Discover the committees of KULMUN2022

We present you an overview of the different committees that will be part of KULMUN2022. In every committee, the work of a specific international institution is simulated. Participating delegates sign up for their committee of preference and they will represent one member of that specific body. The manner of debating and voting can differ according to the type of committee.

 

As KULMUN2022 will be a hybrid conference, one of the six committees will be held online. That way, everyone can participate in our conference, regardless of their time schedule or ability to travel.

 

The Seven Committees of KULMUN2022

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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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World Health Organization

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Association of Southeast Asian Nations

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United Nations Security Council

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Historical Congress of Berlin
1878

Newswire

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UNESCO

"Since war begins in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the foundations for peace should be sought."

Recommended level

Suitable for beginner level MUNers and above.

Platform

Online Committee

March 10 - March 12

Topic

To be announced

What is UNESCO?

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the UN that aims to build a culture of peace though dialogue and mutual understanding. UNESCO actively promotes collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication. 

The three main UNESCO bodies are the General Conference, the Executive Board and the Secretariat. The General Conference is the assembly of all 195 Member States , which meets every two years. It is the supreme decision-making and controlling body of UNESCO. The General Conference also elects the 58 Member States that form the Executive Board, which reviews UNESCO's work program and makes recommendations for the General Conference. Lastly, the Secretariat is responsible for implementing the UNESCO programs operationally.  

Until today, UNESCO strongly contributes to the shaping of the minds of global citizens. They play a crucial role in the protection and conservation of cultural heritage through the UNESCO World Heritage list. Furthermore, the UN body supports the collaboration between politics and science to formulate guidelines for sustainable developments. Concerning education, UNESCO works hard to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all.

Find out more: https://en.unesco.org

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UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

 
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WHO

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World Health Organization

WHO

"It's time to build a fairer, healthier world for everyone, everywhere."

Recommended level

Suitable for beginner level MUNers and above.

Platform

In-person Committee

Topic

To be announced

What is the World Health Organization?

Founded in 1948, the World Health Organization is the United Nations agency that connects nations, partners and people to promote global health. Leadership priorities of the WHO include working towards universal health coverage, developing international health regulations, increasing access to medical products, researching factors that influence health and preventing non-communicable diseases. 

The WHO's supreme decision-making body is the World Health Assembly, which consists of delegations of all 194 Member States. The World Health Assembly meets yearly in Geneva to determine the key policies of the organization. Next to that, The WHO's Executive Board is composed of members technically qualified in health and gives effect to the decisions and policies of the World Health Assembly.

The mandate of WHO includes providing technical assistance to countries, setting international health standards and guidelines, and collecting data on global health issues through the World Health Survey. Its flagship publication, the World Health Report, provides expert assessments of global health topics and health statistics on all nations. The WHO also serves as a forum for summits and discussions on health issues. The crucial role of this UN body has been highlighted once again during the ongoing covid-19 pandemic. 

Find out more: https://www.who.int

 

ASEAN

"One Vision, One Identity, One Community"

Recommended level

Suitable for Intermediate to advanced MUNers.

Platform

In-person committee

Topic

To be announced

What is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations?

ASEAN, officially the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, is an economic union comprising 10 member states in Southeast Asia, which promotes intergovernmental cooperation and facilitates economicpoliticalsecuritymilitaryeducational, and sociocultural integration between its members and other countries in Asia. ASEAN strives to accelerate economic growth and through that social progress and cultural development. A secondary objective is to promote regional peace and stability based on the rule of law and the principle of United Nations charter. 

Founded in 1967, the creation of ASEAN was originally motivated by a fear of rising communist regimes in Southeast Asia. In 2003, after decades of successful expansion, ASEAN moved along the path of the European Union by agreeing to establish an ASEAN community comprising three pillars: the ASEAN security community, the ASEAN economic community, and the ASEAN socio-cultural community.

