SIXTH COMMITTEE: LEGAL

Chair: Gary Xie


The Sixth Committee is the primary forum for the consideration of legal questions in the General Assembly. The committee has universal membership and all of the United Nations Member States are entitled to representation. The Legal Committee is the Sixth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly and meets annually, looking at international law, international trade law, and treaties. The committee will be discussing these issues, with a specific viewpoint towards criminal accountability for UN officials and the terminology surrounding international displacement.

Topic B

Terminology of International Displacement

Topic A

Criminal Accountability for UN officials

Topic Abstract

 

APPROXIMATE COMMITTEE SIZE: 140


learning goals

Delegates will gain...

  • Comprehend how UN Officials operate across many nations and the various roles they undertake to ensure peace and stability in highly volatile regions;

  • Create a comprehensive strategy to hold UN Officials criminally accountable for any actions that may be deemed as inhumane or outside UN jurisdiction;

  • Gain an understanding of the legal terminology surrounding international displacement.


About the Chair

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Gary Xie is a Senior in the Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) majoring in International Political Economy, with a minor in French. From Vancouver, Canada, Gary started MUN in high school at Semiahmoo Secondary. Outside of NAIMUN, Gary is a member of the Student Senate where he recently passed a resolution for a plastic-free pledge on campus. He is also a SFS Centennial Junior Fellow, working under Catherine Novelli, former Under-Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment (2014-2017). Gary is interested in economic policy, especially international trade in renewable energy equipments. He has interned for the US Senate, Brookings Institution John L. Thornton China Center and most recently, the Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD) in Paris. Gary is an advocate for the equal rights of Chinese international students. He has authored an open letter to protect students from xenophobic allegations and has championed events on campus to protect the academic freedom of all students.