Committees

UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Novice)


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was established in 1945 with the mission of promoting solidarity among all of humanity in order to foster global peace. UNESCO believes in and celebrates the intellectual, moral, and creative capabilities of humanity. In today’s increasingly global society, encouraging connections among ...

Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary General


Designed for the most experienced delegates attending the conference, the Ad-Hoc committee amplifies the impromptu crisis driven elements of a typical Specialized committee at JHUMUNC by changing one important aspect of the committee: the topic of the committee and delegate positions will not be released until shortly before the conference ...

Quadrumvirate: Power in the Caribbean - Coalition of Pirates


While European navies battle for control of the seas, our committee will work to mark the seas as ours during this Golden Age of Pirates. As the Coalition of Pirates, this committee must navigate the creation of a union while combatting the far-reaching powers of European navies. Delegates must balance ...

Quadrumvirate: Power in the Caribbean - Spanish Navy


As a result of the War of Spanish Succession, Spain is left with significantly less land after having to cede the Spanish Netherlands as well as other parts of its dominion. King Philip V has begun a series of reforms in an attempt to strengthen the government. As part of ...

Quadrumvirate: Power in the Caribbean - Dutch Navy


It is the 17th century and Dutch wealth and maritime expansion is fueling envy amongst the neighboring countries. Our fleet is the largest in the world, yet tensions are soaring after the anti-Dutch Navigation Ordinance of 1651. Two Anglo-Dutch Wars later, we are on the verge of a third since ...

Quadrumvirate: Power in the Caribbean - British Royal Navy


It is 1706 and Queen Anne is working toward the unification of the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland. Scotland has recently gone through and economic crisis, and with the unification they will be able to have free trade with England on their terms; however, will these terms ...

United Nations Security Council


The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is a relatively small committee that specializes in the maintenance of international peace and security. The Security Council is a unique organ in the UN in that it has the power to establish peacekeeping operations, enact trade sanctions, and authorize binding resolutions. The structure ...

Press Corps

Press Corps is responsible for documenting and reporting on all the goings-on during JHUMUNC, both during committee sessions and after hours.

Delegates will each represent one of five different news agencies from all over the world and across different types of media: BBC, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, The ...

Historical World Health Organization (WHO)


Established on April 7 th , 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) directs and coordinates international health within the United Nations. The WHO engages in partnerships and provides leadership where joint action is necessary on matters essential to health. It also shapes the research agenda, sets norms and standards of health ...

UN Commission on the Global Recession (2008)


The UN Commission on the Global Recession (CGR) is a fictional principal UN intergovernmental body that works to find solutions for the Global Recession, which was the most disastrous economic and financial crisis since the Great Depression. The CGR is responsible for shaping worldwide policies to help mitigate the effects ...

UN High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) (Novice)


The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was created in 1950 to promote the support and protection of refugees by supporting their repatriation, reintegration, and settlement in a new nation. However, past wars and crisis have caused very similar conferences to fail. For example, the Evian Conference’s failure ...

Legal Committee


The Legal Committee is the United Nation’s primary forum for legal considerations in the General Assembly. It is our mission to discuss important legal questions in order to promote the development of public international law. Some topics that have previously been discussed in this committee include: nuclear terrorism, prevention ...

Special Political and Decolonization (SPECPOL)


The Special Political and Decolonization Committee was created as the fourth of the six main General Assembly Committees of the United Nations. Historically, it has dealt with issues such as atomic radiation, decolonization, land and sea mines, Palestinian refugees and human rights, peacekeeping, public information, outer space, and University for ...

Star Wars


The Galactic Empire’s strength and security must be maintained. This is why the Emperor has congregated on Coruscant a special advisory meeting of Imperial senators, military leaders, and other notable politicians and individuals loyal to the Empire at JHUMUNC 2017. In light of rebellious activities occurring throughout the galaxy ...

The Government of Thailand 2014


It is 2014 and the government of Thailand is in a state of turmoil. Plagued by issues and controversies of corruption within the government and a growing divide between populists in rural areas and an urban middle class has led the country into a state of political instability. On May ...

Tohoku Earthquake Response 2011


Hello and welcome to the Committee on Tohoku Earthquake Response of 2011. The Committee on Tohoku Earthquake Response of 2011 will be a stimulating and engaging experience as we discuss the domestic and international response to the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011. The impact of ...

Margaret Thatcher's Cabinet 1982


The year is 1982. Britain is in the middle of a recession. The Falkland Islands have been taken over. The IRA is becoming more dangerous by the day. Labor Unions dominate the workforce. Communism is on the rise and threatening to tip the world order. It is up to the ...

Joint Crisis: Algerian War of Independence - Front de Libération Nationale (Algeria)


As France continues to reach her own dominance over our great nation, we as a committee must rise up and claim our independence. As we do so and fight off French forces, this committee must also deal with internal issues such as conflicts between the different factions of our growing ...

Economic and Financial Committee (ECOFIN)


The Economic and Financial Committee (ECOFIN) is the primary economically focused committee in the United Nations. Its main purpose is to improve global economic development/welfare, and to maintain the international financial and trade network. With that, the committee often focuses on issues regarding economic growth, development, and sustainability. The ...

African Union


Established 52 years ago, the African Union is a continental union consisting of 54 states in Africa. The AU was established with goals to achieve greater unity between African nations, to protect each nation’s sovereignty, and promote democratic principles. The AU originated from the ideals set forth by the ...

UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific


Founded in 1947, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) was initially established to promote economic cooperation between its member states. Presently, ESCAP is composed of 53 Member States and 9 Associate Members and serves as one of the five regional commissions of the ...

UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues


The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues was established on July 28, 2000, and is one of three UN bodies that deal specifically with the issues of indigenous populations. The committee is comprised of sixteen independent experts who serve for a term of three years and may be re-appointed ...

World Bank


The World Bank is an international financial institution that is comprised of two organizations: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association. The World Bank is a component of the larger World Bank Group, which is an observer at the United Nations Development Group. The World ...

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) (2060)


Established in the Baghdad Conference in 1960, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries began with the five countries of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. The organization is responsible for coordinating and unifying global policies on petroleum. As of 2016, OPEC had thirteen member nations that together accounted ...

F1 Grand Prix


The Fédération Internationale de Automobile, more commonly known as the FIA, is a sports federation under the International Olympic Committee that was established in 1904 in order to represent motor interests of countries around the world. It is most prominently recognized as the governing body for the Formula 1 Grand ...

Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)


The First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, or more commonly known as the Committee on Disarmament and International Security, deals with challenges in the international security regime. It considers all disarmament and international security matters within the scope of the Charter. It seeks to promote cooperation in the ...

NFL Owner's Meeting 2017


The NFL Owner’s Committee has the unique aspect of having the ability to shape the game of football for the National Football League season in 2018. Because of JHUMUNC’s timing in 2017, we will try to keep the NFL real time information as updated as possible. Overall, the ...

Joint Crisis: Algerian War of Independence - France


As our colony of Algeria continues to clamor for independence and freedom, we must fight to ensure that this colony stays within our empire as we continue to nation build. And though we should certainly work hard as a committee to mitigate the problem in Algeria, we also must tackle ...