ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCILS
ECOSOCs, short for Economic and Socials, are medium-large committees ranging from 80-150 delegates that deal with issues of economic and social importance. In this organ, delegates may debate in international organizations with normal parliamentary procedure or in national parliaments with slightly varied parliamentary procedure.
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes public health around the world. Its priorities range from communicable diseases to noncommunicable diseases, nutritional to occupational health, and more. More broadly, it seeks to combat the impact of disease, not just biomedically but also economically and socially.
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization formed in 1971 that serves as a forum for discussions on improving the state of the world. Every year, business leaders, politicians, economists, celebrities, and journalists meet in Davos, Switzerland to discuss solutions to the most pressing issues in the world. It’s unique in that it brings together people, rather than countries as the United Nations does, in order to ponder these issues. In a world where countries recognize corporations as people, one cannot understate the importance of including these non-state actors in these critical discussions.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
UNESCO promotes peace by preserving intercultural exchanges and education. Its member states meet every two years. Grounded in the value of mutual understanding, UNESCO seeks to foster peace in ways that traditional state and economic structures cannot on their own. This year, we will take a narrow focus on sustainable tourism and preservation of historic sites in conflict zones.
BRITISH HOUSE OF COMMONS (BHOC)
The British House of Commons is the lower house of the United Kingdom’s parliament. While this might sound like they are lesser, they actually play a much more important role in the forging of British politics and policy than does the upper house, the House of Lords. Constitutional reforms have stripped almost all power from the Lords, and the Commons essentially propose, pass and administer all legislature in the country. The Commons is made up of 650 members of parliament (MP’s), elected by the first past the post system in different districts all across the country. The parliamentary part that obtains a majority of MP’s on the floor gains the right to form a government on Her Majesty's behalf.
CHICAGO CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION, 1944
In 1944, an ally victory to World War II is expected, and the civil aviation industry has radically changed. As a result, 54 nations are coming together in Chicago for a conference on international civil aviation. The conference is tasked with writing the rules and regulations for modern international civil aviation. This conference is intended to write a convention on the safety and regulatory aspects of the industry, as well as set up guidelines to ensure multinational cooperation in regards to civil aviation.
Parliament of India, Lok Sabha
The Lok Sabha is the lower house of the Indian Parliament and is composed of representatives directly elected by the Indian people. There are a maximum of 552 Members of Parliament (MPs) chosen to serve for five years, or until the body is dissolved by the President. Party politics play a large role in the functions of the Lok Sabha, and control oscillates between the Congress Party and the current ruling party, the Bharatiya Janata Party. Delegates must speak to the needs of their constituents while supporting the stance of their party.
Tasked with producing two issues of the NAIMUN Daily, Press Corps is not a traditional committee. Press Corps is responsible for the role of a global journalistic body, reporting on various topics from different committees throughout the conference. As reporters, each individual will be held to high journalistic and professional standards to bridge the gap between those in power and the public. Being in Press Corps is fast paced and demanding, but you will soon learn that the role of a journalist is essential.