolution was passed with a majority vote.
“This resolution is as good as gets” said the delegate of France.
Lisa Gent Year 11 AISJ