Committees

Special Political and Decolonization Committee

The Special Political and Decolonization Committee is the fourth committee in the General Assembly. The committee is responsible for discussing issues related to decolonization, human rights, peacekeeping, public information, and outer space.

Committee Topics:

Topic A: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Topic B: The South China Sea

Background Guide: Coming soon!

Advisory Panel to the Security Council

The Advisory Panel to the United Nations Security Council is a unique committee that counsels the UNSC in making decisions. Instead of delegates acting as representatives of their nations, the participants in the Advisory Panel are called “experts." There will be both domestic affairs and foreign relations experts coming from ...

Quadrumvirate: City States of the Italian Renaissance - Republic of Florence

This meeting of the most distinguished and influential Florentines in Quadrumvirate: Florence will consist of extremely high level and intense debate that leans heavily on improvisation and cross committee communication. The committee will take place in 1450 AD. The purpose of this committee is to address the two issues mentioned ...

Quadrumvirate: City States of the Italian Renaissance - Duchy of Milan

Set in 1450 after the abolishment of the Golden Ambrosian Republic, this Quadrumvirate committee will focus on the internal and foreign issues that affected the land-locked Duchy of Milan at the height of the Italian Renaissance. The Duchy of Milan represents one of the richest and most powerful city-states in ...

Quadrumvirate: City States of the Italian Renaissance - Papal States

The Papal States was a nation unique to the rest of the Old World that exerted great influence over the Italian peninsula and councils of Europe during the Renaissance. The Pope, leader of the Christian world, also held temporal powers over the Papal States with a powerful army to use ...

Quadrumvirate: City States of the Italian Renaissance - Republic of Venice

The Republic of Venice Quadrumvirate committee has the distinct feature of being a member of a four committee group of Italian city-states, set during the height of the Italian Renaissance period. Venetian possessions are scattered across the Mediterranean, and Venetian trade power over the region is diminishing. In this committee ...

United Nations Security Council

For more than sixty years, the United Nations Security Council has been a critical force of the international community in maintaining world peace and deciding on intervention when necessary. The Security Council has 15 members, 5 of whom are permanent and have veto power (US, UK, France, China, Russia), in ...

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 ...

UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

The Economic and Social Council established the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in 1992. The Commission serves as the policy-making agency of the UN in the sector of crime prevention and criminal justice. The mandates and priorities of the Commission include combating organized crime, economic crime and ...

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization was founded in 1948 with the mission to serve as the governing body to oversee international healthcare regulation and improve the quality of living through optimal healthcare worldwide. WHO is responsible for the development of health systems, the study of noncommunicable (diabetes, cancer, etc.) and communicable ...

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, also known as ECLAC, was established in 1948 by Economic and Social Council resolution 106 VI. In 1984, ECLAC passed another resolution in order to include the Caribbean. It includes 44 member states and 8 associate members. Its headquarters are in ...

UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council is the successor to the UN Commission on Human Rights (CHR). The CHR was in place from 1946 until 2006 as a supplementary body of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and it was established in order to “weave the international legal fabric ...

International Olympic Committee (IOC)

The International Olympic Committee is an international organization that was founded in 1894 and based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Its members include 100 active members, 33 honorary members, and 1 honor member. The IOC is responsible for organizing both the Olympic Games and the Youth Olympic Games. The organization meets once ...

Historical General Assembly (1994)

The Historical General Assembly is a committee unique to Model UN and relatively new to JHUMUNC. The committee asks delegates to turn back the clock to 1994 and put themselves in an entirely different historical context. At this year’s conference, delegates will debate the Rwandan Genocide and Bosnian War ...

Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General

JHUMUNC 2016 is the first JHUMUNC in which we will be having an 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 ...

Hong Kong 2022

In 2022, eight years after the so-called “Umbrella Revolution," hope for true autonomy in Hong Kong is dwindling. The massive obstacles faced by Hong Kong citizens today are twofold. First: the continuous erosion of basic rights guaranteed under Hong Kong Basic Law due to corrupt leadership tied to the Chinese ...

The House of Saud

Over the past few years, the Saudi royal family has become nervous as they watched demonstrations and protests that paralyzed the Arab world, successfully toppling leaders in countries like Egypt. At the same time, Saudi Arabia is experiencing several challenges to its influence within the Islamic World. The most notable ...

Independencia de América Latina 1819

The Committee on Latin American Independence will constantly keep delegates on their toes. Set in 1819 during the height of political instability within Spanish territory in the New World, this committee will focus on the revolutionary movement arising within the Viceroyalty of New Granada, with delegates representing the political and ...

Joint Crisis: The Battle for Mount Olympus - Titans

My fellow Titans, monsters, and other enemies of the Olympians,

We Titans had ruled the world for a long time. However, the Olympians rose against us, with the aid of their monstrous allies and traitorous Titans. The result of the first Titanomachy, the war between the Olympians and Titans, lasted ...

Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Committee (SOCHUM)

The Social, Humanitarian & Cultural committee is one of the main General Assemblies at JHUMUNC this year and is the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly. The committee focuses on human rights, humanitarian efforts, and social affairs throughout the world, especially as they function across state borders. In the ...

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe is the world's largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization. It has 57 participating states, as well as many other partners for co-operation. The organization address issues such as freedom of the press and fair elections, as well as arms control and the promotion ...

Legal Committee (2050)

The United Nations General Assembly consists of six main committees. The Legal Committee is the sixth committee of the General Assembly. Legal focuses on matters pertaining to international law. As a General Assembly, Legal does not have the ability to deploy UN Peacekeepers, impose sanctions, or pass binding resolutions. However ...

UN Commission on Population and Development

The Commission on Population and Development was created in 1946 as an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council. Its primary function is to assess the situations surrounding areas of interventions, the barriers to intervention, the shortcomings of interventions and the successes of interventions. As an advisory body, the ...

Summit on Space Advancement and Technology (2100)

The Summit on Space Advancement and Technology (2100) presents a futuristic, hypothetical committee that has convened to address the new problems and questions that arise from space exploration and development in the year 2100. Delegates in this committee will be charged with not only gauging the technological differences and political ...

UN Commission on the Status of Women

Established in June of 1946, the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal UN intergovernmental body that promotes gender equality and women’s empowerment. The CSW is responsible for shaping worldwide policies of equality as well as reviewing current progress on the promotion of women’s ...

US House Committee on Foreign Affairs (1917)

The US House Committee on Foreign Affairs deals with legislation that affects the international community. The committee works with institutions such as the State Department, United Nations, and the Peace Corps to implement foreign policy. As a historical committee, the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs (1917) will debate political ...

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was established in 1957 with three main objectives: promoting the peaceful use of nuclear energy, safeguarding against the use of nuclear technology for military purposes, and promoting high safety standards for the use of nuclear energy. To help achieve its goals, the IAEA offers ...

Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)

The Disarmament and International Security Committee is the First Committee of the General Assembly. The committee is primarily concerned with disarmament and threats to peace that affect the world’s nations. The committee develops solutions to problems or conflicts that threaten peace. Because DISEC is a General Assembly Committee and ...

The Cabinet of Francis Underwood

It is February 2016. President Walker Garrett has been out of office for just two months, and the Underwood Administration is certainly off to a rocky start. With midterm and presidential elections just around the corner, it is essential that the administration does not damage the image of the party ...

Joint Crisis: The Battle for Mount Olympus - Olympians

My Fellow Olympians and Honored Heroes,

Let us go back nearly three thousand years to 900 BC to the rule of the Olympians on Mount Olympus. It is a time of immortal Gods, honored heroes and vile monsters. There were wars that turned men into heroes and Gods into Olympians ...