Committees & Topics

Position Papers will be due November 1st.

General Assembly Plenary (GA) - Recommended for novice and intermediate delegates.
1. The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age 
2. Assistance to Palestinian Refugees
[ GA Plenary Background Guide (PDF) ]
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 22.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - United Nations Environment Assembly  - Recommended for novice, intermediate, and experienced delegates.
1. The Disproportionate Impact of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in Small Island Developing States
2. Gender and the environment

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) - Recommended for novice and intermediate delegates.
1. Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict 
2. Financing for Development
Economic and Social Council Background Guide (PDF) ]

Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) - Recommended for intermediate delegates.
1. Alternative Development
2. Strengthening international cooperation in identifying and blocking financial flows linked to drug trafficking

Security Council (SC) and Reformed Security Council (RSC) - Recommended for experienced delegates only.
1. Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts
2. Situation in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)
3. Situation in Haiti (MINUSTAH)

UN Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda (Post-2015) - Recommended for novice, intermediate, and experienced delegates.
1. Declaration
2. Sustainable Development Goals and targets
3. Means of Implementation and Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
4. Follow-up and review
UN Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Background Guide (PDF) ]
UN Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Sample Position Paper (PDF) ]
Note: These are not "topics" like in other committees at NWMUN-Seattle, but are rather the sections of the final document that the Post-2015 negotiations will produce. Please read the Explanatory Note as well as the Background Guide for more details once they are posted.