Committees and Topics

GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC):
Topic A: International Terrorism
Topic B: Situation in Ukraine

Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM):
Topic A: Rights of Prisoners
Topic B: NGO-Host Country Collaboration

Special, Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL):
Topic A: Political Rights for Indigenous Peoples
Topic B: UN Peacekeeping Reform

SPECIALIZED AGENCIES and REGIONAL BODIES:

African Union (AU): 
Topic A: Combating Boko Haram
Topic B: Exploitation of Natural Resources
Only the members of the AU will participate in this committee.

Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC):
Topic A: Religious Cohesion in Europe
Topic B: Political Youth Empowerment

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) was created in 2005 and is tasked with reducing tensions between different cultural and religious groups. The Committee explores the polarization of immigrant and refugee populations, trying to assess how tensions arose and what measures can be taken to improve cross-cultural dialogue. Most importantly, the committee seeks to reduce the conflicts in the world by promoting a more tolerant and peaceful global culture. The UNAOC has highlighted several methods for developing more tolerant societies including engaging youth, improving immigrant experiences, and reducing hate speech in the media.

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW):
Topic A: Economic Empowerment of Women
Topic B: Access to Reproductive Rights

Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC):
Topic A: Freedmon of Movement
Topic B: Combatting Economic Inequality
Only the members of CELAC will participate in this committee.

UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO):
Topic A: Secondary Education Reform
Topic B: Treatment of Religious and Ethnic Minorities in Post-Conflict States

UN Environment Programme (UNEP): 
Topic A: Combatting Methane in the Atmosphere
Topic B: Loss of Marine Biodiversity

European Union (EU):
Topic A: European Refugee Crisis
Topic B: Viability of the Eurozone
Only the members of the EU will participate in this committee.

UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC):
Topic A: LGBTQA Rights
Topic B: Climate Refugees
This committee is a novice committee. We recommend students with two conferences or fewer be placed in this committee for their optimal experience.

UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat):
Topic A: Meeting the Energy Needs of Developing Cities
Topic B: Waste Management in Urban Centers

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA):
Topic: Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

UN Office on Drugs and Crime  (UNODC):
Topic A: Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Topic B: Organ Trafficking

World Health Organization (WHO):
Topic A: Global Disparities in Healthcare
Topic B: Access to Medical Infrastructure

ADVANCED COMMITTEES:

Chinese Politburo:
Xinjiang and Tibet Dissidence

Historic Security Council:
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971

Israeli Cabinet:
Israeli-Palestinian Peace Negotiations

Extraordinary Meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries:
Topic A: Competing in the Intraconnected Market
Topic B: Advancing the Cartel’s Political Agenda

Regional Peace Council for Afghanistan:
Creating Long-Term Stability in Afghanistan

Summit on Cybersecurity:
Cybersecurity and Intelligence Sharing