The association's biggest success up until now has been the promotion of economic integration among its members, for example by supporting the creation of one of the world's largest free trade blocs among Asia-Pacific nations. Currently, ASEAN's most pressing challenge is finding a unified approach to counter China, particularly in response to Beijing's claims in the South China Sea. 

Find out more: https://asean.org 

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ASEAN

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

 

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

NATO

"L'esprit libre dans la consultation"

Recommended level

Suitable for Intermediate to advanced MUNers.

Platform

In-person committee

Topic

To be announced

What is NATO?

Founded in 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has established itself as one of the most relevant and powerful actors in the areas of security and military cooperation. Its 30 Member States have committed themselves to a regime of collective security under Article 5 of the NATO founding treaty. This means that in case one of the Member States is attacked, all other Members have to support it in its defence. As an addition to its core tasks of joint military training and coordination NATO has been the conducting organization of several peacekeeping missions authorized by the UN, e.g. in Libya and Afghanistan.


Originally established as a military alliance of Western States in Europe and Northern America to counter the threat of the Soviet alliance, NATO has recently been challenged with redefining its main priorities. While the relationship between the organization and Russia has returned to the focus of discussions, other areas such as cyber security and terrorism are increasingly part of the agenda.


Delegates in NATO will dive into debates on security politics and hard military power. A precarious balance must be struck between appeasement and the ability to respond to threats.

Find out more: https://www.nato.int 

 

UNSC

Recommended level

Recommended for advanced MUNers

Platform

In-person committee

Topic

To be announced

What is the UNSC?

The United Nations Security Council is one of the six main organs of the United Nations, as established in its charter of 1945. Its mandate allows the Council to impose sanctions or authorize the use of force, making it the most powerful of the UN’s main organs. The Security  Council consists of 15 Members overall, each of which has one vote. Five of them are so-called Permanent Members, while the remaining ten are elected for individual two-year terms by the General Assembly. 

 

The Security Council can only take action when a majority of its Members, including all five Permanent Members, are in agreement. Participants of the Security Council will have to work together to maintain international peace and security and seek solutions to conflicts that have increasingly regional and global impact, and search for some inspiration in the conflicts of the past.

Find out more: https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/

UNSC

United Nations Security Council

 
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Congress of Berlin

1878

Historical Congress of Berlin

Recommended level

Recommended for advanced MUNers

Platform

In-person committee

What is the Historical Congress of Berlin?

The Congress of Berlin was held in 1979 from June 13 to July 13. All major European powers assembled to rewrite the peace settlement between the Ottoman Empire and Russia after the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-1878. The European states had to come to a new agreement to replace the previous San Stefan treaty, which was imposed on the Ottomans by Russia after their victory. 

The San Stefano agreement granted the Russian state the opportunity to extend their naval power and to strongly increase Russian presence in the Balkans. Great Britain and Austria-Hungria reacted furiously to this aggressive Russian proposal. On the verge of yet another armed European conflict, diplomates assembled in Berlin to find a compromise.

In this historical committee, delegates represent the late 19th-century government of one of the involved historical states. They will have to find a solution to this political crisis as if the outcome was still unknown. Through the Congress of Berlin, you can dive into the past and explore the exciting world of 19th-century politics!

 

Newswire

Act as the conference's journalist and report on the various developments within each committee. Find new and interesting ways to deliver and report on the news, stretch your creative muscles by joining the Newswire.

Recommended level

Suitable for MUNers of any level. Though please note this is not a normal committee, if this is your first conference joining a normal committee is more suitable to access the full MUN experience.

What is the Newswire?

The newswire consists of 6 Journalists and 1 editor in chief. Each Journalist will be responsible for reporting on the developments within a committee keeping all delegates up to date. The editor in chief is responsible for coordinating the overall operation.

As a participant of the newswire you must find new and interesting ways to deliver the news to the public. In our digitized age the possibilities are endless giving you a real opportunity to get creative and to practice your journalistic skills.

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