Announcing the AMUN 2017 agenda topics

The PGA reviews the 2017 agenda topics

We are pleased to announce the final topics for the 2017 AMUN Conference Agenda. We will be using the blog, Facebook and Twitter to publish items related to these topics throughout the year, and we will publish our complete background guides in the Issues at AMUN handbook in the fall.

General Assembly Plenary (Concurrent)

*required participation universal-membership and resolution-writing body

  • A world against violence and violent extremism
  • Review of the United Nations peacebuilding architecture

General Assembly First Committee

*required participation universal-membership and resolution-writing body

  • Women, disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control
  • Countering the threat posed by improvised explosive devices

General Assembly Second Committee

*required participation universal-membership and resolution-writing body

  • Sustainable development: Disaster risk reduction
  • International financial system and development

General Assembly Third Committee

*required participation universal-membership and resolution-writing body

  • Improving the coordination of efforts against trafficking in persons
  • The human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation

General Assembly High Level Meeting on the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10)

*required participation universal-membership and resolution-writing body

  • Bridging digital divides
  • Human rights in the Information Society

Conference of the States Parties of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

*optional participation universal-membership special committee, a resolution-writing body

  • Implementation of Article X: Assistance and protection against chemical weapons
  • Implementation of Article XI: Economic and technological development

General Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

*limited-membership resolution-writing body

  • Sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture
  • Antimicrobial resistance

Economic and Social Council for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

*limited-membership report-writing body

  • Enhancing regional economic cooperation and integration in Asia and the Pacific
  • Towards a sustainable, inclusive and resilient urban future for Asia and the Pacific

Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA)

*limited-membership report-writing body composed of individual expert representatives

  • Redefining relationships and responsibilities to support participatory governance and responsive public service delivery, including through e-solutions
  • Promoting accountable institutions, ethical leadership and integrity to enhance confidence in efforts to deliver sustainable development

Historical Commission of Inquiry of 1948

*limited-membership report-writing body composed of individual expert representatives; six positions assigned by application

  • United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan
  • Committee of Good Offices on the Indonesian Question

Security Council

*limited-membership crisis body

  • Open Agenda

Historical Security Council of 1956

*limited-membership crisis body

  • Open Agenda

Historical Security Council of 1994

*limited-membership crisis body

  • Open Agenda

International Court of Justice

*fifteen independent Justices assigned by application

  • Advisory Opinion: Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons (Historical Case)
  • Liechtenstein v. Germany
  • Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia v. Kenya)

International Press Delegation

*fourteen independent reporters assigned by application

  • Open Agenda

 

We think this is a great agenda: packed with relevant, timely, and important topics with global appeal. There’s plenty of room for consensus-building, negotiating on areas of disagreement, and creative problem-solving. Thanks to everyone who gave us important feedback during the Committee on the Agenda meeting at the 2016 Conference.

Happy researching!

 

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