Committees

 

The MACMUN 2020 Secretariat is pleased to present the committees that will be featured in our conference this year. Our conference features committees at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. It is beginner-friendly, and an enriching experience for delegates of all levels and disciplines.

Key information, including topics and background guides, regarding each of these committees can be found below. As well, you can check out the list of countries/organizations/characters that will be represented in each of these committees by clicking the button below:

General Assemblies

SOCHUM

The Social, Cultural, Humanitarian Committee assesses and resolves the sociocultural impacts of global events on people and works to improve quality of life worldwide.

Topics:

1. Journalism in the Age of Social Media
2. Child Labour

LEGAL

The Legal Committee is the organ of the

United Nations that deals with legal issues.

It discusses and makes recommendations on

International Law.

Topics:

1. Legality of Mass Surveillance and Data Collection
2. Potential War Crimes in Yemen

Specialized Committees

UNEP

The United Nations Environment Programme

discusses and resolves issues related to

the protection and revitalization of the

environment.

Topics:

1. Marine Plastics 
2. Water Security and the Global Water Crisis

UNPFII

The United Nations Permanent Forum on

Indigenous Issues is a dedicated space

bringing together nations to discuss and

develop resolutions to Indigenous Issues.

Topics:

1. Contemporary Genocides of Indigenous Peoples
2. Indigenous Representation in Politics

 

ARCTIC COUNCIL

The Arctic Council is focused on sustainable

development and protection of the Arctic.

It consists of Arctic States and organizations

representing Arctic Indigenous peoples.

 

Topics:

1. Militarization of the Arctic
2. Melting Glaciers and Sea Ice

Crisis Committees

Note: These committees are recommended for more advanced delegates.

AD HOC

The topic of this committee will be revealed on the first day of the conference. It is designed for experienced delegates who are comfortable thinking and participating on their feet.

CHINESE CIVIL WAR

This historical topic features two joint committees representing The Communists and The Nationalists. This civil war spanned 1927-1949, with the Communist Revolution in 1946. This committee starts on January 1st, 1934.

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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