2017 Committees & Guides

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Please e-mail your respective chairs with committee-specific questions. 

 

English Committees​​

1.         Concurrent Security Council (Crisis; 30 double delegated)

a.         Syria and ISIS

b.         Civil War in Yemen and al-Qaeda

c.         Situation in Venezuela

Background Guide | Position Papers

 

2.         Historical Security Council: 1965 (Crisis; 22 double delegated)

a.         Genocide in Indonesia

b.         Indo-Pakistani War

c.         The Vietnam War escalation

 

3.         International Atomic Energy Association

a.         NPT and increasing member compliance

b.         Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) monitoring and implementation

 

4.         General Assembly III: Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian Committee

a.         The Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

b.         Improvement of the situation of women and girls in cities

 

5.         Hague Conference 1907 (44)

a.         A limitation on further expansion of armed forces and a reduction in the deployment                           of new armaments

b.         Expanding on protections set by the Geneva Convention

 

6.         Arab League: 2002 (22)

a.         Addressing the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States

b.         The Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the 2nd Intifada

 

7.         PEMEX (Crisis; 15)

a.         Government instability - Enrique Peña Nieto

b.         With the decrease in oil production what actions will PEMEX take to increase profits

 

8.         G20 Washington Summit (2008)

a.         Addressing the 2008 financial crisis

b.         Creating a framework for developing nations’ participation in global markets

 

9.         Managing a Refugee Camp (Crisis, 12)

a.         Increasing women’s health education and eliminating sexual violence

b.         Charting the future of the camp (integrating into nearby city or dispersing                                           population)

c.         Reducing stigma against refugees in nearby communities

 

10.       United Nations Environmental Programme UNEP (Universal membership)

a.         Creating a plan for sustainable energy production in developing nations

b.         Combatting the effects of rising sea levels due to human activity

 

11.       ECOSOC

a.         Streamlining methods of disaster relief and assistance

b.         Prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases.

 

 

Bilingual Committees/Comités Bilingües

1.         Inter-American Development Bank (35-48)

a.         Encouraging gender equality in a global marketplace

b.         Creating frameworks for cross-border infrastructure

ENGLISH / SPANISH

 

2.         World Tourism Organization UNWTO (46)

a.         Using tourism in post conflict areas to aid communities and economies as well as preserve                 cultural and natural resources

b.         Sustainable tourism development using the best of environmental resources that respects                   host communities

ENGLISH / SPANISH

 

3.         UN High Commissioner for Refugees (40)

a.         Unaccompanied refugee and migrant children

b.         Syrian Refugee Crisis

ENGLISH / SPANISH

 

Comités Españoles

 

1.         Concurrent Security Council (Crisis) (30, double delegation)

a.         ISIS/al-Nusra front

b.         Turkish-Kurdish Conflict

c.          Boko Haram Insurgency

 

2.         General Assembly I: Disarmament and International Security Committee

a.         La Proliferación de Armas

b.         El Tratado Sobre la no Proliferación de Armas Nucleares

 

3.         Politburo and Secretariat of the Communist Party of Cuba (Crisis)

a.         Mantener el equilibrio entre la liberalización de la economía y los derechos humanos

b.         Cómo expandir las relaciones de comercio con los estados unidos