ISSUES ON THE AGENDA 

CONFERENCE THEME 2019: 'BUILDING A BETTER WORLD'

 General Assembly Committee 1 - Disarmament and International Security

  • Genocide in Myanmar
  • Terrorism Threat
  • Assessing the Yemen Civil War

General Assembly Committee 2 - Economic and Financial

  • Promoting sustainable financial development of Less Economically Developed Countries (LEDCs)
  • Economic debt cancellation for LEDCs
  • Measures to prevent the possibility of a trade war between China and USA

 General Assembly Committee 3 - Social, Humanitarian and Cultural

  • The upholding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) human rights
  • Human trafficking in LEDCS
  • Creating a sustainable agricultural framework for LECDS

General Assembly Committee 4 - Special, Political and Decolonization

  • Health and human rights in refugee camps
  • Assessing the Northern Cyprus dispute
  • Promoting the peaceful use of outer space and the prevention an arms race

General Assembly Committee 6 - Legal

  • The criminal accountability of UN officials
  • Promoting the rule of law at the national and international level
  • Attend to the treatment of war criminals 

Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

  • Promoting low carbon electricity generation in developing countries
  • Combatting marine pollution
  • Adapting to sea level rise in low-lying areas and small islands

Security Council

  • Cyber terrorism
  • Assessing the Israel-Palestine issue and considering the question of Palestine
  • International espionage 

Historical Security Council

  • The Suez Crisis: time of debate - Tuesday 30 October 30 1956 (on Monday 29 October 29, Israel invaded Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula and troops progressed towards the canal zone);
  • The Hungarian Revolution: time of debate - Friday 26 October 1956 (on 25 October, Soviet tanks opened fire on unarmed demonstrators outside the parliament building - tanks were deployed on the streets against the lightly armed demonstrators and hundreds were killed - there were calls for a general strike and symbols of the Soviet occupation like the red star were destroyed. Janos Kadar, previously imprisoned for oppositionto Stalinism, became Nagy's deputy - he replaced hardline leader of the communist party Erno Gero who later fleed to the Soviet Union);
  • Yom Kippur War: time of debate - Tuesday 9 October 1973 (on Saturday 6 October - Egypt and Syria attacked Isreal by surprise - on Monday 8 October, Israel counter attacked).

It is really important to note that you do not know anything that happened after those specific dates for each debate (related to the issues themselves or even more generally e.g. avoid mentioning things such as inventions which happened after that time etc...) - your job is to engage in solving those problems given the conditions and knowledge of the precise time in which you are having the debate. 

Useful Research- below you will find links which are very useful for your research - timelines to help you work out with confidence what you know and what you don't know in terms of the timing of the debate):


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