Committees

Each committee will be moderated and instructed by two chairs. Their responsibility consists in ensuring the compliance of the rulebook by every delegate throughout debating time. Whenever the committee tends to get stuck, the chairs should make use of their guidance wisely and make sure that the committee is heading towards a resolution on the issue.

The United Nations Security Council is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations and has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. Its powers include calling on disputing parties to settle conflicts by peaceful means, authorising the imposition of sanctions, establishing peacekeeping operations and interfering militarily in order to restore international peace. The Security Council consists of 5 permanent members (US, China, Russia, UK, and France) and 10 non-permanent members that are elected once in 2 years. Since its foundation after World War II the SC deployed military forces and peacekeeping missions.

The United Nations General Assembly First Committee (DISEC) deals with disarmament, global challenges and threats to peace that affect the international community and seeks out solutions to the challenges in the international security regime. It considers all disarmament and international security matters within the scope of the Charter or relating to the powers and functions of any other organ of the United Nations; the general principles of cooperation in the maintenance of international peace and security, as well as principles governing disarmament and the regulation of armaments; promotion of cooperative arrangements and measures aimed at strengthening stability through lower levels of armaments.

The Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, or ECOSOC, is one of the six main organs of the UN established by the UN Charter in 1946. It is the principal body of the UN for coordination, dialogue and solutions for issues concerning economic, social and environmental issues, and for implementation of globally agreed development goals. It also supervises the subsidiary and expert bodies in the fields mentioned above. The ECOSOC features 54 voting member states, including 14 African states, 11 Asian states, 6 Eastern European states, 10 Latin American and Caribbean states and 13 states of Western Europe and other states. The ECOSOC is the parent organ for eight functional commissions, five regional commissions, three standing committees, nine expert bodies and five other bodies.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Execuive Committee (UNHCR ExCom) strives to ensure that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to eventually return home, integrate or resettle.

During times of displacement, UNHCR provides critical emergency assistance in the form of clean water, sanitation and healthcare, as well as shelter blankets, household goods and sometimes food. We also arrange transport and assistance packages for people who return home and income generating projects for those who resettle.