Committees

At MUNUC, students represent the perspectives of countries or, on some of our smaller committees, historical individuals, cities, publications, and other entities. Based on the committee placement, students will then discuss and try to resolve issues ranging from security to economics to education.

Attached here is MUNUC 31’s country matrix. It describes how many positions are allotted to each country on each committee and overall.

Below you can find the full list of committees that will be run at MUNUC 31. We look forward to welcoming you at conference!

 

General Assembly

Ms. Aleena Tariq, Under-Secretary-General (usg.ga@munuc.org)

General Assembly committees are the largest of MUNUC, focusing on broad topics that are varied and universal. The large size of these committees allows for a detailed exploration of each topic, understanding both its broad global implications as well as the more nuanced viewpoints that nations can take. These committees include every member nation of the UN, and topics explored will include cybersecurity, the rights of protesters, autonomous weapons, and the environmental implications of atomic energy. GA committees also allow for less experienced Model UN students to engage with material at their own comfort level, as well as for more experienced delegates to hone their skills.

 

Economic and Social Council

Ms. Camille Cardenas, Under-Secretary-General (usg.esc@munuc.org)

The committees of the Economic and Social Council pride themselves on providing delegates with an experience that marries content driven debate and close engagement with the topics.The small, medium, and large sized committees offered by ECOSOC will explore important issues such as education, human rights, and the effects of climate change. Delegates who enjoy research, content-driven model UN, and a dynamic committee environment focused on learning and growth will find themselves at home in ECOSOC.

 

Regional Bodies

Ms. Cameron Bernstein, Under-Secretary-General (usg.rb@munuc.org)

The Regional Bodies include some of the most dynamic committees that MUNUC 31 has to offer. Ranging from historic to the modern day, committees from all over the globe convene to address pressing regional issues. They exist to foster cooperation and regional integration, rather than letting starting with region as a divisive factor in bloc formation. The more narrow regional focus allows for intense focus on the substantive content that delegates will debate. The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, the Indian Ocean Rim Association, and the African Union serve as traditional-side committees, covering topics from scarce resource allocation to tackling corruption. The British Government and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are stationed within the throws of history, and will include some crisis elements in order to interact with the interesting elements of their times.

 

Specialized Agencies

Ms. Angela Calabria, Under-Secretary-General (usg.sa@munuc.org)

The Specialized Agencies offered at MUNUC 31 encompass a vast array of topics and regions from criminal justice in the United States to resource allocation in the Antarctic to international drone law and more. With three single-session crises being run, these small to mid-sized crisis committees will best serve students wishing to either develop or grow their crisis skills while still focusing on a traditional committee model. The ICPO and US Senate, the two traditional-side committees, will allow for delegates to put their best resolution-writing to practice in a unique and beneficial setting.

 

Hybrid

Mr.David Zhao, Under-Secretary-General (usg.i@munuc.org)

The Hybrid Committees are a new set of committees offered at MUNUC that aim to explore and model different ways that decision-making bodies operate. From the creation of the United Nations’ predecessor, to the merging of two giant labor unions, to the challenge of creating a state post-insurgency. These committees are structured in non-standard Model UN formats in order to more accurately reflect how these bodies actually operated. However, they all have some mix of traditional GA and crisis elements, inviting delegates of all experience to try their hands at new ways of tackling historical issues.

 

Continuous Crisis Committees

Ms. Hannah Buonomo, Under-Secretary-General (usg.cc@munuc.org)

Continuous crisis committees are small and dynamic committees that simulate historical cabinets all over the world. Instead of working towards a large resolution delegates pass short directives in response to the multitude of issues that a cabinet deals with. These committees allow delegates to consider the power of the individual versus the power of the body, as delegates also direct their resources through personal declarations not approved by the body. Delegates that enjoy alternative history, speaking frequently, discussing a wide range of issues and individual action over bloc politics will thrive in a crisis committee.