GEMUN 2016 Topics

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      The committees listed below are being represented in the 27th Session of GEMUN, May, 2016. Each section on this page has a collection of links for the respective committee, which we are always in process of updating.

      If you find a link that is expired, or a good one that needs to be added, please send an email to GEMUN's staff.

NOTE: These issues are real-world issues and some students may have trouble understanding some of the content. Please make sure parents are aware of the topics to be covered in each committee.

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Some SDG & post 2015 links:

Open Working Group proposal for Sustainable Development Goals
The World We Want - A Future For All A child-friendly version of the
Open Working Group proposal for Sustainable Development Goals



Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
Post2015.org -- A hub for ideas, debate and resources on
what comes after the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
"A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development"
International Institute for Sustainable Development
UN and Climate Change
UN Climate Change Newsroom
Sustainable Energy for All Forum
UNDP: Post-2015 Development Agenda
MY World: The United Nations Global Survey for a Better World
A Million Voices: The World We Want
UN Foundation -- What we do -- Post 2015 Development Agenda
UNDP -- Millennium Development Goals
World Bank -- Millennium Development Goals
IPS -- Inter Press Service News Agency
DEVEX -- International Development News
NetAid -- Millennium Development Goals


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The following Committees will be role-played at GEMUN '16:

Please note that the order of precedence of the topics is not indicated by the order in which they are listed. All topics are equally deserving of the attention of the committees. It makes the debate MUCH more interesting if all topics are covered. There have been times where half or most of the resolutions submitted are on the same topic, and after one or two of these resolutions are debated, the others receive little interest from the committee. Try to make your resolution an interesting and creative solution.

General Assembly (Topics in GA: Environmental Governance; The Question of Palestine; Assisting Refugees; UN Reform; Gender Equality; HIV/AIDS Education; Abolition of the Death Penalty; Open Agenda)

Security Council (SC Topics: The conflict in South Sudan; Dispute over the South China Sea; Preventing arms trafficking; Nuclear non proliferation; Terrorism; Use of military aircraft in foreign nations; Yemini Conflict; Open agenda -- all issues of security and international peace)

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC Topics: Reducing Inequality; Microlending; Improving literacy in impoverished areas; Promoting sustainable economic growth; Improving infrastructure; Reducing hunger in impoverished areas; Global funding of humanitarian assistance; Open Agenda)

Human Rights Council (HRC Topics: Eradicating Forced Labor, Slavery and Trafficking; Human rights violations by Terrorist groups; Rights of women and children; Access to education and healthcare; Cultural Rights; Access to clean water; Human Rights and Refugees; Open Agenda)

United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP Topics: Ocean Sustainability and Protection; Forest Regulation and Management; Urgent action to combat climate change; Expanding renewable energy in developing and developed countries; Resource Efficiency; Eliminating Harmful Substances and Hazardous Waste; Sustainable Development in the Arctic; Open Agenda)

World Health Organization (WHO Topics: Mental Health; Health Issues Caused by Environment; Effects of Pollution on Public Health; Health Care Availability during Natural Disasters; Infection Prevention; Health Education in Underdeveloped Nations; Climate Change and Human Health; Open Agenda)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF Topics: Child Homelessness due to Conflict; Child Trafficking; Climate Change and Children; Children's Rights to Education; Improving Child Survival and Development; Aiding Children with HIV and AIDS; Preventing Child Labor; Open Agenda)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO Topics: Use of Genetically Modified Organisms; Child Labor in Agriculture; World Hunger and Right to Food; Fishery and Aquaculture; Food and Water Security; Food Safety; Environmental Problems Caused by Agriculture; Open Agenda)

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW Topics: Population Growth and Climate Change; Prevention of Crime and Brutality Against Women and Girls; Decreasing Chronic and/or Fatal Illness in Women Through Health Care Innovation; Increasing Female Empowerment, Involvement, and Leadership; Aiding the Plight of Single Mothers and Widows; Promoting the Rights of Female Students to Education; Women as Catalysts for Sustainable Development; Open Agenda)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA Topics: Nuclear Weapon Disarmament; Nuclear Safeguards; Radioactive Waste Management; Cancer Care and Control; Human Health and Nutrition; Strengthening Safety at Nuclear Facilities; Water Resources and Marine Environment; Open Agenda)

Country Information/News/Miscellaneous

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General Assembly (GA)

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Security Council (SC)

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Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

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Human Rights Council (HRC)

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United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)

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World Health Organization (WHO)


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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

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Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

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Country Info/News/Miscellaneous


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