NY 2019 Committees and Topics

Development Department

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  1. Urbanization and Sustainable Development
  2. Electoral Cycle Support in Post-Conflict Settings
  3. Building Climate Change Resilience through Adaptation Strategies

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

  1. Protecting Cultural Heritage in Conflict Zones
  2. Education as a Tool to Prevent Extremism
  3. Ensuring Freedom of Information for All

United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

  1. Addressing Marine Plastic Litter and Microplastics
  2. Preventing and Reducing Air Pollution to Improve Air Quality Globally
  3. Promoting the Responsible Disposal of Electronic and Hazardous Waste

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

  1. The Role of Information and Communications Technology in Industrial Development
  2. Promoting Sustainable Production and Consumption
  3. Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship

World Food Programme (WFP)

  1. Improving Emergency Response Capacities to Safeguard Food Security
  2. Responding to Food Insecurity in Syria
  3. Improving Frameworks for the Supply of Food Aid

ECOSOC Department

Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)

  1. Criminal Justice Responses to Cybercrime in All Its Forms
  2. Improving Coordination in Preventing and Combating Migrant Smuggling
  3. Restorative Justice in Criminal Matters

Commission on Population and Development (CPD)

  1. Fulfilling the Nutritional Needs of the Ageing Population
  2. Addressing the Effects of International Migration on Cities
  3. Realizing SDG 3 by Ensuring Access to Essential Health-Care Services and Education

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

  1. Promoting Women’s Access to Information and Communications Technology
  2. Advancing Economic Parity for Rural Women
  3. Access to Public Services and Sustainable Infrastructure for Gender Equality

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

  1. Transitioning to Sustainable Energy: Meeting Growing Energy Demands
  2. Information and Communications Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction
  3. Promoting Climate Resilience

Economic and Social Council Plenary (ECOSOC)

  1. Public-Private Partnerships for Inclusive Development
  2. Harnessing New Technologies to Achieve the SDGs
  3. Ensuring Access to Technical, Vocational, and Tertiary Education

General Assembly Department

Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP)

  1. The Role of Youth in Achieving the Paris Agreement
  2. Capacity-Building for Combating Climate Change in Developing Countries
  3. Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change

General Assembly First Committee (GA1)

  1. Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security
  2. Nuclear Disarmament and International Security
  3. International Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

General Assembly Second Committee (GA2)

  1. External Debt Sustainability and Development
  2. Facilitating Knowledge Transfer for Sustainable Development
  3. Ensuring Access to Affordable, Reliable, Sustainable, and Modern Energy for All

General Assembly Third Committee (GA3)

  1. Inclusive Development for Persons with Disabilities
  2. Combating Human Trafficking
  3. Strengthening Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Assistance

Human Rights & Humanitarian Affairs Department

Human Rights Council (HRC)

  1. Equitable Access to Safe Drinking Water as a Human Right
  2. Human Rights of Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Adolescents
  3. The Human Rights Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

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

  1. Providing Adequate Shelter for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
  2. Supporting Sustainable Return and Reintegration of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
  3. Strengthening the Capacity of Refugee Resettlement Countries

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

  1. Eliminating Violence against Children and Youth
  2. Protection and Inclusion of Children with Disabilities
  3. The Rights of the Child in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women)

  1. Eliminating Child, Early, and Forced Marriage by 2030
  2. Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies and Post-Disaster Recovery
  3. Supporting the Involvement of Women in Governance and Decision-Making

World Health Organization (WHO)

  1. Antibiotic Resistance as a Threat to Global Health
  2. Addressing Mental Health in Protracted Humanitarian Crises
  3. Strengthening Global Resilience against Outbreaks and Epidemics

Peace & Security Department

Peacebuilding Commission (PBC)

  1. Partnerships for Sustainable Peace
  2. Peacebuilding and Security Sector Reform
  3. Implementing the United Nations Integrated Strategy for the Sahel (UNISS)

Security Council (SC)

  1. Youth, Peace, and Security
  2. Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts
  3. The Situation in Myanmar

Security Council-Additional (SC-A)

  1. Youth, Peace, and Security
  2. Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts
  3. The Situation in Myanmar

Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations (C-34)

  1. Mainstreaming Gender in Peacekeeping Operations
  2. Improving the Use of Technology in Peacekeeping Operations
  3. Accountability, Conduct, and Discipline in Peacekeeping Operations