New York 2021 Archive

Be a Part of It: New York, New York!

Approximately 2,500 university students and faculty members, more than half from outside the United States, met virtually to discuss current global issues in a real world context. NMUN•NY 2021 offered 21 simulated UN committees plus an additional Security Council and used procedural rules developed with UNITAR. Delegates from 98 UN Member States attended. The conference was held virtually for the first time in NMUN•NY history due to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic (travel bans, social distancing issues, quarantine requirements, the hotel being closed, and other government / health regulations). UN Headquarters provided attendees with a virtual tour of the UN building focused on the SC and ECOSOC chambers, and the GA Hall.

Awards: Conf. A and Conf. B

Photos on Facebook: Conf. A and Conf. B

General Assembly (GA)

General Assembly First Committee (GA1)

  1. Establishment of a Nuclear Weapon Free Zone in the Region of the Middle East
  2. Advancing Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace in the Context of International Security
  3. The Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects

General Assembly Second Committee (GA2)

  1. Financing for Development
  2. Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) for Sustainable Economic and Financial Development
  3. Disaster Risk Reduction

General Assembly Third Committee (GA3)

  1. Rights of Indigenous People
  2. Empowering Conflict-Affected Children and Youth
  3. Implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)

  1. Improving Vulnerable Persons' Access to Justice including a Fair Trial
  2. Combating Organized Cybercrime
  3. Combating Illicit Organ Trafficking

Commission on Population and Development (CPD)

  1. Improving Accessibility and the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Urban Areas
  2. Supporting a Growing Population of Older Persons in Rural Areas
  3. Population, Food Security, Nutrition, and Sustainable Development

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

  1. Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship
  2. Promoting the Political Participation of Women
  3. Protecting Women in Migration from Human Trafficking, Sexual Slavery, and Sexual Exploitation

Economic and Social Council Plenary (ECOSOC)

  1. The Socio-Economic Effects of Global Pandemics
  2. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Fragile States
  3. Mainstreaming a Gender Perspective into All Policies and Programmes in the United Nations System

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

  1. Promoting the Development of Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure
  2. Supporting Emerging Economies through Technical Cooperation
  3. Strengthening Regional Cooperation to Ensure Sustainable Energy


Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

  1. Addressing the HIV/AIDS Epidemic among Young Women
  2. Preventing Tuberculosis Infection among People Living with HIV

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  1. Realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Water and Ocean Governance
  2. Closing the Energy Gap for All People

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

  1. Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in Post-Conflict Areas
  2. Promoting Open Access to Scientific Information and Research
  3. Harnessing Emerging Technologies for the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4

United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

  1. Climate Change and Health
  2. Ensuring Sustainable Consumption and Production
  3. Mitigation of and Adaptation to Desertification and Drought

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

  1. Accelerating Industrial Development in Africa
  2. Promoting Sustainable Rural Entrepreneurship and Businesses
  3. Achieving Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production

Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs

Human Rights Council (HRC)

  1. The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age
  2. Combatting Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance
  3. Business and Human Rights

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

  1. Forced Displacement Due to Climate Change
  2. Ensuring Access to Safe and Sustainable Energy
  3. Improving Employment Opportunities for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

  1. Promoting Access to Family Planning in Developing States
  2. Increasing Youth Leadership and Participation in Society

World Food Programme (WFP)

  1. Improving Smallholder Agriculture Market Support to Achieve Zero Hunger
  2. Improving Food Assistance for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

World Health Organization (WHO)

  1. Universal Health Coverage: Leaving No One Behind
  2. Managing Global Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Peace and Security

Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference (NPT)

  1. Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy
  2. Strengthening Measures Towards General and Complete Nuclear Disarmament

Peacebuilding Commission (PBC)

  1. Empowering Youth as Agents of Peacebuilding
  2. Sustaining Peace through Partnerships

Security Council (SC)

  1. The Situation in Yemen
  2. Impact of COVID-19 on Peace and Security
  3. Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts

Volunteer Leadership

Alfred 'Alfie' Jones
Alfred 'Alfie' Jones
Secretary-General, Conference A
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Alfie is originally from the UK, and has been living in Berlin, Germany since 2013. He studied Modern History & Politics as an undergraduate at Royal Holloway, University of London, before completing an MA in History at the University of Bristol. He now works as a Product Manager at Airsiders, a travel technology firm. Alfie joined NMUN volunteer staff in 2012.
Marleen Schreier
Marleen Schreier
Deputy Secretary-General, Conference A
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Marleen currently works as a Senior Livelihoods Officer at the International Rescue Committee, where she manages employment, financial inclusion, and integration initiatives for refugees and asylum seekers in Germany. She previously worked for the Tent Partnership for Refugees, Doctors without Borders and the United Nations System Staff College as research fellow. She holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University and a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance. She joined the NMUN•NY volunteer staff in 2014 and served as DSG of NMUN•Germany 2019.
Clarissa Manning
Clarissa Manning
Secretary-General, Conference B
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Clarissa is originally from Apple Valley, California where she attended Victor Valley College and participated as a delegate at NMUN•NY for two years. She then transferred to UCLA where she studied political science and public policy, earning her BA in Political Science and her Master’s in Public Policy. She now co-operates BOTEC Analysis, a consulting firm providing policy analysis and implementation advisory services. Clarissa joined the NMUN•NY volunteer staff in 2011.
Stéphanie Toschi
Stéphanie Toschi
Deputy Secretary-General, Conference B
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Stéphanie, originally from Luxembourg, holds a BA in political science from the University of Bonn, an MA in international relations from Université Libre de Bruxelles, and an Advanced MA in EU Diplomacy from the College of Europe, Bruges Campus. She recently joined the Luxembourgish Foreign Service as a desk officer in the Political Affairs Directorate. She has been on NMUN•NY Volunteer Staff since 2015.