All General Assemblies are Double Delegation, meaning each position will be represented by two delegates.
The First Committee: Disarmament and International Security (DISEC)
Disarmament and International Security (DISEC), is the First Assembly of the UN and is responsible for disarmament, global challenges and threats to peace that affect the international community. The First Assembly’s goal is to seek out solutions to the challenges in the international security regime, and do so in the hopes of resolving hostility and maintaining peace without arms, if possible.
The Third Committee: Social, Humanitarian & Cultural (SOCHUM)
The Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM) is a committee that closely examines human rights issues and humanitarian affairs that impact people all over the world. Two important areas of focus in this committee will be on the resource scarcity for refugees, who face a lack of living spaces and inhumane living conditions, as well as conflict mining. Conflict minerals often result in exploitation, and further aggression and warfare. It will be up to delegates to discuss the best ways to address these topics.
The Fourth Committee: Special Political and Decolonization (SPECPOL)
The Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) is the fourth of six main committees in the UN General Assembly. Arguably one of the most important committees, SPECPOL oversees a wide range of issues including those related to decolonization, peace keeping operations, mine action, uses of outer space, atomic radiation, and Palestinian refugees and human rights. The two topics that will be discussed for this session will be how to handle current and future violent conflicts over water scarcity, and the effects of decolonization on natural resource extraction and supply in Africa.
United Nations Child's Fund (UNICEF)
The United Nations' International Childrens Fund (UNICEF) is a United Nations program that provides humanitarian relief to mothers and their children in developing nations. With a focus on national resource scarcity, delegates must grapple with pertinent and potential problems affecting children, that arise due to a lack of resources. Two important topics of discussion for this committee will be handling scarcities regarding clean drinking water and food, and how to protect children from armed conflicts that arise due to wars over resources I.e. preventing the exploitation and use of child soldiers. It will be up to the delegates to create policy, through thoughtful diplomacy, that will benefit the well being of children across the world, in the face of current and potential conflicts.
World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization (WHO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, has the role of managing international health. Given the nature of this committee and its goals of building a better and healthier future for the world, natural resources are a necessity in supporting countries to reach and maintain health policies and objectives. The two topics the committee will touch upon will be on water and oil. Water is not only a necessity in maintaining human lives but also relates to even further discussion of water-borne illness and health issues related to mining for natural resources. Additionally, oil wells are related to carcinogenic effects that ties into pollution.
Novice Committee: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Founded in 1972, The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is responsible for aiding in the advancement of environmental law, assisting developing nations with environmental policy, and promoting environmental issues. The UNEP address a wide range of issues, including climate change, deforestation, and ecosystem management. Our topics of discussion will be 1) how to solve the problem of depleting oil and natural gas reserves and 2) global threats to marine life.