(1) TOPIC GUIDES
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Below you will find links to the topics that will be discussed in the DISEC

Failed States.pdf
Failed States.pdf

Failed States.pdf


(2) COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION


DISEC.pdf
DISEC.pdf

DISEC.pdf


(3) LINKS TO NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOs)

Below you will find some great links to nongovernmental organizations working on behalf of failed states. Spend some time researching the organizations to get an idea of how you can propose solutions to the issue while in committee. Have fun!

1. Mercy Corps

Prevents hunger and malnutrition, create jobs, works to prevent HIV/AIDS, rebuilds after war, engages citizens in government, facilitate collaboration between gov't leaders in countries like Haiti, Somalia, and Zimbabwe
For more information click here

2. Project Hope

Works with the US navy to combat TB, HIV/AIDS and diabetes, provides medical care and restores health care systems in countries such as Iraq, Colombia and Haiti (more focused on healthcare system)For more information click here

3. Medair

Works to provide safe/clean water, fights hunger and malnutrition, rebuild communities devastated by natural disasters, builds shelters and infrastructure, provides health care and medicine
For more information click here

4. Conciliation Resources

Prevents terrorist groups from spreading, promotes peace bet government and citizens in Congo, Uganda, C.A.R., Columbia, and IndiaFor more information click here

5. International Rescue Committee

Helps to provides clean water, healthcare and gives job training in countries like Somalia, Zimbabwe, IraqFor more information click here

6. Direct Relief

Prevents diseases, provides extended maternal health and rebuilds healthcare systems in Afghanistan, Haiti, India and SomaliaFor more information click here

7. Red Cross

Reconnects families, responds to disasters, educates children and women in countries such as Sudan, Zimbabwe, India, Russia, Colombia. For more information click here

(4) PRIMARY SOURCES

UN Peacebuilding Commission
International Stabilization and Peacebuilding Commission
Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

(4) COUNTRY RESEARCH

Afghanistan

Afghanistan.pdf
Afghanistan.pdf

Afghanistan.pdf


To learn and watch a video about the successes and failures of Afghanistan click here
To learn and watch a video about the possible future of Afghanistan click here
To understand better how the US works with Afghanistan on aid click here

Bangladesh

Data_Set- Bangladesh.pdf
Data_Set- Bangladesh.pdf

Data_Set- Bangladesh.pdf


To read about why Bangladesh is a failed state, click here
To learn why poverty is such an issue in Bangladesh, click here

Bolivia

Final Data- Bolivia.pdf
Final Data- Bolivia.pdf

Final Data- Bolivia.pdf


To explore why Bolivia has developmental issues, click here
To learn about how Bolivia is trying to reverse its failed state status, click here

Brazil

Final Data-BRAZIL.pdf
Final Data-BRAZIL.pdf

Final Data-BRAZIL.pdf


To learn about Brazil's foreign-aid programs click here
To learn about how Brazil has improved because of foreign aid click here
To learn how and where Brazil has spent its foreign-aid click here

Canada

Canada.pdf
Canada.pdf

Canada.pdf


To learn about Canada's foreign-aid policy in the Middle East click here
To learn about a new way to give foreign-aid that Canada has been a part of click here
To view maps and charts about how/where Canada spends its foreign-aid click here

Central African Republic

CAR.pdf
CAR.pdf

CAR.pdf


To find out why the Central African Republic is considered a failed state, click here
To explore how the Central African Republic status as a failed state threatens other African countries, click here

Chad

FInal Data - Chad.pdf
FInal Data - Chad.pdf

FInal Data - Chad.pdf


To learn how Chad's condition affects the country's safety click here or here
To learn how Chad's condition affects the poor click here
To learn how Chad's condition affects infant mortality rate click here
To read about how Chad has become a safe haven for terrorist groups click here

China

Final Data- CHINA.pdf
Final Data- CHINA.pdf

Final Data- CHINA.pdf


To learn how China is helping Africa click here
To learn about the China and India disputes and how it connects to failed states click here and here
To learn about how N. Korea and China are affiliated click here and here

Colombia

Final Data-COLUMBIA.pdf
Final Data-COLUMBIA.pdf

Final Data-COLUMBIA.pdf


To learn about how Colombia has improved click here
To read about how Colombia is recovering from financial crisis click here
To understand why Colombia is still considered a failed state click here
To learn how Colombia is improving click here
To read about some factors that contribute to Colombia's condition click here
To learn how Colombia's ambassador has helped Colombia to grow click here

