Committees & Topics

Position Papers are due on Wednesday, February 15.

Please submit position papers via our online form:

Please visit our Delegate Preparation  page for details regarding position papers, rules of procedure, and other helpful resources.

General Assembly Plenary (GA) - Recommended for novice and intermediate delegates.

1. Sustainable mountain development

2. Literacy for life: shaping future agendas

[ General Assembly Plenary Background Guide (PDF) ]

Human Rights Council - Universal Periodic Review (HRC-UPR) - Recommended for intermediate, and experienced delegates.

1. Haiti

2. Japan

3. Israel

Note: The Human Rights Council will be simulating the Universal Periodic Review process by reviewing three countries. These three countries will be the "topics" of the committee and should be addressed within HRC-UPR position papers, which have a unique format. More information on the countries and process will be found in the Explanatory Note and Background Guide, and more information on the position paper structure will be found in the Delegate Preparation section of this website. Also, please note that the order in which the States under Review (SuR) are reviewed is subject to change at any time up to and including during the conference.

[ Human Rights Council - Universal Periodic Review Background Guide (PDF) ]

[ Human Rights Council - Universal Periodic Review Explanatory Note (PDF) ]

Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) - Recommended for novice, intermediate, and experienced delegates.

1. Impact of Climate Change on Peacebuilding in the Pacific Islands

2. Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration

[ Peacebuilding Commission Background Guide (PDF) ]

Security Council (SC) - For experienced delegates only.

1. Strengthening the fight against the financing of armed groups and terrorists through the illicit trafficking of natural resources

2. Non-proliferation / The situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Note: 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.

[ Security Council Background Guide (PDF) ]

[ Security Council Explanatory Note (PDF) ]