Committees and Topics

IDEAS, ISSUES, AND OVERVIEWS

Below are the committees for our 2019-2020 Model UN conferences. 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 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

UNSC Background Guide | Online resources: http://www.un.org/en/sc/

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: World Health Organization (WHO)
Topic A: Addressing the Global Threat of Cholera 
Topic B: Antimicrobial Resistance 
WHO Background Guide | Online resources: http://www.who.int/en/

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 

UNESCO Background Guide | Online resources: https://www.unenvironment.org/

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
Online Resources: 

Introduction to Crisis

Ad Hoc Introduction

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