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 32’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 32. We look forward to welcoming you at conference!

 

General Assembly

Mr. Jake Fiedler, Under-Secretary-General (usg.ga@munuc.org)

The General Assembly is one of the principle organs of the United Nations. It contains the largest committees in the entire body, consisting of every member state. Topics addressed in these committees are varied and complex, but always of worldwide importance. Delegates in a GA must strive to understand both the perspective of their country, as well as the motivations and goals of their many fellow nations in order to develop effective and lasting solutions to pressing global problems. At MUNUC XXXII, topics available include cryptocurrencies, international oil tariffs, private space exploration, educational inequality in developing nations, and sovereignty of the Arctic and Antarctic.

 

Economic and Social Council

Mr. Jianyang Cheng, 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 development, 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. Maggie Colton, Under-Secretary-General (usg.rb@munuc.org)

The Regional Bodies include some of the most dynamic committees that MUNUC 32 has to offer. Ranging from historic to the modern day, committees from all over the globe convene to address pressing regional issues. The more narrow geographic concentration allows for intense focus on the substantive content that delegates will debate. The Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization, the Asia-Europe Meeting Forum and the Arab League will serve as traditional-side committees crafting resolutions to tackle issues ranging from cyber-security to the protection of migrant workers. The Economic Community of West African States and the historic North-Atlantic Treaty Organization will be primarily resolution-focused but will incorporate some crisis elements, allowing delegates to interact dynamically with the issues.

 

Specialized Agencies

Mr. Jacob Sims Speyer, Under-Secretary-General (usg.sa@munuc.org)

The Specialized Agencies offered at MUNUC 32 encompass a vast array of topics and regions from revising trade agreements to assisting Thai Refugees to navigating the complexities of 19th century diplomacy. With two single-session crises, 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 Congress of Vienna and IRC, the two hybrid committees, will allow for delegates to balance the complexities of front room resolutions, back room diplomacy, and an untraditional committee structure.

 

Hybrid

Ms. Emily Young, Under-Secretary-General (usg.hybrid@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.These committees are designed to help delegates grapple with the implications and outcomes of the actions that they take within their committee. All Hybrid committees explore only one topic in order to help delegates gain a deeper understanding of a certain place or time period. Delegates will be expected not only to write resolutions, but also to write crisis notes and experience the impact of their resolution on the committee they have created through the use of crisis elements. Hybrid committees are structured in non-standard Model UN formats; 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

Mr. Isaac Kamber, 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.

 

Ad Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General