MACMUN 2017 Archive


MACMUN's second conference took place over the course of 3 days, from February 10th to 12th, at David Braley Health Sciences Centre. It featured 4 committees,165 delegates, and a social held at the school's Faculty Club. This year marked the first year in which the conference was entirely run by volunteer students that were members of the Model United Nations Club, though the Student Union and Office of the President remained supportive partners. The theme of this conference was celebrating diversity, a theme that was reflected in the committees' topics, online campaigns, and more.

Featured Committees

This meeting of the General Assembly at MACMUN consisted of 80 member states and focused on gender equality, with discussion centred around women's empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals, as well as the right to protest worldwide.

The 2017 meeting of the World Health Organization at MACMUN involved 35 member states and discussed the topics of mental health as well as climate change and its relationship to the spread of infectious diseases.

This meeting of the ECOSOC at MACMUN consisted of 35 member states and focused on the macroeconomic effects of refugees as well as the impacts of sanctions on Russia alongside its removal from the Human Rights Council.

This meeting of the Security Council at MACMUN consisted of the Council's 15 member states and focused on the question of nuclear disarmament on a global scale as well as the question of India, Pakistan, and China with regards to the Kashmir border dispute.

McMaster sits on the traditional territory shared between the Haudenosaunee confederacy and the Anishinabe nations, which was acknowledged in the Dish with One Spoon wampum belt. That wampum uses the symbolism of a dish to represent the territory, and one spoon to represent that the people are to share the resources of the land and only take what they need.


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