Committees


General Assembly

World Health Organization (WHO)

The Year is 2050. There has been an outbreak of the Xaltax Disease. The outbreak is the result of the mass spread of plant Taximax that produces the fruit Xalt. Xalt is a fruit found by American superfood company GoHealthyGo! CEOs Justin and Lynda Maxwell on their Iceland expedition. In the lab, they discovered the fruit’s ability to quickly burn fat and build muscle based on its molecular compound makeup. The team fast-passed the health checks and brought it to market. The issues of contention are as follows: communicating the health issues to the public, finding a cure, and the environmental issues. Will you help us discuss and debate this new found world issue?

Singapore Protocol

The year is 2050 and the world has drastically changed since the re-election of Donald J. Trump in the 2020 United States presidential election. For those who said Trump was unhinged in his first term, it is nothing compared to his second. No longer worried about getting re-elected and forever focused on his near mysterious agenda, Trump began slashing environmental programs across the United States going so far as to disband the Environment Protection Agency and open some US National Parks to resource extraction. Trump’s new environmental policies have had detrimental impacts on the United States and the rest of the world as a whole. Perhaps, the greatest challenge today is posed to the Global South as they attempt to navigate these uncharted waters of environmental degradation.

In response to these changes, the United Nations Environment Programme called a meeting in Singapore - bringing together some of the world’s largest corporations and a diverse range of countries. Your goal as the “Mission: Environment - Singapore Protocol” is to tackle the problems at hand with diligence and draft a comprehensive treaty, which will lay the foundation for the future of the environment. The future of the world is in your hands - let’s get to work!

Security Council

The United Nations Security Council 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; it is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states. The Security Council help its first session on 17 January 1946.

In this years QMUNI Security council we will be using the powers the Security Council has to develop and enforce new resolutions in solving today's world issues. By understanding each issue this years Security Council will be tackling the issues of genocide and persecution of the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar, the Uyghur people of China, and the disarmament of mass destructive weapons in Iran. The resolutions built in this council will be based of the principles of the UN's charter that ensures rights to all peoples.

Crisis Committee

Welcome to the Wizarding World of Model United Nations! (JCC)

JCC(2)

This is a Harry Potter themed joint crisis committee. It will take place after the end of the First Wizarding War, the attack on the Potters, and disappearance of Lord Voldemort. In the magical world of Harry Potter there are two competing forces: The Order of the Phoenix and the Death Eaters. Who will prevail in this battle of light and dark? Will the Death Eaters, the pureblood supremacist followers of Lord Voldemort, succeed in their plans of destruction? Or will The Order of the Phoenix, a band of wizards who are devoted to fighting the evils of the world, defeat Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters? This is all up to you.

Both committees will be working on comprehensive plans to expand their influence in the magical community. They will have to deal with betrayals, corruption, and rebellions along with the issues that have arisen with the disappearance of Voldemort and the newly orphaned Harry Potter. The fate of our wizarding society rests in your hands.

Austro-Hungarian Empire 1914

The Date is August 30, 1914, and Franz Ferdinand I is now Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Nationalistic fervor holds the Empire, as loyalists and secessionists clash of the streets. This conference with attendance from the powers of Europe and representative of the Empire’s many peoples must find a solution, lest this wave of nationalism spread across the continent.

Trump’s Cabinet

On January 20th, 2017, it is widely said that a new era began, the so-called ‘Dawning of the Age of Trump’ began. Since that fateful day, now over a year ago, the world has watched with wide eyes as scandals have unfolded, tweets have been published and deleted, and advisors have left the White House by the dozen. Often people will state that if they were in the position of a senior White House official, they would know exactly what to do to fix the plethora of problems that the 45th President of the USA has encountered since coming to Washington. With increasing cries of ‘Fake News,’ conflicts of interest around every corner, and a boss with an itchy Twitter finger, this administration will have their work cut out for them.

In this committee, delegates will have the opportunity to represent key Trump Administration officials during the first, crucial days of the Trump Administration. Tasked with the job of implementing Trump’s populist platform, delegates will have the opportunity to vie for control of the White House in this fast-paced crisis committee.

Intermarium

With the final partition of Poland at the end of the 18th century, the once great Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth disappeared from the world map. Although there were numerous rebellions in the 19th century that followed, it was not until 1918 that Poland would once again gain its independence.

As the fires of the first industrialized war in human history burned away the old empires of Europe, Central and Eastern Europe saw the rise of numerous new nation states, determined to defend their newfound freedom from their old oppressors. Poland, in particular, saw the Soviet state rising from the Russian Revolution as an existential threat against these states and sought a plan against the perceived menace, so the Międzymorze was born.

The Międzymorze, or Intermarium in English, meaning “Between the Seas”, proposed a federation or alliance of central European states stretching from the Baltics to the Black Sea as a shield against Soviet aggression, and awakened German imperialism if it were to occur. This committee will explore an alternate-history scenario where the Intermarium was realized as a major player in inter-war European politics.

The City That Care Forgot

October 14th, 1947 The sun beats down on the well-tread sidewalks of Bourbon St.; jazz can be heard spilling out of open doorways as the Mississippi River flows languidly by. But there's an uneasy note to the town's usual sweet tune. People have been disappearing. That's not unusual in a town like this, but after a local hotshot business tycoon hadn't been seen in his local social club for a couple nights, people started to worry. There are no leads so far, but one of the deputies decided to round up some locals to see if they know anything. Whether any of then care enough about this man to involve themselves is another story. Everyone in this town has something to hide, but as more civilians go missing, people's concern for their own necks might be enough to loosen their tongues. Something ain’t right in the Big Easy, and somebody's got to know something. The only question is, who?

 

 Committee Directions