General Assembly Committees
A General Assembly, in Model United Nations, is the committee type that most
accurately simulates UN proceedings. Every delegate represents a country or a character and
brings his or her respective views into the debate. Delegates debate in a moderated caucus for
the majority of the conference, work together on draft resolutions in unmoderated caucuses and
eventually hope to pass their work through the committee once the entire committee has agreed
to enter the voting block. The committee will be headed by a chair, who will control moderated
caucus, but will also heavily rely on the assistance of two to three moderators to handle all
documents, timekeeping and awards judgement. We’re excited to announce EmpireMUNC VI’s General Assembly Committees:
disec: disarmament and international security
The Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) is the first of the six main committees of the General Assemblies within the United Nations. DISEC works to debate global issues regarding disarmament and issues of international security that threaten the peace of the international community.
Topic A: The Misuse of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Topic B: The Efficacy of the Belt and Road Initiative
UNICEF: UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S EMERGENCY FUND
The United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is the world champion of children’s rights. UNICEF ensures global child protection and inclusion, child survival, and adolescent education. The committee also works to prevent gender discrimination among children and women and ensures that children receive the resources they need to ensure a successful life.
Topic A: Access to Education in War Zones
Topic B: Malnutrition and Water-Borne Illnesses
WHO: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
The World Health Organization (WHO) is an UN body that works diligently on protecting international public health. WHO’s role in public health is meant to provide leadership on matters critical to health, prioritizing the global research agenda, recommending health policy implementation, defining and creating ethical policy options, and monitoring health situations and assessing global health trends.
Topic A: The Resurgence of Easily Preventable Diseases
Topic B: Health Emergency Preparedness
WB: World Bank
The World Bank works to provide financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world, supporting them in areas such as “education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture, and environmental and natural resource management,” by providing them with low-interest loans, zero to low-interest credits, and grants. Moreover, the World Bank is concerned with three key priorities: Results, ensuring that developing countries see tangible results; Reform, staying flexible with operations; and Open Development, which helps people address the world’s development challenges by making resources and knowledge universally accessible.
Topic A: Advancing Economic Conditions for Women
Topic B: Conflict Prevention and Post-Conflict Reconstruction
unsc: united nations security council
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six main organs of the UN. According to the UN Charter, the UNSC has four main purposes: “to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations; to cooperate in solving international problems and in promoting respect for human rights; and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.” The UNSC is the only body within the United Nations to pass binding resolutions for all member nations. Membership within the Security Council is on a rotating basis, with five exceptions: the United States, the United Kingdom, France, the Russian Federation, and the People’s Republic of China all have permanent seats with veto powers on any resolution.
Topic A: The Kashmir Conflict
Topic B: The Rise of African Militant Insurgencies
G20 Summit: The Group of twenty
The G20 Summit is an annual international forum of nineteen of the most influential countries in the world and the European Union as one collective body. The summit convenes to continue the principle of international economic cooperation. Collectively, the members of the G20 hold 80% of the global GDP and two-thirds of the world population. The leaders who attend the summit are among the most powerful individuals in the world.
Topic A: Dealing with the Effects of the COP21 (Paris Climate Accords)
Topic B: The Impact of Migration on the Global Economy
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