The following are the committees for the MtAUN Conference.
General Assembly: Fast Fashion
Under capitalism, there is a pressure to consume the newest and trendiest clothing. Clothing is coming cheaper and faster than ever before. Clothing is made at a higher quantity with lower quality in order to ensure the consumer is buying new clothes as often as possible. The average consumer bought 60% more clothes in 2014, but kept each garment for half as long. The fashion industry has an extreme impact on the environment. For example, it takes 2 700 litres of water to make one cotton t-shirt. This t-shirt will eventually find its way to a landfill where it can pollute groundwater and release high levels of methane.
ECOSOC: Social Media Cooperative for the Modern Era
Social Media is a global community, it’s where we share information and connect with our friends and family. What is posted, stored, and collected, however, is not always up to the users. In the Mount Allison Model UN Economic and Social Council committee, delegates will debate the role of the UN and government oversight in Social Media, and the extent to which it is or is not regulated. Delegates will focus on government regulation and monitoring of social media as well as an individual’s rights to social media accounts and expression. Additionally, the committee will discuss the accountability of Social Media corporations in the regulation of content, collection of information, regulation of users, and more. This committee will include crisis elements and will utilize Twitter during sessions in real time.
Crisis Simulation: UNSC Emergency Meeting on the DPRK
The UN Security Council convenes an Emergency Meeting to discuss what appears to be a collapse of the Kim regime’s control of the DPRK (North Korea). Information coming from within the country is limited and contradictory - reports claim Kim Jong-un is missing, ill or deceased. State media maintains he is alive and well. The only reliable information comes from Swedish diplomats on the ground in Pyongyang, who can confirm some sort of power struggle is afoot. Delegates will be responsible for approaching a dangerously volatile situation with limited information. As new information flows in, they must adapt their strategies and diplomacy to de-escalate the crisis. Nuclear conflict must be averted.
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Rules of Procedure
For information regarding procedures during the MtAUN Conference, please refer to our Rules of Procedure document
Before the attending the first committee sessions on October 20, delegates are expected to prepare a short position paper describing their delegation/country. This will help inform delegates of issues to bring up during the conference, making the conference fun and exciting! Click here to download a position paper template.
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