United Nations General Assembly - Plenary

Standard Committee

As the largest committee, General Assembly Plenary debates a variety of policies. In this committee, delegates have the opportunity to write about the topic that they would like to see debated at conference. During the opening session of committee, delegates will be able to convince their peers of the importance that their issue be debated when setting the agenda. Position papers are encouraged to help delegates prepare, but not required to be eligible for an award.

Moderator

Camilla Kampmann

Staff

TBD

United Nations Security Council (UNSC)

Standard Committee

Topics:

Escalation of Iran-U.S. Tensions

Protection of Journalists / Addressing the Threats on Freedom of Press

Background Guide to be posted soon.

Moderator

Anh Vu

Staff

TBD

World Health Organization (WHO)

Standard Committee

Topics:

Human Gene Editing

Combatting Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)


Moderator

Jarrett Rong

Staff

TBD

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Standard Committee

Topics:

Waves of Garbage: Combating the Problem of Waste in Our Oceans

Environments of Scale: The Essential Solutions to Eradicating Human-induced Climate Change

Background Guide to be posted soon.

Moderator

Ross Trivisonno

Staff

TBD

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Standard Committee

Topics:

Improving Energy Accessibility and Affordability

Accountability of Multinational Corporations


Moderator

Devika Manish Kumar

Staff

TBD

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Standard Committee

Topics:

Boeing 737 Max Crisis

Drone Registration and Enforcement


Moderator

Thirumurugan Vinayagam

Staff

TBD

1965 - U.S. House of Representatives

Historical Joint Crisis Committee

The 89th legislature is regarded as "arguably the most productive in American history". Occurring during the height of the Cold War and the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination, the country is desperate for sound leadership and efficient governance. President Johnson has begun considering deploying U.S. combat forces into North Vietnam in a response to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, and an internal struggle rages onwards regarding civil rights in the United States⁠—decisions made here will surly ripple thought history.


Director

Nick Eastwood

Moderator

TBD

Staff

TBD

1965 - Dhofar Rebellion

Historical Joint Crisis Committee

The year is 1965 and the British have just ousted Sultan Said bin Taimur with a coup, replacing him with his son Qaboos bin Said in hope that instituting development reforms may quell the rebels. However, originating as a tribal militia, the Dhofar rebels are now backed by the communist ideology and both military and financial support of China and the Soviet Union. Will the British and Omani forces be able to enlist the support of local tribes, Arab neighbors and the Shah of Iran to quench the insurgency?

Director

Mackenna Shull

Moderator

TBD

Staff

TBD

1965 - 23rd Politburo of The Soviet Union

Historical Joint Crisis Committee

Nikita Khrushchev, has been replaced by a collective leadership in the middle of the 22nd session of the Politburo and the country is looking for direction. While the world watches, experiencing turmoil of its own, the fight between returning the Soviet Union to its roots and reforming society is quietly raging within the most powerful group of people in the USSR, possibly the world. This select group of representatives will deal with issues of domestic and international policy, explore revolutions and reforms, and will help decide what exactly the future holds for the citizens of the Soviet Union.

Director

Kira Azulay

Moderator

TBD

Staff

TBD

1965 - Indo-Pakistani War: India in a Divided World

Historical Joint Crisis Committee

This joint committee will explore Pakistan and India’s incessant fight for the Kashmir region. Following supposed neutrality, border disputes and resistance movements emerge strong enough to provoke further conflicts between these two nations. Facing a delicate recovery from British rule and unstable border disputes, the responses of this committee may alter the course of the fragile peace in the region.

Director

Adan Leal

Moderator

TBD

Staff

TBD

1965 - Indo-Pakistani War: Turmoil in Pakistan

Historical Joint Crisis Committee

This joint committee will explore Pakistan and India’s incessant fight for the Kashmir region. Following supposed neutrality, border disputes and resistance movements emerge strong enough to provoke further conflicts between these two nations. Facing a delicate recovery from British rule and unstable border disputes, the responses of this committee may alter the course of the fragile peace in the region.

Director

Alisha Ahmed

Moderator

TBD

Staff

TBD

Boxer Rebellion

Historical Crisis Committee

At the turn of the 20th century, China was in the midst of chaos and change. The once legendary monarchy is crumbling under internal strife, and Europe (as they did with many parts of the world) wants a chance at exerting their influence in China. The people, understandably, are not happy with either of these, leading to the Boxer movement. Their goal was to put pressure both on the Empress and the European aggressors to try and protect China from unnecessary cultural abutment. Christianity and Western civilization are putting the core values of China in jeopardy, and people do not want to be subject to a ruler they know nothing about. It is up to you to decide whether China falls into the hands of colonialism, or rises as a new world superpower.

Director

Srikar Ranga

Moderator

TBD

Staff

TBD

Wolf Hall: The Privy Council of Henry VIII

Historical Specialized Committee

Anno Domini 1530. His Majesty Henry VIII sits upon the English throne - married to Katherine of Aragon for twenty years without producing a male heir. He has been petitioning the Pope for an annulment for three years without success. Cardinal Wolsey - Lord Chancellor and Henry's advocate in the petition to Rome - has failed his Sovereign in only this one matter. Resulting in his complete and total destruction. With the appointment of Thomas More to the chancellorship - a man widely lauded as the champion of Catholicism in England - a new era of reform has begun to take shape. However, his Majesty is a natural skeptic, and within the savage halls of his demesne little is free from his fierce opinion.

Moderator

Ethan Haywood

Staff

TBD

A Game of Thrones

Fictional Crisis Committee

His Grace, King Aerys II, has completed his descent into madness. Paranoia has gripped him to the very core, and even now he suspects those closest to him to be undermining his authority. Tensions amongst his leal vassals and sworn shields are ever rising. However, the forthcoming grand tournament at Harrenhal offers some semblance of celebration in such uncertain times as these. Although, to those with more keen an eye, one might see the seeds of profound change; happenings with significant opportunities for the ambitious, but similarly great dangers all the same. A Game of Thrones has begun in earnest. When you play - you win, or you die.

Director

Alex Holsinger

Jake Costello

Moderator

TBD

Staff

TBD

Marvel's Decimation

Fictional Specialized Committee

A few weeks ago, Earth's greatest heroes, the Avengers, banded together to face the threat of Thanos, a powerful alien determined to destroy half of all life in the universe. Despite their best efforts, the Avengers, along with the forces of Wakanda, were unable to defeat Thanos, resulting in half of all life on Earth turning to dust. Since it happened, the world has been in a state of chaos and it is now the job of the world's leaders to help restore peace and order on Earth.

Moderator

Madeleine Richter-Atkinson

Staff

TBD

Borgen: Danish Parliament

Fictional Specialized Committee

After a tumultous election, Denmark is at a crossroads. The country is divided on the issues of immigration, environment, the EU, economic reform – just about everything. Will you join into a successful coalition government to tackle these big questions, or will you provide an alternative path from the wings of the Opposition? With electoral consequences always in mind, the balance of power may shift at a moment's notice. Will you successfully navigate the choppy waters of the future? Swearing-in is soon – don't wait up!

Moderator

Emil Shabanov

Staff

TBD

Ad Hoc Committee of the Secretary General

Ad Hoc Committee

The Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General will challenge experienced delegates as they compete against one another in a fast-paced environment. In the Ad-Hoc Committee, the contents of the background guide, including the committee’s topics and character assignments, will be withheld until the day of conference. This year, the committee will be run as a specialized agency and will not require the submission of a position paper. Please direct any questions to adhoc@ctmun.org.

Moderator

Zachary Lucio-Rivera

Staff

TBD