The United Nations’ General Assembly was established in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations. It is the only organ of the UN in which all 193 members nations have equal representations. Additionally, it was a founding institution and stood as the “Deliberative policymaking and representative organ of the UN”. The General Assembly is responsible for making vital decisions concerning the United Nations namely; Appointing the Secretary General, electing the nonpermanent members of the Security council and approving the regular budgets of the UN. Due to the variety of diverse global issues treated by the United Nations’ General Assembly, it found the opportunity of establishing six sub-commissions upon which the topics may be divided. The six main committees are as follows: Disarmament and International Security Committee, Economic and Financial Committee, Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee, Special Political and Decolonization Committee, Administrative and Budgetary Committee and the Legal Committee.

This year’s topics are:

  1. Considering systems of reintegration for ex-prisoners 
  2. Press censorship and internet governance 

This year’s plenary session topic is:

  1. Space management, international space law and prospective reforms

Plenary session

 

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Presidency

Nour El Meery

Nour El Meery

President of the General Assembly

Youssef El Massry

Youssef El Massry

Vice-President of the General Assembly

International Court of Justice

Our justice, our fairness and our equality prosper beyond our court’s boundaries
 

The International Court of Justice, also known as ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. It was established by the Charter of the United Nations after the end of World War II in June 1945, and it started operating in April 1946. It is situated in The Hague, the Netherlands at the Peace Palace. The Court’s role is to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized UN organs and specialized agencies. The current president of the ICJ is Ronny Abraham; in office since the 6th of February 2015. The Court is composed of 15 judges that are elected for a nine-year term of office by the UN’s General Assembly and the Security Council.

The court’s official languages are English and French.
This year’s case is: AHMADOU SADIO DIALLO (Republic of Guinea vs Democratic Republic of Congo)

Case

 

Presidency

Nadia Mardini

Nadia Mardini

President of the International Court of Justice

Hana Ebeid

Hana Ebeid

Vice-President of the International Court of Justice

Security Council

Aspiring global peace by solving all threatening conflicts to the international community, hence securing each man, woman and child.
 

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six main UN organs.  It is charged to maintain peace and security under the principles of the UN charter. The UNSC determines the existence of a threat to international peace or an act of aggression. It holds frequent sessions regarding these threats. It’s first sessions was held on the  17th of January 1946.  It is only UN organ with the power to implement ceasefire , start UN peacekeeping missions and deploy UN troops named “blue helmets” who are sent to enforce peace in various regions. Under the UN Charter, all member States of the UN are obligated to enforce and carry out decisions of the council. The UNSC is composed of 15 members; 5 of them being permanent veto holding members (The United States of America, China, The United Kingdom, The Russian Federation and France).  As for the 10 other members, they are rotating non-permanent members that are elected by the General Assembly every 2 years.  The Security Council also recommends to the General Assembly the appointment of the Secretary-General and the admission of new Members to the United Nations. And, together with the General Assembly, it elects the judges of the International Court of Justice. In conclusion, the UNSC’s goal is to develop solutions and implement resolutions in order  to prevent aggression and maintain security

This year’s topics are:

  1. The question of the Iranian Proxy Wars
  2. The situation in the East China Sea

 

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Presidency of the English Committee

Presidency of the French Committee

Mervan Ismail

Mervan Ismail

President of the Security Council

Youssef Zakaria

Youssef Zakaria

Vice-President of the Security Council

Cherifa Tamer

Cherifa Tamer

Présidente du Conseil de Sécurité

Hanya Sedky

Hanya Sedky

Vice-Présidente du Conseil de Sécurité

Human Rights Council

Aiming for global equality and dignity
 

The Human Rights Council is an intergovernmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 Member States, which are elected by the United Nations General Assembly. In fact, this Council was created on March 15th 2006 by resolution 60/251 of the UN General Assembly. The Human Rights Council is responsible for strengthening the protection of human rights around the globe. As basic as the concept of human rights may seem at first, numerous countries and organizations have opposed and infringed these rights due to reasons such as cultural beliefs or financial needs. The dilemma stands where the protection of human rights, and the benefit of a country meet. The Human Rights Council aims to find sustainable solutions that would be applicable to any country or body, in order to bring true equality to those who feel injustice because of who they are or where they live.

This year’s topics are:

  1. The legalization of mercy killing across all the countries
  2. Measures to protect and maintain juvenile justice

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Presidency of the English Committee

Presidency of the French committee

Mina Kallini

Mina Kallini

President of the Human Rights Council

Jannah Walid

Jannah Walid

Vice-President of the Human Rights Council

Ismaël Sedky

Ismaël Sedky

Président du Comité des droits de l'homme

Nadine El Kholy

Nadine El Kholy

Vice-Présidente du Comité des droits de l'homme

Economic and Social Council

Together, we aim to reach sustainability by achieving global cooperation, economic stability and social equity
 

The Commission on the Status of Women is  the principal global intergovernmental body dedicated to promote gender equality and empower women all around the world; offering them the rights they deserve and do not receive. It is a functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It was established by the ECOSOC resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946. It The chairperson for the sixtieth session; in March 2016, was Antonio de Aguiar Patriota from Brazil, and one the vice-chairs was Fatma Al-Zahraa Hassan from Egypt. Each year, they dedicate their annual discussions and actions around a specific theme. 

This year’s topics are:

  1. Discussing the socio-economic repercussions induced by religious intolerance 
  2. Promoting the Political, Socioeconomic, and Cultural Rights of Indigenous Peoples

 

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Presidency

Rafy Adel

Rafy Adel

President of the Economic and Social Council

Nour Amin

Nour Amin

Vice-President of The Economic and Social Council

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Our goals are to save minds and souls
 

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, also known as UNODC is a merge established in 1997, between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention.  UNODC fights against illicit drugs and international crime, it relies on voluntary contributions, mainly from Governments, for 90% of its budget. The UNODC’s role is to assist Member States in their struggle against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism.  The United Nations holds seven offices in seven different areas, they can help in all fields related to Organized crime and trafficking, Corruption, Drug abuse prevention and health, Crime prevention and criminal justice reform and Terrorism prevention. Diverse problems are becoming widely recognized as threats to nations and individuals, and requests for the assistance of UNODC in national, regional and transnationals levels continue to grow. Its’ work enhances security and improves the everyday lives of people across the globe.

This year’s topics are:

  1. Preventing drug traffic and production in Latin America
  2. Abolishing corruption in Least developed Countries

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Presidency

Farida Abu El Arab

Farida Abu El Arab

President of The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Ali Imam

Ali Imam

Vice-President of The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs

Have a widespread life of peace through an unarmed world

This committee is only available in french
Having considered the uncontrollable use of nuclear arms as a danger on the world and its peace, the United Nations Disarmament committee (UNDC) has been created in 1952 under the Security Council consequently to being part of the General Assembly resolution in January 1952 (502 VI). As its name suggests, the disaramament committee has the goal and objective to limits the use of arms forces including the elimination of all weapons of mass destruction. All members of the United Nations should attend the sessions of the three consecutive weeks during spring in which disarmament topics are being discussed. Due to the danger of the uncontrollable use of arms forces, the committe has been specially created to address the issue in order to prevent international conflicts and create durable peace on the international level.

This year’s topics are :
  1. The question of non-proliferation and the use of weapons of mass destruction 
  2. The question of the potential of nuclear arms in the Indian Ocean

 

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Presidency

Farah Bahgat

Farah Bahgat

President of the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs

 Hanna Hesham

Hanna Hesham

Vice-President of the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs