The Federal Republic of Germany, commonly referred to as Germany, is a country in Europe that borders the Netherlands, Poland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Austria, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. Germany prides itself in being a leading country that promotes security, tranquility, democracy, and human rights, as well as having the fifth largest economy in the world, and the largest in Europe.
Germany is committed to improving the world in the future through a number of ways, to continue its standing as one of the greatest nations on Earth.Topic I: Rights of Linguistic MinoritiesLinguistic minorities have distinct disadvantages in life. In the United States of America, people have said that there is a big difference between those who speak English, and those who don’t.
They can be taken advantage of, not have the same opportunities, and, according to Brookings University, those who don’t speak English are more likely to be poor, less educated, underemployed, and have low earnings. The same situation happens in Germany, and the delegation of Germany is committed to stamping out these linguistic rights violations. The delegation from Germany believes that programs that can eliminate these violations are crucial and needed, for every country in the world. The delegation of Germany firmly believes that linguistic minorities should be able to compete on a fairground as the linguistic majority, and that programs that are specifically meant for the benefit of linguistic minorities should be in order and implemented worldwide. Approximately 95% of the German Population speak German as their main language.
Sorbian, which is a minority language, is spoken by 0.09% of the people in East Germany. North Frisian, which is another minority language, is spoken by the people in Nordfriesland, Germany, by approximately 10,000 people, which is 0.01% of the population. Immigrants living in Germany speak Turkish, and other minority languages include Danish and Romani, and Kurdish. With only about 5% of the population not speaking German as their language, it might seem like there’s not much importance on rights.
However, with Germany’s total population around 82.67 million, approximately 413,000 people don’t receive the same benefits as the others do, and who generally have a disadvantage in life because of this. The delegation of Germany firmly believes that the solution to this problem is by creating programs, that can help linguistic minorities to provide for the welfare of their country as best as they can. These programs for linguistic minorities will allow benefit the lives of linguistic minorities infinitely, with them being given the opportunity to find a stable income.
Besides benefiting the linguistic minority, this will benefit the economy.The delegation of Germany believes that the first step that can be made to benefit linguistic minorities is by making mandatory news channel in every district where the minority language is predominantly spoken. Receiving information is crucial, and many minority language speakers can’t receive that information without these news channels. The Federal Republic of Germany places a high value on everyone receiving the news, regardless of the language they speak, and by implementing these news channels, everyone can receive the news. The delegation of Germany believes that knowledge is priceless, and the implantation of these news channels will allow linguistic minorities know information that can significantly benefit their lives. On top of this, the delegation of Germany advocates for schools that are designed to help students who are not proficient in the main language learn that language.
Proper teachers will be found by offering incentives to them. By creating this education program, linguistic minorities will have the tools they need to succeed.Topic II: Brain Drain Brain drain is when highly educated workers leave their country to immigrate to another country. This can happen for a number of reasons, such as better working conditions, better living conditions, and/or a lack of competition in their current country. While leaving the country sometimes benefit the worker, it harms the economy of the country they’re leaving, with the country they’re leaving struggling to replace them.
The Federal Republic of Germany sees brain drain as a serious issue and has suffered at the hands of it, and as such, is committed to fighting it at all costs. The Federal Republic of Germany had experienced an exodus of highly educated workers leaving Germany, specifically in the scientific community, with 4000 more scientists leaving Germany than entering, between 1996 and 2011. This was because of the lack of a competitive and suitable environment for these scientists. This had created a lack of researchers, however, Germany has implemented a number of measures to combat this. These measures include setting up centres of excellence, which are universities that receive additional funding with the aim of improving the research environment in Germany. This program has been an immediate success and has helped to stem the flow of members of the research community leaving Germany.
However, Germany is committed to adding other programs and incentives to further prevent the educated population from leaving their country. `The delegation from the Federal Republic of Germany believes increasing public funding for universities will combat brain drain considerably. This has already been implemented in Germany with huge success, with this extra funding helping to create a competitive and suitable environment, providing incentives for educated worker to stay.
However, the Federal Republic of Germany believes that corruption must be eradicated before this happens, in order to ensure this public money isn’t misused. Many countries affected by brain drain are rampant with corruption, and the delegation from Germany firmly believes that by taking action against corruption to ensure public funding given to universities is used in a proper and it’s intended way, will greatly reduce educated workers from leaving their country. The delegation from Germany also believes that by slightly increasing restrictions on immigration, the amount of the educated workforce leaving their country will be reduced heavily. This will help to prevent educated workers in countries losing their jobs to immigrants, and as such, boost a feeling of job security and prevent more of the educated workforce leaving. The delegation from the Federation of Germany believes if these steps are taken, a large amount of the educated workforce leaving countries will be reduced.