Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee
Represented by: Andy Woo
Shekou International School, Shenzhen China
Country: Russian Federation
Russia is a country in Northern Eurasia, bordered by the Arctic Ocean, and numerous countries such as China, Mongolia, and Georgia. The total area of Russia is 17,098,242 square kilometers (CIA.gov), making it the largest country in the world. The terrain of the country is “broad plain with low hills west of Urals; vast coniferous forest and tundra in Siberia; uplands and mountains along southern border regions” (CIA.gov) with a climate that ranges from humid and warm places to extremely frigid regions varying on its location. Russia is a federation country, currently under the governing of President Vladimir Putin since May 7th of 2012, and the president’s term in office is six years. Russia has a population of about 142,517,670 (July 2012 est., CIA.gov) and the majority of the population is Russian (79.8%) with some Tatar (3.8%) and Ukrainian (2%). The GDP per capita is $17,000 (2011 est., CIA.gov) which is ranked 71st and the GDP per capita shows about $800 increase every year since 2009 (CIA.gov). Russia belongs to the Group of Eight so-called, G-8 and the Group of Twenty also known as G-20. The literacy rate of the Russian Federation is 99%, and the most widely used language in Russian (81%), but some people inhabiting in remote parts of Russia speaks indigenous languages such as Bashkir (1.3%)and Chuvash (1.3%).
Topic: Organ Trafficking
Along with the spectacular progress in human organ transplantation, swift globalization has caused the creation of a new menacing market for illegal trafficking of human organs. Most of these organs that are traded in this black-market are purchased from donors of developing countries who try to clear their debt with the money they received for their organs. The customers of the organs usually come from developed nations...