Committees and Topics

IDEAS, ISSUES, AND OVERVIEWS

The committees below are for our upcoming 2021-2022 Model UN conferences.

The Autumn Model UN Conference at CWRU is capped at 200 delegate spaces, due to the social distancing measures at the venue. As this will be a smaller conference, there are five Committees instead of seven. The five Committees include: UNHRC, WHO, DISEC, UNEP, and Arab League. Both the ECOSOC and CSW Committees will be offered at the December Lorain Model UN Conference and Henry Pell Junod, Jr. Middle School Conference.

Committees and Topics for CCWA Autumn, Winter, and Junior Conferences:

Committee: United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)
Topic A: Equitable Vaccine Distribution
Topic B: Preventing Future Pandemics
WHO Background Guide
Online resources: WHO | World Health Organization

Committee: United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)
Topic A: Preventing Conflicts Over Water Scarcity
Topic B: Managing Plastic Waste Disposal
UNEP Background Guide
Online resources: UNEP – UN Environment Programme

Committee: United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
Topic A: Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Girls
Topic B: Women in Conflict Zones
CSW Background Guide
Online resources: Commission on the Status of Women | UN Women – Headquarters

Committee: United Nations Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)
Topic A: Regulating the Spread of Small Arms
Topic B: Preventing an Arms Race in Outer Space
DISEC Background Guide
Online resources: Disarmament and International Security Committee – MUNUC

Committee: The Arab League*
Topic A: Planning for a Post-Oil World
Topic B: After the Uprisings: Moving Towards Political Stability Following the Arab Spring
Arab League Background Guide
Online resources: Arab League | UN News
*As this is a regional organization, delegates will represent the member states of the Arab League.

Committee: United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
Topic A: Reducing the Growing Economic Inequality Between the Global North and South
Topic B: Supporting African Countries Emerging from Conflict
ECOSOC Background Guide
Online resources: 75th Economic and Social Council

Committee: United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC)
Topic A: Accountability for Human Rights Violations During Crises
Topic B: Protecting the Rights of Migrant Workers

UN Human Rights Background Guide
Online resources: OHCHR | HRC Home

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