This morning at 9:00 am, the Human Rights Commission initiated their programmed sequence with lobbying and merging. While the delegates were occupied, working on their resolutions, the Chair and the Deputy Chairs of Human Rights Commission discussed the first part of the protocol.
"Lobbying and Merging is when all the delegates split up to research about their resolutions, so before the conference all of them have come with resolutions on a particular topic and now the ones who've written about domestic violence, the ones who've written about sexual health and the ones who've written about illegal immigration, split up into different groups depending who their countries are and their alliances and people who have similar beliefs and then they work together to make a strong resolution all together" explained Catharina Brunner, one of the Deputy Chairs of HRC.
As a result of all the hard work that's taken place, the HRC delegates and chairs anticipate a fruitful, interesting and fun conference.
"I hope that Cameroon really will consider some of the ideas that we've put down and that they will start to realize that domestic violence is a problem and that they should identify it" said the delegate of Cameroon.
This year's topics for HRC are:
* Measures taken to protect women and children kidnapped by Boko Haram during and after their captivity;
* Ensure access to high quality sexual and reproductive health, education for adolescent in all African countries;
* Address the issue of slave markets and illegal immigration through Libya.
In light of this year's theme, Africa Rising, Africa has become the center of all debates, including those of the Human Rights Council.
Countries including China, USA, Russia and France are trying to implement resolutions that may help with the development of African countries, while maintaining enough distance to encourage independent growth.
By lunchtime, all the resolutions were received by the Chairs, ending the first part of HSC's protocol.
By Manuel. The Portuguese School, Mozambique.