Issues 2017

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These are the issues of LEMUN 2017. 

Committee voting 1

GA 1: Disarmament and International Security
The Question of:

  • Risks of weapon systems automation
  • Piracy off the coast of Somalia
  • Cyberwarfare and article 2.4 of the United Nations Charter
  • The future of the post-ISIL Middle East

GA 3: Social, Cultural and Humanitarian
The Question of:

  • Humanitarian access in conflict areas
  • Right of assembly in Western Europe
  • Rise of xenophobia and ultranationalist movements
  • Secrecy of digital correspondence

GA 4: Special Political and Decolonisation
The Question of:

  • Palestinian refugees in the Syrian border region
  • International internet surveillance
  • Responsible exploitation of outer space by private parties
  • The position of the Rohingya people

Security Council
The Question of:

  • The increasing fragmentation of power in Libya
  • Vulnerability of nuclear power plants to terrorist attacks
  • Evaluating 12 years of responsibility to protect
  • Non-proliferation / Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Economic and Social Council
The Question of:

  • Addressing the drivers of migration and urbanisation in LEDCs
  • The accountability of multinationals in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Creating alternative intensified formats for Official Development Assistance
  • The increasing inequality of wealth

Human Rights Council
The Question of:

  • Counter-terrorism and the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms
  • Male genital circumcision of children
  • The issue of human rights and the fight against organised crime
  • Privacy on the internet

United Nations Environment Programme
The Question of:

  • The environmental impact of sand mining
  • The environment in conflict areas
  • Promoting urban mining
  • The potential of thorium nuclear plants

World Health Assembly
The Question of:

  • Controlling and reducing tobacco consumption
  • Providing universal access to reproductive health care
  • Compulsory preventive vaccination of children
  • Avoidable blindness and visual impairment in LEDCs

International Labour Organisation
The Question of:

  • The exploitation of migrant construction workers in the preparation of large scale events
  • The position of sex workers
  • Protecting the right to collective bargaining
  • Globalisation of skills and careers in an increasingly digitised world

Special Conference
The Question of:

  • Ethnic Albanians in minority positions throughout the Balkans
  • The protection of the cultural heritage of minorities
  • The effect of rising nationalism on international peace and stability
  • National borders versus ethnic boundaries

European Council
The Question of:

  • Addressing the drivers of migration and urbanisation in LEDCs
  • Further integration of European military capabilities
  • Visibility and promotion of the work of the European Union
  • Combating human trafficking on the Mediterranean Sea
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