Memberstates: (till 2018): Belgium, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Panama, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Slovenia, Switzerland, Togo, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Brazil, China, Croatia, Cuba, Egypt, Hungary, Iraq, Japan, Rwanda, South Africa, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Senegal, Qatar, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine
General info: The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them. As a delegate in the UNHRC you will be representing a member state of your choice and try to form a resolution with other states present regarding the topic of the session.
Topic: In this committee, the question of the protection of internally displaced minorities will be addressed. Most of the displaced populations in humanitarian situations in the world today are persons belonging to minorities. How can minorities be protected against over layering with other populations? What legal or official status do minorities have? How can the forcible transfer of populations be minimized? What rights do minorities have in situations of conflict? The representatives in the Human Rights Council will address these questions.
Member states: 193 states (list is online) Non-member obersver states: Palestine, Holy See
General info: The General Assembly is the main deliberative policymaking and representative organ within the United Nations system. The UNGA strives to reach specific goals to aatain peace, security and disarmament along with development and poverty eradication; to safeguard human rights and promote the rule of law; to protect our common environment; to meet the special needs of Africa; and to strengthen the United Nations. As a delegate in the UNGA you will be representing a member state of your choice and try to form a resolution with other states present regarding the topic of the meeting.
Topic: Over the last years, there have been major developments with regard to peace, security and development in Africa. The general assembly will talk and negotiate about key elements for institutional cooperation with the African Union. Also the political and economical relationship between countries in the African Union will be discussed and argued. Major subjects like conflict prevention, conflict management and peacekeeping will be on the agenda, as well as the questions on how to maintain sustainable economic growth and sustainable development in African countries.
Member states (2018): Permanent members: China, Russian Federation, United States, France, the United Kingdom, Non-permanent members: Bolivia, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Sweden
General Info: The Security Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for maintaining international peace and security. The UNSC is the only organ within the UN that makes decisions that the member states are obligated to implement under the charter, other organs can only make recommendations. As a delegate in the UNSC you will be representing a member state of your choice and try to form a resolution with other states present regarding the topic of the session, while also reacting to any possible international crisis that may occur.
Topic: Arctic boundaries are difficult to draw. The delineation of boundaries between Arctic states remains therefore an unresolved matter. Climate change has made that this region is increasingly accessible, both for possible energy exploitation and for maritime trade routes. The Arctic constitutes one of the planet’s last frontiers, and all states bordering it are racing to make sure they will get their piece of the action. This region entails very serious issues of military security, energy security, environmental security and governance. Representatives in the Security Council will try to negotiate about the future of governance in the Arctic.
Member states: All the members of the UNGA except: Cook islands and Niue, Observer states: Holy See, Palestine, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)
General Info: The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health by providing leadership on matters critical to health and engaging in partnerships where joint action is needed; shaping the research agenda and stimulating the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge; setting norms and standards and promoting and monitoring their implementation; articulating ethical and evidence-based policy options; providing technical support, catalysing change, and building sustainable institutional capacity; and monitoring the health situation and assessing health trends. As a delegate in the WHO you will be representing a member state of your choice and try to form a resolution with other states present regarding the topic of the meeting.
Topic: Every year, around 7 million people die of the consequences of air pollution. The biggest part of the victims of air pollution are children. This issue calls for a global response to prevent deseases and deaths. Succesfull air polution reduction would not only benefit the health of people, but would also benefit development and the climate. Delegates of the World Health Organisation will need to tackle the issue of the impact of air pollution on human health and how to prevent it.