Issues on the Agenda

The theme at this year’s EGMUN is UN Criticism & Reform. We have tried to implement the theme into several of the fora, but ask that each issue on the agenda – even if it does not invite it – is thought of in a critical light. Because of the theme there are certain slips in the rules of procedure we have chosen to condone, as well as questions of authenticity that have had to come second.

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Committees of the General Assembly

The First Committee: Disarmament and International Security
– Pursue negotiations on a treaty on general and complete nuclear disarmament world-wide, as required by Article VI of the Non-Proliferation Treaty
– Strengthen the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), in order to ensure the common commitment to all V (five) Protocols.
– Preventing the acquisition by terrorists of radioactive materials and sources

The Second Committee: Economic and Financial
– Preventing and combating corrupt practices and transfer of funds of illicit origin and returning such assets to the countries of origin
– Revitalize the surveillance system of the global economy to prevent future recessions
– Reassess the distribution of power in the World Bank

The Third Committee: Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian (SOCHUM)
– Revising the definition of genocide in UN matters
– The decline of scientific and cultural development due to wide-spread Internet censorship .
– Re-evaluate the measures necessary to comply with Millennium Development Goal 5.

The Fourth Committee: Special Political and Decolonization
– The steady increase of immigrants from the Baltic States into the EU.
– Drug-trafficking as financial aid to terrorist organizations.
– Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories

The Fifth Committee: Administrative and Budgetary
– Investing in the United Nations: for a stronger Organization worldwide*
– Review of the efficiency of the administrative and financial functioning of the United Nations
– Revitalization of the General Assembly

The sixth committee: Legal
– Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission
–  Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts
– The rule of law at the national and international levels

Commissions & Councils:

Environment Commission
– Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa
– International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
– Reviewing the Mauritius Strategy for the sustainable buy essay development of Small Island developing states.

Human Rights Council
– Situation of human rights and democracy in Myanmar, in connection to the forthcoming election.
– The issue of the deportation of Roma Gypsies from EU countries, especially France.
– Implementation of the outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women and of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly for the advancement of women.

ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council)
– Implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS
– Sport for peace and development
– Reform of the ECOSOC**
– The distribution of economic and social aid concerning the flood in Pakistan

Security Council
– The withdrawal of foreign armed militia in Iraq and subsequent protection of civilians
– Putting a definite end to the genocide in Darfur***
– Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.
– Establishing a two-state solution in the Israel/Palestine conflict, and recognizing the two as equal, independent states.

*How strong does your country want the UN to be?
**Must be voted on by the GA, in accordance with Art. 60 of the UN Charter.
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