Announcing the AMUN 2018 Topics

2018 Topics
Representatives vote on a motion at the 2017 Conference. photo: Aaron Jorbin

We are pleased to announce the final topics for 2018 AMUN Conference agenda. We will be using the AMUN Accords, 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. Resolution-writing body.

  • Education for Democracy
  • Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel

 

General Assembly First Committee

*Required participation. Universal membership. Resolution-writing body.

  • Convention on the prohibition of the development, production and stockpiling of bacteriological (biological) and toxin weapons and on their destruction
  • Consolidation of peace through practical disarmament measures

 

General Assembly Second Committee

*Required participation. Universal membership. Resolution-writing body.

  • Women in Development
  • Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources

 

General Assembly Third Committee

*Required participation. Universal membership. Resolution-writing body.

  • International cooperation to address and counter the world drug problem
  • Globalization and its impact on the full enjoyment of all human rights

 

General Assembly Sixth Committee

*Required participation. Universal membership. Resolution-writing body.

  • Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of the victims of armed conflicts
  • Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission

 

United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

*Optional participation, limited to one representative per delegation. Universal membership. Resolution-writing body.

  • Sound management of chemicals and waste
  • Protection of the environment in areas affected by armed conflict

 

World Health Organization Executive Board (WHO)

*Limited membership. Resolution-writing body.

  • Promoting the health of migrants
  • Global vaccine action plan

 

Committee for Development Policy Expert Group (CDPEG)

*Limited membership. Report-writing body. Individual expert representatives.

  • Monitoring the development progress of countries that are graduating and have graduated from the list of least developed countries
  • Science, technology and innovation for sustainable development

 

Commission on Population and Development (CPD)

*Limited membership. Report-writing body.

  • International Migration and Development
  • Adolescents and Youth

 

Historical Commission of Inquiry of 2005

*Limited membership. Report-writing body. Individual expert representatives. Six positions assigned by application.

  • International Commission of Inquiry for Darfur (Egypt, South Africa)
  • The Commission of Experts to Review the Prosecution of Serious Violations of Human Rights in Timor-Leste (India, Fiji)

 

Security Council

*Limited membership. Crisis body.

  • Open Agenda

 

Historical Security Council of 1948

*Limited membership. Crisis body.

  • Open Agenda

 

Historical Security Council of 1993

*Limited membership. Crisis body.

  • Open Agenda

 

International Court of Justice

*Fifteen independent Justices assigned by application.

  • Advisory Opinion: Accordance with International Law of the Unilateral Declaration of Independence In Respect of Kosovo (Islamic Republic of Iran, Ireland, Kosovo, Serbia)
  • Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination – Georgia v Russia
  • Fisheries Jurisdiction – Spain v Canada

 

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 2017 Conference.

 

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