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 First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly deals with disarmament and threats to international peace though promoting cooperative arrangements. DISEC aims to establish principles for the regulation of armaments with the main objective of lowering the overall level of armaments globally. Topics in DISEC can vary from improving “The deteriorating relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan” to dealing with “Threats to Global Security posed by Artificial Intelligence.” Advice to Delegates: “For the truly HARDCORE DEBATERS who love to BASH other delegates, DISEC was made for You. First Timers who want to start their careers at the deep end of the pool, Go for DISEC. But do not worry You will not Drown!
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.”
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 U.N Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. Topics can range from “The Human Rights Situation in the Syrian Arab Republic” to “Freedom from Religion”. Advice to Delegates: “A truly unique committee where philosophical debates happen. For example, defining positive rights such as “Freedom to Religion” versus negative rights such as “Freedom from Religion”. Highly suited to those interested in sociology, philosophy and political science. But not limited to just the aforementioned since Human Rights are truly Universal. First Timers should know that this Committee has an excellent balance of conflict and consensus. Delegates will bash each other but will also work towards a near-unanimous resolution. A recommended Committee for First Timers.”
The U.N.D.P works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. The U.N.D.P support countries' efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Topics can range from the need for a “Universal Basic Income” to the future of “Free Trade Agreements” such as T.P.P (Trans-Pacific Partnership). Advice to Delegates: “A Committee where Keynesians and Free Marketeers can debate on economic philosophy and ideas. If You do not understand or like Economics. If You have not studied Economics as your major at School or College. THEN GOODBYE!”
International Digital Rights Council
The I.D.R.C is a research-based N.G.O that focuses on I.C.Ts (Information Communication Technologies) to support human rights, democratic processes, and digital governance. The I.D.R.C envisions a free internet with access to information and impeccable privacy policies. The I.D.R.C believes these will enrich the lives of people globally by improving their standard of living. Topics can range from “Edward Snowden: Hero or Villain” to preventing “Cyber Bullying and Harassment”. Advice to Delegates: “This Committee is ideal for Software Engineering/Computer Science Majors in Universities. Those with little interest in digital rights or no computer science background in school, college or university, BYE BYE!
Dictators in Crisis
“All Power Corrupts. And Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely.” Imagine if You were to put yourself in the shoes of Hitler or Stalin or Kim Jong Un or Putin, how would You react. Well, this Committee is Your opportunity to find out. One Last Thing. You will be responding to update after update in real time. And each update will be a crisis situation. All bets are off in this Committee. Anything goes. From Donald Trump starting World War 3 by launching invasions of Canada and Mexico to Khadim Hussain Rizvi being elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, expect the unexpected. Advice to Delegates: “A Committee where learning and fun go hand in hand. A recommended committee for first-timers. Those who are unsure about MUNSs as their preferred debating format should definitely select this committee.”
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 with humor that should calm those nerves.”