The Disarmament and Security Committee (DISEC) is the first committee of the General Assembly tasked with dealing with matters of international security. Delegates will be responsible for coming up with creative solutions to some of the most pressing international issues. Resolutions passed by DISEC influence nations’ policy and lead to tangible results at the Security Council!
The Economic and Financial Committee (ECOFIN), the second committee of the General Assembly, deals with issues concerning international economics and finance. ECOFIN delegates will debate current economic issues relevant to the international community including, but not limited to cryptocurrency.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) deals with all matters relating to the environment. It functions largely as an agenda setting agency and an advocate for the global environment. Dealing with matters of the environment is an inherently global issue that requires a large degree of global coordination. Delegates should be prepared to discuss issues of grave and pressing international concern.
International Telecommunications Union
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialized agency responsible for dealing with information and technologies. The ITU deals with matters of standardization and access to the internet. Delegates will discuss issues such as net neutrality among others.
The Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Issues Committee (SOCHUM), the third committee of the general assembly, has a broad mandate to deal with human rights issues. This session of the committee will be dealing specifically with the issues primarily affecting women and working towards women's empowerment.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations’ system. This body takes the lead on research, standard setting and health access around the world. Delegates in this committee will deal with health issues afflicting the world, such as the rise of antimicrobial resistant bacteria.
Second Conference on aging
Delegates in the Second World Assembly on Ageing will step into a time machine and be transported back 16 years to 2002, to discuss how nations can best deal with ageing populations. Delegates should be prepared to discuss how best to take care of elderly people and the effects and potential solution of higher dependency ratios.
The Committee for the Peaceful Use of Outer Space
The Committee for the Peaceful Use of Outer Space (COPUOS) has a mandate to review ways in which it can foster international cooperation in peaceful uses of outer space. Additionally, it has the power to investigate space-related activities that could be undertaken by the UN, encourage space research, and study legal problems arising from the exploration of outer space. With the rising role of the private sector in space exploration, delegates should be prepared to to tackle issues related to this new paradigm.