CSW Model UN Conference 2019

Committees

Commission on the Status of Women   Women's Roles in the Economy
Security Council Israeli/Palestinian Conflict
UNEP Climate Change
DISEC Nuclear Disarmament
UNICEF Rights of Orphans
European Council Crisis Committee
Post Brexit EU, Iran Nuclear Deal
UNHRC Human Rights and Press Freedoms

Committee Descriptions

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • - Advanced -- European Council Crisis Committee: Post Brexit EU, Iran Nuclear Deal

    The world was shocked when on June 23rd, 2016, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, which they had been a part of since 1973. The UK will officially leave the European Union on March 29th of 2019, and for delegates in this advanced committee, they will have to follow the Brexit Negotiations, as a deal still has not been met. How should the EU look post-Brexit? What policies should be adopted, and what relationship should be formed with the UK post-Brexit, especially regarding issues like Northern Ireland, Gibraltar, and of great importance, trade? Similarly, how should the European Union approach the issue of the Iran Nuclear Deal taking into account the positions of allies like the United States, and Britain?
  • - Beginner -- UNHRC: Human Rights and Press Freedoms

    Recent events like the Saudi killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Russian poisoning of activists in London have thrust the issue of press freedoms onto the international stage. The 1948 UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference, and to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas through any media regardless of frontier". The General Assembly will be addressing the Freedom of Press, the violations of those freedoms going on today, and how the press should be protected going forward.
  • - Beginner -- UNCSW: Women's Roles in the Economy

    On both the micro- and macro- scale, women can play a huge role in the economy. Studies have shown that women are more likely than men to pay back loans, and are more likely to save. In the Icelandic financial crisis of 2008-2011, the only bank to continue operating in the black was Auður Capital, which was founded and run by women.  The UN Commission on the Status of Women will address the topic of Women's Roles in the Economy. How can nations engage women in their economy on the microeconomic level, in businesses and starting entrepreneurship and how can nations engage women in their economy on the macroeconomic level, in corporate boardrooms and in economic institutions like the World Bank?
  • - Beginner -- UNEP: Climate Change

    We have 12 years to save the world. According to a UN climate change report, the world has only 12 years to tackle issues like deforestation, uncontrolled urban growth, fossil fuels, and other unsustainable practices that have brought us to the brink of environmental catastrophe. The United Nations Environmental Programme committee will have to find solutions that address these threats and consider the differences between different regions. But with the timeframe so short, how drastic must the changes be, and how realistic are they? This committee is for delegates with little to no MUN experience.
  • - Intermediate -- DISEC: Nuclear Disarmament

    With today's geopolitical tensions, concerns over nuclear proliferation have been thrust onto the global stage. With issues like the Pakistani and Indian tensions, North Korea, and Russia and the EU, the devastating consequences for the whole world that caused by conflict between nuclear states is a concern that must be addressed  The UN Disarmament and International Security committee will be tasked with finding a solution to this issue, and ensuring the safety of the world in regards to nuclear weapons. The committee will seek to answer questions like if total disarmament is the safest solution for global peace if regulations on the use of nuclear weapons are realistic, and how proliferation of nuclear weapons affects global peace.
  • - Intermediate -- UNICEF: Rights of Orphans

    How do nations take care of children who are not able to be in the care of their biological parents or have been abandoned, and how should they be taking care of them? The UNICEF CSWMUN committee will address the issue of Orphans, specifically those who have been institutionalized in orphanages, and how nations should approach the care for orphans. Some questions that will be asked are about the rights status of orphans, how a country protects orphans who have been adopted both domestically and through international adoption when the child has left the country, and if bans on certain kinds of adoption, like the Russian ban on adoptions to the United States, actually help the children.
  • - Advanced -- Security Council: Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

    The land of the modern day state of Israel, West Bank, and Gaza strip has been fought over for thousands of years for ideological reasons as it holds so much significance in the Muslim, Christian, and Jewish faiths. Many powers such as the Kingdom of Israel, the Roman Empire, and the Ottoman empire have at time conquered this land. In 1947 (when the area was under British mandate and inhabited by many small Arab and Jewish communities) the UN voted and passed the partition plan which granted the Jewish nation rights to 60% of the land and the Palestinian nation rights to 40% of the land. In 1948 a war broke out in which surrounding nations attacked Israel. During the war, thousands of Palestinians were displaced, causing a refugee crisis. In the 70 years since then there have been many wars, border changes, revoults, and treaties made and broken. As violence and tensions persist between the Israeli Defence Force, neighboring countries, Palestinian resistance fighters, and terrorist groups, delegates must consider what can the Security Council can do to ensure the safety of thousands of innocent Palestinians and Israelis who are being affected by this ancient yet still ferociously relevant conflict.

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