MITMUNC XII 2020 Committees

MITMUNC features many different committees that embark on a wide array of enthralling topics past, present, and future.

Position Paper Guidelines

Unless the relevant committee’s background guide specifies otherwise, position papers should follow these guidelines:

  • One page for each topic.
  • 12-point font, single-spaced.

Delegates should email their completed position paper by January 26th to the email address of their specific committee, which can be found under each committee name below.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Tier: Beginner

Email: mitmunc-asean@mit.edu

A specialized body devoted to discussing all things Southeast Asia, particularly focusing on finding multilateral and innovative solutions to challenges that many nations in the region are facing.

Background Guide

Chairs

Img 4086
Moulin Kaspar
Img 4122
Stuti Khandwala

Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)

Tier: Beginner

Email: mitmunc-disec@mit.edu

The Disarmament and International Security Committee focuses its attention on issues pertaining to the preservation of global peace and international security.

Background Guide

Chairs

Img 3904
Joanna Nikolov

Congress of Vienna, 1814 (VIENNA)

Tier: Intermediate

Email: mitmunc-vienna@mit.edu

Napoleon has fallen. European borders and notions of states lies in shambles. Congress has been called as the dust settles to set a new status quo for the balance of power and intercontinental politics of Europe.

Background Guide

Chairs

Img 4113
Lacthu Vu

Facebook Board of Directors, 2018 (FB)

Tier: Intermediate

Email: mitmunc-fb@mit.edu

Facebook was shaken at its roots in early 2018 when it was publicized Cambridge Analytica’s use of personal data collected by the social media giant in order to influence US election outcomes. The purview of this committee, which will be comprised of Facebook’s Directors, management team, and associated staff, is to address new concerns that have arisen as a result of this scandal, and push the company in the direction of success.

Background Guide

Chairs

Claire 2020
Claire Hsu
Wilson 2020
Wilson Spearman

Imperial Court of the Qing Dynasty, 1840 (QING)

Tier: Intermediate

Email: mitmunc-qing@mit.edu

The Qing Dynasty was established in 1643. By the 1800s, it had reached its largest size, but poverty, rebellion, heavy foreign pressure, and high population growth deteriorated the once great dynasty. The Imperial Court aims to reform society while also tackling the growing tension with the British.

Background Guide

Chairs

Img 4016
Mindy Long
Img 4102
Diane Zhang

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Tier: Beginner

Email: mitmunc-iaea@mit.edu

The International Atomic Energy Association is designed to promote peaceful and innovative uses of atomic energy, while also monitoring and preventing militaristic uses of these powerful technologies.

Background Guide

Chairs

Img 3933
Madeleine Li
Img 3979
Sophia Li

International Criminal Court (ICC)

Tier: Advanced

Email: mitmunc-icc@mit.edu

The International Criminal Court, set up under the Rome Statute in 2002, is an intergovernmental body designed to prosecute those accused of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, among other atrocities. The body may only try individuals under certain sets of circumstances - being that they may only try citizens of their own member states or those that the United Nations Security Council has referred to the ICC.

Background Guide

Chairs

Img 4041
Suki Zhang
Arnav
Arnav Patel
Isy
Isy Osubor

Joint Crisis (NUGS)

Tier: Advanced

Email: mitmunc-nugs@mit.edu

Taking place in 2050 after a post-climate change “apocalypse” that has left the world in an unrecognizable state. Food is scarce, and those who control it have all the power in society. To overpower rivals, massive global food chains like McDonald’s, Burger King, Nando’s, Subway, and Starbucks have begun teaming up with each other to form even larger corporate conglomerates that have expanded their scopes into all sectors, including agriculture, technology, education, and the military. As directors sitting on the boards of these newly formed corporate powerhouses, it will be your responsibility to propel your company above your rivals and bring society back from the brink of shutdown.

Background Guide

Update Paper

Chairs

Img 3921
Rene Reyes
Img 3966
Janice Yang
Img 4075
Zachary Alfaro

Special Political & Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL)

Tier: Beginner

Email: mitmunc-specpol@mit.edu

As the United Nations General Assembly’s Fourth Committee, SPECPOL can deal with a wide variety of political topics, which have included peacekeeping, decolonization, and the peaceful uses of outer space.

Background Guide

Chairs

Img 3946
Edward Jin
Img 3987
Andrew Wu

UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN)

Tier: Beginner

Email: mitmunc-unwomen@mit.edu

UN WOMEN, which first met in 2011, was designed to promote women’s rights, gender equality, and the empowerment of women on an international scale.

Background Guide

United Nations Security Council (UNSC)

Tier: Advanced

Email: mitmunc-unsc@mit.edu

As the Organ of the United Nations tasked with upholding global peace and security, and with the authority to take action to do so, the Security Council addresses pressing issues in dire need of action to promote and maintain global order.

Background Guide

Chairs

Img 3954
Kendall Garner
Img 4030
Soleh Anderlini

World Health Organization (WHO)

Tier: Beginner

Email: mitmunc-who@mit.edu

The World Health Organization is focused on addressing the world’s most urgent or prevalent health issues, whether that be through directly addressing an outbreak, providing oversight on healthcare standards, or by installing innovative public health policies across the globe.

Background Guide

Chairs

Img 3897
Marco Fleming
Img 3915
Allen Huang

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Tier: Intermediate

Email: mitmunc-unodc@mit.edu

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has been helping make the world safer from drugs, organized crime, corruption and terrorism since 1997. Topics discusssed are 1) Drug Trafficking and Cartels in Mexico and 2) Drug Trafficking and Cartels in Colombia.

Background Guide

Chairs

Jorge Perez
Derek Velez