United Nations Economic and Social Council

ECOSOC

The question of imposing structural adjustment programs to support developing countries

Imposed by both the IMF and the World Bank, Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs) usually include several basic economic stabilization components. Crafted by the IMF, these are geared toward bringing an economy into balance through, typically, reducing inflation and decreasing budget deficits while meeting debt payment schedules, however their programs have been heavily criticized for many years for resulting in the increase of poverty in third world countries.

Measures to ensure the protection of children's rights in conflict zones

Armed conflicts have left populations vulnerable to appalling forms of violence, including systematic rape, abduction, amputation, mutilation, forced displacement, sexual exploitation and genocide of minors. Therefore, the discussion of building a protective environment for minors is of high priority.

The question of creating an international framework to resolve water conflicts

Though awareness of the nature of water conflict and cooperation has improved over time, the likelihood of water conflicts could increase as populations continue to grow and climate change continues to manifest. Therefore, through the discussion of an international framework, these conflicts could be resolved.