Lucas Woo's MUN Speech 2019
Fifty years ago, United States President John F. Kennedy said, ‘Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.’
Today, We, ask not what the world can do for you, but what you can do for the world.
It is we, the young people of the world today who need to make the changes needed to make the world work for us. To this end, we have been looking into the pollution problems of India.
The citizens of Delhi have been in confrontation with the government about their most basic of human rights… to breathe.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1.2 million people have passed away due to air pollution in 2012. To provide an air that humans can consume, the government has acted on this problem by creating an emergency plan. Due to the pollution, which is poor and getting poorer on a daily basis. The plan is named ‘Graded Response Action Plan’ (Also Known As GRAP).
This problem needs an immediate and long-term solution. Witnessing the people of Delhi, including young children and senior citizens, suffer from the effects of pollution is painful to watch. We call upon the United Nations to act on this crisis as soon as possible so that innocent people, world-wide and not just in India, wouldn’t have to suffer, short term, and more importantly from long term breathing diseases such as asthma.