This year, CIMUN brings five prestigious committees for its delegates!
The UNSC is one of the principal organs of the United Nations with the primary objective of maintaining international peace and security. The UNSC alone has the mandate to impose sanctions, deploy peacekeeping forces and declare war. Topics in the UNSC can vary from “Resolving the sectarian conflict in the Middle East” to averting “The Threat of Nuclear War in the North Korean Crisis”. Advice to Delegates: “For those claiming to be the Best MUNers in Your Institute, the UNSC is the ultimate opportunity to prove it. This Committee is ruthless in terms of debate and rigorous with its documentation. A true BAPTISM BY FIRE for any first-timer.”
The Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly deals with social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues. SOCHUM addresses issues such as the advancement of women, protection of children, the treatment of refugees, criminal justice and international drug control. Topics can range from combating “The Rise of Islamophobia in Europe” to ensuring “The Right to privacy in the modern and digital age”. Advice to Delegates: “For those who prefer to not bash others and not get bashed themselves, this is the ideal Committee for You. A Committee truly geared towards near-unanimous consensus. First Timers should definitely try this Committee to help ease their transition to M.U.Ns.”
The United Nations (UN) Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) was created as the first of the Main Committees in the General Assembly when the charter of the United Nations was signed in 1945. Thus, DISEC is often referred to as the First Committee. DISEC was formed to respond to the need for an international forum to discuss issues of peace and security among members of the international community. According to the UN Charter, the purpose of DISEC in the General Assembly is to establish “general principles of cooperation in the maintenance of international peace and security, including the principles governing disarmament and the regulation of armaments” and also to give “recommendations with regard to such principles to the Members or to the Security Council.”
U.N Women is the United Nations entity that works with governments and civil society on laws, policies, and programs to make the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls. The ultimate objective of this Committee is to uphold gender equality and female empowerment. Topics can range from fighting “Violence and Harassment against Women” to “Promoting Political Participation of Women”. Advice to Delegates: “An excellent platform to unify all the passionate Women’s Rights Activists and Ardent Feminists. A Committee that First Timers should definitely try as consensus rather than conflict is the order of the day.”
The Pakistan National Assembly is the Lower House of the Parliament of Pakistan. All members are elected directly by the general public through elections in their constituencies. This Committee is unmatched as far as wit and humor go. Slogans such as “Go Nawaz Go” and “Vote ko izzat do!” may also be heard. Topics can range from resolving the “Water Crisis In Pakistan” to a debate on the “Hudood Ordinance”. Advice to Delegates: “The only bilingual (both English and Urdu can be used) Committee. A Committee that caters to those who prefer to debate in the Urdu language. First-timers should definitely try this Committee as the debating is accompanied by humor that should calm those nerves.”