The Future of United Nations Peacekeeping

The Future of United Nations Peacekeeping

by Nili Sarit Yossinger With so much focus on Islamic State and the conflict in Syria and Iraq, it is easy to forget the more than 100,000 peacekeepers serving in sixteen active United Nations peacekeeping operations. They play a vital role in stabilizing protracted...
Meet the Trusteeship Council

Meet the Trusteeship Council

After a long journey meeting the United Nations Secretariat, General Assembly, Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, and the International Court of Justice, it’s finally time to introduce the sixth and final primary organ of the United Nations: the...

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...

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