Sample Position Paper

As representatives of the nation of France, we look forward to collaborating with our fellow nations to solve the crisis that is the Covid-19 pandemic. We have felt the devastating effects of the pandemic firsthand, with over 3 million cases and over 75,000 deaths. We know that we are not alone in feeling the damage that this pandemic has caused. We believe that as a global community we can take this collective experience of suffering and turn it into a period of unprecedented cooperation and positive change. In the words of our President, Emmanuel Macron, “This crisis, undoubtedly more than any other, requires cooperation, requires the
invention of new international solutions.”

France’s mission with the United Nations Security Council has long been a mission of preserving the human rights of people worldwide. This pandemic has made it clear more than ever that in order to protect the rights of all people, we must continue to fight even harder against the discord that can occur in forums such as this that ultimately prevent nations from taking proper action. As a member of UNSC, our utmost priority will be making sure that we can facilitate cooperation to prevent the obstruction of anything that would get in the way of further protecting people against human rights abuses during the pandemic.

France holds the health of its citizens and the people around the world as a top priority and has had a close relationship with the World Health Organization. We will continue to work with the WHO to aid with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the long recovery that will be underway in the near future. Most importantly, the distribution of vaccines to every nation-state. We pride ourselves on our world-class universal healthcare system and recognize the importance of universal healthcare systems and medical workers during this crisis. We will focus on improvements to healthcare systems and medical education in low-income nations to combat
future crises.

Human rights are incredibly important to France. As one of the many nations leading the world on issues of human rights, we are excited to participate in this year’s conference. France believes the right to live is fundamental and healthcare ensures life. All citizens of the world should have access to the COVID-19 vaccine regardless of their financial situation. Human rights have been abused in various ways throughout history; the denial of medical care during this pandemic is a human rights violation.
France is pleased to be part of the United Nations Children’s Fund where nations can come together to advocate for children’s rights in a very difficult time. The pandemic has exposed the problems in our world’s infrastructure, leaving many vulnerable children at risk, and many in poverty suffering much worse than they were even one year ago. Global poverty rates have increased exponentially since the beginning of the crisis, as countless have lost their source of income. France has long been committed to supporting those most vulnerable and this year is no exception.

Le Republique Francaise looks forward to the 2021 United Nations Conference. The United Nations was created to solve international crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic, which is why we know that this will be one of the most important conferences in our time.