Committees & Topics

Background Guides will be posted beginning August 1.
Explanatory Notes (for the General Assembly, Security Council / Reformed Security Council, and the Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption) will be posted by September 1.
Position Papers will be due November 1

General Assembly Plenary (GA) - Recommended for novice and intermediate delegates.
1. Rights of Indigenous Peoples
2. The safety of journalists and the issue of impunity
Note: Additionally, the General Assembly will simulate Security Council Elections. The elections of the Security Council non-permanent members are not a topic, but rather a process that will be simulated in the General Assembly. Therefore, it should not be addressed within GA position papers. This process will take place during the committee sessions on Sunday, November 18.

International Organization for Migration (IOM) - Recommended for novice, intermediate, and experienced delegates.
1. Countering trafficking in persons
2. Strengthening labor migration policies and protecting migrant workers

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) - Recommended for novice and intermediate delegates.
1. Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian and disaster relief assistance
2. The strategic role of development cooperation in achieving the 2030 Agenda: Building sustainable and inclusive societies

Commission for Social Development (CSocD) - Recommended for novice and intermediate delegates.
1. Reviewing the World Programme of Action Concerning Disabled Persons
2. Towards sustainable and resilient societies: innovation and inter-connectivity for social development

Security Council (SC) and Reformed Security Council (RSC) - For experienced delegates only.
1. The Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
2. Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts
3. The Situation in Myanmar
Note: Please note that the Security Council and Reformed Security Council will be using identical topics. Additionally, the Secretariat reserves the right to add additional suggested topics, with their own background materials, should they feel an issue requires the attention of the Security Council (and Reformed Security Council).

Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC [A]) - Recommended for intermediate and experienced delegates.
1. Follow-up to the Marrakech declaration on the prevention of corruption
2. Fostering Effective Asset Recovery
3. Corruption in sport
Note: These are not "topics" like in other committees at NWMUN-Seattle, but are rather the sections of the final document that the Summit negotiations will produce.
Please read the Explanatory Note as well as the Background Guide for more details.