Advanced / Intermediate Committees
The United Nations Security Council is one of the six primary organs of the UN, and its most effective body. Charged with the task of maintaining international peace and security, its powers include the authorization to issue binding resolutions to member states. The Conflict in the Central African Republic has escalated and there is now a greater need for security and stability between groups there. Violence and casualties are a great concern in South Sudan ever since 2011. These have become large and permanent issues for the Security Council that must be addressed and solved within this committee.
The Israeli–Palestinian conflict is the ongoing struggle between Israelis and Palestinians that began in the mid-20th century. The conflict is wide-ranging between the Jewish and the Arab population under British rule. It has been referred to as the world's "most intractable conflict", with the ongoing Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip reaching 50 years.
On August 2, 1990. Iraq’s leader, Saddam Hussein, ordered the invasion and occupation of Kuwait with the apparent aim of acquiring that nation’s large oil reserves, canceling a large debt Iraq owed Kuwait, and expanding Iraqi power in the region. On August 3 the United Nations Security Council called for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait, and on August 6 the council imposed a worldwide ban on trade with Iraq.
As a member of the Historical Security Council you will be tasked with making they key decisions that the UN Security Council made on that fateful day. But this is not a simulation, because in our scenario events won't go quite as they did historically. Will you have the flexibility to respond correctly, or will you turn this into an even wider conflict?
Founded on April 7th, 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) was created to “build a better, healthier future for people all over the world.” By aiding the discovery of new cures and vaccines to combating the multitudes of noncommunicable diseases, infectious diseases and global health issues like the antibiotic crisis found in our international community, WHO has striven to gain a better understanding of the health of our society in order to protect and preserve it.
The Commission of Status of Women was built to empower women and create gender equality. The CSW sustains women’s rights by promoting the ideal woman’s life throughout the world and maintaining the global standards on the empowerment of women. One of the largest struggles for women today is the lack of education for women. The goal of this committee is to evaluate the availability of education for women all around the world. During this committee duration, we will strive to come up with solutions to better the conditions of education inequality in the world today.
The International Atomic Energy Association was established by the United Nations in October of 1956 in order to address the rise of nuclear energy and related technologies after World War II. In controlled conditions, nuclear power is less harmful to the environment and considerably more energy efficient than conventional means of energy production. While the access to nuclear energy for energy production is the primary focus of the IAEA, the organization also seeks to combat the proliferation of nuclear weapons. The two topics we will be discussing in this committee are the Safety and Feasibility of Nuclear Energy, and Radioactive Waste Disposal.
The Organization of American States is one of the world’s oldest regional organizations dedicated to the establishment of various provisions and institutions to ensure territorial integrity, sovereignty, and collaboration between all the American states. This committee will focus on the elimination of drug trafficking, an illicit global trade that involves a multitude of nations and leads to corruption, violence, and harm towards innocent civilians. Resolutions developed in committee should address all parts of the issue and all the nations of the OAS in which it is prevalent, especially those where it greatly affects the population and government through unique and unconventional solutions.
Diplomatic Americas is modern variant based on the board game Diplomacy, a strategy game set in 1992 Europe. Diplomatic Americas is played by ten players, each of whom controls the armed forces of a European power. Each nation’s goal is to win possession of a majority of supply centers distributed among the provinces demarcated on the map. What will you do to take control?
Novice and Middle-School Committees
The Security Council is the United Nations' most powerful body, comprised of fifteen members, ten rotating countries and five permanent -The United States, China, Russian Federation, The United Kingdom, and France. Their primary responsibility is to maintain international peace and security through sanctions and peacekeeping forces.
Goal: This session of Novice Security Council committee is to discuss and develop viable solutions for the issues regarding the rapid militarization of the DPRK, specifically biological and nuclear weaponization.
As a middle school committee, our purpose serves to function as a opportunity to allow delegates to try new methods during committee. With delegates from all over Southern California, our goal is to find both an effective yet systematic solution into stopping this international crisis of child labor. In the Americas, child labor has progressed into a very serious issue that is perpetuated through communities in a multitude of countries. By working together with various delegates of different nations, Middle School committees will have a lead of being one step closer into facing this upcoming issue.
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