General Assembly First Committee: Disarmament and International Security (DISEC)

General Assembly First Committee: Disarmament and International Security

The First Committee deals with disarmament, global challenges and threats to peace that affect the international community and seeks out solutions to the challenges in the international security regime.

It considers all disarmament and international security matters within the scope of the Charter or relating to the powers and functions of any other organ of the United Nations; the general principles of cooperation in the maintenance of international peace and security, as well as principles governing disarmament and the regulation of armaments; promotion of cooperative arrangements and measures aimed at strengthening stability through lower levels of armaments.

-Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific
-Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

General Assembly Third Committee: Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues (GA:3 SOCHUM)

The General Assembly allocates to the Third Committee, agenda items relating to a range of social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues that affect people all over the world.

As in previous sessions, an important part of the work of the Committee will focus on the examination of human rights questions, including reports of the special procedures of the Human Rights Council which was established in 2006. In October 2018, the Committee will hear and interact with special rapporteurs, independent experts, and chairs of working groups as mandated by the Human Rights Council.

The Committee also discusses questions relating to the advancement of women, the protection of children, indigenous issues, the treatment of refugees, the promotion of fundamental freedoms through the elimination of racism and racial discrimination, and the right to self- determination. The Committee also addresses important social development questions such as issues related to youth, family, ageing, persons with disabilities, crime prevention, criminal justice, and international drug control.

At the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, the Third Committee considered over 60 draft resolutions, more than half of which were submitted under the human rights agenda item alone. These included three so-called country-specific resolutions on human rights situations.

  • Moratorium on the death penalty
  • Elimination of all forms of intolerance and of discrimination based of religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation

General Assembly Fourth Committee: Special Political and Decolonization (GA:4 SPECPOL)

The Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) considers a broad range of issues covering a cluster of five decolonization-related agenda items, the effects of atomic radiation, questions relating to information, a comprehensive review of the question of peacekeeping operations as well as a review of special political missions, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the Report of the Special Committee on Israeli Practices and International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space.

In addition to these annual items, the Committee also considers the items on Assistance in mine action, and University for peace biennially and triennially respectively.

  • International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space
  • Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all
    their aspects.

Joint Crisis Committee: American Civil War (JCC)

The American Civil War was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865, between the North and the South. Among the 34 U.S. states in February 1861, eleven states declared state secessions from the country and unveiled their defiant formation of a Confederate States of America in rebellion against the U.S. Constitutional government.

Both the sides were different from each other. The Northerners were going through rapid industrialization, with a lot of investments in transportation, finance and communication sectors. Whereas the Southerners were dependent heavily on large scale agriculture and relied on slaves as the main labor force. By 1860 the per capita wealth of Southern whites was twice that of Northerners, and three-fifths of the wealthiest individuals in the country were Southerners.

The war started when secessionist forces in the South attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina shortly after Abraham Lincoln had been inaugurated as the President of the United States. With war upon the land, President Lincoln called for 75,000 militiamen to serve for three months.

The Confederate government had previously authorized a call for 100,000 soldiers for at least six months’ service, and this figure was soon increased to 400,000. Eventually 2.2 million fought for the United States army and around 1 million for the Southern states, with approximately 700,000 soldiers losing their lives.

Four years after the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, the Confederacy was defeated.

Destiny of the United States is in your hands. We are expecting highly-experienced delegates to participate in our Joint Crisis Committee. Come and join the war! And write the history of the U.S. yourself!

  • Open Agenda

United Nations Security Council

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 of the United Nations, 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.

  • Situation in Crimea

Special Committee: Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

The Council of Ministers of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was the de jure government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), comprising the main executive and administrative agency of the USSR from 1946 until 1991.

The Council of Ministers was the manager of the government’s executive part. Formed at a joint meeting of the Soviet of the Union and the Soviet of Nationalities, it consisted of a Premier, several First Deputies, Deputies, ministers, Chairmen of the state committees and the Chairmen of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Republics. The Premier of the Council of Ministers could also recommend people who he found suitable for membership of the Council of Ministers to the Supreme Soviet. The Council of Ministers ended its functions on each first-convocation of a newly elected Supreme Soviet.

Responsible and accountable to the Supreme Soviet and during the period between convocations of the Supreme Soviet, the Council of Ministers was accountable to the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet and regularly reported to the Supreme Soviet on its work, as well as being tasked with resolving all state administrative duties in the jurisdiction of the USSR which were not the responsibility of the Supreme Soviet or the Presidium.

Our Father Stalin wants under his command to lead the Soviet Union to victory and its glory days. Will you take the challenge? No? Off you go to gulag then…

-Open Agenda Item

Fantastic Committee: Pirates of the Caribbean 4th Brethren Court

Upcoming danger upon the seven seas fate depends on 9 Pirate Lords, 2 Witnesses and one adorable prison dog.
East Indian Company continuously increases his pressure on pirates with the new leader named ‘’Lord Cutler Beckett’’.
The Fourth Brethren Court was called when the song was sung by convicted pirates and pirate associates at Fort Charles, initially sent forth by Hector Barbossa. The majority of the Brethren assembled in the Pirate Hall on Shipwreck Island, joined later by the recently-resurrected Jack Sparrow
and Barbossa, and Elizabeth Swann, who replaced Sao Feng.
Our Pirate Gemeinschaft is at stake! Gather up your crew, sharpen your swords and raise your flags. Take what you can give nothing back!

-Open Agenda Item