Committees

Special Political and Decolonization Committee

The Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL), also known as the fourth committee of the General Assembly, is one of the largest committees of JHUMUNC 2014 with a total of 193 delegations being represented. SPECPOL was established in 1962 in order to make an effort to decolonize dependent Territories. Its ...

Joint Crisis Committee: Syrian Government

This Crisis Committee will consist of fast paced and challenging debate, and will be very different from the usual MUN experience. The purpose of this committee is to address the situation at hand through the eyes of the Syrian Government by engaging with and discussing the two agenda items as ...

Advisory Panel to the Security Council

The Advisory Panel is a special committee that counsels the Security Council on specific issues. Participants are called “experts” rather than delegates. Experts will be divided into two categories: Domestic Affairs and Foreign Relations. Although the committee will primarily use standard JHUMUNC parliamentary procedure, resolutions will be developed by debating ...

Quadrumvirate: 12th-Century Japan: Sōhei

The noble houses and the imperial court are not the only belligerents in this civil war. The multiple factions of warrior-monks, or sōhei, are a major military force in this period. Although the various temple factions have been in competition, even open conflict since the 10th century, the noble houses ...

Quadrumvirate: 12th-Century Japan: Fujiwara

The Fujiwara clan long enjoyed a prosperous reign as not only the patron of the arts, but also a colossus of political power. For over three centuries the family consolidated vast influence as regents to the Emperor. But ever since they failed to prevent Emperor Go-Sanjo from ascending to the ...

Quadrumvirate: 12th-Century Japan: Taira

In the Quadrumvirate: Taira Clan, the committees responsibility will be to analyze issues both specific to internal clan issues, as well as issues facing imperial Japan at large. As one of several powerful clans operating in Japan at the time, the inter-clan power struggles within Taira are developing, with succession ...

Quadrumvirate: 12th-Century Japan: Minamoto

As the Minamoto clan of the quadrumvirate, it is our duty to ensure that clan will thrive and uphold greater power in the upcoming era. Towards this end, the Minamoto clan's famous leaders will debate various military and political tactics to provide detailed information that will guarantee the success ...

United Nations Security Council

As the central body of the United Nations, the Security Council is responsible for addressing all issues threatening international peace and security. The UNSC must work to create effective resolutions with meaningful, powerful language that will impact the course of nations’ policies. To do so, this committee will utilize several ...

Iranian Hostage Crisis

The Iranian Hostage Crisis (IHC) provides a unique opportunity for delegates at JHUMUNC 2014. Instead of each delegate representing a country and working with and against the representatives of other nations, delegate in the IHC will be assigned the roles of American political, intelligence, and military leaders during the Hostage ...

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: The Onion, Al Jazeera, BBC, New York Times ...

Committee on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice 2002

The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice was created in 1992 within the Economic and Social Council at the request of the General Assembly. It functions to oversee all crime-related international topics and is the governing body of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. The Commission will be ...

World Health Organization

When the United Nations was formed, one of the many things they wanted to touch on was international public health. The World Health Organization, also known as WHO, was established on April 7, 1948 and since then it has been a force to be reckon with. It currently has 194 ...

FIFA Congress

The governing body of international football, FIFA's Congress, has met annually since 1998 to discuss the issues surrounding the sport and its official rules. The Congress holds elections for the FIFA presidency, approves the annual report, admits new nations; each member nation receives one vote in these proceedings. Most ...

UNICEF: United Nations Children's Fund (Novice Committee)

UNICEF or the United Nations Children's Fund is a program run by the United Nations to provide assistance on a long term scale to children in developing nations. It was created in 1946 as a way to provide emergency relief after WWII and became a permanent part of the ...

Paris Peace Conference 1946

The 1946 Paris Peace Conference at JHUMUNC 2014 will serve as a re-imagining of the noteworthy convention of both Allied and Axis nations after the end of World War II. In an attempt to foster peace and return the world to its pre-war state, those nations in attendance worked to ...

