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March 26 - 28, 2021


Unity: Coming Together to Address a Changing World

Committees & Topics


Position Papers are due Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 11:59PM EST

General Assembly Plenary - gaplen_charlotte@srmun.org
Background Guide
I. Developing Disaster Risk Reduction and Socio-Economic Resilience Strategies For Natural and Sudden Onset Disasters
II. Promoting Multilateral Partnerships to Achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The General Assembly (GA) Plenary 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 GA Plenary committee discusses the full spectrum of international issues covered by the UN Charter such as, but not limited to, development, international law, and peace and security.
Size: Large Delegation Type: Double Outcome Type: Resolution Decision Type: Majority


General Assembly Fourth Committee (SPECPOL) - gafourth_charlotte@srmun.org
Background Guide
I. Expanding Access to Relief Programs for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
II. Retraining Peacekeepers to Better Adapt to Their Expanded Mandates

Also known as the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL), the GA Fourth covers issues regarding decolonization, atomic radiation, and peacekeeping operations and special political missions. SPECPOL also oversees 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 the peaceful uses of outer space. All 193 Member States can attend SPECPOL’s meetings.
Size: Large Delegation Type: Double Outcome Type: Resolution Decision Type: Majority


World Food Programme - Executive Board (WFP-EB) - wfp_charlotte@srmun.org
Background Guide
I. Strengthening Partnerships to Improve the World Food Programme’s Emergency Response in Times of Global Crises
II. Expanding Food Security for Socially Excluded and Marginalized Groups

The WFP is the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security globally. WFP provides food to those in need by focusing on Member States in crisis and working on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations. The WFP is governed by a 36-member Executive Board that provides intergovernmental support, policy direction and supervision of the activities of the organization.
Size: Medium Delegation Type: Double Outcome Type: Resolution Decision Type: Majority


World Health Organization Executive Board (WHO-EB) - who_charlotte@srmun.org
Background Guide
I. Addressing Mental Health Needs of Populations in Crisis
II. Improving Global Pandemic Response

The WHO’s Executive Board is composed of 34 individuals who represent Member States and that are elected by the World Health Assembly. The main functions of the WHO Executive Board are to advise, facilitate, and give direction to the decisions and policies established by the Assembly. The Board also sets an agenda for the upcoming World Health Assembly.
Size: Medium Delegation Type: Double Outcome Type: Resolution Decision Type: Majority


Commission on Narcotic Drugs - cnd_charlotte@srmun.org
Background Guide
I. Preventing Illicit Drug Usage by At-Risk Youth
II. Combating the Proliferation of Chemically Enhanced Illicit Drugs

The CND supervises the application of international drug control treaties by overseeing and analyzing the global drug situation. The CND has 53 Member States that are elected for four-year terms and is one of the governing bodies of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, which promotes concerted efforts in the interrelated areas of drug trafficking, terrorism, corruption, transnational organized crime, and criminal justice. The CND discusses a spectrum of issues related to security and social development.
Size: Medium Delegation Type: Double Outcome Type: Resolution Decision Type: Majority


North Atlantic Treaty Organization - nato_charlotte@srmun.org
Background Guide
NATO Update #1
NATO Update #2
NATO Update #3
Open Agenda

NATO is the long-standing body representing a military alliance among 30 North American and Europeans Member States. Since its establishment, NATO has operated under the premise of collective defense, or “an attack on one is an attack on all.” This body serves as a platform for Member States to discuss defense and security related issues. When diplomacy fails, NATO has at its disposition the military power of its Members to act. NATO is an open-agenda committee and will simulate a crisis.
Size: Small Delegation Type: Single Outcome Type: Resolution Decision Type: Consensus


Security Council - sc_charlotte@srmun.org
Background Guide
Security Council Update #1
Security Council Update #2
Security Council Update #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 peace and security or acts of aggression. The Council may call upon disputing parties to settle by peaceful means and recommend terms of the settlement, impose sanctions, or resort to authorizing 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 (P-5 Veto)


For further questions, please contact the Secretary-General at sg_charlotte@srmun.org.