SPECPOL

General Assembly I

 

Chair: Rose Horowitch

Co-Chair: Kate fizpatrick, Mai HoAng

The Fourth Committee of the United Nations, the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL), facilitates discussions about pressing issues across the globe. An important part of the committee’s work is the examination of human rights questions, and how they pertain to refugees. Delegates are expected to work together and pass resolutions that provide suitable solutions for the problems they tackle. During this session, the committee will seek to solve the crisis of migrants displaced by climate change in Asia and the Pacific. By 2010, there were over thirty million migrants in Asia and the Pacific who had been dislocated by rising sea levels, droughts, and reduced agricultural vitality. Twenty of the most popular Asian cities are exposed to coastal flooding. These numbers are only expected to increase as climate change wreaks havoc on the planet. In this committee, delegates will try to both reduce the devastating effects of climate change and reach a universal agreement on how to best support environmental migrants.

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SOCHUM

General Assembly II

 

Chair: Alexis Gorfine

Co-Chair: Emilio karakey, Sofia Yoon

The United Nations’ Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM) is dedicated to ensuring the preservation of human rights. One of the committee’s particular focuses is on women’s rights, especially those in developing countries. Delegates will be tasked with discussing methods to help grant women their rights through ending female genital mutilation (FGM) in Africa. Female genital mutilation is defined as “all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons” and is internationally recognized as a violation of human rights. It is the delegates’ jobs to save millions of girls from experiencing this violation of their rights and to provide aid and support to those who have already been victims of this ancient practice. The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has vowed to establish better and more interactive relations with Africa in order to accelerate the end of FGM by 2030. Together, we can prevent this injustice and accelerate its permanent eradication.

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DISEC

General Assembly III

 

Chair: Michael Bamah

Co-Chair: Ben Abbatiello, Ratana Chheng

The Committee on Disarmament and International Security is responsible for the maintenance of international peace and security. This committee will deal with disarmament, global challenges, and threats to peace that affect the international community, and seeks out solutions to the challenges in the field of international security. DISEC's mandate in Article 26 of the United Nations Charter is to "promote the establishment and maintenance of international peace and security with the least diversion for armaments of the world's human and economic resources." This committee will endeavor to seek solutions to any possible and future challenges that the regime of international security may face. Delegates of this committee will be tasked with discussing proliferation during the Cold War while also coming up with resolutions that would affect the nuclear arms race for supremacy in 1960.

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