COMMITTEES & TOPICS
This year, SAISMUN will feature eleven different committees. The eleven committees will consist of the Special Conference, Economic and Social Council, Human Rights Council, United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, United Nations High Commisioner for Refugees, Group of 20, General Assembly 1: Disarmament and International Security, Security Council, International Criminal Court, and War Cabinet.
RESEARCH REPORTS HAVE BEEN RELEASED!
Each topic has a comprehensive report written by the expert chair assigned to that topic. The reports have all been proofread and vetted through multiple revisions, yet there may still be some inaccuracies. We strongly urge you to expand your research beyond the report and to ensure the stance you formulate is in line with that of your delegation's actual stance in the United Nations.
Disclaimer: The ideas and information produced in the reports are those of the individual Student Officers and do not necessarily represent the views of the SAIS or SAISMUN organizations.
Reports may be viewed for the entire committee on one single Google Documents file. Simply click the "View the Research Reports!" button under your assigned committee. If you have any issues, please contact us.
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL (ECOSOC)
Topic 1: Addressing the issue of currency substitution in developing nations
Topic 2: Examining and promoting efforts to protect the Mekong river
Topic 3: Minimising the rate of ‘Brain Drain’ in Less Economically Developed Countries
Topic 1: Empowering vulnerable groups through increased social stability
Topic 2: Formulating greater healthcare infrastructure and medical support systems to prevent future outbreaks
Topic 3: Ensuring adequate financial aid is provided to Less Economically Developed Countries
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL (HRC)
Topic 1: The Question Of indigenous land rights
Topic 2: Combating police brutality through improved training frameworks and guidelines for law enforcement officers
Topic 3: Eradicating slave labor and debt bondage in South East Asia and the Middle East
United Nations Commission On Science And Technology For Development
Topic 1: Addressing the recent surge in deep fake video and audio technology
Topic 2: Preventing identity theft in the digital era
Topic 3: Measures to regulate the commercial space industry
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE ON DRUGS AND CRIME (UNODC)
Topic 1: Combating the rise of New Psychoactive Substances
Topic 2: Curtailing the production and distribution of counterfeit prescription medications