Committees & Topics

Please visit our Delegate Preparation page for details regarding position papers, rules of procedure, and other helpful resources.

Position Papers are due on Wednesday, February 3, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
Position Papers should be submitted via our online form

General Assembly Plenary (GA) - Recommended for novice and intermediate delegates.
1. Promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the rights to peaceful assembly
2. Addressing Large Movements of Migrants

Human Rights Council - Universal Periodic Review (HRC-UPR) - Recommended for intermediate and experienced delegates.
1. Austria
2. Mauritania
3. Nepal
Note: The Human Rights Council will be simulating the Universal Periodic Review process by reviewing three countries. These three countries will be the "topics" of the committee and should be addressed within HRC-UPR position papers. More information on this will be found in the Explanatory Note and Background Guide. Also, please note that the order in which the States under Review (SuR) are reviewed is subject to change at any time up to and including during the conference.

Security Council (SC) - For experienced delegates only.
1. The Situation in Somalia
2. Maintenance of international peace and security: Global Epidemics
Note: The Executive Secretariat reserves the right to add additional suggested topics, with their own background materials, should they feel an issue requires the urgent attention of the Security Council. 
Security Council Background Guide (PDF) ]