Welcome to CSWMUN 2018

"Youth and Diplomacy"

Committees

Commission on the Status of Women   Women's Right in the Middle East
Commission on Narcotic Drugs South American Drug Trade
UNICEF Refugee Crisis
DISEC Nuclear proliferation
EU Council Brexit & Russia
Security Council 2 Increased Rates of Terrorism in Europe

Committee Descriptions

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • - Commission of the Status of Women

    For centuries, women have struggled to gain equal rights to their male counterparts in all aspects of society, and it was not until the 20th century that the United States (gradually) extended the right to vote to women, and it was not until 1963 that the equal pay act was ratified. Today, most developed nations have brought into law equal rights for all women. However, there are many places in which women do not have the same rights as men, and one of these places, according to many standards, is the Middle East. In countries such as Saudi Arabia, women cannot vote. In Yemen, women cannot leave the house without their husbands’ permission. What role, if any, do UN Members have in influencing these countries’ laws? And what should be done to change something, if anything even should be changed?
  • - Commission on Narcotic Drugs

    Though the War on Drugs was only officially declared in 1971 every country has faced the issue of illicit narcotics for much longer. Currently, the vast majority of cocaine production (270 metric tonnes in Colombia alone) and a lot (16.9 metric tonnes from Columbia) of opiate production comes from South America, just to name two of the many substances that come out of the region. How can South American countries, and countries affected by South American drug production, come up with a solution to the problem of illicit narcotics?(1)

    (1) https://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2011/RAND_MG1076.pdf
  • - UNICEF

    “UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential.”(2) “Across the globe, nearly 50 million children have been uprooted, with 28 million fleeing brutal conflict and millions more escaping extreme poverty. This figure includes millions of children caught in wars in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and the South Sudan — in more than a dozen countries.”(3)

    (2) https://www.unicef.org/what-we-do
    (3) https://www.unicefusa.org/mission/emergencies/child-refugees
  • - DISEC

    “International concern for the proliferation of nuclear weapons has continued to mount. As regional violence mounts and the region appears increasingly volatile, particular attention is being paid to the potential for the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the North Korea.”(4)

    (4) https://www.odu.edu/content/dam/odu/offices/mun/2015/disec-preventing-proliferation-of-nuclear-weapons-in-the-middle-east.pdf
  • - European Council

    In June of 2016, Great Britain invoked article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, and began the process of leaving the European Union. The negotiations have been rocky, and the world is unsure of the results of certain concerns, such as the border status between Northern Ireland and Ireland, immigration, and general trade rules. On March 4th, 2018, Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent, and his daughter, were poisoned by a Russian military nerve agent. This added to a list of actions that the Russian Federation has taken against EU nations, and it has become clear that the EU must respond. In this Council meeting, heads of states of EU member nations will decide the EU policy on Brexit and Russia, and solve some crises that will arise.
  • - Security Council 2

    “In Western European, North American, and other States, the terrorist threat to many States has increased significantly. At least one-third of the States of these subregions have been the victims of successful or thwarted terrorist attacks in their territories or against their institutions or assets overseas. Thousands of foreign terrorist fighters have left States of this subgroup or transited through them to conflict zones. Terrorism propaganda and recruitment via the Internet and social media pose a significant challenge.”(5) What can the security council do to further the fight against terrorism in Europe and other continents?

    (5) https://www.un.org/sc/ctc/focus-areas/regional/

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