COMMITTEES

Special Political and Decolonization Committee SPECPOL

GROUP: GENERAL ASSEMBLY

usg.ga@munuc.org

  • Topic A: The Privatization of Outer Space Exploration
  • Topic B: Opium Trade and Trafficking

TOPIC A The Privatization of Outer Space Exploration

TOPIC B Opium Trade and Trafficking

DELEGATION SIZE Single

EXECUTIVES

  • Jake Walsh
Email Committee Chair

The Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) is the Fourth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly and is tasked with dealing with a wide range of issues relating to land rights, peacekeeping operations, and international cooperation in outer space. At MUNUC 32, delegates will work to resolve two very different but pressingly important topics. The first issue explores the implications of the privatization of outer space exploration. Ever since the legalization of privatized space travel in 2004, more and more companies have been joining in on a space race, including SpaceX and Virgin Galactic; however, with this new wave of exploration come problems for the international community, as many countries do not support private companies taking on the role of public space exploration. This committee will thus examine the benefits and costs relating to the privatization of space travel and how the United Nations can encourage countries and corporations to work together to further economic growth, human knowledge, and technological advancement in space. The second topic of this committee will tackle the issue of opiate trade and trafficking. In the context of the global economy and history, the opiate trade has been a long standing problem. Seemingly year after year, opium cultivation hits another record high, despite the concerted efforts of nations and the sinking of billions of dollars into the effort over the years. Opium – and derivatives like heroin – pose a significant health threat to people across the world. The trade itself has also proven to be a sometimes-crippling influence on local government, stability and security. With economic and transnational/security implications, the issue of opiate trade and trafficking is a modern problem that requires no shortage of innovation and cooperation in order to tackle. Regardless of topic, delegates will be challenged to think of multilateral solutions that ensure the issue at hand is dealt with in the long-term.

Committee Members

  •  United States
  •  Afghanistan
  •  Albania
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  •  Angola
  •  Anguilla
  •  Antigua and Barbuda
  •  Argentina
  •  Armenia
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  •  Azerbaijan
  •  Bahamas
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  •  Bangladesh
  •  Barbados
  •  Belarus
  •  Belgium
  •  Belize
  •  Benin
  •  Bhutan
  •  Bolivia, Plurinational State of
  •  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  •  Botswana
  •  Brazil
  •  Brunei Darussalam
  •  Bulgaria
  •  Burkina Faso
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  •  Cambodia
  •  Cameroon
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  •  Cape Verde
  •  Central African Republic
  •  Chad
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  •  Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
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  •  Cote d'Ivoire
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  •  Dominican Republic
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  •  Egypt
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  •  Grenada
  •  Guatemala
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  •  Guinea-Bissau
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  •  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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  •  Ukraine
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  •  Uruguay
  •  Uzbekistan
  •  Vanuatu
  •  Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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  •  Yemen
  •  Zambia
  •  Zimbabwe
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