Cote D'Ivoire

Final_Data_Cote D'Ivoire.pdf
Final_Data_Cote D'Ivoire.pdf

Final_Data_Cote D'Ivoire.pdf


To learn about how conflict led to Cote D'Ivoire being considered a failed state, click here
To explore the reasons behind Cote D'Ivoire becoming a failed state, click here

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)

DPR Korea.pdf
DPR Korea.pdf

DPR Korea.pdf


To read about the European banks decision about sending money to N. Korea click here
To learn about how N. Korea and China are affiliated click here and here
To learn about how N. Korea's nuclear threats affect its state click here
To read about hidden labor camps in N. Korea click here
To learn about N. Korea's human rights violations click here
To read how the U.S. sanctions have affected N. Korea click here

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Final_Data_DR Congo.pdf
Final_Data_DR Congo.pdf

Final_Data_DR Congo.pdf


To learn who aids Congo click here
To read about conflicts between rebels and the government in Congo click here
To learn about child labor in the Congo click here
To learn about water conditions and problems in the Congo click here and here
To understand the Congo's post conflict environmental assessments click here
To learn how the Congo is trying to pass legislation to improve its condition click here

Egypt

Final Data-EGYPT.pdf
Final Data-EGYPT.pdf

Final Data-EGYPT.pdf


To learn how Egypt may become a failed state, click here
To find out more about the political instability in Egypt, click here

Ethiopia

Final-Data-Ethiopia.pdf
Final-Data-Ethiopia.pdf

Final-Data-Ethiopia.pdf


To learn about why Ethiopia continues to be a failed state, click here
To read about Ethiopia's failed state status, click here
To find out what risks are there for Ethiopia staying a failed state, click here

Finland

Finland.pdf
Finland.pdf

Finland.pdf


To learn about where/how Finland distributes its foreign-aid click here and here
To read about how Finland and other European countries want to improve education click here

France

Final Data-FRANCE.pdf
Final Data-FRANCE.pdf

Final Data-FRANCE.pdf


To learn about France aiding other countries with military weapons click here
To read about how France and other European countries want to improve education click here
To learn how France distributes its foreign-aid click here

Haiti

Haiti.pdf
Haiti.pdf

Haiti.pdf


To learn how Haiti is dealing with the aftermath of the earthquake click here
To read about corruption in Haiti click here
To learn about the spread of diseases in Haiti click here and here
To learn about how Haiti is trying to improve click here
To understand how Haiti is spending foreign-aid they receive click here
To learn about Haiti's implementation of aid click here

India

Final Data-India.pdf
Final Data-India.pdf

Final Data-India.pdf


To view India's country profile click here
To understand why India is considered a failed state click here
To learn how Britain is helping India to grow click here
To read about some factors that contribute to India's condition click here
To learn about the China and India disputes and how it connects to failed states click here and here
To learn how the lack of women's rights connect to India's condition click here
To read about the water conditions in India click here

Iraq

Final Data-IRAQ.pdf
Final Data-IRAQ.pdf

Final Data-IRAQ.pdf


To view Iraq's country profile click here
To learn how Iraq's infrastructure is improving click here
To learn about the lack of freedom of the press in Iraq click here
To read about Iraq's infrastructural and economic needs click here
To learn about Iraq's situation after US troops left click here
To read about protests in Iraq against the government click here
To learn about the danger of Iraq entering a civil war click here

Japan

Final Data-JAPAN.pdf
Final Data-JAPAN.pdf

Final Data-JAPAN.pdf


To read about how Japan is willing to support education in failed states, click here
To learn about how Japan promotes human development through literacy, click here
To explore how Japan feels about development in Africa, click here

Kenya

Final_Data_Kenya.pdf
Final_Data_Kenya.pdf

Final_Data_Kenya.pdf


To read about how being Somalia's neighbor may be causing Kenya to become a failed state, click here
To learn about how Kenya struggles to provide health care for its citizens, click here
To find out why Kenya is politically unstable, click here

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan.pdf
Kyrgyzstan.pdf

Kyrgyzstan.pdf


To learn why Kyrgyzstan is on the failed states list click here and here
To read about how Kyrgyzstan can develop into a stable country click here
To learn about the history of Kyrgyzstan and why it became a failed state click here
To see why Kyrgyzstan won 'most improved in 2012' click here
To learn why Kyrgyzstan is at the brink of failing click here
To understand why Russia is aiding Kyrgyzstan click here
To understand relations between Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan click here

