Chaired by Cassandre Manicom Ramsamy and Giovanni Masanabo
Topic A: combatting and preventing violent extremism
This topic aims to tackle the issue of the rise of Extremism in the world. Caused by hate, fear of the unknown and ignorance, individuals tend to choose the radical path. In order to prevent this behavior, Members States are expected to debate in the committee on their position and use critical thinking and diplomacy to come together and find adequate solutions to this issue.
Topic B : encouraging the preservation of endangered cultures and civilizations
The main focus of this topic is to bring out new ideas or policies allowing some people and communities to continue to live in a better place respecting their lifestyle. This topic could also be appointed to a conflict zone namely protecting monuments, museum archeological sites, inhabitants, children etc. that are threatened by war, terrorism, politics and religions.
Topic A: The South China Sea dispute
East Asia is the fastest developing region of the 21st century. Central to the economic expansion and industrial revival is trade and with it, trade routes. Be they on water, land or sea, control of these passageways is not only a large source of income, but a vital political and diplomatic challenge. Tensions run high amongst the key players in Asia, as well as the rest of the World. For whoever controls the South China Sea holds the keys to the gates to 1.6 billion people.
Topic B: Establishing a Kurdish homeland
The Middle-East is arguably the most sensitive region of the 21st century. Since Sikes-Picot, there has been little peace and much conflict as peoples and minorities struggle for sovereignty on coveted lands. One of the more disenfranchised have been the Kurds : they were one of the greater losers of decolonization, remaining Stateless after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Amid the Syrian civil war and the rise of ISIS – diplomatic heavy-weights from Europe, Asia and the Americas weighing heavily on the outcome – this is a chance for either side to shape the face of the Middle East for the foreseeable future.
Chaired by Matthew Metivier and Corentin Robin
Topic A: Legalization of prostitution
This subject tackles a lot of different areas : sanitary, humanitarian, economic, social and political.
Topic B: Abortion as a human right for women and girls
Nowadays the women rights are constantly facing controversies, hindrance but also support and means to achieve their goals. UnWomen is a sensible committee where we have to make speeches about subjects as abortion than can touch everyone, either a woman or a girl in a wealthy country or in a third world country. It is our duty to tackle this issue.
Chaired by Albane Suaudeau and Clara Didier
Topic A: Detecting factors of pollution and tackling the impact on the new generation
According to scientists, air pollution is the greatest public health threat of the 21st century causing thousands of deaths and diseases each year all around the world. Higher admission in hospitals and premature deaths have been observed since scientists seriously started studying the question. WHO warns on the dramatic consequences our ways of production, which are at the core of the problem, have on human beings. More than 90% of children worldwide under age 15 breathe an air that is noxious for a safe development, leading to reduced lung function, respiratory infections and serious asthma.
Topic B: Nutrition/water and Health in a context of crisis : the Yemen Case
Since armed conflict erupted in March 2015, Yemen’s already fragile health system kept deteriorating. The lack of infrastructure, supplies and the impossibility to gain a long-living ceasefire in order to bring humanitarian aid makes it difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Many workers have already been evacuated in light of the turn of events. Continuous airstrikes and rebels’ hostility towards agents bringing help are making it increasingly harder to reach populations in need. Additional to wounds come the issue of water and food. When facilities succeeded in remaining operational, their access is of great danger and difficulty, as rebels don’t hesitate to target ambulances and workers. After only a few months of fighting, 80% of the citizens were estimated to require some form of humanitarian assistance. An estimated 7 million people, which represent almost one-third of the population, faced hunger and an increasing amount of diseases linked to dirty water.
Chaired by Lola Abdul and Léa Faivre
Chaired by: Paula Franco and Victoria Collado
Topic A: The forgotten Indigenous populations of Africa
Indigenous peoples and communities in Africa suffer from a large number of human rights violations that are often of a collective nature. This topic aims to inspire delegates to work together in order to find solutions to the injustices faced daily by these populations of Africa.
Topic B: Fighting for the rights of Dalits in the Indian Caste System
More than 160 million people in India are considered “Untouchable” - people tainted by their birth into a caste system that deems them impure, less than human. Human right abuses against these people, known as Dalits, are legion. Delegates will have the task of using diplomacy and skills to find ways to improve Dalits rights and to fight this discrimination that has existed for thousands of years.