Crisis operates under a completely different format from regular Model UN committees, with delegates representing individuals organised into cabinets instead of states and simulating an historical event in real time. Crisis chairs will be chair-delegates, who act as Heads of Cabinets. The chair of a contemporary German cabinet in a Crisis simulation would play the role Angela Merkel, for example, whilst in said cabinet a delegate would play the role of a German minister, such as Wolfgang Schäuble. The intensity and fluidity of Crisis make it one of the most challenging committees for both chairs and delegates. In addition to being the first university-level MUN conference in the UK, Cambridge has also established a high reputation for Crisis with some of the most original and pioneering takes on this dynamic format.
The Security Council (UNSC) is the most powerful decision-making body of the UN. With fifteen members (five of them permanent, and ten of them non-permanent), the Security Council has for instance the power to authorise military intervention and international sanctions.
The Security Council is a small committee for experienced delegates.
The Council of the European Union is the third of the seven institutions of the European Union (EU) as listed in the Treaty on European Union. It includes the 28 members of the EU and holds both executive and judicial power within the organisation.
The Council of the European Union is suited for Advanced-level delegates.
The UK-EU Negotiations Committee is a small committee for experienced delegates. It follows a different format to typical MUN committees, as it requires delegates to adapt in real time to fast-changing events. Rather than expecting delegates to be well prepared on their debate topic prior to the conference, UK-EU Negotiations committees pit delegates against dynamic situational updates, with delegates’ ability to adapt to such changes, in a manner most advantageous for their particular character, being of the utmost importance.
This committee is suitable for Advanced delegates, with a great deal of MUN experience.
The Global Health Cluster is a specialised network of partners of the United Nations that discusses important health issues. Through the collaboration of partners such as UN agencies, international organisations, NGOs, national authorities, affected communities, and academic and training institutes, this body helps provide faster responses to worldwide health emergencies and provide strategic solutions to problems that affect the health of millions of individuals across the globe.
This is an Advanced level committee.
On 25 April 1945, delegations representing 50 Allied Nations convened in San Francisco, United States of America to draft a charter creating an international body more effective than the League of Nations. During the conference, delegates participated in heated debates on diverse topics, from the Economic and Social Council to the prevention of use of force, to the Security Council, and to the Trusteeship System. Since its inception, the United Nations has responded to crises across the globe.
Delegates in this committee will be taking part in a historical simulation of a previous United Nations crisis.
The International Court of Justice sometimes called the World Court, is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. The ICJ's primary functions are to settle international legal disputes submitted by states and give advisory opinions on legal issues referred to it by the UN.
Our International Court of Justice Committee is for Intermediate / Advanced delegates with significant MUN experience.
The Economic and Financial Committee (ECOFIN) is the second committee of the United Nations General Assembly. The committee was established with the rest of the General Assembly in 1945. Primarily, the committee aims to address issues related to economic growth and development with specific regard to macroeconomic policy questions, financing for development and globalisation and international trade.
Our ECOFIN Committee is designed for intermediate level delegates, with some MUN experience.
The Disarmament and Security Committee (DISEC) is the First Committee of the General Assembly which is concerned with matters relating to global security. As its name suggests, DISEC has one of the broadest mandates of any of the General Assembly’s six committees.
This is an committee for intermediate-level and experienced delegates.
As the principal United Nations office mandated to promote and protect human rights for all, the Human Rights Committee leads global human rights efforts and speaks out objectively in the face of human rights violations worldwide. They provide a forum for identifying, highlighting and developing responses to today’s human rights challenges, and act as the focal point of human rights research, education, public information, and advocacy activities in the UN system.
With its broad areas of focus for debate, our UNHRC committee is ideal for beginner-level delegates.
The United Nations Development Program is focused on promoting development around the world. UNDP works in some 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. They help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
This is a large committee, which is ideal for beginner-level delegates.
The United Nations Environment Programme is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
Their mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
Our UNEP committee is geared towards beginner level delegates.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. Its primary role is to coordinate cooperation of member states regarding international health issue.
The WHO will be a large beginner-friendly committee.
UN Women is an entity of the United Nations dedicated to the empowerment of women and promotion of gender equality across member states. It works to set global standards of gender rights, ensuring that governments implement effective and truly beneficial changes.
This will be a large, beginner-friendly committee.