MUIMUN 2013 will have 7 committees in English and one in Spanish. Below, some general information on these committees is laid out, alongside the topics that will be on the agenda. Information on the committee directors will be published here soon. There might also still be minor changes to some of the agenda items.
You can learn which delegations will be present in which committee by clicking on Committees and Delegations.
The Security Council has primary responsibility, under the Charter of the United Nations, for the maintenance of international peace and security. It may investigate any dispute or situation which might lead to international friction and make recommendations on methods of adjusting such disputes or the terms of settlement.
- Private Military and Security Forces
- The Situation in Somalia
The Human Rights Council is a subsidiary body of the UN General Assembly responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. It came into existence in 2006, when the UN Commission on Human Rights was upgraded to the status of a council.
- Violence and Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
- Access to Safe Abortions
The GA 3rd Committee (“SOCHUM”) is one of the main committees of the UN General Assembly. Its focus lies on social, humanitarian and Human Rights issues. The Committee has a highly integrated approach that allows it to deal with problems that are rooted in more than one area.
- Bonded Labour and Economic Exploitation
- The Right to Religious Education of Children
The Legal Committee is the primary forum for the consideration of legal questions. The Legal Committee is authorized by the UN charter to elaborate and adopt new treaties on the development of public international law and recommend them to member states.
- Self-Defence against Non-State Actors – National Sovereignty in Times of International Terrorism
- Universal Jurisdiction – Universal Justice?
MUIMUN 2013 will simulate a slightly customised version of the Board of Governors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The Bank, part of the World Bank Group, is older than the United Nations itself and only later became part of the UN system. It was founded during World War II and constantly broadens its fields of action – lending to various actors in order to finance development.
- Putting an End to Land-Grabbing – towards Fair and Transparent Standards
- Poverty and Social Impact Assessment
The International Labour Organisation is the UN agency that deals with labour issues, promoting international labour standards and generally focussing on workers’ rights. It tries to incorporate the perspectives of governments, employers, and workers in its decisions.
- The Current Situation of Domestic Workers
- Youth Unemployment, Internships and Precarious Work
Established by the General Assembly and the Security Council in 2005, the Peacebuilding Commission coordinates and carries out help for countries in post-conflict situations. It works towards sustainable peace and employs measures of (for example) reconstruction and institution building. Through this approach, it centralises the formerly separated efforts from various actors trying to help in post-conflict situations.
- Civil Society, Peacebuilding and the Mandate of the Commission
- Economic Integration of Post-Conflict Areas
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC, the Spanish acronym is CEPAL) is one of the five Regional Commissions of the United Nations. It was founded with the purpose of contributing to the economic development of Latin America, coordinating actions directed towards this end, and reinforcing economic ties among countries and with other nations of the world. Later on, its work was extended to the countries of the Caribbean and the promotion of social development was included.
La Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) es una de las cinco comisiones regionales de las Naciones Unidas. Se fundó para contribuir al desarrollo económico de América Latina, coordinar las acciones encaminadas a su promoción y reforzar las relaciones económicas de los países entre sí y con las demás naciones del mundo. Posteriormente, su labor se amplió a los países del Caribe y se incorporó el objetivo de promover el desarrollo social.
- La Legalizacion de la Droga en America Latina como Solucion a la Violencia y al Problema del Narcotrafico
- La Creacion de un Organismo y Fondo de Financiamiento regional como Independencia Alternativa al Fondo Monetario Internacional