Below is a list of committees that will be simulated at AMUN during our 2017 session. For further information on any of the AMUN 2017 topics, please consult our Issues at AMUN Handbook, which is updated each August. AMUN Handbooks from previous years are available in the AMUN Handbook Archive.

Security Council

The Security Councils meet Saturday through Tuesday and may discuss any peace and security issue which the Members choose to bring before the body. AMUN will provide brief overviews for several possible topics, but these are not intended to limit the actual discussions which may take place when the sessions convene.

Security Council
  • Open Agenda
Historical Security Council 1956
  • 1956 – Open Agenda
Historical Security Council 1994
  • 1994 – Open Agenda
Commission of Inquiry of 1948
  • United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan
  • Committee of Good Offices on the Indonesian Question
  • General Assembly

    The Concurrent General Assembly Plenary and main committees meet Saturday through Monday.

    General Assembly Plenary
  • A world against violence and violent extremism
  • Review of the United Nations peacebuilding architecture
  • Second Committee (Economic and Financial)
  • Sustainable development: Disaster risk reduction
  • International financial system and development
  • First Committee (Disarmament and International Security)
  • Women, disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control
  • Countering the threat posed by improvised explosive devices
  • Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural)
  • Improving the coordination of efforts against trafficking in persons
  • The human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation
  • World Summit on the Information Society +10
  • Bridging digital divides
  • Human rights in the Information Society
  • General Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization

    General Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • Sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Conference of the States Parties of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

    SPECIAL COMMITTEE: Conference of the States Parties of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
  • Implementation of Article X: Assistance and protection against chemical weapons
  • Implementation of Article XI: Economic and technological development
  • Economic and Social Council

    The Economic and Social Council Commissions meet separately Saturday through Tuesday Morning.

    ECOSOC COMMISSION: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  • Enhancing regional economic cooperation and integration in Asia and the Pacific
  • Towards a sustainable, inclusive and resilient urban future for Asia and the Pacific
  • [Report Writing Body]

    ECOSOC COMMISSION: Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA)

  • 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
  • [Report Writing Body]


    International Court of Justice
    • 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
    • Open Agenda

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