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NAIMUN LIV boasts a total of 39 different committees ranging from large General Assemblies to small crisis-oriented Cabinets. NAIMUN's committees are organized into 6 organizational bodies, each of which specialize in a different kind of committee experience. Feel free to browse through our wide offerings of committees below.
This year, General Assemblies will continue its tradition as NAIMUN’s largest organ, offering a wide variety of opportunities for delegates to engage in diplomacy and simulate the largest bodies of the United Nations. NAIMUN LIV will host the First, Third, Fourth and Sixth Committees of the UN General Assembly, DISEC, SOCHUM, SPECPOL and Legal, respectively. In addition, we are excited to announce the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference, the World Trade Organization and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) as inclusion in NAIMUN’s General Assemblies.
Though these engaging simulations, delegates will face diverse challenges ranging from the reintegration of returning refugees to the demilitarization of outer space to the mitigation of the rising sea levels. Committee members will be tasked with addressing these pressing issues from the perspective of international delegations to the United Nations, as proponents of their country’s interests. To succeed in these assemblies, delegates must not only be innovative and forward-thinking, they must be able to unite with their peers to develop mutually beneficial solutions. Participants will sharpen their skills in public speaking, research, diplomacy and negotiation, all of which are areas that are critical for a meaningful understanding of the global community. We are excited to welcome you to a truly engaging simulation in international issues and welcome you to NAIMUN LIV!
Undersecretary General, Jonas Demuri-Siliunas
Deputy Undersecretary General, Carley Mambuca
Economic and Social Councils
Welcome to the Economic and Social Councils at NAIMUN LIV! This year, the Economic and Social Councils (ECOSOCs) organ is running all modern committees with the intention of allowing delegates to dive into the issues that the rest of the world is dealing with at the moment. Each committee will seek to foster an environment of debate surrounding core issues in different cultures and societies with the hope that delegates will shape the future of the international community.
In the local governing bodies of the British House of Commons and the Parliament of Catalonia, delegates will have the opportunity to debate and decide on policies within their respective countries that are incredibly divisive. The international bodies of the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will focus on global challenges have long-lasting consequences.
We hope delegates bring unique and innovative solutions to the issues the committees present. These simulations will give delegates an opportunity to develop an appreciation for differing viewpoints. So get ready to negotiate while enhancing your communication, research and diplomacy skills. We look forward to welcoming you all in the spring to solve the daunting issues that the world is currently facing!
Undersecretary General, Christian Mesa
Deputy Undersecretary General, Claudia Alonso
Welcome to the Regionals Organ for NAIMUN LIV! This organ presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities to its delegates, and promises to be and enjoyable and fun ride.
Regionals walks the line between large and small committees, offering intimate and fast paced crisis committees, and faithful recreations of the larger regional bodies that drive much of the change in our world. Regionals touches every corner of the globe, bringing perspectives that often go unheard, including those from the members of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation and the Alliance of Small Ocean States. Frontiers will also be challenged, be they physical in the Iroquois Confederacy, or digital in the Anonymous Hacker Summit. Bravery and Decisiveness will be crucial in the intense INTERPOL and Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces committees. Finally, the European Union Refugee Crisis committee will pit the worlds archetypal regional body against one of its greatest ideological challenges to date.
Undersecretary General, Brendan Stalmach
Deputy Undersecretary General, Jaebok Lee
Councils, Boards, and Courts
From the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States in 2016 to the great leaders of Europe at the Treaty of Sevres in 1920, many of the great decisions that shaped the course of world history were made in the halls of various Councils, Boards, and Courts. This year at NAIMUN, delegates in CBCs will have the opportunity to take part in a select few of these turning points, discussing a wide range of topics and producing tangible effects on world affairs both past and present, and perhaps even those yet to come.
In the Treaty of Sevres, 1920, European leaders of great imperial powers will meet in the aftermath of the first World War to divide up the former Ottoman Empire, setting the stage for decades of Middle Eastern conflict. In Cuba in the 1950s and 60s, delegates will stand with Fidel Castro and other revolutionary leaders and chart a new destiny for their country in the aftermath of one of the most famous revolutions in the Americas. Finally, in the 1990s, delegates will navigate drugs, corruption, and even murder in an attempt to modernize and rebuild the nation’s capitol as members of the DC City Council.
In the present day, delegates will have ample opportunity to shape the future of business, law, and international affairs. Members of the Uber Board of Directors will pioneer new business models, compete with regulations and political opposition, and attempt to maintain their newfound success. Justices and lawyers alike on the Supreme Court of the United States will debate and pass judgement on the most contentious legal issues of our time. Finally, members of the most powerful body of the United Nations will decide between war, peace, and everything in between on the Security Council.
Undersecretary General, Brent Peabody
Deputy Undersecretary General, John Erath
Welcome Delegates- to NAIMUN LIV and more importantly, to Cabinets. Committees were handpicked, each specifically designed to test your intellect, intrigue your curiosity and push you to your limits. From the burnt ruins of a war-torn Bangladesh to behind the tightly shut and mysterious doors of the Chinese Politburo, each of these committees will present its own challenges. Yet, even with this incredibly diverse organ, personalities will clash as power dynamics flare. Crisis suites are prepared to throw everything from political revolts to economic crises to natural disasters at you. Your job: keep your head above the water.
Delegates will be pushed this weekend to innovate, to collaborate, to scheme, but most importantly, to learn. While most committees are set in locations and times unfamiliar to the average student, they all will allow students to discover patterns and trends that have persisted throughout history and even to this day and age. We challenge you to maximize your potential, all your skills and research, to come out on top.
Swords have been drawn and the walls have been built. War is coming, but ask yourselves, will you be ready?
We look forward to seeing you next spring in Washington D.C.
Undersecretary General, Naba Rahman
Deputy Undersecretary General, Saad Bashir
United States National Security Apparatus
The United States National Security Apparatus at NAIMUN LIV will challenge delegates to tackle the complex and ever-growing issue of cybersecurity. Both a massive threat and unparalleled asset, the role of cybersecurity is at the forefront of protecting the United States and evolving our understanding of contemporary policy. Beginning in 2010, the United States Senate, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Central Intelligence Agency, and National Security Agency will be tasked with coordinating their efforts to curb cyberterrorism, both domestically and abroad, and ensure the country’s security in the digital sphere.
The USNSA will face targeted threats, but at the same time respond to abundant criticism from our nation’s citizens. Delegates will face backlash regarding accusations of government overreach and must be ready to adjust policy. Moreover, delegates must be wary of the threat of cyberterrorism from trans-national groups and government-sponsored hacking. The committees will have to counter security breaches and data leaks, be on the offensive, and be cautious - secrets are hard to keep in the digital era.
A fifth and final committee will take delegates back to 1975 and the Watergate Scandal. Members of the “Church Committee” will investigate organizations in the American intelligence community to uncover corruption and scandals in regards to Watergate.
Undersecretary General, Georgina Kenchington
Deputy Undersecretary General, Matty Bernstein