ICJ Justice Applications Now Open!

AMUN is now accepting applications for the role of Justice on the International Court of Justice simulation. This year, the International Court of Justice is simulating three cases. Keep reading  for a preview of the issues facing the Justices in 2017. Advisory...
Meet the International Court of Justice

Meet the International Court of Justice

In previous posts, we’ve explored the United Nations Secretariat, the General Assembly, the Security Council, and the Economic and Social Council. It’s now time to meet the fifth active primary organ of the UN—the International Court of Justice. (Have no fear, we...
Meet ECOSOC

Meet ECOSOC

A few weeks ago, we introduced the United Nations General Assembly. The natural next discussion is the United Nations Economic and Social Council, better known as ECOSOC.   ECOSOC is another of the six primary organs of the United Nations. It is a dedicated venue for...
Announcing the AMUN 2017 agenda topics

Announcing the AMUN 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...
Meet the General Assembly

Meet the General Assembly

Photo Credit: Basil D Soufi (CC-BY-SA 3.0) It is not the Soviet Union or indeed any other big Powers who need the United Nations for their protection. It is all the others. Dag Hammarskjöld   When a news article mentions that the United Nations is meeting, it...
Meet the Security Council

Meet the Security Council

On 1 January, the Security Council welcomed Bolivia, Ethiopia, Italy, Kazakhstan and Sweden into its ranks as non-Permanent Members. They replace Spain, Malaysia, New Zealand, Angola and Venezuela, whose terms ended in 2016. As 2017 begins, these new Members will be...
Meet the United Nations Secretariat

Meet the United Nations Secretariat

On 1 January, Antonio Guterres took up the mantle of Secretary-General of the United Nations. While most commonly thought about as an orator and moral force, the Secretary-General also plays another important role: leading the United Nations Secretariat, the executive...

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