Theme: China’s Global Emergence
The theme of this conference is China’s Global Emergence, and all committees and topics to be debated upon will be chosen to highlight China’s role on the global stage. NYUSHMUNC ‘17 will have specific committees highlighting the different aspects of the development of a country, such as science and technology, economic development, business, finance, etc.
Sponsors will have the unique opportunity to work with NYUSHMUNC in planning a committee theme of their choice, thus encouraging students to discuss some of the most pertinent and interesting issues in their industry.
COMMITTEES AT NYUSHMUNC ‘17:
During sessions of the General Assembly (GA), member states of the UN come together to discuss pressing issues that affect many countries across multiple continents. These issues range from disarmament and security to international law, health, and development. Debate in the GA is spirited, as delegates must balance their responsibilities to their respective nations, allies, and the committee as a whole. Delegates emerge from a GA committee with a thorough understanding of the promises and pitfalls of international diplomacy. GA at NYUSHMUNC ’17 will be represented through Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC).
- DISEC handles all matters related to global conflict and disarmament, as well as any and all threats to peace that compromise international security. DISEC committee members discuss issues such as disarmament in outer space, use of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), missile proliferation, arms in the black market, nuclear transparency, and illicit trade.
The NYUSHMUNC ‘17 DISEC committee takes on the responsibility to work towards international peace and stability. Therefore, all DISEC delegates must be well versed in the chosen topics, be able to draft and amend resolutions, and be willing to collaborate with fellow member states and committees in order to work towards the common goal of security. Delegates are recommended to read about the peacemaking effort in the status quo and the UN’s role in these efforts.
The specialized agencies (SAs) at NYUSHMUNC ’17 consists of small committees that are designed to promote creative debating. Delegates will often encounter crisis situations and will be required to act quickly. SA committees are intense and challenge delegates to look well beyond the surface to find solutions. SA’s at NYUSHMUNC ’17 will be represented by three committees: United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Environmental Committee, and FinTech Shanghai.
- United Nations Security Council: UNSC is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations. As opposed to other UN organs, which are primarily suggestive and do not hold the authority to practically implement resolutions, UNSC enjoys a special authority that allows it to manage global peacekeeping, the establishment of international sanctions, and the authorization of any military action. UNSC consists of fifteen member states, five permanent and ten temporary. The five permanent member states were the victors of World War 2, namely USA, Russia, China, France, and the UK, and are the only members of the UN able to veto a resolution presented in the UNSC. The ten non-permanent member stats, on the other hand, represent different areas of the world and are elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly (GA). Resolutions adopted in Security Council are forwarded to the UN peacekeeping forces around the world that responsible for implementing decisions. Potential topics normally discussed in UNSC are global political and social crises that, some member states believe, require force to resolve. In the past, UNSC has debated on issues like India-Pakistan conflict with regards to Kashmir, Boko Haram, Burundi, and the Korean War.
- Environmental Committee: Considering the strategic location of our conference, we aim to tackle a vast range of global issues. In this attempt, we are self-designing a committee focusing on environmental crises around the globe. Delegates considering to join this committee must be well-informed about global environmental issues. Though the scope of this committee encapsulates a vast range of environmental concerns, at NYUSHMUNC ’17 we plan to address the environmental issues that could be tackled by the cooperation of the West and the East. Delegates are recommended to read about the China’s industrial pollution and its global impact, climate change over the last three decades, and other major environmental crises around the globe.
- FinTech Committee: FinTech Shanghai: NYUSHMUNC ’17 will feature a specially designed committee for debating the role and importance of the FinTech sector. Though the final agenda of the committee is yet to be finalized, delegates should know that the nature of this committee requires them to be well informed about the impact of technology on the world and its correlation with the financial sector. Considering China’s involvement in maximizing technology around the world, this committee explores global impact of FinTech in the future. Delegates must be prepared to debate the role of major global economic powers in the technology sector and the role of this sector in strengthening financial markets around the world. Delegates are recommended to read about the role of private sectors in elevating a country’s economy, technology as a means of cooperation between countries, and attempts on maximizing technology in developing nations.