Committees and Topics

IDEAS, ISSUES, AND OVERVIEWS

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

The Case Western Reserve University Spring Model United Nations Conference: the committees offered at this conference include: UNHRC, WHO, DISEC, UNEP, and two Joint Crisis Committees.

The topics and background guides for UNHRC, WHO, CSW, ECOSOC, DISEC, UNEP, the Arab League and the Joint Crisis Committee are listed below.

Committees and Topics for CCWA Spring 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

Committee: Joint Crisis Committee (JCC) – CWRU Spring Conference
 Description: The Scotland Independence Referendum JCC starts at the beginning of the 16 week campaign period leading up to the referendum The two committees, representing members of Yes Scotland and Better Together, will need to engage in political campaigning to secure support for their stance on Scottish independence leading up to the referendum. These committees will feature a press conference during Session 3 where committee members would present to the “public” (crisis staff members, any observers) on why they should support their cause (i.e. talk about why their vision is the best one for areas like economics, health, education). An actual referendum vote will occur during Session 4 in which one room will have won the election.
Joint Crisis Committee Background Guide
Joint Crisis Committee position paper guidelines are available here: Joint Crisis Committee Position Paper.

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