COMMITTEES & TOPICS

This year, SAISMUN will feature ten different committees. The ten 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, Group of 20, General Assembly 1: Disarmament and International Security, Security Council, International Criminal Court, and War Cabinet. 

RESEARCH REPORTS

RESEARCH REPORTS WILL BE RELEASED SOON!

 

Each topic has a comprehensive report written by the expert chair assigned to that topic. The reports have all been proofed and edited 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 1Addressing 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

LEVEL:
NOVICE

Special Conference 

(SPC): COVID-19

Topic 1: Empowering vulnerable groups through increased social stability

Topic 2: Formulating greater healthcare infrastructure and medical support systems to prevent future outbreaks

Topic 3Ensuring adequate financial aid is provided to Less Economically Developed Countries

LEVEL:
NOVICE

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL (HRC)

Topic 1: The Question Of indigenous land rights

Topic 2Combating 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

LEVEL:
NOVICE

United Nations Commission On Science And Technology For Development 

(UNCSTD)

Topic 1: Addressing the recent surge in deep fake video and audio technology

Topic 2Preventing identity theft in the digital era

Topic 3: Measures to regulate the commercial space industry

LEVEL:
NOVICE

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

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Topic 3Strengthening military equipment tracking systems to disrupt the flow of arms to illicit groups

LEVEL:
INTERMEDIATE

Group Of Twenty

(G20)

Topic 1Curbing international tax evasion and money laundering

Topic 2: Addressing the lack of domestic recycling infrastructure and the overdependence of More Economically Developed Countries on the international scrap plastic market

Topic 3Lessening the global economic implications stemming from the extraction of natural resources in the Antarctic region and disputed territories in close proximity

LEVEL:
INTERMEDIATE

General Assembly 1: Disarmament and International Security (GA1)

Topic 1Implementing more stringent regulations to better enforce the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

Topic 2: Addressing the use of private military contractors as a substitute for conventional military forces

Topic 3The Question Of the militarization of the Arctic

LEVEL:
INTERMEDIATE

SECURITY COUNCIL (SC)

Topic 1: Measures to resolve the Kurdish-Turkish conflict

Topic 2Alleviating the situation in Maghreb

Topic 3Responding to the Sino-Indian border dispute

LEVEL:
ADVANCED

International

Criminal Court

(ICC) 

Topic 1: Joseph Kony

Topic 2Saif Al Islam Gaddafi

LEVEL:
ADVANCED

War Cabinet

(WarCab) 

Topic 1: The Korean War

LEVEL:
ADVANCED

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