Committees and Topics

IDEAS, ISSUES, AND OVERVIEWS

Below are the committees for our 2020-2021 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 Spring High School Conference:
In partnership with Case Western Reserve University 

Committee: United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Topic: Shielding Nuclear Power from Natural Disasters 
UN IAEA Background Guide

Committee: United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)
Topic: Climate Refugee Rights
UN Human Rights Council Background Guide 

Committee: United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP)
Topic: Climate Change and World Hunger
UN World Food Program Background Guide 

Committee: United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)
Topic: Increased Use of Technology in Healthcare
UN World Health Organization Background Guide 

Committee: General Assembly
Topic: Racism, Racial Discrimination, and Related Forms of Intolerance: From the United States to Around the World
UN General Assembly Background Guide

Committee: African Union
Topic: TBD

Committee: The World Bank Group
Topic: Expanding Access to Education
World Bank Group Background Guide 

Crisis Committee: For Experienced Delegates Only*
*Please note this on registration if you or your students are interested in crisis

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

Committee: General Assembly
Topic A: Racism, Racial Discrimination, and Related Forms of Intolerance: From the United States to Around the World
Topic B: Sports Diplomacy: Promoting Peace through the Olympics
UN General Assembly Background Guide| Online resources: http://www.un.org/ga/first/index.shtml

Committee: United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
Topic A: Providing Effective Humanitarian Assistance in Conflicts 
Topic B: Improving Effectiveness in Peacekeeping Missions
UNSC Background Guide | Online resources: http://www.un.org/en/sc/

Committee: United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)
Topic A: Persecution of Journalists and Independent Media in Russia
Topic B: Human Rights in Palestine and the Relationship with Israel 
UNHRC Background Guide | Online resources: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Pages/Home.aspx

Committee: World Health Organization (WHO)
Topic A: Combating Malnutrition in Middle and Low Income Nations
Topic B: Mental Health Awareness and Improving International Responses to Mental Health Crises
WHO Background Guide| Online resources: http://www.who.int/en/

Committee: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
Topic A: Maritime Movements and Integration Opportunities for Refugees 
Topic B: Impact of COVID-19 on Refugee Camps
UNHCR Background Guide | Online resources: http://www.unhcr.org/en-us

Committee: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 
Topic A: Education Responses to COVID-19
Topic B: Restitution of Cultural Property to Countries of Origin
UNESCO Background Guide| Online resources: https://www.unenvironment.org/

Committee: United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Topic A: Child Migrants in Central America
Topic B: The Ongoing Issue of Child Marriages
UNICEF Background Guide| Online resources: https://www.unicef.org/

Committee: United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Topic A: Nuclear Non-Proliferation in DPRK and Stability of the Korean Peninsula
Topic B: Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East/Iran’s Nuclear Proliferation
IAEA Background Guide |
Online resources: https://www.iaea.org/about/overview

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