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NMUN•DC Committee Topics and Background Guides

You only need to download background guides for the committees assigned to your country. If you are unsure which ones are relevant, consult the Country Assignment Matrix.

2017 Committee Topics
Background Guides

General Assembly First Committee (GA1)

  1. Cybersecurity and the Threat of Cyberwarfare
  2. Addressing The Illicit Trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons
GA1 Background Guide DC 2017 PDF
(available 1 August)

United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

  1. Protection of the Environment in Areas Affected by Armed Conflict
  2. Safeguarding our Oceans
UNEA Background Guide DC 2017 PDF
(available 1 August)

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

  1. Minimizing the Negative Impacts of Globalization
  2. The Social Responsibility of Multinational Corporations
UNCTAD Background Guide DC 2017 PDF
(available 1 August)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

  1. Nuclear Technology and Water Security
  2. Improving the Effectiveness of Safeguards and Verification Mechanisms
IAEA Background Guide DC 2017 PDF
(available 1 August)

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

  1. Addressing the Needs of the Internally Displaced
  2. Improving Housing and Food Security for Urban Refugees
UNHCR Background Guide DC 2017 PDF
(available 1 August)

Economic and Social Council Plenary (ECOSOC)

  1. Mainstreaming a Gender Perspective into All Policies and Programmes of the United Nations
  2. Implementing Policies that Support Restorative Justice
ECOSOC Background Guide DC 2017 PDF
(available 1 August)

Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

  1. Mitigating Drug Supply through Alternative Development
  2. Engaging Civil Society in Addressing the World Drug Problem
CND Background Guide DC 2017 PDF
(available 1 August)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  1. Harmonizing National Development Plans with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  2. Developing Infrastructure for Disaster Risk Reduction
UNDP Background Guide DC 2017 PDF
(available 1 August)

Security Council (SC)

  1. Measures to Combat Terrorism in Africa
  2. Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea
SC Background Guide DC 2017 PDF
(available 1 August)


Delegate Preparation Guide

NMUN Delegate Prep. Guide

All delegates should read the NMUN Delegate Preparation Guide PDF. It's a valuable resource that will provide answers to most of your questions.

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