Committees

1. Security Council

As one of the most esteemed councils of the UN, the UN Security Council is responsible for maintaining international peace and security. It is the the only United Nations council with the power to authorize military action or sanctions.

Topics
      1.   Accessibility of Weapons for Terror Purposes
      2.   United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO)

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2. United Nations Office on Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

The United Nations Office on Disaster Risk Reduction was established in 1999 as the United Nations' main system for coordinating disaster reduction. It also works to promote disaster reduction activities regionally through socio-economic and humanitarian fields.

Topics
      1.   Protecting and Ameliorating Current Disaster Infrastructure
      2.   Reducing Mortality Rates through Disaster Risk Reduction
      3.   Resilience of Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

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3. Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs

The Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs is a committee in the Canadian government responsible for Indigenous rights. Recently, the committee has focused on rehabilitating, reconciliation, and recognition of Canada’s Indigenous people. In the committee, delegates will have the opportunity to take an in-depth look at the mental health crises facing Indigenous people today.

Topics
      1.   Mental Health Infrastructure
      2.   Indigenous Youth Suicide Rates
      3.   Truth and Reconciliation Initiatives

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4. U.S. Cabinet

The US Cabinet is a special committee that features both members of Donald Trump’s Presidential Cabinet as well as individuals representing the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). From immigration to gun control, this committee will be tackling some of America’s most complex and deep-rooted domestic issues.

Topics
      1.   Illegal Immigration & Repeal of DACA
      2.   The Decriminalization of Cannabis
      3.   Gun Control

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5. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime was established in 1997 to assist member states in fighting against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism within their nations, through the ratification and implementation of relevant international treaties and resolutions.

Topics
      1.   The Opioid Epidemic
      2.   Sexual Crimes in Areas of Armed Conflict

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6. Richard III

This crisis committee will be focused on the historical tale of Richard the III of England, as told by famous playwright William Shakespeare. Delegates will engage in debate to determine whether they can rewrite history and restore peace in England, while fulfilling their character’s political ambitions.


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7. 2008 Financial Crisis

In this fast paced crisis committee, delegates will revisit the 2008 Financial Crisis in an effort to resolve the problems that disrupted the U.S economy, taking into consideration international ramifications.


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