At YMUN, each delegate will take part in a simulation of the United Nations or another international body and gain better insight into the subtleties of international affairs.

The wide range of YMUN committees will address pressing issues of global importance and provide original, compelling, and pertinent topics to suit each student’s interests. YMUN has five types of committees: General Assembly (GA), Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Regional Bodies, Specialized Committees, and Crisis. Click each committee below to read more about the topic areas our Chairs have planned for YMUN XLV. 


Featured Committees

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YMUN XLV committee previews will be available soon.  

General Assemblies

The General Assembly committees are the largest of YMUN and some of the most intense. This year's committees will be unprecedented in their scope and substance. In addition to requiring research from delegates, these committees will be the ultimate test of delegates' ability to share their ideas and work with other delegates. To ensure the best experience for delegates, GA committees will have a maximum of 100 delegates.

  • Historical General Assembly (HGA)
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN)
  • Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL)
  • Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)
  • Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM)
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Economic and Social Councils

The ECOSOCs are mid-sized committees (maximum 80 delegates) that offer a middle ground between the intimate, intense settings of the smaller committees and the diverse, dynamic nature of larger committees. This year, we are featuring many new ECOSOC committees that broaden the range of issues to involve human rights protections, scientific advancement, criminal justice and economic development. Delegates will challenge each other to think deeply about resolving not only global concerns, but also individual nations’ roles in an increasingly global world.

  • UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)
  • Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
  • Commission on Population and Development (CPD)
  • Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD)
  • Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD)
  • Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

Regional Bodies

Regional Bodies represent a fresh style of committee – small-to-medium sized, each with their own regional focus – that surely won’t disappoint. Featuring both traditional and non-traditional UN committees, this year’s Regional Bodies will undoubtedly keep delegates on their toes as they are confronted with some of the most pressing issues of past history and the modern day specific to particular regions. Our seven incredible Regional Bodies are distinct in their focus, select in their representation, and direct in their goal.

  • Organization of American States
  • Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)
  • African Union
  • European Commission
  • ASEAN 2080
  • Arab League
  • BRICS Development Bank

Specialized Agencies

Specialized Agencies at YMUN give students an opportunity to discuss topics in an engaging, imaginative, spontaneous and intellectually stimulating atmosphere. One of the main unique qualities of specialized committees is that, with an average of 20 delegates, they are much smaller than General Assemblies, ECOSOCs and Regional Bodies. This small atmosphere leads to very lively debates, which force delegates to react quickly and engage fully in the topics being discussed. YMUN XLIV’s Specialized Committees cover a wide range of topics, time periods and regions.

  • International Court of Justice
  • Brexit Negotiations
  • Mexican Senate (Spanish Speaking)
  • Historical Special Committee on the Environment
  • UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  • Operation Condor
  • Presidential Cabinet of George W. Bush
  • G20 Summit
  • Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
  • Press Corps

Crisis Committees

We are eager to offer 7 engaging committees, focusing on creative problem solving on both an independent and collective basis. With less than 20 delegates, crisis committees are suitable for dedicated delegates who are looking to get the most out of their committee experience.  

  • JCC: Interwar British Parliament
  • JCC Interwar: Weimar Republic
  • Ad-Hoc
  • President Johnson's Advisory Committee on Civil Rights
  • UN Security Council
  • Historical Security Council
  • Chinese Politburo

 

POSITION PAPERS

At YMUN, we encourage all delegates to submit position papers to their Committee Chairs before the first committee session. To receive feedback from chairs, each delegate is responsible for submitting one position paper for each of the committee's topicsYour Chair emails can be found in your committee's delegate guide. Please do not hesitate to contact your Chairs or dg.committees@ymun.org with any further questions.