UBIMUN 2017

University of Birmingham International Model United Nations Conference

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This World. Our Future in Debate

This year’s theme puts young people at the centre of political and social debates as we come together to find solutions to global issues. We aim to encourage the future generation of world leaders and contributors of society to get involved in politics and global development. Hopefully, throughout this conference, delegates will realise the importance and consequences of their actions and how they can make a positive impact on the world. Along with this comes the idea that the future should be built through discussion rather than power relations. This can only be done through unity and people coming together and brokering peace/economic deals.


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Organizers

Ambika Sharma
HR and Logistics

Pauline Jottrand
Deputy Secretary-General

Alex Krolak
Finances

Ka Kiu Mak
MUN Chair Coordinator

Nik Maksimov
Marketing and Communications

Angus Gillan
Secretary-General

Committees

United Nations Security Council

Topics
Topic 1: The situation in the South China Sea. Topic 2: Transnational and internal combatting of modern terrorism.

Chairs
Julia Leichnitz
Marcin Pisański

Disarmament and International Security Committee

Topics
Topic 1: The issue of Nuclear Non-Proliferation. Topic 2: Discussing the use of and future of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

Chairs
Katia Lomakovych
Albert Dognin

United Nations Human Rights Council

Topics
Topic 1: Global Citizenship - rights of migrants and refugees. Topic 2: The modern parameters of freedom of expression.

Chairs
Apurva Ashok
Catalina López

United Nations Economic and Social Council

Topics
Topic 1: Tackling global poverty in line with sustainable development. Topic 2: Achieving gender equality.

Chairs
Caroline Sugg
Zoé Colpaǝrt

United Nations Environment Programme

Topics
Topic 1: Supporting sustainable development and agriculture in LEDCs. Topic 2: Globalisation and pollution in megacities.

Chairs
Przemysław Stolarski
Stefania Vilcu

United Nations Development Programme

Topics
Topic 1: Improving health care in LEDCs through the enhancement of education and infrastructure. Topic 2: Securing water resources, accessibility and quality in LEDCs.

Chairs
Luke Hilton
Joanna Ballaster

Crisis Simulation - United States of America (USA)

Topics
1. Undermining Soviet and communist influence worldwide. 2. Stabilising economic uncertainty. 3. Appeasing causes of domestic unrest.

Chairs
Jan Fleischmann

Crisis Simulation - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Topics
1. Countering capitalist American influence worldwide. 2. Solving the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. 3. Stabilising the political infighting over Yuri Andropov's poor health.

Chairs
Ruairi Cuddy

Crisis Simulation - Republic of South Africa (RSA)

Topics
1. Addressing the current state of diplomatic isolation. 2. Vying to be dominant power in the geographical Southern Africa.

Chairs
James Sproston

Crisis Simulation - Republic of Zimbabwe

Topics
1. Confronting Apartheid. 2. Vying to be dominant power in Southern Africa. 3. Supporting a conflict in the Congo.

Chairs
Kevin Emsley

Crisis Simulation - Republic of Botswana

Topics
1. The country's democracy in danger of being undermined. 2. Recipient of US Military Equipment.

Chairs
Aakaash Raju

Crisis Simulation - Republic of Zambia

Topics
1. Dealing with the challenges of a One Party State. 2. Solving famine in parts of the country. 3. Recipient of Soviet Military Equipment.

Chairs
Alex Garrido