IDEAS, ISSUES, AND OVERVIEWS
Below are the committees for our 2019-2020 Model UN conferences. Committees and topics for 2020-2021 will be announced soon. Each committee has two topics that will be the focus of debate. Links to the websites of the associated UN bodies are also provided for reference.
Committees and Topics for CCWA Case Western Spring Conference:
Committee: World Health Organization (WHO)
Topic: Technology use in the Health Industry
WHO Background Guide.
Committee: U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC)
Topic: Climate Refugee Rights
UNHRC Background Guide.
Committee: U.N. Security Council
Topic: The Question of Palestine
United Nations Security Council Background Guide.
Committee: World Food Programme
Topic: Climate Change and World Hunger
World Food Program Background Guide.
Committee: International Atomic Energy Agency
Topic: Shielding Nuclear Power from Natural Disasters
IAEA Background Guide.
Committee: World Bank Group
Topic: Expanding Access to Education in Underdeveloped Countries
World Bank Group Background Guide.
Crisis Committee #1 “Sons of Liberty” Historical Crisis
CRISIS Sons of Liberty Background Guide.
Crisis Committee #2 Historical Security Council
CRISIS UNSC Background Guide.
Crisis Committee #3: Ad-Hoc Crisis
Ad Hoc Committee members receive background information on day 1 of the conference in committee session 1.
Committees and Topics for CCWA Autumn, Winter, and Junior Conferences:
Committee: General Assembly, First Committee, Disarmament and International Security (GA1 DISEC)
Topic A: The Regulation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
Topic B: Combating Extremism in Northern Africa
DISEC Background Guide| Online resources: http://www.un.org/en/ga/first/index.shtml
Committee: United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
Topic A: Ethnic Cleansing and the Rohingya Crisis
Topic B: The Use of Chemical Weapons
Committee: United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
Topic A: Implementing Education Systems in Recycling and Reuse Across the Globe
Topic B: Protecting Against Deforestation and Global Forest Degradation
UNEP Background Guide | Online resources: https://www.unenvironment.org/
Committee: United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)
Topic A: Addressing Impunity for Perpetrators of Conflict Related Sexual Violence
Topic B: The Right to Assemble and a Study of the Yellow Vest Protests
UNHRC Background Guide | Online resources: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Pages/Home.aspx
Committee: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
Topic A: Improving Living Conditions and Services in Refugee Camps
Topic B: Addressing Barriers for Environmental Refugees
UNHCR Background Guide | Online resources: http://www.unhcr.org/en-us
Committee: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Topic A: Promoting Internet Universality and Open Internet for All
Topic B: Protecting Cultural Heritage and Art in Conflict Zones
Committee: United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Topic A: A Movement to End Child Trafficking
Topic B: Child Soldiers and Conflict
UNICEF Background Guide | Online resources: https://www.unicef.org/
Committee: United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
Topic A: Women in Innovation and WorldWide Economic Empowerment
Topic B: Increasing Involvement of Women in Political Participation
CSW Background Guide | Online resources: https://www.unwomen.org/en/csw
Ad Hoc Crisis Committee