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27-31 March 2016 (Conference B)


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NMUN•NY 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/Committee Matrix.

GA ECOSOC Development Human Rights & Humanit. Affairs Peace & Security
 

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2016 Committee Topics
Background Guides
Department of the General Assembly (GA) -  back to top

General Assembly Plenary (GAPlen)

GA Plenary does not meet during the week with its own agenda. It only meets on the last day of the NMUN conference to consider resolutions and reports from appropriate committees.

 

General Assembly First Committee (GA1)

2016 GA1 Background Guide NY
(available 16 November)

General Assembly Second Committee (GA2)

2016 GA2 Background Guide NY
(available 16 November)

General Assembly Fourth Committee (GA4)

2016 GA4 Background Guide NY
(available 16 November)

UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III)

2016 Habitat III Background Guide NY
(available 16 November)
Department of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) - back to top

Economic and Social Council Plenary (ECOSOC)

2016 ECOSOC Background Guide NY
(available 16 November)

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

2016 CSW Background Guide NY
(available 16 November)

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

2016 ECLAC Background Guide NY
(available 16 November)

Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

2016 CND Background Guide NY
(available 16 November)

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)
(writes report)

2016 CESCR Background Guide NY
(available 16 November)
Department of Development -  back to top
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

2016 UNEP Background Guide NY
(available 16 November)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

2016 UNESCO Background Guide NY
(available 16 November)
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

2016 UNIDO Background Guide NY
(available 16 November)

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

2016 UNICEF Background Guide NY
(available 16 November)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

2016 UNDP Background Guide NY
(available 16 November)
Department of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs - back to top

Human Rights Council (HRC)

2016 HRC Background Guide NY
(available 16 November)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

2016 UNHCR Background Guide NY
(available 16 November)

World Food Programme (WFP)

2016 WFP Background Guide NY
(available 16 November)

World Health Organization (WHO)

2016 WHO Background Guide NY
(available 16 November)

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
(writes report)

2016 UNRWA Background Guide NY
(available 16 November)
Department of Peace and Security - back to top

Security Council (SC)*

The Security Council may adopt agenda items outside the topics listed here. Assigned delegates should stay abreast of current issues.

2016 SC Background Guide NY
(available 16 November)

Programme of Action (PoA) on Small Arms and Light Weapons Biennial Meeting of States
(writes report)

2016 PoA Background Guide NY
(available 16 November)

Notes: CESCR, UNRWA, and PoA write reports. All other committees write resolutions.

* Due to high interest, NMUN•NY simulates three Security Councils. One is comprised of schools assigned to the member states on the council (SC-A). The additional security councils (SC-B and SC-C) are by separate application. A school assigned to SC-B or SC-C will be a different country in the rest of the simulation.

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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.


Important Dates: We urge you to note the various deadlines for position papers and other conference preparations.


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