University Committees

Strengthening mental healthcare for the youth

The World Health Organization is an agency of the United Nation with the sole purpose of improving international public health. Situated in the beautiful city of Geneva, Switzerland, the agency has offices in all continents. It was founded in 1948 to combat horrendous health situations after World War II. They are the front-line of defense in fighting epidemics such as malaria, HIV/AIDS Ebola, and tuberculosis

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Historical UNSC:
Guatemalan coup d’état of 1954

Since its establishment in 1945, the Security Council has faced many difficult crises including the Korean War, the Arab Spring, and the Iranian Revolution. This committee will recreate one of the most significant moments in recent history. Delegates will have the opportunity to represent top diplomats in situations of great importance and might change history in doing so.

Addressing, improving and promoting transparency of structural decision-making and financial operations within FIFA

Located in beautiful Zurich, Switzerland, the FIFA Council is football’s most prominent political body. The FIFA Council replaced the old FIFA Executive Committee and is since tasked with overseeing FIFA’s executive branch and deciding on FIFA’s long-term strategy and global vision for football.

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Press Corps

With an ever-accelerating pace in politics and news, the Fourth Estate plays an increasing role in the democratic process, by uncovering, reporting and sorting out what has happened.
Delegates on this ZuMUN-first committee will cover the conference as part of a prominent news organization. They will experience the challenges of gathering information, meeting deadlines and the competition among different news outlets.

Joint Cabinet Crisis:
A very civil war: the Sonderbund Conflict

The Joint Cabinet Crisis doesn’t quite offer the “classic” MUN experience and instead is a much more dynamic and diverse committee that requires much more creative solutions. Set in historic or fantastical times, the delegates, each representing actual historic figures, try to achieve their goals by means of diplomacy, negotiation or intrigue.
As Europe burns in the fires of Revolution and the cinders of war are being stoked everywhere, pitting Conservatives against Liberals and Catholics against Protestants. However, a small country in the heart of Europe is having a much more intimate squabble. A struggle not only of faith and ideology but Brother against Brother; a conflict that will decide the fate of Switzerland.

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High School Committees

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Preservation of the Arctic as an Ecozone

Whether it’s climate change, natural disaster management or biodiversity, the UN Environmental Programme is the leading authority on the global environmental agenda. UNEP’s mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnerships in enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. In all its work the committee maintains overarching commitment to sustainability.

Media and the fight against corruption

The Special Political and Decolonization Committee is the Fourth Committee of the General Assembly. It considers a broad range of issues, such as a comprehensive review of peacekeeping operations, peaceful uses of outer space and decolonization-related agenda items (especially in Middle East). In past years the committee had an important role in the eradication of colonialism.

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ZuMUN stands out from other MUN conferences by not offering Best Delegate Awards. Instead, we firmly believe that we do MUN because we have fun doing it and a passion for the topics of debate. We debate because we think it gives us back something greater: new friends, the ability to analyze complex issues and soft skills for the future. We believe delegates do not need awards to motivate themselves to excel at MUN. Finally, in our eyes awards encourage competition instead of cooperation among delegates, which in turn lessens the quality of debate.