Committees & Topics

Position Papers will be due November 6th.

HLPF Position Papers will be due November 10th.

All position papers may be submitted using the online form here.

General Assembly Plenary (GA) - Recommended for novice and intermediate delegates.

1. Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

2. Causes of Conflict and the Promotion of Durable Peace and Sustainable Development in Africa

Note: Additionally, the General Assembly will simulate Security Council Elections. The elections of the Security Council non-permanent members are not a topic, but rather a process that will be simulated in the General Assembly. Therefore, it should not be addressed within GA position papers. This process will take place during the committee sessions on Sunday, November 19.

[ General Assembly Plenary Background Guide (PDF) ]

Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) - Recommended for novice, intermediate, and experienced delegates.

1. Combating the Illicit Trade of Firearms

2. Disruption of Illicit Financial Flows as a Means to Combat Terrorism

[ CTOC Background Guide (PDF) ]

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Executive Board (UNESCO) - Recommended for novice and intermediate delegates.

1. Sport for Peace and Development

2. Freedom of Expression and Media Development

[ UNESCO Background Guide (PDF) ]

Human Rights Council (HRC) - Recommended for novice and intermediate delegates.

1. Protection Needs in the Northern Triangle of Central America

2. Impact of multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and violence in the context of racism, racial discrimination,

xenophobia and related intolerance on the full enjoyment of all human rights by women and girls

[ Human Rights Council Background Guide (PDF) ]

Security Council (SC) and Reformed Security Council (RSC) - Recommended for experienced delegates only.

1. Threats to International Peace and Security: Preventing and Fighting Against Genocide

2. The Situation in Western Sahara

3. Water, Peace and Security: Middle East and North Africa

[ Security Council Background Guide (PDF) ]

[ Reformed Security Council Background Guide (PDF) ]

[ SC and RSC Explanatory Note (PDF) ]

High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF [A]) - Recommended for intermediate and experienced delegates.

1. By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability

to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters

2. Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life

3. By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts,

including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans

Note: These are not "topics" like in other committees at NWMUN-Seattle, but are rather the sections of the final document that the Summit negotiations will produce.

Please read the Explanatory Note as well as the Background Guide for more details.

[ HLPF Background Guide (PDF) ]

[ HLPF Explanatory Note (PDF) ]