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NMUN•NY Background Guides typically provide the most depth. Archived below are select guides for a variety of committees from NMUN•NY past conferences.

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General Assembly Plenary
Assistant Director: Sara Tulley 

2010:
1. 10-Year Review of the Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals
2. Elimination of International Terrorism
3. Climate Change/ Environmental Degradation as a Source of Conflict


2009:
1. New Approaches to Nuclear Non-Proliferation
2. Advancing United Nations Reform
3. The Impact of Migration on Development

2008:
1. Breaking the Link Between Diamonds and Armed Conflict
2. The Promotion of Alternate Sources of Energy
3. Implementation of the 2001-2010 International Decade to
Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa

2007:
1. Structuring and Implementation of the New Human Rights Council
2. Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers
3. Developing International Partnerships to Combat the Spread of
Diseases Resulting from Environmental Degradation

GAPlenary Background Guide 2010
GAPlenary
Background Guide 2009
GAPlenary Background Guide 2008
GAPlenary Background Guide 2007
GAPlenary Background Guide 2006

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GAPlenary Final Resolution 2009


General Assembly First Committee

 

2010:
1. Illicit Arms Sales
2. The Control of Conflict Minerals
3. The Privatization of War: Employing and Arming Independent Militias?

2009:
1. Upholding the Status of Prisoners of War According to the
Third Geneva Convention
2. Fighting Illicit Trade and Trafficking of Nuclear Material
3. Preventing an Arms Race in Space

2008:
1. The Role of Private Military and Security Companies in Conflict
2. Combating the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons
3. Measures to Uphold the Authority of the 1925 Geneva Protocol

2006:
Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East
Regulating conventional Arms
Non-State Actors and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Distruction

GA1st Background Guide 2010
GA1st Background Guide 2009
GA1st Background Guide 2008
GA1st Background Guide 2006


General Assembly Second Committee

 

2010:
1. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Development
2. Promoting Low-Carbon Economic Growth in the Developing World
3. Protecting Developing Countries during the Current Financial Crisis


2009:
1. Climate Change Economics
2. Economic and Trade Policies to Address Food Price Volatility
3. External Trade and Micro-financial Assistance to Developing
Countries

2008:
1. The Role of Foreign Direct Investment in Development
2. The Politics and Economics of the External Debt Crisis
3. Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure Development

2006:
1. The Role of Foreign Direct Investment in Development
2. The Politics and Economics of the External Debt Crisis
3. Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure Development

GA2nd Background Guide 2010
GA2nd Background Guide 2009
GA2nd Background Guide 2008
GA2nd Background Guide 2006

General Assembly Third Committee

 

2010:
1. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Development
2. Promoting Low-Carbon Economic Growth in the Developing World
3. Protecting Developing Countries during the Current Financial Crisis


2009:
Committee (Social, Cultural, Humanitarian)
1. Examining the Uses and Implementation of Technology in Educational and Social Development
2. Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Children in Conflict
3. Improving Emergency Response through Humanitarian Reform

2008:
1. Evaluation and Implementation of the United Nations
Literacy Decade
2. Cultural Property: Illicit Trafficking and Restitution
3. Combating the Spread of Illicit Drugs
Security Council

2007:
1. Evaluation and Implementation of the United Nations
Literacy Decade
2. Cultural Property: Illicit Trafficking and Restitution
3. Combating the Spread of Illicit Drugs

GA3rd Background Guide 2010
GA3rd Background Guide 2009
GA3rd Background Guide 2008
GA3rd Background Guide 2006

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Economic and Social Council Plenary

2010
1. Promoting Economic and Social Gender Equality as a Means to Achieve Sustainable Peace
2. Improving the Implementation of International Agreements to Promote Global Public Health
3. Promoting Sustainable Cities


2009:
1. Partnering for Development: An Examination of the
Partnerships between Developed and Developing States
2. Working Towards the Achievement of MDG 7: Ensuring Environmental Sustainability
3. Increasing Coordination of Humanitarian Agencies with theUN System

2008:
1. International Cooperation for Migration Management
2. Global Management of Water and other Resources
3. Review of the Role of Civil Society

2007:
1. Strengthening Reconstruction in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters
2. National Strategies to Achieve Gender Equality in Employment Opportunities
3. Use of Information and Communication Technologies in the Advancement of the Development Goals of the Millennium Declaration

ECOSOC Plen Background Guide 2010

ECOSOC Plen Background Guide 2009
ECOSOC Plenary Background Guide 2008
ECOSOC Plenary Background Guide 2007

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ECOSO Plenary Final Resolution 2009

Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

2009:
1. Combating social exclusion and human rights violations in
the ESCWA region
2. Improving Technological Capabilities to promote sustainable
development in the ESCWA region
3. Facilitating Trade in the ESCWA Region through the
Strengthening of Regional Partnerships and Frameworks

2007:
1. Formulating a Regional Response to Globalization: Creating
Economic Opportunities and Addressing the Social Consequence
2. Reconstruction in Iraq: Direct Assistance, Monitoring, and
Coordination with Other Agencies
3. Continuing Efforts in Secure Housing, Land Tenure and Good
Urban Governance

ESCWA Background Guide 2009
ESCWA Background Guide 2007
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) 2010:
1. Mitigation of the Economic Crisis at the Regional Level
2. Strengthening Social Protection for the Most Vulnerable
3. Access to Information Technologies and the Impact on Social Cohesion


