Conference Details

Committees and Topics 

AUSMUN 2021

Theme: Adapting to a New Normal,

Promoting Resilience

General Assembly:
General Assembly 1 (GA1): Disarmament and International Security 

1. Threats to Global Security from Stockpiling and Testing Nuclear Weapons

2. Militarization of Outer Space and the Possibility of a Space Arms Race

General Assembly 2 (GA2): Economic and Financial Committee

1. Disproportionate Economic Impacts of Climate Change on the Developing States

2. Mitigating the Impacts of COVID-19 on Small-Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Businesses

General Assembly 3 (GA3): Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Issues

1. Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination against Refugees, Immigrants, and Indigenous Populations

2. The Question of Non-Refoulement of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons

General Assembly 4 (GA4): Special Political and Decolonization

1.  Acknowledging the Calls for Independence among various Non-Self Governing Territories

2.  The Role of Natural Resources in Inducing Conflicts

Peace & Security:

United Nations Security Council  University (SC)

1. Suppressing the Migration of Foreign Fighters and Tightening Financial Flows to Extremist Organizations

2. Addressing the Issue of Political Uprisings in China

United Nations Security Council – High School (SC)

1. Addressing the Increasing Tensions in the Korean Peninsula

2. Relieving the Political Crisis in Afghanistan

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

1. Ethical and Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies

2. Improving Internet Penetration and Communication Infrastructure 

 

International Court of Justice (ICJ)

1. Interpretation of the Genocide Convention and Rohingya Genocide (Myanmar vs Gambia)

2. Iranian Assets and Disputes based on the Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations and Consular Rights (U.S. vs Iran)

United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC)

1. Eliminating Drug Trafficking in Latin America

2. The Issue of Human Trafficking, Migrant Smuggling, and Organ Cartels, and its Implications on the Sustainable Development Goals

Human Rights & Humanitarian Affairs:

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

1. Protecting the Rights of Displaced Populations in the Middle East during the COVID-19 Pandemic

2. Right to Family Life and Family Unity of Refugees

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

1. Questioning Traditional and Customary Practices which infringe upon Health and Safety of Women and Girls

2. The Disproportionate Effects of the COVID Pandemic on Women

Arabic Committees:

جامعة الدول العربية 
 النفوذ التركي في منطقة الشرق الأوسط -
 دور النفط في رسم خارطة العلاقات الاجتماعية السياسية في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفري -

برنامج الأمم المتحدة للبيئة 
مسألة مكافحة ومنع وتنظيم الاتجار غير المشروع بالأحياء البرية والغابات والنباتات المحمية-
- جدوى تجارة الكربون ، وأسواق الكربون وحقوق التلويث -

United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

1. Addressing the Issue of Chinese Treatment of Uighur Muslims

2. Abating Global Racial Violence

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

1. Curbing the Ideological Indoctrination of Children in Politically Unstable and Violent Regions

2. Reforming Education Systems and the Question of Standardized Testing

Economic & Social:

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

1. Consequences and Feasibility of Formally Recognizing Cryptocurrencies

2. Strategies for Reversing the COVID 19 Induced Recession

International Labor Organization (ILO)

1. Ensuring the Safety and Sustainability of Businesses and Jobs in the COVID 19 Era

2. Providing Opportunities for People of Determination in the Global Economy

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

1. COVID-19 and Exacerbating Global Inequalities in Human Development

2. Preventing Violent Extremism through Inclusive Development, Tolerance, and Respect for Diversity

Development:

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

1. Combating, Preventing, and Regulating Illicit Trafficking of Wildlife, Forests, and Protected Flora

2. Viability of Carbon trading, Carbon Markets, and the Rights to Pollute

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

1. Food aid to sanctioned countries: Providing for Neglected Populations

2. Implications of Economic Policies for Food Security

World Trade Organization (WTO)

1. Threats of Trade Wars and Protectionism on Global Shipping

2. Disruptions to Global Supply Chain Networks due to COVID-19

World Health Organization (WHO)

1. Evaluating WHO’s Response to the Pandemic and Improving Response to Future Crises

2. Trafficking of Falsified Medical Products during Health Crises

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

1. Promoting Inclusive Education Policies in the Global Landscape

2. Upholding Freedom of Expression in Light of Recent Events of Attacks against Journalists

Special Committees:

The Arab League

1. Foreign Intervention of Turkey in the Middle East

2. The Role of Oil in Shaping the Socio-Political Relations in the MENA Region 

The African Union

1. Making “Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want” a Reality

2. The Nile Dam Issue between Sudan-Ethiopia-Egypt

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