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GA1: Disarmament and Internation Security ★ ★ ★
Welcome to BEYMUN 2018’s Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) of the General Assembly. DISEC revolves heavily around Article 11 of Chapter IV of the UN Charter: “The General Assembly may consider the general principles of cooperation in the maintenance of international peace and security, including the principles governing disarmament and the regulation of armament”. Therefore, DISEC mostly tackles issues of disarmament, threats to global security, and issues that put global peace at risk. Delegates in DISEC are tasked with developing solutions to the challenges of international security and global peace through decisive and diplomatic resolutions.
GA3: Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee ★
Welcome delegates to the Social Humanitarian and Cultural Committee!
The General Assembly Third Committee – Social Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM) – has, ever since its inception, served as an integral organ whose aim is to focus on human rights. Currently at its seventy-second session, SOCHUM’s agenda continues to revolve around a broad range of social and humanitarian affairs. With the ultimate aim of preserving human dignity, SOCHUM discusses topics relating to the protection of children, the advancement of women rights, the care of refugees, exclusion of indigenous people, racism and many others. The Committee also addresses questions pertaining to social order and development such as crime, education, drugs, juvenile delinquency and other issues that affect the individual’s proper integration in society.
With such a diverse and wide-ranging scope, SOCHUM regularly joins effort with other organs of the UN, such as the WHO, UNICEF and UNHCR to ensure that its resolutions are being effectively implemented.
SOCHUM believes that every perspective should be shared and conveyed in order to “Pave Unity and Pioneer Acceptance”.
Interpol (Double Delegation) ★ ★ ★ ★
Welcome to INTERPOL!
The world’s largest international police organization with 192 member countries, INTERPOL was established as the International Criminal Police Commission (ICPC) in 1923 and adopted its current name in 1956. Its role is to provide a platform for police agencies to work together to ensure stability and provide assistance in times of need. INTERPOL aims at facilitating international police cooperation even when diplomatic relations are absent between particular countries. The global police communications channels and internationally recognized alert systems provided by INTERPOL allow police around the world to share data instantly and securely. Delegates will have to debate on how to assist all national and international law enforcement bodies in tackling the topics at hand. We would like you to work as real criminal intelligence officers, capable of identifying and fighting the problem on a global scale while keeping in mind that you must unite and cooperate to work towards putting an end to transnational illicit activities.
Historical Security Council ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Security Council was established as one of the six principal organs of the United Nations on October 24, 1945 with the ratification of the United Nations Charter. It is tasked with the primary responsibility of maintaining international peace and security in accordance with the principles of the UN and is empowered with the ability to respond to threats to international security through political, economic, and military means. With ten elected member nations and five permanent members, the UN Security Council is expected to stand firm and make drastic decisions regarding the maintenance of international cooperation and amity.
The Historical Security Council will simulate debates that took place at a specific time period in history, where delegates are only permitted to use information provided during that time period, making ingenuity and strategic thinking key elements of the committee.
How will you forward your policies? How will you refashion the present and future for the better? How will you, amongst all the chaos, work to promote peace? These are all pivotal questions that you’ll have to find answers to in the Historical Security Council.