Committees and Topics

IDEAS, ISSUES, AND OVERVIEWS

Below are the committees for our 2018-2019 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: Addressing the Occupation of Ukraine
Topic B: Preventing Illicit Arms Trade
GA1 DISEC Background Guide | Online resources: http://www.un.org/en/ga/first/index.shtml

Committee: United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
Topic A: Cybersecurity and International Cybersecurity Legislation
Topic B: Addressing Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis

UNSC Background GuideOnline resources: http://www.un.org/en/sc/

Committee: United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
Topic A: Preparing for Natural Disasters and Preventing Sustained Fallout
Topic B: Improving Access to Clean Water and Medical Supplies in Developing Nations
UNDP Background Guide | Online resources: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/

Committee: United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)
Topic A: Loss of Human Rights in Conflicts Across the Middle East
Topic B: Progress on the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances
UNHRC Background Guide | Online resources: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Pages/Home.aspx

Committee: World Health Organization (WHO)
Topic A: Discussing the Safety of Healthcare Workers in Conflict Zones
Topic B: Addressing the Universal Need to Prevent and Treat Substance Abuse
WHO Background Guide | Online resources: http://www.who.int/en/

Committee: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
Topic A: Protecting Women’s Rights at Refugee Camps
Topic B: Developing a Global Action Plan to End Statelessness
UNHCR Background Guide | Online resources: http://www.unhcr.org/en-us

Committee: United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)*
Topic A: Increasing Access to Renewable Energy
Topic B: Effectiveness of International Agreements Towards Climate Change

*UNEP will only be offered at our high school conferences and Spring middle school.
UNEP Background Guide | Online resources: https://www.unenvironment.org/

Committee: United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Topic A: Increasing Safeguards for Children of Disability
Topic B: Preventing Violations of Childhood Labor Laws
UNICEF Background GuideOnline resources: https://www.unicef.org/

Committee: United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 
Topic A: Addressing the Growing Concern of Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East
Topic B: Increasing the Remediation of Zones Contaminated by Radiation
IAEA Background Guide Online resources: https://www.iaea.org/

2018-2019 Model United Nations Conference Resolutions:

Autumn Model United Nations 2018 

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