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October 23 - 25, 2020


Understanding and Combating Global Multidimensional Poverty and Inequality

Committees & Topics

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General Assembly Plenary - gaplen_atlanta@srmun.org
Background Guide
I. Addressing Gender Inequality and its Role in Perpetuating Global Poverty
II. Improving Access to Electricity in Developing Member States

The General Assembly is the main deliberative, policymaking, and representative organ of the United Nations (UN), and is the only UN organ in which all 193 Member States are represented. The committee discusses the full spectrum of international issues covered by the UN Charter, such as development, international law, and peace and security.
Size: Large Delegation Type: Double Outcome Type: Resolution Decision Type: Majority


General Assembly First Committee (GA 1st) - gafirst_atlanta@srmun.org
Background Guide
I. Reaffirming and Developing the Outer Space Treaty in an Age of New Technologies and Emerging Threats
II. Acting to Limit the Harmful Effects of Mercenaries, Militias, and Private Military Contractors

DISEC is one of the six main committees of the UN General Assembly and focuses on disarmament and international security matters. The committee is represented by all 193 Member States.
Size: Large Delegation Type: Double Outcome Type: Resolution Decision Type: Majority


Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - fao_atlanta@srmun.org
Background Guide
I. Utilizing Technology to Eliminate Food Insecurity
II. Addressing Climate Change's Impact on the Agriculture Industry

The FAO is the specialized agency charged with leading the United Nations’ efforts to eliminate hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition across the globe. The FAO does this by focusing on ensuring all people can have access to sustainable, high quality food and water, and lead active and healthy lives.
Size: Large Delegation Type: Double Outcome Type: Resolution Decision Type: Majority


Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) - ecosoc_atlanta@srmun.org
Background Guide
I. Facilitating Economic and Social Protections for Vulnerable Populations
II. Promoting Economic Growth in Post-Conflict Societies

The ECOSOC is one of the original six bodies of the United Nations established by the UN Charter and serves as the primary platform for discussing and creating sustainable development across economic, social, and environmental issues. ECOSOC places special emphasis on engaging with over 3,000 non-governmental organizations to help guide dialogues throughout its annual themes.
Size: Medium Delegation Type: Double Outcome Type: Resolution Decision Type: Majority


United Nations Development Programme Executive Board (UNDP Executive Board) - undp_atlanta@srmun.org
Background Guide
I. Addressing Growing Levels of Sovereign Debt Related to Development Financing
II. The Role of Cities in Promoting Sustainable Development

The UNDP was formed in 1965 and operates in 177 Member States worldwide focusing on the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. The UNDP Executive Board is the main UN body responsible for the support and management of UNDP's activities, including the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030. The Executive Board consists of 36 Member States, which serve on a rotating basis.
Size: Medium Delegation Type: Double Outcome Type: Resolution Decision Type: Majority


Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) - csw_atlanta@srmun.org
Background Guide
I. Improving Financial Access and Inclusion for Women
II. Promoting Better Access to Education for Women and Girls in Developing Member States

The CSW is a functional commission of the UN’s ECOSOC and serves as the UN’s primary body dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The CSW consists of 45 Member States elected by ECOSOC based on geographic distribution. The CSW was founded in 1946 and serves to review implementation of the 1995 Platform for Action and contributes to implementing Agenda 2030.
Size: Medium Delegation Type: Double Outcome Type: Resolution Decision Type: Majority


Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) - pbc_atlanta@srmun.org
Background Guide
I. Creating Opportunities for Youth Education and Involvement in the Peacebuilding Process
II. Integrating Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) Standards into Community-Based Organizations

The PBC is an advisory body of the UN dedicated to helping Member States build peace bringing together all relevant peacebuilding actors, including financial institutions, governments, troop-contributing countries, and representatives of civil society. The PBC was founded in 2005 and mandated to advise on post-conflict peacebuilding and recovery, as well as bring attention to necessary reconstruction and institution-building efforts in order to encourage sustainable development. The PBC consists of 31 Member States based on selections from various UN bodies and contributions.
Size: Small Delegation Type: Single Outcome Type: Report Decision Type: Consensus



Security Council - sc_atlanta@srmun.org
Background Guide
Security Council Brief #1
Security Council Brief #2
Security Council Brief #3
Open Agenda

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is responsible for maintaining international peace and security. The UNSC works to determine the existence of threats to the peace or acts of aggression. It may call upon disputing parties to settle by peaceful means and recommend terms of settlement and can resort to imposing sanctions or authorize the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security. The UNSC is an open-agenda committee and will simulate a crisis.
Size: Small Delegation Type: Single Outcome Type: Resolution Decision Type: Majority (3/5 Majority - 9 Affirmative)