COMMITTEES AT THE CONFERENCE (EIGHT COMMITTEES)
|General Assembly Committee 1 - Disarmament and International Security (DISEC)|
The First Committee deals with disarmament, global challenges and threats to peace that affect the international community and seeks solutions to the challenges in the international security system. It considers all disarmament and international security matters within the scope of the UN 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.
|General Assembly Committee 3 - Social, Humanitarian & Cultural (SOCHUM)|
The Third Committee of the General Assembly agenda items relate to a range of social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues that affect people all over the world. An important part of the work of the Committee will focus on the examination of human rights questions, including reports of the special procedures of the Human Rights Council which was established in 2006. The Committee also discusses questions relating to the advancement of women, the protection of children, indigenous issues, the treatment of refugees, the promotion of fundamental freedoms through the elimination of racism and racial discrimination, and the right to self- determination. The Committee also addresses important social development questions such as issues related to youth, family, ageing, disabilities, crime prevention, criminal justice, and international drug control.
|General Assembly Committee 4 - Special Political & Decolonization (SPECPOL)|
The Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) considers a broad range of issues covering decolonization-related agenda items, the effects of atomic radiation, questions relating to information, a comprehensive review of the question of peacekeeping operations. In addition to these annual items, the Committee also considers the items on Assistance in mine action.
|General Assembly Committee 6 - Legal |
The Sixth Committee is the primary forum for the consideration of legal questions in the General Assembly. All of the United Nations Member States are entitled to representation on the Sixth Committee as one of the main committees of the General Assembly.
|Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP)|
The United Nations Climate Change Conferences are yearly conferences held under the framework of the UNFCCC. They serve as the formal meeting of the Parties to assess progress in dealing with climate change. In the 1990s, these parties negotiated the Kyoto Protocol which established legally binding obligations for developed countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The twenty-first conference (COP21) was held in Paris and resulted in the Paris Agreement. The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Bonn, Germany in 2017. This committee will simulate the work of the COP conference which strIves to resolve important climate change issues.