Committees

Committees and Topics for CADMUN 2019

General Assembly

The General Assembly is the main deliberating and policymaking committee, and the main organ of the UN. Decisions on important questions, such as those on peace and security come under the supervision of the General Assembly.

Security Council

The Security Council has the primary responsibility, under the UN Charter, for the maintenance of international peace and security. The Security Council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat to peace or act of aggression. It calls upon the parties of a dispute to settle it through peaceful means and recommends methods of adjustment or terms of settlement.

Economic and Social Council

The Economic and Social Council is at the heart of the United Nations system to advance the three dimensions of sustainable development, the economic, social and environmental. It is the central platform for fostering debate and innovative thinking, forging consensus on ways forward, and coordinating efforts to achieve internationally agreed goals for the betterment of the world’s economy and society.

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization's goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people.

Human Rights

The Human Rights Committee is a group of independent experts who oversee the implementation of all human rights according to the International Declaration of Human Rights. All State parties are obliged to report to the committee on how these rights are being implemented. The initial report is an annual one and thereafter whenever the committee sees fit, normally every four years. The committee makes sure that each report has its concerns addressed in the right full manner by giving the State party recommendations on how to address and resolve certain problems.

World Food Programme

The World Food Programme is a leading humanitarian organization its objectives of which are to save and to change lives. It is mainly in charge of delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women is the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress of meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women supports member states as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO is responsible for coordinating international cooperation in education, science, culture and communication. It strengthens the ties between nations and societies, and mobilizes the wider public so that each child and citizen has access to a quality education; basic human rights, which are indispensable prerequisite for sustainable development.

UN Environment Programme

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the most important environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda. UNEP's 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.”

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