Crisis Committee 2017

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The Crisis Committee in general

The Crisis Committee has been one of LEMUN’s great successes over the last couple of years. Delegates, known as diplomates and working in pairs, will have to solve a series of crises during LEMUN, without knowing in detail what they will be confronted with. They will have to use their creative, research and negotiation skills to limit the effects of the crises that can range from riots to earthquakes and from war to epidemics. During the conference, a team of MUN veterans will form the ‘Crisis Committee Headquarters’ (CCHQ). The CCHQ does not only provide the input for the committee, but also acts as entities not present in committee so delegates can ask, for example, their government or an NGO for advice. As this committee is very demanding of its delegates, only students who have participated in at least two previous MUNs are able to become Crisis Committee delegate.

The CCHQ has written a special Crisis Committee Instruction Booklet to help delegates start preparing and explain the Rules of Procedure.

This year’s session

The Crisis Committee of LEMUN 2017 will focus on the Middle East. This interesting and unstable region has dominated the geopolitical world for decades and is a place where all the world’s most important powers meet. For years we, the CCHQ, have avoided this region due to its complexity and its abundance of existing problems. We have, however, concluded that we now have sufficient experience to attempt to tackle this region’s issues and add a few new ones of our own design. We implore our diplomates to arrive at the conference well prepared, for the complexity of the crises might otherwise be overwhelming.

Students who wish to participate in our Crisis Committee in 2017 have to register, in pairs, separately as Crisis Committee places are henceforward separated from their regular delegations. Registration can be done using this form.

This year we will host the following delegations at our Crisis Committee:

  • Egypt
  • Germany
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kurdistan
  • Lebanon
  • Palestine
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America

Future updates about this year’s session will be posted on this page.

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