DCMUN VIII Issues

GA1 (Disarmament and International Security):

  •     The question of promoting multilateralism in response to the threat to international security
  •     The issue of drug trafficking
  •     The question of the Middle Eastern arms race

 
GA2 (Economic and Financial)
:

  •     The issue of sustainable development of technology
  •     The question of increased supervision of the world banking system
  •     The issue of Euro-zone debt and its implications on the rest of the world


GA3 (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural):

  •     The issue of the promotion and protection of children in developing nations
  •     The issue of human rights violations in Syria
  •     The question of nuclear disasters and steps to prevention


GA4 (Special Political and Decolonization)

  •     The issue of right of return for Palestinian refugees
  •     The issue of border disputes between India and Pakistan
  •     The question of the role of the UN in anti-terrorism


GA6 (Legal):

  •     The promotion of justice and international law
  •     The issue of drug prevention
  •     The question of methods to stop international terrorism


IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency):

  •     The issue of protecting civilians from nuclear disaster
  •     The question of Iran and its nuclear programme
  •     The question of increasing the stability of nuclear energy with regards to an environmental disaster

 
Arab League:

  •     The question of the Arab Spring and its long term stability
  •     The question of women’s rights
  •     The question of corruption in Arab Governments


HRC (Human Rights Commission):

  •     The issue of the protection and promotion of street children
  •     The issue of combatting the defamation of religions
  •     The question of human rights abuses in Syria


 ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council):

  •     The issue of rising commodity prices in underdeveloped nations
  •     The question of environmental degradation
  •     The question of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa


SC (Security Council):

  •     The question of nuclear proliferation
  •     The role of outside states in internal conflicts
  •     The question of UN peace keeping forces in Sudan and South Sudan

(Note: Security Council Presidents and Delegates may need to deal with issues that arise during the conference)

 
ICJ (International Court of Justice)
:

  • Questions relating to the Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite (Belgium vs. Senegal)
  • The rights involved with the territorial and maritime disputes (Peru vs. Chile)


EC (Environment Commission):

  • The question of environmental migration and social vulnerability as a result of climate change
  • The issue of the concentration and increase of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) in the atmosphere
  • The question of nature’s ecosystem, and the habitats that support life- from oceans to grasslands to forests-as a result of climate change


YA (Youth Assembly):

Youth Assembly (YA) is being introduced to DCMUN.  This will consist of about 30 students divided into three committees and lead by a President and 2 Deputies.  This year it will be run by THIMUNQatar.  Delegates are not linked to a particular country and so represent themselves with all the energy and commitment of youth to bring to the discussion.

The Youth Assembly committee is designed to create project-oriented, realizable, concrete action. Delegates to this committee represent themselves not another country. Delegates to this committee attempt to create an action plan regarding some of the global issues discussed in MUN conferences. At this year’s DCMUN conference, the focus will be on action plans related to the environment and climate change. The goal of this committee is to strengthen and broaden youth participation among participants. Youth delegates will construct and debate action plans in their committee with the following objectives in mind:

  • To share existing good practices in the field of youth work, youth activism and new emerging youth movements;
  • To formulate concrete recommendations on the role and the space of young people in making sustainable change processes in Europe;
  • To reflect on possible ways to follow up on global issues through networking;
  • To contribute to the goals of the DCMUN conference by ensuring that the voice of youth can be heard and taken into account.

Each school registered at DCMUN will be requested to provide one delegate to attend the youth assembly. There will be three committees with about 10 delegates for each topic area. For more information, see the THIMUN Foundation Youth Assembly Handbook.  

Topics:

  • Committee 1: Committee on Climate Change

Addressing the issue of climate change with an emphasis on the reduction of carbon footprints.

  • Committee 2: Committee on Education

Addressing the establishment or enhancement of environmental education in school curriculum and programs

  • Committee 3: The Committee on International Relief Programs

Youth’s role in the collective international response to natural disasters particular disasters related to climate changes and rising sea levels.

Questions should be addressed to the YA President at