KULMUN 2019 Committees
During its previous 8 editions, KULMUN has always attempted to present an interesting variety of committees to its delegates. The upcoming edition will try to uphold this tradition while also coupling those committees with equally engaging topics. While some councils will focus more on conflict-solving, others will try to engage in development. Moreover we will take into account to accommodate both the seasoned veterans of many debates and the brave new souls who want to explore the wonderful world of MUNing.
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
The United Nations Security Council is one of the six main organs of the United Nations, as established in its charter of 1945. Its mandate allows the Council to impose sanctions or authorize the use of force, making it the most powerful of the UN’s main organs.
The Security Council consists of 15 Members overall, each of which has one vote. Five of them are so-called Permanent Members, while the remaining ten are elected for individual two-year terms by the General Assembly. The Security Council can only take action when a majority of its Members, including all five Permanent Members, are in agreement.
Participants of the Security Council will have to work together to maintain international peace and security and seek solutions to conflicts that have increasingly regional and global impact.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)
With currently 29 members, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is committed to attaining security in the North Atlantic area. It is a political and military alliance created in 1949, with the ability to carry out crisis-management and disaster-relief operations under the principle of collective defence, depicted by article 5 of its Treaty.
Through cooperative security, NATO has carried out numerous missions, and is at present operating in areas such as Afghanistan, Kosovo and the Mediterranean. Throughout the years, it has also increased the tempo and diversity of its activities.
At KULMUN 2019, participants will express their will unanimously and focus on the security problems experienced by the North Atlantic region.
The United Nations Economic Commission for
Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean is one of five regional commissions of the United Nations and was established in 1948, with its headquarters in Santiago de Chile.
The sessions of the Commission are held twice a year, where Member States review the progress of their activities and formulate guiding policies. Aside from the countries situated in Latin America and the Caribbean, several Asian, European and North American nations with historical, economic or cultural ties to the region are also Members of ECLAC.
At KULMUN 2019, participants will seek ways to contribute to the economic and social development of Latin America and the Caribbean by coordinating relevant actions and reinforcing economic ties within the region.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
The World Meteorological Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations under the overall supervision of the Economic and Social Council. The work of the World Meteorological Organization focuses on the interaction between land, oceans and climate as well as resulting weather phenomena or the distribution of water resources.
It was established in 1950 and became a specialized agency of the United Nations in 1951. Currently, it has 191 Member States and Territories that work together in six regional associations to meet the goals of the organization.
At KULMUN 2019, the focus will lie on issues affecting the members of Region V, which is the South-West Pacific. Participants will look at a part of the world in which the consequences of a changing climate are most pressingly felt.
The World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organisation (WHO) came to life in 1948 with the mission to establish health as one of the fundamental rights of every human being. It is committed to achieving the highest attainable standard of health, as this condition can influence peace, security and equal development.
With offices in more than 150 countries and regions, the WHO’s work has a global outreach. In the last few years, it has attempted to solve the numerous crises that have seen communicable diseases trespass borders and undermine international order. Ebola and the zika virus are just a few examples of this trend.
At KULMUN 2019, delegates of the WHO will focus particularly on Africa and the Middle East, collaborating in order to solve health problems affecting the region.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Created in 1951 in order to support people that had been displaced due to the Second World War, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is today the main inter-governmental body in the field of migration.
Currently composed of 169 Member States and of further 8 States with observer status, the IOM has the objective to provide humane, safe and orderly migration, benefitting both migrants and society as a whole.
Since crossing borders and moving from one place to another is an intrinsic characteristic of any human being, participants of KULMUN 2019 will also have to undertake this voyage and attempt to solve the global challenges posed by migration.
The KULMUN Newswire
With the ability of crossing borders and reaching citizens from all over the world every single day, the media is an essential element in today’s arena of international relations, and indeed at KULMUN 2019 as well.
In order to underline its global outreach, this year’s edition of the KULMUN Newswire, the very own news agency of the conference, will keep us updated on the regional developments occurring in each committee, acting as the link between the various territorial areas involved.
Journalists will have the chance to enrich their writing skills, sailing through different themes and languages as well. For the first time in fact, the KULMUN Newswire will produce articles in several languages, emphasising the internationality of the 2019 conference.