Honorable Chairs, fellow delegates, and members of the United Nations,
the delegate of Italy strongly recommends SC to discuss upon the proper measures to
facilitate the influx of Syrian refugees in European society regarding the Agenda on How to
accommodate and/or promote integration of Syrian refugees in European societies.
Refugees of the Syrian Civil War or Syrian refugees are citizens and permanent residents of
Syrian Republic, who have fled from their country since the broken of the Syrian Civil War
in 2011 and have sought asylum in other parts of the world. More than 4.5 million people
have fled Syria since the start of the conflict, most of them women and children. About 10%
of Syrian refugees have sought safety in Europe, sowing political divisions as countries argue
over sharing the burden.
Toward this situation, Italy has long stated amicable position toward the accommodation of
Syrian refugees. Italy has long been a destination for those hoping to reach European shores
because of its proximity to North Africa. In 2015 when Chancellor Merkel called for a quota
system to allow the distribution of refugees, in which Italy along with Greece and Spain
voted, though many other European countries stated adverse opinion. Recently, more than
10,000 migrants have been brought to the Italy’s shores.
On the other hand, Italy now reaches the saturation point of the ruinous influx of Syrian
refugees. Italy is considering action to force the hands of nations refusing to take
redistributed migrants. Even the idea of blocking humanitarian ships with foreign flags from
returning to Italian ports has been discussed. Almost all the 200,000 beds for asylum seekers
in government reception centers are already full.
It is sure that Italy is playing its part in receiving those rescued and providing asylum to those
in need of protection. But this cannot be an Italian problem alone. It is a matter of
international concern. Therefore, Italy is asking for a concrete contribution from the
Europeans and sharing burden with other European societies.Honorable Chairs, fellow delegates, and members of the United Nations,
The Delegate of Italy strongly recommends SC to discuss upon measures international
countermeasures to prevent IS from their continuous brutality, regarding the agenda about
Seeking Ways to Restore Order in the Formerly IS-Controlled Region and to Prevent the
Reconstruction of Such Terrorist Groups.
Islamic terrorism is defined as set of acts or campaign committed by groups or individuals
who profess Islamic or Islamist motivations or goals. Islamic terrorists justify their violent
tactics through the interpretation of Quran and Hadith according to their own goals and
intentions
The center of the Islamic State(IS) territory was in Iraq and Syria, and they also control land
in Yemen, Afghanistan, Libya, Nigeria, Egypt, and Somalia. At its peak, over 10 million
people were living in territory under IS control. But the group’s momentum has slowed over
the past year, and it has now lost its hold on nearly half of those locations. Thus strategy to
reconstruct these formerly controlled region needs to be established. Such a strategy must be
wide-ranging, focusing on the stabilization and reconstruction of the decimated territory the
group currently controls. It must look well beyond military considerations, and concentrate
on governance, economics, infrastructure, and social concerns, and financial aid. On the
other hand, International communities are reluctant to pay for Post-Islamic State
reconstruction.
Italy has been spared mass terror attacks in recent years. However, Italy recently was also
threatened by the Is, and fear of terrorism grew throughout the country. Therefore, Italy
believes organizations should no longer be formed anymore to deal with such terrorism.
Therefore, Italy strongly consents that international measures should be set up to help
countries rebuild and when policies are implemented, Italy is willing to actively participate
politically and financially.