United Nations speech on Slavery

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I was assigned to write a speech in school about any problem in any country. We were given $3 million dollars to use to correct the problem. Every person in my sixth grade class did it, and I hope you agree that the issue I have chosen is one with major significance. We all gave our speeches at our mock United Nations meeting. I hope you enjoy mine.

Submitted: August 27, 2016

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Welcome, Mogens Lykketoft, president of the United Nations, welcome staff members and all of the ambassadors to various countries, thank you for coming. I am representing Richard Rahul Verma, United States ambassador to India.

 

India is home to over 1.2 billion people. It is a spot for many tourists. It is home to the Taj Mahal. People there speak fluent Hindi. While India seems like a decent place for vacationers, there is actually one very large problem, India is almost half full of slaves.

 

In the United Nations universal declaration of human rights, it says, “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.” Yet slavery is still a big issue in India. 14.2 million people are in forced labor and human trafficking. Many of these slaves are children, trafficked from their homes or working with their family. There are people enslaved through bonded labour in construction, agriculture, brick making, garment factories and manufacturing. The master only pays them enough for them to live to work the next day.

 

An enslaved family works at a local brick factory in Anjar, India. They are forced to work day after day making brick after brick, not allowed to stop until nightfall. As they are doing this, they need to care for their young and prepare their meals which consists of flatbread and maybe a little stew. They live in a filthy shack made entirely from the bricks they made and hardened mud. All four of them are forced to sleep on the cold dirt. Sadley, this is very common for indian slaves.

 

167 out of 196 countries in the world today are involved in slavery. India, China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, and Russia are home to 22 million of the world’s modern slaves, accounting for 61 percent of the world total.

 

Children have been forced to work. If they rest, they are beaten. We are people. They are people. They should not be treated so recklessly. I think that we are all equal. People shouldn’t work for other people without a fair pay.

 

In India there was a child rights movement. Many child trafficking victims paraded through the streets shouting to get their rights. There are anti-trafficking units trying to stop trafficking, but the reason why they have not succeeded is because they have not fully developed yet.

 

Millions of dollars can be spent to eradicate slavery and bring freedom to India. One thing that we can do is support the anti-trafficking units by giving them the money they need to spend on fully developing. If I get the three million dollars, I would support the prajwala anti-trafficking unit. They have saved slaves in the past and if we give them some of the money, they would be able to go farther. We could give them $2,630,023. They could use the money to hire police officers and save the slaves of India.

 

We can also build schools for the children without education once they have been freed from slavery. We would need $3,930 for buying the area in Tonk, India, which has a population of 165,363 people, and we would also need $320,197 for hiring construction workers and building the school. We can have volunteers from the USA travel to India to teach. We would need $45,850 to supply ways of travel.  The students would learn reading, writing, social studies, science, math, all the things students would learn in an american public school. Also, the students would learn how to speak english, and would learn how to help the other slaves in the world. We can start in Tonk, but then soon, it will catch on and spread throughout the country.

 

If I get the $3 million, so many people would be free. If you choose me to receive the $3 million, you would be helping so many people. Just about half the population of India is enslaved, including many children. Let them live free lives. Thank you. 


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