Below is a list of committees that will be simulated at AMUN during our 2020 session. For further information on any of the AMUN 2020 topics, please consult our 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 1990
  • 1990 – Open Agenda
Historical Security Council 1967
  • 1967 – Open Agenda
Historical Commission of Inquiry: Non-Aligned States in Cold War Context

  • Commission of Inquiry under resolution 496 (1981) in connection with the Republic of the Seychelles
  • Security Council Commission established under resolution 446 (1979) on the situation in the Occupied Arab territories

General Assembly

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

General Assembly Plenary

  • External debt sustainability and development
  • Impact of rapid technological change on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

Second Committee (Economic and Financial)

  • Agricultural development, food security and nutrition
  • Promotion of sustainable tourism, including ecotourism, for poverty eradication and environmental protection

First Committee (Disarmament and International Security)

  • National legislation on transfer of arms, military equipment and dual-use goods and technology
  • Prevention of an arms race in outer space

Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural)

  • The right to privacy in the digital age
  • Protection of migrants

General Assembly Fourth Committee

  • Assistance in mine action
  • Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples

Human Rights Council

Human Rights Council (HRC)

  • Consequences of child, early and forced marriage
  • Human rights and climate change

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

SPECIAL COMMITTEE: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

  • Strategy for youth and adult literacy (2020-2025)
  • The Declaration of Ethical Principles in relation to Climate Change

Economic and Social Council

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

ECOSOC COMMISSION: Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)

  • Smart and sustainable cities for all ages
  • Strengthening implementation of the 2030 Agenda through trade

[Report Writing Body]

ECOSOC COMMISSION: Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

  • Promoting alternative development as a development-oriented drug control strategy
  • Promoting measures to prevent transmission of HIV attributable to drug use among women and for women who are exposed to risk factors associated with drug use, including by improving access to post-exposure prophylaxis

[Report Writing Body]

Simulations

International Court of Justice

  • Legal Consequences of the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965 (Advisory Opinion; Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Mauritius; United Kingdom)
  • Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Uganda)
  • Obligation to Negotiate Access to the Pacific Ocean (Bolivia v. Chile)

International Press Delegation
  • Open Agenda

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