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Issues LEMUN 2008

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Security Council (SC)

  • The situation involving Darfur, with special regard to the mandated functions of UNAMID and MINURCAT
  • Progress of the peace process in Cyprus, with special regard to the role of the Green Line and UNFICYP
  • Reviewing United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 on the administration of Kosovo
  • The responsibility of nations to protect their citizens

GA 1: Disarmament & International Security

  • Establishing transparent international guidelines for the use of depleted uranium in military equipment
  • The effects of food shortages on international security
  • Improving the international cooperation between national security and intelligence agencies
  • Combating piracy in the waters of Somalia

GA 2: Ecology & Environment

  • Finding new ways to effectively manage substantial price fluctuations of agricultural commodities
  • Encouraging foreign direct investment in agriculture
  • The influence of the IMF on national policy decisions
  • Developing fair trade

GA 3: Social, Humanitarian & Cultural

  • Combating the humanitarian crisis in Somalia
  • Post-conflict recovery and reconstruction efforts in West Africa
  • Improving the conditions in refugee camps in the Sudan-Chad region
  • The role of NGOs in providing universal primary education

GA 4: Special Political & Decolonization

  • Reviewing the status of Somaliland
  • The political status of South Ossetia
  • Preventing foreign assistance to the FARC
  • Improving the living conditions in the enclaves near the India-Bangladesh border

The Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC)

  • Combating organized international crime
  • The rising prices of oil
  • Promoting the development of monetary unions

Environment Commission (EC)

  • Depletion of oceanic fish populations
  • Progress on the Bali roadmap towards a solution for climate change
  • Combating smog in Asia
  • Finding and improving ways to combine economic growth with environmental sustainability

Human Rights Council (HRC)

  • The role of good governance in combating child labour
  • The human rights situation in Myanmar
  • Protecting journalistic freedom
  • The situation of migrants in South-Africa

North Atlantic Council (NAC)

  • Further expansion of NATO in eastern Europe
  • The recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia by the Russian Federation

Special Conference on the Global Food Crisis (SCGFC)

  • Efficient methods for the production of environment-friendly fuels
  • Improving the abilities of the World Food Programme (WFP) in emergency situations
  • Sustainable development in relation to agriculture
  • The development and use of genetically modified crops

Group of Eight Summit (G8)

  • The rising prices of food on the world market
  • Increasing the use of alternative energy, including nuclear energy

Crisis Committee

  • This year the Crisis Committee will be dealing with a sudden food shortage in South-East Asia. More details on this crisis will be provided later and during the conference.

International Criminal Court (ICC)

  • The Prosecutor vs. Joseph Kony, Okot Odhiambo & Dominic Ongwen
  • Advisory opinion on the situation in Uganda concerning the Lord’s Resistance Army (if time allows)
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