Committees & Topics

Position Papers will be due November 15, 2020, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
(Papers received after this time will still be accepted, but will be ineligible for position paper awards.)
Position Papers should be submitted via our online form:

Please visit our Delegate Preparation page for details regarding position papers, rules of procedure, and other helpful resources.

General Assembly Plenary (GA) - Recommended for novice and intermediate delegates.
1. Declaration on Human Rights Defenders
2. Rights of the Child
Note: Additionally, the General Assembly will simulate Security Council Elections. The elections of the Security Council non-permanent members are not a topic, but rather a process that will be simulated in the General Assembly. Therefore, it should not be addressed within GA position papers. This process will take place during the committee sessions on Sunday, November 22. Please read the Explanatory Note for more details.

United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) - Recommended for novice, intermediate, and experienced delegates.
1. Advancing Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability
2. United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030)
United Nations Environment Assembly Background Guide (PDF) 

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
 - Recommended for novice and intermediate delegates.
1. Affordable housing and social protection systems for all to address homelessness
2. Economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) - Recommended for novice and intermediate delegates.
1. Access to Justice
2. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Security Council (SCand Reformed Security Council (RSC) - For experienced delegates only.
1. The Situation in Afghanistan
2. Sustaining Peace
3. The Situation in the Great Lakes Region