The press, being an essential element of modern day’s democratic system determines today’s sociopolitical climate and contains an immense diversity of perspectives. Worldwide, the press serves as the primary link between the United Nations and the global population, and as a part of I- MUN’s Press Corps, you will be responsible for maintaining this link. Like in reality, it will be essential that the people remain constantly informed about the actions of the committees. As a delegation in this conference’s Press Corps, this will be your challenge. Unlike other traditional MUN committees, the Press Corps does not have a specific agenda. In the bulletins of other committees, the topic would be outlined and an introduction would be given. With the Press Corps, however, there is no topic to outline, for the objective of the Press Corps is to report on the conference as a whole.
Topic A: South China Sea Dispute: Cooperation or Conflict
Topic B: Non-Proliferation of nuclear weapons in DPRK
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, charged with the maintenance of international peace and security as well as accepting new members to the United Nations and approving any changes to its United Nations Charter. Its powers include the establishment of peacekeeping operations, the establishment of international sanctions, and the authorization of military action through Security Council resolutions. Formed in 1946, it is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states.
World Health Organization (WHO)
Topic A: Measures to reduce mortality rate in metropolitan areas caused by environment pollution with emphasis on developing countries
Topic B: West African Ebola Crisis
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. WHO is the authority for the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. The World Health Organization has 194 member nations and provides support and information on issues such as food safety, HIV/AIDS, maternal health and scientific research.
INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE
Topic A: The detention of Kulbhushan Jadhav by Pakistan: India vs. Pakistan
Topic B: Whaling in the Antarctic: Australia vs. Japan
A division of the United Nations, consisting of 15 member states that settles legal disputes submitted to it by them. The International Court of Justice, also called the World Court, meets in The Hague, The Netherlands. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the UN. The Court has two functions: To settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted by States, and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized UN organs and specialized agencies.
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Topic A: Monetary policy framework and the effects of crypto currency.
Topic B: Managing the impact of globalization and technology- How are member countries contributing?
The International Monetary Fund (IMF), formed in 1945 is an international organization headquartered in Washington D.C. of 189 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world. Through the fund, and other activities such as the gathering of statistics and analysis, surveillance of its members' economies and the demand for particular policies, the IMF works to improve the economies of its member countries.
OPERATION NEPTUNE SPEAR
The team of Operation Neptune Spear will be specializing in dealing with a threat to national security, under conditions in which the object of the targeted attack is offered little or no opportunity to surrender to attacking forces. In this edition of I-MUN, it will be targeted at formulating policies and devising strategies to resolve a major modern day issue which has the potential to create havoc among various nations around the world.
UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM
Topic A: Measures to monitor realisation of 2016 Paris Climate Agreement
Topic B: Review of Basel Convention: Detailed impact of harmful and hazardous waste dumping in the oceans.
The United Nations Environment Programme is an agency of United Nations and coordinates its environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices. It was founded by Maurice Strong in June 1972 and Environment has overall responsibility for environmental problems among United Nations agencies but international talks on specialized issues, such as addressing climate change or combating desertification, are overseen by other UN organizations, like the Bonn-based Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. UN Environment has aided in the formulation of guidelines and treaties on issues such as the international trade in potentially harmful chemicals, transboundary air pollution, and contamination of international waterways.
UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
Topic A: Human rights infringements by technological development.
Topic B: Human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people.
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is a United Nations System inter- governmental body responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the world. Its 47 seats are filled by member states elected for three-year terms. The UNHRC is the successor to the UN Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR), and is a subsidiary body of the UN General Assembly. The council works closely with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and engages the United Nations' special procedures. The UNHRC addresses human rights-related situations in all UN member states. The UNHRC also addresses important thematic human rights issues such as freedom of association and assembly, freedom of expression, freedom of belief and religion, women's rights, LGBT rights, and the rights of racial and ethnic minorities.