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The United Nations is an intergovernmental organisation aiming to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonising the actions of nations.
Through these 4 committees with diverse agendas and experienced Executive Boards, we hope to converse and ideate about today's problems effectively and collaboratively.
World Health Organisation
AGENDA: Mental health with reference to the Covid-19 Pandemic
The WHO plays the crucial role of supporting the improvement of healthcare standards across the world. By facilitating collaboration between nations and through their own initiatives, the WHO has been pivotal in expanding the reach of quality healthcare, standardising practices, containing epidemics and combating diseases.
In recent months, the WHO has been an indispensable asset to the United Nations and the world. By encouraging information sharing between countries, conducting research and guiding the public, the WHO has helped the international community face the Covid-19 pandemic.
With a rise in awareness regarding mental health in the past few years, the WHO has been actively involved in providing more information and support on the matter. It has worked to provide resources for those dealing with and wishing to learn about mental health issues. Especially during the current pandemic, the mental health of millions have been affected.
As an agenda which is significant to us at the Teen Tribune and to Dhoondh, our sponsor, we are eager to witness the insight and opinions our delegates will bring to the table!
Historic Security Council
AGENDA: Berlin Crisis 1961
The UNSC shall be a historic crisis committee. The timeline for this committee shall begin on the 13th of August, 1961.
Since its creation, the decisions made in the UNSC have shaped the course of modern history. We are proud to announce the second committee of TMUN, 2021, the United Nations Security Council.
As important as it is to be aware of the current problems which affect the international community, we strongly believe that the past offers lessons which are just as valuable. By simulating a historic committee, we hope to give delegates the opportunity to consider what they would have done to tackle one of recent history's most complicated crises.
The post World War II era was a time of immense change within Europe, but especially in Germany. At the Yalta Conference in February of 1945, the fate of Germany for next few decades was sealed. Although Berlin technically fell into the Soviet territory, the western allies had open access to West Berlin. After a failed blockade by the Soviet Union in 1948, it was clear that tensions in this region would continue to rise over the following decade.
Worried by the migration from East to West Berlin and the danger it posed to communist leaders in East Germany and the Soviet Union, the Soviets pushed for the withdrawal of western military influence in West Berlin. Tensions grew between Krushchev and Kennedy in the early 1960s, the most volatile period in Cold War history. Our timeline starts on 13th August 1961. A wall of barb wired fences has been erected on the border between East and West Berlin. The Soviet Union and East Germany have deployed a large amount of troops at the border. Tensions continue to rise between The East and The West. Delegates of the Security Council, it is now up to you to decide the fate of the city of Berlin.
Human Rights Council
AGENDA: Assessing the Humanitarian Situation surrounding the Israeli-Palestine conflict
The UNHRC is the inter-governmental body within the United Nations responsible for "strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe". It also addresses human rights violations and makes recommendations on them.
The Israel-Palestine conflict has been a point of contention in geopolitics for nearly 100 years. Recently, media coverage on the issue flared up again in the midst of growing violence on both ends. The humanitarian impact has been massive with the conflict claiming 13,969 lives to date. In the midst of bureaucratic inefficiencies, lives of countless Israelis and Palestinians have been uprooted.
Through the UNHRC, we hope to shift focus to an ignored humanitarian aspects about an issue that is deepening everyday.
International Security Committee
AGENDA: Addressing the use of autonomous weapons
The DISEC is the first committee of the United Nations General Assembly and was established in 1946. For the several decades since, the committee has facilitated discourse on matters of "disarmament, global challenges and threats to peace that affect the international community."
By simulating the DISEC at TMUN, we hope to give our delegates insight into the legal, geo-political and humanitarian aspects of an agenda which has been at the forefront of international debate in recent years.