Committees & Topics

Position Papers were due November 10, 2013; we are still accepting position papers for new registrations.

General Assembly Plenary (GA)

   1. Trafficking in Women & Girls

   2. The Situation in the Syrian Arab Republic

Note: Additionally, the General Assembly will simulate Security Council Elections. The elections of the Security Council non-permanent members are not a topic, but rather a process that will be simulated in the General Assembly. Therefore, it should not be addressed within GA position papers. This process will take place during the committee sessions on Sunday, November 24.

[ General Assembly Plenary Background Guide (PDF) ]

[ General Assembly Plenary Update - Syria (PDF) ]

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

   1. Taking Steps toward Marine and Coastal Ecosystem-Based Management

   2. Post-Conflict and Post-Disaster Environmental Programs

[ United Nations Environment Programme Background Guide (PDF) ]

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

   1. Private Sector Involvement in Sustainable Development

   2. Economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory,

        including East Jerusalem

[ ECOSOC Background Guide (PDF) ]

Security Council (SC) and Reformed Security Council (RSC)

   1. The Situation in Somalia

   2. The Situation in the Middle East

   3. Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Note: Please note that the Security Council and Reformed Security Council will be using identical topics.

[ Security Council Background Guide (PDF) ]

[ Reformed Security Council Background Guide (PDF) ]

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - Executive Committee

(Negotiations of an international agreement on Environmentally Displaced Persons)

   1. Preamble

   2. Scope & Definitions

   3. Assistance & Protection

   4. Implementation

   5. Final Provisions

Note: These are not "topics" like in other committees at NWMUN, but are rather the sections of the final document that the UNHCR negotiations will produce. Please read the Explanatory Note as well as the Background Guide for more details.

[ UNHCR Executive Committee Explanatory Note (PDF) ]

[ UNHCR Executive Committee Background Guide (PDF) ]

[ UNHCR Sample Position Paper (PDF) ]