NY 2020 Committees and Topics

Development Department

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. Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
  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

ECOSOC Department

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 Involvement of Women in Political Participation
  3. Protecting Women in Migration from Human Trafficking, Sexual Slavery, and Sexual Exploitation

Economic and Social Council Plenary (ECOSOC)

  1. 20-Year Review: UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  2. Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011–2020
  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

General Assembly Department

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 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

High-Level Political Forum (HLPF)

  1. Building Partnerships to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  2. Ending Abuse, Exploitation, Trafficking and All Forms of Violence against and Torture of Children

Human Rights & Humanitarian Affairs Department

Human Rights Council (HRC)

  1. The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age
  2. Combating 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 Displaced Persons (DPs)

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. 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. Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

Peace & Security Department

Peacebuilding Commission (PBC)

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

Security Council (SC)

  1. The Situation in Yemen
  2. Women, Peace, and Security
  3. Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Security Council-Additional (SC-A)

  1. The Situation in Yemen
  2. Women, Peace, and Security
  3. Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Review Conference (NPT)

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