Committees

Here you can find all info about committees, committee topics and study guides. ZuMUN is proud to offer a wide range of committees and topics for all levels of MUN experience.

University Committees

 

    DISEC

Topic 1: Extension to the Already Existing Provisions under the Outer Space Treaty
Topic 2: Regulating Lethal-Autonomous-Weapon-Systems

DISEC Study Guide

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The Disarmament and International Security Committee, as part of the UN General Assembly, deals with threats to international peace, proliferation of WMDs, global terrorism and all other issues of disarmament and security. With a changing world order, current challenges to the international community are the emergence of new technologies, new battlegrounds, new types of warfare and old enemies.

 

    European Council

Topic: Macron’s Reform Proposals (EU Treasury, Eurozone Budget, EU Army)

EC Study Guide

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Although it cannot pass laws, the European Council acts as the EU’s highest body, setting the EU’s overall direction and deciding on political priorities. It consists of the heads of state and government of all member states, the European Commission’s President, as well as the Parliament’s President or respective High Representative’s of the Commission.
The upcoming European Elections in late May 2019, rising extremism and populism and the still seething migrant crisis make the post-Brexit Europe a place for challenging, yet insightful debates.

 

   NATO (Historic)

Topic: NATO Eastern-Enlargement

NATO Study Guide

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Founded in 1949 on the ruins of World War II and with an emerging Soviet Union in mind, NATO today is an alliance of 28 like-minded states, with the purpose of protecting the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. This session of the North Atlantic Council will explore NATO’s future after the collapse of its most significant adversary.

 

   Joint Cabinet Crisis (Four Cabinet)

Setting: Habsburg – Valois Crisis
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.

 

   Press Corps

Press Corps

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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.

 

High School Committees

 

   G20 Summit 2019

Topic: SDG-Driven Investments in G20 Nations
Subtopic A: Climate Action
Subtopic B: Social Development (Goals 5, 8, …)

G20 Study Guide

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The Group of Twenty (G20) is a leading forum of the world’s major economies that seeks to develop global policies to address today’s most pressing challenges. The G20 is made up of 19 countries and the European Union. The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Collectively, G20 members represent all inhabited continents, 85% of global economic output, two-thirds of the world’s population and 75% of international trade.

 

   UN Security Council (Single-Cabinet-Crisis)

Topic: 1948 Berlin Blockade

UNSC Study Guide

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Under the Charter, the Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 Members, and each Member has one vote. Under the Charter, all Member States are obligated to comply with Council decisions.
The Security Council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat to the peace or act of aggression. It calls upon the parties to a dispute to settle it by peaceful means and recommends methods of adjustment or terms of settlement. In some cases, the Security Council can resort to imposing sanctions or even authorize the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security.

 

 

 

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.