This refers to the rooms where topics are debated. Different committees debate different topic genres. For example the Health and Youth committee debates issues relating to young people and healthcare.
This is a the actual content being debated. A delegate receives a document called a resolution.
Each resolution is sorted into various different paragraphs called clauses. They are numbered 1...2...3 and so on. They begin with one word underlined in bold.
This is at the very start of a resolution and gives background information to the topic. Each pre-amble sentance starts in italic.
If you see a problem with the resolution and you know how to fix it, submit an amendment, by writing it down than giving it to the Chair. They are changes a delegate wishes to make to the resolution. For example you can add a new clause or remove one, or change the wording of an already existing clause.
This can be made in-between speeches and points of information but cannot interrupt someone in the middle of a point. They are ONLY used to correct major factual errors. For example if a delegate said ''Ireland is in Asia" another delegate could shout 'point of information to the Chair' when the delegate had finished speaking.
Each committee debates a different genre of topics. Read through the list below and decide which one you would be most interested in.
This is the most powerful UN body. They debate series issues that could lead to the outbreak of war or issues that threaten international peace and security. However the number on the Security Council is limited to 15 delegates.
This stands for the special political committee. They mainly deal with international disputes or issues for international concern.
Deal with topics of terrorism, security and disarmament.
Deal with issues relating to healthcare and the well-being of young people.
Deal with mainly economic issues and problems that effect the global economy, international trade or a major economic problem within a specific member state.
Tackle environmental problems such as climate change or deforestation.
That's right! This year, Historical is back at WCDMUN, after a 4 year hiatus. This special committee debates problems that took place in the past and how to reckon with their impacts in today's world.