These are the topics that will be covered in HSMUN 2017:

Security Council:

1. De-escalating tensions on the North – South Korea Border

Centering on the past and recent escalation of tension between neighbours North Korea and South Korea, Security Council will work to provide a framework that can ensure peace on the Korean border in the present and in the future, despite the P5 divide that exists between the two sides

Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC):

1. Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction

2. Illicit Flow of SmallArms

DISEC’s two topics this year deal with the growing demand for weapons of mass destruction and small arms, especially with the continued battles in the Middle East. Many countries have interests regarding the sales of these weapons and arms, however they will have to find common ground on a topic that is proving to be the biggest problem in the 21st century.

Security Council 2033:

1. Colonization of Mars

Set on February 23, 2033, Security Council will discuss the ongoing colonization of Mars. How will inhabitants adapt to the different living climates? How do we expect self- governance to form on Mars? These and many other questions will have to be answered as Security Council will aim to develop a resolution on an ground-breaking issue.

Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM):

1. The question of the rights of Indigenous People around the World

2. Increasing Technological Access toThird-World Countries

SOCHUM will be discussing two issues that are becoming more and more prevalent in our society today. In discussing the rights of indigenous people around the world, SOCHUM will aim to solve conflicts that have been going on for decades, but is only coming to the forefront as an issue affecting every person on this world. SOCHUM will also look to develop a solution to making the playing field fair for all countries on technology, and how third-world countries can use technology to cure the many economic and societal problems they face.

Human Rights Council (HRC)

  1. Ending the Discrimination of Albinism in Humans
  2. The Question of the Use of the Death Penalty

A new addition to HSMUN this year, HRC will debate the fundamental human rights of people who are discriminated in society today. The hatred towards people with albinism is ever-growing, and a resolution has to be found on how to legislate such acts of discrimination. HRC will also look to develop a common solution on the use of the Death Penalty, given the variance in its’ use between countries today.

Legal Committee:

  1. Criminal Accountability of United Nations Experts on Missions
  2. Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts

The Legal Committee will be debating two topics that surround how the UN can legislate the way advice and actions should be given from experts that work on missions, and how much it can trust states themselves in being responsible for their actions. In an ever-growing world community, countries must be able to rely on each other to create a peace, therefore the Legal Committee must come with a resolution that will hold those who don’t follow this standard, to account.

Economical and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN):

  1. The Issue of Landlocked Developing Countries
  2. Encouraging South-South Co-operation for Development

ECOFIN has been given the task of stimulating economic growth in developing countries that aim to expand their trading networks. Landlocked developing countries need the support of other countries to grow their economy and therefore make them a player in the global economy. As well, ECOFIN will have to lay the groundwork co-operation between these developing countries, or also known as “South-South Development”, in order for these countries to become capable trading partners in the present, and for the future.

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