Committees and Topics

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

Topics:

 

  • The issues of projected wage inequalities of 2050

 

  • The drastic changes in the future market for work caused by mass automatisation,

machine learning, and similar technological impacts

 

  • The effects on labour globally of the transition from fossil fuel-based to

sustainable means of production

 

Topics:

 

  • The question of making professional empirical research more widely available and

statements contradicting said research more easily distinguishable to the public

 

  • The question of discussing the inhibitions, if any, which should be placed on the creation of self-altering algorithms

 

  • The question of incorporating the issue of climate change into public education

 

 

Committees and Topics

 

Committees at BIGMUN 2018

The Research reports for each committee and council will be released at a later date.

Committees of the General Assembly (GA)

President of the GA:

Vice-President of the GA:

1st committee - Disarmament and International Security (DISEC)

Topics:

 

  • The question of permanently minimising the risk of global nuclear war by 2050

 

  • The future development and use of radiological dispersal devices

 

  • Member states’ cyber security against major foreign attack

 

Chair:

Co-Chair:

3rd committee - Social, Humanitarian and Cultural (SOCHUM)

Topics:

 

  • The question of LGBT rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

 

  • Alternatives to torture for interrogation and intelligence gathering purposes

 

  • The question of preservation of languages at risk of extinction by 2050

 

Chair:

Co-Chair:

4th committee - Special Political and Decolonisation (SPECPOL)

Topics:

 

  • The state of democracy in Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

  • The use of potential future sailable sea routes as consequence of melting ice caps

 

  • The question of ending organised religious extremist violence in the Chad Basin by 2050

 

Chair:

Co-Chair:

6th committee - Legal

Topics:

 

  • The legal framework for the use of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers

 

  • The universal legal rights of future non-biological sentient entities

 

  • The legal legitimacy of international assassination operations within foreign borders

 

Chair:

Co-Chair:

Commissions of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

President of the ECOSOC:

Vice-President of the ECOSOC:

ECOSOC 1 - Commission on Sustainable Development

Topics:

 

  • The prevention of microplastics entering the oceans

 

  • The question of limiting the use of dirty stoves in Asia

 

  • The question of laying foundations for sustainable industrialisation in LEDCs

 

Chair:

Co-Chair:

ECOSOC 2 - Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Topics:

 

  • The question of future drastic rises in crime in relation to potential sudden mass unemployment

 

  • The influence of personal wealth on criminal justice sentences in MEDCs

 

  • Deterrence of political, religious and cultural radicalisation within states’ domestic borders.

 

Chair:

Co-Chair:

ECOSOC 3 - Commission on the Status of Women

Topics:

 

  • The question of securing top government and public

administration positions for women

 

  • The right to abortion within rural regions of states where

the practice of abortion is legal by national standards

 

  • The question of opportunities for women to attain tertiary education in the Middle East

 

 

Chair:

Co-Chair:

ECOSOC 4 - Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Topics:

 

  • The mitigation of the widespread recreational use of and addiction to

prescription opioids

 

  • The use of highly harmful, affordable substitutes to prominent illegal substances

 

  • The question of supervised injection facilities

 

 

Chair:

Co-Chair:

Special Councils and Committees

Security Council (SC)

Vice President:

Topics:

 

[CLASSIFIED]

 

President:

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Topics:

 

  • The question of integrating isolated, impoverished or orphaned

adolescents into society, public systems and education

 

  • The problem of stress-related psychological issues, alienation

and suicide among adolescents in highly developed regions of East Asia

 

  • The availability of clean drinking water in Sub-Saharan Africa

through the introduction of the necessary infrastructure

 

 

Chair:

Co-Chair:

United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR)

Co-Chair:

Topics:

 

  • The distribution of refugees entering Europe through the Mediterranean

 

  • The question of stopping the flow of refugees from the Horn of Africa region by 2050

 

  • The question of refugees engaged in child marriage entering countries where the practice is illegal

 

Chair:

International Labour Organization (ILO)

President:

Vice President:

President:

Vice president:

Crisis Committee (CC)

Topics: Announced at conference

Chair:

Co-Chair:

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