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Committees Programme

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 Callum Shepard, our Chief of Staff, at

General Assemblies

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

Intermediate Agencies

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)
Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)
World Trade Organization (WTO)
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
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)
Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)

Advanced Committees

United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
*Historical Crisis Committee: War of the Austrian Succession (HCC)
*Joint Crisis Committee: Second American Civil War (JCC)
*Margaret Thatcher’s Cabinet, 1979 
*Council of People’s Commissars, 1917 

*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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