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Committees Programme

Please note that this page does not yet reflect the committees of VMUN 2020. All pages will be updated in due course.

VMUN 2018 feature twenty unique committees that address a variety of topics that are relevant and contentious in today’s world. Whether delegates seek the thrill of debating in our larger General Assemblies, a more focused Specialized Agency, or a dynamic Crisis Committee, they are bound to find a committee that appeals to their interests. Some committees are well-suited for the MUN veteran, and some for the first time participant. More information, including topic summaries and committee sizes, can be found on each committee’s page, linked below.

Position papers are mandatory for delegates in advanced committees. Delegates in beginner and intermediate committees are highly recommended to submit position papers and must do so in order to be considered for awards. House of Commons delegates will be required to submit Private Member’s Resolutions. For more information regarding position paper as well as specific due dates, please consult the background guide of the specific committee.

Background guides will be posted in due course and will be found on each committee’s page. If you have any questions concerning VMUN’s committees programme, please contact Jessica Lin, our Chief of Staff, at

General Assemblies

Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)
Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM)
World Health Organization (WHO)

Intermediate Agencies

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)
United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)
World Bank (WB)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Regional Committees

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
European Union (EU)
African Union (AU)
House of Commons (HOC)
Belt and Road Forum (BRF)

Advanced Committees

United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
*Joint Crisis Committees: War of 1812 (JCC)
*Historical Crisis Committee: The Japanese Warring States, 1560 (HCC)
*Cabinet Committee: The Fall of the Ancien RĂ©gime, 1789 
*Fictional Crisis Committee: Brave New World: The World State (FCC)
*Advanced Crisis Committee: Crisis of the Third Century (ACC) 

*Please note that Crisis Committees are also considered Advanced, but follow continuous crisis Rules of Procedure (RoP) rather than traditional RoP.

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