The General Assembly is the largest organ of the United Nations, with all 193 Member States of the United Nations as members with equal representation: one nation, one vote. General Assembly deals in all matters except international peace and security, which is the exclusive domain of the Security Council. The General Assembly has been split up into several sub-committees, at LEMUN we will entertain three of those sub-committees.
The General Assembly 3 deals with social, cultural and humanitarian issues. In the past, the GA 3 has discussed topics such as the treatment of refugees or the protection of indigenous people.
The Issues for 2018 are:
The Question of:
- Women’s participation in the workforce
- Access to religious sites in Jerusalem
- The recognition of indigenous land ownership in Latin America
- Guaranteeing the rights of minority language speakers
Rules of Procedure
During most of the conference, the GA 3 follows the standard rules of procedure, without ad-hoc debate. At the end of the last day, all GAs come together for the Plenary Session, where they will discuss passed resolutions from the sub-committees. Amendments are not allowed in the Plenary Session, but delegates can still speak in favor or against the resolution.
The following nations have a delegation to the GA 3 at LEMUN 2018:
Afghanistan, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Egypt, France, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Myanmar, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, the United States of America
Argyro Dimaki (Chair) and Stijn Zelhorst (Deputy-Chair) will be the Student Officers for the General Assembly 3 at LEMUN 2018