Committees And Topics

General Assembly 1st Committee (Disarmament and International Security)

Reducing Sunni/Shi’a tension and conflict in the Middle East

Addressing the increasing use of motor vehicles in terror attacks in Western Europe

Limiting the prevalence of extra-judicial execution in the Philippines

Forestalling the acquisition of nuclear weapons by rogue states and sub-national groups

 

General Assembly 3rd Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural)

Protecting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and conferring World Heritage status on additional archeological landmarks

Eliminating the practice of sex tourism in all its forms, and strengthening enforcement of laws against soliciting sex from juveniles

Preventing so-called Honor Killings in the Arab-Islamic world

Ensuring the rights and protecting the well-being of newly arrived immigrants in the states of the European Union

 

General Assembly 4th Committee (Special Political and Decolonization)

Ensuring credible and transparent elections for post-conflict societies

Addressing the “Democracy Deficit” in Central Asia and the Middle East

Promoting international cooperation and technology-sharing toward the goal of a permanent colony on Mars

The Question of political stability in the Arab Republic of Egypt

 

General Assembly 6th Committee (Legal)

Combating the dissemination of so-called “fake news” via the internet and social media sites

Resolving legal ambiguities and liability issues vis-à-vis driverless cars and other automated driverless vehicles

 

Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Security Council

Ensuring legal accountability for crimes committed by United Nations peacekeepers and other international peacekeeping forces

 

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Providing food relief and medical assistance to the victims of famine in Somalia, Ethiopia, Yemen and South Sudan

Suppressing or regulating the production, consumption and global trade in illicit narcotic drugs

Lessening the adverse effects of government corruption on foreign direct investment and international development assistance

Reconciling national hydroelectric projects with the rights of downstream populations on transnational rivers

 

The Human Rights Council (HRC)

Decommissioning child soldiers in national military, paramilitary and other armed groups, preventing their future recruitment and reintegrating them into civilian life

Eliminating the practice of sex tourism in all its forms, and strengthening enforcement of laws against soliciting sex from juveniles

Ending human rights abuses and acts of terrorism committed by Boko Haram

Restoring peace and providing security in the Central African Republic

 

The Environment Commission

Banning, reducing or otherwise mitigating the environmental consequences of hydraulic fracturing

Promoting sustainability in the Arctic and Antarctic regions with regard to resource extraction and increasing maritime traffic

Developing awareness and mitigating the impact of anthropogenic climate change in low-lying coastal megacities

Preventing the further degradation of the Great Barrier Reef and other ecologically sensitive marine environments

 

The Disarmament Commission

Strengthening the regulation and/or restriction of non-lethal weapons systems (NLWs), including laser-blinding weapons, immobilizing weapons and anti-personnel mines

Avoiding civil conflict and promoting the peaceful transition of power in DR Congo, Zimbabwe and other Southern African states

Combating a resurgence of Piracy in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and other commercially significant maritime routes

Addressing the threat and regulating the conduct of cyber warfare and cyber terrorism/espionage

 

Security Council

To be announced

 

The Special Conference on Human Migration

Measures to address internal migration, with an emphasis on mitigating the consequences of rural to urban shifts in less developed countries

Facilitating the assimilation and protecting the rights of newly-arrived refugees and asylum seekers in Western Europe

Combating the transmission of infectious diseases in refugee camps

Evaluating the legal status of so-called “climate change refugees”

 

UN Convention on the Status of Women (UNCSW)

Combatting cultural indifference to the crime of domestic abuse

Protecting the rights, security and welfare of female guest workers in Persian Gulf states

Defining the legal rights and protecting the welfare of women in polygamous relationships

Ensuring universal access to primary school for girls in Less Developed Countries (LDCs)

 

UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Promoting greater indigenous representation in the legislative and executive branches of national governments

 

Measures to quell the unrest between Rohingya Muslims and the Buddhist majority in Myanmar

Strengthening the principle of “Free, Prior and Informed Consent” (FPIC) in relations between indigenous peoples and multinational companies in extractive industries

Preserving global linguistic diversity and taking measures to document and preserve endangered languages

 

Advisory Panel on the Question of Syria, Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan

Stemming the flow of foreign jihadis into Syria and Iraq

Restoring authority to the geographical areas still under the control of Islamic State

Considering the question of independence or greater autonomy for the people of Iraqi Kurdistan and adjoining areas of ethnically Kurdish population

Promoting international cooperation to rebuild and rehabilitate Mosul, Aleppo and other cities impacted by civil conflict

Protecting the internally displaced Yazidi and other ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq

 

International Court of Justice (ICJ)

Contentious Case: Application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)

Advisory Opinion on the legality of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election

 

International Criminal Court (ICC)

The Prosecutor vs. Albert Speer

The Prosecutor vs. Georges Ruggiu

The Prosecutor vs. Drazen Erdemovic