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5-14 January 2018


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NMUN•Galápagos Committee Topics and Background Guides

You only need to download background guides for the committees assigned to your country. If you are unsure which ones are relevant, consult the Committee/Country Assignment Matrix.

2018 Committee Topics
Background Guides

Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP) 

  1. Development and Transfer of Technologies to Support the Implementation of the Paris Agreement
  2. Adapting to Sea Level Rise in Low-lying Areas and Small Islands

COP Background Guide Galápagos 2018
(available 1 September)

United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

  1. Management and Reduction of Waste in Urban Areas
  2. Development of Eco-friendly Technology for the Protection of Oceans and Seas

UNEA Background Guide Galápagos 2018
(available 1 September)

High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)

  1. Promotion of Sustainable Industrial Development and Innovation in Rural Areas
  2. Implementing SDG 6: Ensure Availability and Sustainable Management of Water and Sanitation for All

HLPF Background Guide Galápagos 2018
(available 1 September)

United Nations Human Settlements Programme

  1. Management and Control of Urbanization and Tourism in Protected Areas
  2. Sustainable Transportation between Urban and Rural Zones

UN-Habitat Background Guide Galápagos 2018
(available 1 September)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

  1. Comprehensive Review of the Standards for Sites to be Included in the World Heritage List
  2. Community Engagement for the Protection of Cities and Towns Listed as World Heritage Sites

UNESCO Background Guide Galápagos 2018
(available 1 September)

Security Council (SC)

  1. The Impact of Climate Change on Peace and Security
  2. Environmental Migration as a Concern for Peace and Security

SC Background Guide Galápagos 2018
(available 1 September)


Delegate Preparation Guide

NMUN Delegate Prep Guide

All delegates should read the NMUN Delegate Preparation Guide PDF. It's a valuable resource that will provide answers to most of your questions.

Important Dates: We urge you to note the various deadlines for position papers and other conference preparations.

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