World Trade Organization

Founded by the Marrakech Agreement in 1995, the World Trade Organization is an international body that deals with the rules of trade between nations. Intent on liberalizing international trade, the World Trade Organization provides a framework for negotiating and formalizing trade agreements, as well as a dispute settlement process in ...

European Union

Serving as an economic and political alliance of 27 member states, the primary responsibility of the European Union involves the political, social and economic stability of the continent. Established in 1993 under the Maastricht Treaty, the EU operates through a system of independent institutions and intergovernmental negotiated decisions by the ...

Historical Security Council: Tiananmen Square 1989

The job of the Historical Security Council is to examine past incidents of global significance, including the US Invasion of Panama and Tiananmen Square. The members will be the UN member nations that were represented in the Security Council in 1989. With fruitful and productive debate, the delegates have the ...

US Financial Crisis Cabinet 2008

The housing bubble had just burst, and the valuations of mortgage-backed securities had crashed; confidence in the financial market is beginning to suffer, and hundreds of investment banks are collapsing. In the midst of chaos, it is our job as the US Financial Crisis Cabinet 2008 to curb the evaporation ...

The International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court (or ICC) is a permanent international tribunal, established for the purpose of hearing and trying the most serious crimes of concern to the international community, including genocide, crimes against humanity, and other war crimes. Over the course of the trial, the court’s twenty-one esteemed Judges ...

African NGO Forum

The African NGO Forum's job is to explore the issues of the recent formation or South Sudan and the many ramifications associated with it's new status as a nation, as well as the role of micro finance in African countries' economies. These topics will be addressed from the ...

Joint Crisis Committee: Syrian National Coalition

The JCC:SNC will work towards persuading the global community it is worth backing and better than the Assad regime. The committee will work towards gaining international support and resources and then using them to undermine and overthrow the current regime. The committee should work on coming up with concrete ...

Food and Agriculture Organization

The ultimate mission of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is to achieve food security for all people. Founded in 1943, the FAO has a long history of addressing concerns such as hunger and disaster relief around the world. Moreover, rural agriculture is a source of income and sustenance for ...

International Atomic Energy Agency 2024

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an international organization that serves to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, while inhibiting its destructive applications. It was established in 1957 as an independent agency that would report to the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly. While this was ...

Legal

The UN Legal committee was created to encourage the promotion of public international law. According to Article 13 of the UN Charter, the General Assembly (Legal Committee) shall "initiate studies and make recommendations for the purpose of encouraging the progressive development of international law and its codification." General actions taken ...

UN Industrial Development Organization

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a UN organ responsible for discussing industry related issues on a national and global scale. It deals with three main aspects of industrialization: environmental sustainability, capacity-building and elimination of poverty. As with most UN organs, UNIDO’s decisions are not mandatory for ...

Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee

The Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Affairs Committee (SOCHUM) is the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly. SOCHUM deals with a number of humanitarian topics, including the protection of children, advancement of women, indigenous and cultural issues, refugee rights and treatment, racial discrimination, and the promotion of the right ...

International Labor Organization

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a UN agency that advocates for the betterment of working conditions around the world in order to promote social justice and protect human rights. It was founded on the principle that safe labor conditions are essential to creating peace and stability. The ILO was ...

Organization for Security & Co-operation in Europe

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is an international organization with 57 members from Europe, Central Asia and North America. Its purpose is to act as a forum for international negotiations, strengthening ties within Europe and between continents, as well as preventing potential regional threats. Under this ...

Commission on Sustainable Devlopment

The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was established by the UN General Assembly in December 1992 to ensure effective followup of United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known as the Earth Summit. The work of the commission is organized into two-year cycles: year 1 - review ...

High Commissioner for Refugees

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), often referred to as the UN Refugee Agency, is an entity mandated to protect refugees worldwide. It was established on December 14, 1950 in response to the refugee crisis following World War II. The UNHCR not only advocates for ...

Boxer Rebellion

The Boxer Rebellion is a committee with the intention of preserving China's long tradition and maintaining its hegemony in Asia. However, the committee may also need to address some reforms to counter threats from the imperialist West. Therefore, the committee will need to gather together and design clauses to ...