2007:
1. Building Institutions for Economic Growth
2. Creating Grassroots Economies: Developing Credit and Linkages
to Social Programs in Rural Areas
3. Bolstering Regional Macroeconomic Coordination
ECLAC Background Guide 2010
ECLAC Background Guide 2007
Commission on Status of Women
(CSW)
2010:
1. Women’s Equal Participation in Conflict Prevention, Management and Conflict Resolution and in Post-conflict Peacebuilding
2. Women's Role in Capacity Building within Civil Society Movements
3. Fifteen Year Review and Appraisal of the Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

2008:
1. Access to Employment
2. The Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination and Violence
Against the Girl Child
3. Enhancing Gender Equality Through Financial Strategies
CSW Background Guide 2010
CSW Background Guide 2008

Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
(CESCR)

 

2006:
• Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers
• Understanding the Effects of Economic Sanctions on a Disadvantaged Population
• The Marginalization of Education on a Global Level

CESCR Background Guide 2006
CESCR Background Guide 2004

 

 

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Security Council

2010:
1. Nuclear Disarmament & Non-Proliferation
2. The Security Situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan
3. Combating Maritime Piracy


2009:
1. Implementing the Responsibility to Protect
2. Children and Armed Conflict
3. The Situation in Israel/Palestine

2008:
1. The Situation in Somalia
2. The Impact of Climate Change on Global Security
3. Post-Conflict Peace Building

2007:
1. Protecting Human Rights after the Darfur Peace Agreement
2. The Situation in Iran
3. Timor-Leste: Post-withdrawal Analysis

2006:
• Security Council Reform
• Strengthening SC Resolution 1267 (1999) Concerning Al Qaeda and the Taliban
• International Instruments to Mitigate the Threat of the Use of Nuclear Weapons by Terrorists

SC Background Guide 2010
SC Background Guide 2009
SC Background Guide 2008
SC Background Guide 2007
SC Background Guide 2006

 

International Court of Justice 2010:
1. Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v. Serbia)
2. Questions relating to the Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite (Belgium v.
    Senegal)


2006:
• Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
• Injurious Actions of a State against an Individual: Ahmadou Sadio Diallo
• Sovereignty over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge

ICJ Background Guide 2006
ICJ Background Guide 2004

 

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UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (UNAIDS PCB)

2009:
1. Assessing the Impact of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic on
Development
2. Caring for children impacted by HIV/AIDS
3. Improving Access to Treatments for People Living with
HIV/AIDS
UNAIDS Background Guide 2009

United Nations Environmental Programme

 

2008:
1. Protecting Water Resources in a Changing World
2. Post-Disaster and Post-Conflict Environmental Programs
3. Chemicals Management

UNEP Background Guide 2008
UNEP Background Guide 2006
UNEP Background Guide 2003

World Health Organization

2007:
1. Twenty-five years of HIV/AIDS: Evaluating the Epidemic and
Global Response
2. Combating the Spread of the Avian Influenza
3. Developing Stockpiles and Distribution Strategies for Antibioterrorism
and Related Agents

WHO Background Guide 2007
WHO Background Guide 2005
WHO Background Guide 2003

United Nations Children's Fund

2010:
1. Legal Concerns and Safeguards for Children in Transitional Justice
2. Fighting Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War
3. Implementation of the Convention of the Rights of the Child in Order to Combat Child Exploitation


2006:
• Exploitation of Girls in Conflict Situations
• Promoting and Implementing Landmine Education
• The Effect of Natural Disasters on Children

UNICEF Background Guide 2010
UNICEF Background Guide 2006
UNICEF Background Guide 2004
UNICEF Backgound Guide 2002

 

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African Union

2010:
1. Limiting the impact of HIV/AIDS in Africa
2. Investing in Agriculture for Economic Growth and Food Security
3. Supporting the Sudan Peace Process


2008:
1. Implementation of a Pan-African Free Trade Area
2. Reinventing Growth in Africa: Development and
Technological Innovation
3. The Role of African Union Peacekeepers in Regional Conflicts

2006
• Economic and Environmental Burdens in AU Member States with Massive Migration
• Cultural Preservation in a Rapidly Urbanizing World
• Reevaluation of AU Programs to Fight the HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Africa

AU Background Guide 2010
AU Background Guide 2008
AU Background Guide 2006
AU Background Guide 2004

 

African Development Bank 2009:
1. Analyzing the Impact of Intra-Regional Migration on
Development
2. Promoting Regional Trade and Integration
3. Strengthening Mechanisms to Prevent Money Laundering
and Terrorism Financing

2007:
1. Challenges of Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in
War-affected Economies
2. Policies for Regional Integration in Africa
3. Promoting Good Governance for Sustainable Human
Development
ADB Background Guide 2009
ADB Background Guide 2007

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

 

2010:
1. Reassessing NATO’s Role in State Building
2. NATO’s Role in Afghanistan
3. NATO’s Engagement with other International Organizations


2008:
1. Reevaluating NATO’s Mission in Light of Expansion
2. NATO's Role in Combating Terrorism
3. Evaluating NATO’s Response Force

2006:
• The Role of NATO in Intra-State and Inter-State Conflict
• Reexamination of the Prague and Istanbul Summits as a Means to Combat Terrorism
• The International Role of Women in the Armed Forces

NATO Background Guide 2010
NATO Background Guide 2008
NATO Background Guide 2006
NATO Background Guide 2004

 

Organization of America States

 

2009:
1. Developing methods to Fully Institute the Hemispheric Plan
of Action Against Transnational Organized Crime
2. Implementing the Declaration of Medellin
3. Expanding Educational and Professional Opportunities for
Indigenous and Minority Populations

2007:
1. Evaluating Human Rights in the Americas
2. The OAS and Free Trade Areas and Promotion
3. Special Security Concerns of Small Island States

OAS Background Guide 2009
OAS Background Guide 2007

 

 

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