Madagascar

Final_Data_Madagascar.pdf
Final_Data_Madagascar.pdf

Final_Data_Madagascar.pdf


To read about the political turmoil in Madagascar click here
To learn about why Madagascar is at the brink of civil war click here
To read about the power struggle in Madagascar click here
To read about Human Rights in Madagascar click here
To learn about how cyclones affect growth in Madagascar click here
To read about the crisis in Madagascar click here
To learn about hunger and malnutrition in Madagascar click here

Niger

Final_Data_Niger.pdf
Final_Data_Niger.pdf

Final_Data_Niger.pdf


To learn about how Niger is struggling to feed its people, click here
To read about how political insecurity is contributing to Niger's failed state status, click here
To learn about how Niger struggles with fighting terrorism, click here

Nigeria

Final Data-NIGERIA.pdf
Final Data-NIGERIA.pdf

Final Data-NIGERIA.pdf


To find out whether or not Nigeria is a failed state, click here
To learn about why Nigeria can be considered a failed state, click here
To read more about Nigeria becoming a failed state, click here

Pakistan

Pakistan.pdf
Pakistan.pdf

Pakistan.pdf


To explore an Ambassador's stance on Pakistan as a failed state, click here
To read about how terrorism affects Pakistan as a failed state, click here

Portugal

Portugal.pdf
Portugal.pdf

Portugal.pdf


To read about how Portugal and other European countries want to improve education click here
To learn about Portugal foreign-aid click here

Republic of Korea

Final Data-REPUBLIC OF KOREA.pdf
Final Data-REPUBLIC OF KOREA.pdf

Final Data-REPUBLIC OF KOREA.pdf


To read about how South Korea feels about its failed state neighbor, North Korea, click here
To learn more about the relationship between North Korea and South Korea, click here

Russian Federation

Final Data-RUSSIA.pdf
Final Data-RUSSIA.pdf

Final Data-RUSSIA.pdf


To read about how Russia went from 'great' state to failed state click here
To learn how Russia is becoming a failed state click here
To understand why Russia is aiding Kyrgyzstan click here

Somalia

Final_Data_Somalia.pdf
Final_Data_Somalia.pdf

Final_Data_Somalia.pdf


To read about the refugee crisis in Somalia click here
To learn about the government in Somalia click here
To learn about violence and terrorism in Somalia click here and here
To learn about hunger and malnutrition in Somalia click here

Sudan

Final_Data_Sudan.pdf
Final_Data_Sudan.pdf

Final_Data_Sudan.pdf


To read about humanitarian work in Sudan click here
To learn about oil problems in Sudan click here
To learn about Sudanese refugees click here
Read an interview in a Sudanese Newspaper about the economy here
To learn about the growing sugar industry in Sudan click here
To read about the war in Sudan click here

Syria

Final Data- Syria.pdf
Final Data- Syria.pdf

Final Data- Syria.pdf


To learn about how Syria is on the road to becoming a failed state, click here
To find out more about why Syria is becoming a failed state, click here
To discover the reasons Syria is becoming a failed state, click here

United Kingdom

Final Data-UNITED KINGDOM.pdf
Final Data-UNITED KINGDOM.pdf

Final Data-UNITED KINGDOM.pdf


To learn about the United Kingdom's decision to aid Syrian rebels click here
To read about the U.K's decision to stop aid to South Africa click here
To read about how the United Kingdom and other European countries want to improve education click here
To learn how the United Kingdom distributes its foreign aid click here

United States of America

Final Data-UNITED STATES.pdf
Final Data-UNITED STATES.pdf

Final Data-UNITED STATES.pdf


To learn how much the US spends on foreign-aid click here
To study a chart on how much aid the US gives click here
To read about how the US aids other democracies click here
To learn about how the US humanitarian aid helps domestically click here and here
To understand better how the US works with Afghanistan on aid click here

Yemen

Final_Data_Yemen.pdf
Final_Data_Yemen.pdf

Final_Data_Yemen.pdf


To read about attacks in Yemen click here
To read about how the UN feels about Yemen's humanitarian crises click here
To learn about reforms being made in Yemen click here
To read about Yemenis in Guantanamo Bay click here
To learn about how Yemen is making strides towards becoming a democracy click here

Zimbabwe

Final_Data_Zimbabwe.pdf
Final_Data_Zimbabwe.pdf

Final_Data_Zimbabwe.pdf


To learn about Zimbabwe's political steps towards improvement click here
To read about how the European Union stopped sanction towards officials in Zimbabwe click here
To read about Zimbabwe taking strides towards democracy click here
To learn about Zimbabwe's diamond trade with China, Dubai and Israel click here