Committees

ATSMUN 2019 strikes a fine balance between the simulation of some standard UN Committees and other International or Regional Organisations.

In order to empower delegates to make the most out of their participation, the committees of the 5th edition of ATSMUN  are ranked in three levels, suitable for newcomers, intermediate and advanced delegates. However, this distinction is neither definite nor binding. It ultimately comes down to the Advisor’s or the delegates’ discretion to deem which committee suits their interests and skills best. The ranking of the committees into different levels is based on assessing the objective difficulty and complexity of their respective agenda.

On the basis of the feedback we received, we have added a new Committee to our simulation list, the Young Delegates Forum (YDF), particularly aimed at very young participants (I.g. First or Second class of Secondary School). It is a fictional Forum with its own agenda items and simplified rules of procedure. Yet, participants will still be representing countries in a formal MUN style debate.

Participation in the YDF is not mandatory. If your allocated country has a seat in the said committee but there are no delegates wishing to take it, then this seat will be reassigned.

Example: Your assigned country is Afghanistan, which is represented by 6 delegates (4 in GA committees, 1 in the ECOSOC, 1 in the YDF). Provided that there are no delegates requesting a seat in the YDF, Afghanistan will be represented by 5 delegates (4 in GA committees, 1 in the ECOSOC). The extra delegate can be assigned with another representation or be integrated in a different delegation of your School.

For this year’s edition, we have introduced three new committees: the Historical Security Council (HSC), the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Committee.

Below, you can find the committees under each category. For certain committees, extra information is being provided.

 

Committees for newcomers

Social Cultural and Humanitarian Committee (SoCHum)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Young Delegates Forum (YDF)

 

Committees for intermediate delegates

Disarmament and International Security Committee (DiSec)

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Special Political and Decolonisation Committee (SpecPol)

 

Committees for advanced delegates

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Committee

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Historical Security Council (HSC)

International Labour Organisation (ILO)

Legal Committee (LC)

Security Council (SC)