NY 2018 Committees and Topics

Department of Development

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

  1. Growing Green Cities through Urban Agriculture
  2. Promoting Sustainable Agricultural Practices
  3. Implementing Strategies for Agricultural Development in Post-Emergency Response Plans

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

  1. Promoting Digital Citizenship among Youth
  2. Using ICTs to Promote Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  3. Advancing Human Rights and Development through Artificial Intelligence

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  1. The Role of Access to Clean Water in Eradicating Poverty
  2. Sustainable Cities and Transportation: A Bridge to Development
  3. Promoting Resilient Communities

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

  1. The Impact of Climate Change on World Heritage Sites
  2. Fostering Environments for Freedom of Expression, Press Freedom, and Journalistic Safety
  3. Combating Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property

United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

  1. Conservation and Restoration of Ecosystems in Urban Areas
  2. Empowering Youth for Sustainable Development
  3. The Impact of Pollution on Marine Life

Department of Human Rights & Humanitarian Affairs

Human Rights Council (HRC)

  1. Reinforcing Businesses' Responsibility to Protect Human Rights
  2. Effects of Terrorism on the Enjoyment of All Human Rights
  3. The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

  1. Addressing Climate Migration and Cross-Border Disaster Displacement
  2. Addressing the Issue of Migration in Libya
  3. Strengthening Cooperation between IOM and Civil Society

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

  1. Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Response
  2. The Impact of Climate Change on Achieving Sustainable Population Growth
  3. Managing the Needs and Challenges of an Ageing World

World Food Programme (WFP)

  1. Alleviating Hunger through the Strengthening of Global Partnership
  2. Empowering Women to Combat Food Insecurity
  3. Utilizing Technology and Innovation to Combat Hunger

World Health Organization (WHO)

  1. Mitigating the Health Impacts of Pollution
  2. Improving Responses and Coordination in Addressing Mental Health
  3. Vaccination to Promote Global Public Health

Department of Peace & Security

Additional Security Council (ASC)

  1. Humanitarian Exemptions in Sanctions Regimes
  2. Preventing Terrorism and Extremism in the Horn of Africa
  3. Women, Peace and Security

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

  1. The Complete Eradication of Chemical Weapons
  2. Providing Protection and Assistance to Victims of Chemical Weapons
  3. The Role of the OPCW in Counter-Terrorism Efforts

Peacebuilding Commission (PBC)

  1. Youth Participation in Peacebuilding
  2. Leveraging Partnerships for Sustainable Peace
  3. Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainable Peace in Burundi

Security Council (SC)

  1. Humanitarian Exemptions in Sanctions Regimes
  2. Preventing Terrorism and Extremism in the Horn of Africa
  3. Women, Peace and Security

ECOSOC

Commission for Social Development (CSocD)

  1. Promoting the Political, Socioeconomic, and Cultural Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  2. Promoting South-South and Triangular Cooperation to Achieve the 2030 Agenda
  3. Climate Change and Inequality

Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

  1. Towards a New International Drug Strategy: Implementing the Recommendations of UNGASS 2016
  2. Preventing the Illicit Cultivation of Drug Crops through Alternative Development
  3. Strengthening Global Drug Policies to Address the Production and Trafficking of Counterfeit Goods

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

  1. Promoting the Involvement of Women and Youth in Government
  2. Combating Violence against Women Migrant Workers
  3. Empowering Women and Girls in Rural Contexts

Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

  1. Achieving the Arab Development Outlook
  2. Strengthening Arab Least Developed Countries
  3. Reducing the Occurrence of Gender-Based Violence

Economic and Social Council Plenary (ECOSOC)

  1. Strengthening the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance
  2. Integrating Sustainable Development into Post-Conflict Reconstruction
  3. Implementing SDG 7: Ensure Access to Affordable, Reliable, Sustainable and Modern Energy for All

General Assembly

General Assembly Fifth Committee (GA5)

  1. Improving Mechanisms for Accountability and Transparency within the UN System
  2. Strengthening Compliance and Accountability in Field Missions with Special Regard to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Cases
  3. Consideration of the Secretary-General’s Reform Proposals

General Assembly First Committee (GA1)

  1. Cyber Security and Protecting against Cyber Warfare
  2. Measures to Strengthen International Counter-Terrorism Efforts
  3. Combating the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons

General Assembly Second Committee (GA2)

  1. Implementing the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the Accra Agenda for Action
  2. The Role of Urbanization in Sustainable Development
  3. Sustainable Tourism for Poverty Eradication

General Assembly Third Committee (GA3)

  1. The Right of Peoples to Self-Determination
  2. The Elimination of All Forms of Religious Intolerance
  3. Ensuring Equitable Access to Education