Committees & Chairpersons

United Nations Security Council (UNSC)

The most talked about and most powerful among the UN committees and councils, the SC has the power to declare a joint war against any country found in violation of its binding resolutions. The question is, does the Security Council serve the mission it was tasked with or is it a deadlocked institution unable to solve current problems due to the lack of “bipartisan” multilateral support. The topics the Security Council has to tackle seem to be larger in number every year and few crises that emerged in the last decade have been resolved. Can we go back, look at our past mistakes and learn from them? Finding a solution for any current problem is very hard and the Security Council needs to prove its usefulness and do something about them… It won’t be easy so expect a challenging debate.  
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Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)

The UNDC discusses issues of utmost importance for world security, primarily focusing on nuclear weapons but also conventional weaponry such as the use of mines, the role of demilitarized zones, confidence building related to arms control and much more. Recent events, such as the collapse of the INF treaty, the breakdown of the JCPOA, North Korea’s continued missile tests and the ever present threat of global terrorism have once again shown the need for international cooperation as it relates to arms control. This committee works within the General Assembly of the UN so any country can participate, but the delegates can expect countries that are actively involved in the issues relating to disarmament we are facing in this decade.
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Economic and Financial Committee (ECOFIN)

The United Nations Economic and Financial Committee tackles questions related to economic development, eradication of poverty, combating climate change, sustainability among others. It is closely tied to the Economic and Social Council and the topics discussed here are often broad and the committee tries to tackle these very complex issues with international cooperation. It is the nature of this committee that delegates will be assigned one of the many difficult topics of the present day that, at this point, has no clear solution and will require thorough debate and multilateral agreement if a meaningful resolution needs to be achieved.

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G20

The Group of 20 is not a part of the UN, but nevertheless represents an important attempt at multilateral problem-solving, especially related to economic stability and international cooperation. Built on the model of the smaller G7, the G20 is composed of the 20 most developed countries who hold a disproportionate share of the world’s “GWP”. Many have criticized the G20 for outright exclusion of many emerging economies that will or already have surpassed the current members. It will be interesting to see how the G20 evolves with the shifts of the global economy towards new players, such as Asian and African countries. Upon its foundation in 2008, the first topic discussed was the Financial crisis but the dialogue has shifted in many ways towards sustainability and combating climate change. The delegates in the G20 will represent a powerful country with a big stake in the world economy and try to solve a current problem that affects us all.

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