Committees

United Nations General Assembly Legal Committee (UNGA-Legal)



The sixth committee in the United Nations, UNGA-legal, resides under the immediate control of the General assembly of the United Nations. It is the central commission for the discourse and examination of lawful issues in the General assembly. The mandate of the commission is based on Article 13(1)(a) of the UN Charter which advances the progressive development of International law and its codification. All the discussions and negotiations related to general International law are held at this committee. It’s a “One member, One vote principle” committee and incorporates representatives from all the 193 members of the UN.

Max Allotments : 80


United Nations Human Right Council(UNHRC)



The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is a United Nations System inter-governmental body whose 47 member states elected for staggered three -year terms on a regional group basis they further being responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the world. The UNHRC is the successor to the UN Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR, herein CHR), and is a subsidiary body of the UN General Assembly. The committee was entrenched by the UN General Assembly on March 15, 2006. Be it the rights of the LGBT community, that of the racial &ethnic minorities or the women it investigates all the allegations of such breaches around the world. It has the ability to discuss all thematic Human Rights issues and situations that require the world’s attention and promoting better human rights standards throughout the world. The committee stands for providing basic human rights to the deprived and raising awareness amongst all.

Max Allotments : 47


Organisation of Islamic Cooperation(OIC)



The Organization of Islamic Cooperation is the second largest intergovernmental organization comprising of 57 countries with a significant Muslim population. With Islam being the World’s second largest religion, the idea of a singular, unified Islamic community, or Ummah, was the guiding force behind the creation of OIC. Since its inception in Rabat, Morocco in 1969, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation gives a collective voice to the Muslim World and works to safeguards and protect their interests for the purpose of promoting international peace and harmony.

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) aims to preserve social and economic values; improve relations between member states; increase cooperation in social, cultural, economic, scientific and political areas and promote advanced education. It also deliberates on counter-terrorism and LGBT rights.

Max Allotments : 57


Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP)



In the 7th edition of KIIT International model United Nations, we present you a committee that has never been simulated before here at KIIT.

Founded in 1975, by the resolution 3376 of the United Nations General Assembly. The commission keeps on upholding the acknowledgment of the inviolable rights of the Palestinian people, promotes a proper settlement of Israeli-Palestine strife and prepare assistance to Palestinians. It additionally promotes objective, affirmed in Security Council goals 1397 (2002) of two states, Israel and Palestine, living one next to the other inside secure and perceived borders. The committee also endeavors to elevate attention to all parts of the subject of Palestine and advance International help for the Palestinian Individuals.

Assisted by the division of Palestinian rights, the panel arranges gatherings and conferences and also cooperates and collaborates with common society associations. The general assembly renews the mandate of the committee annually. Diplomacy and team spirit will be of paramount importance in the clash of minds that is the CEIRPP.

Max Allotments : 50


United Nations General Assembly First Committee-Disarmament and International Security Committee(DISEC)



The Disarmament and International Security Committee, the first committee of the General Assembly of The United Nations, was established in the year 1946.DISEC handles subjects that middle around demilitarization, global issues and threats to peace that imperil international security. The role of DISEC is defined in Chapter IV, Article 11 of the United Nations Charter which includes making propositions regarding the maintenance of international peace and security, governing disarmament
and regulation of armaments, to the Members or the Security Council or to both. Represented by each of the 193 member nations of the UN, DISEC is the only main committee of the General Assembly assigned to verbatim records.

Max Allotments : 80


High Level Political Forum(HLPF)



United Nations High Level Political Forum working as a subsidiary body to both the United Nations General Assembly and United Nations ECOSOC, works for the organisation’s policies on sustainable development. Integration and implementation of sustainable development at all possible levels of a government is the major aim of the UN HLPF. Working towards better political development and leadership as well as assisting states with guidance and recommendations so as to come up with plausible solutions and regulations to counter the emerging issues that development as a whole faces. The HLPF reviews existing doctrines and agreements regarding sustainable development and modify or amend them according to the developments of the modern world. Sustainable development is a challenging issue particularly for the developing states and the HLPF strives to achieve and execute its goals for a better world.

Max Allotments : 50


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)



The IPCC is basically a fusion organisation between intergovernmental politics and universal environment protection.Since it’s conception in 1988 by the united nations environment programme and the world meteorological organisation, the IPCC has actively worked in the field of scientific, technical and social economic aspects regarding the risks faced by global climatic change and it’s impact on civilians, nations, flora and fauna as a whole.
The IPCC provides policy makers with scientific assessments on environmental damage and climatic turnovers around the globe. The preceeding implications and possible development adaptation and mitigation options are discussed by the IPCC. It stimulates research pertaining to international negotiations regarding climatic transmutation.
The commitee provides a globally accepted authority on agreements among climate scientists working for global climate and environment preservation.

Max Allotments : 60


Special Committee on Peace-keeping Operations (C34)



The act of peacekeeping started in 1948. Peacekeeping is one among a scope of exercises attempted by the United Nations to keep up global harmony and security all through the world.

The Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations (C34) was built up in 1965 under the General Assembly Fourth Committee so as to review and give suggestions on United Nations Peacekeeping Operations. The committee comprises of 147 Member States engaged with peacekeeping missions and observing members, for example, the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol).

The C-34 is a special body inside the United Nations (UN) framework, entrusted with leading intermittent surveys on the execution of UN peacekeeping activities and giving suggestions to their improvement. Given that the suggestions of the C-34 influence all parts of peacekeeping and thus all UN Member States, the Committee works on a consensus model, trying to accomplish the most ideal results for the UN as a whole.The Special Committee holds yearly substantive discussions toward the finish of which arrangement proposals and policy recommendations for the present UN peacekeeping missions are distributed.

Max Allotments : 80


United Nations Security Council (UNSC)



The Security Council (UNSC), one of the major organs of the United Nations, was established in 1946.

The primary role of the UNSC is to enforce peace within international organizations and is accountable for sustaining international security. This committee, comprising 15 members, may meet whenever international peace is jeopardized.
There are 5 permanent members of the Security Council namely, the United States of America, the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Northern Island, Russia Federation, France and China that have the power of veto. Apart from these, the 10 non-permanent members are elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly.

One of the unique capability of the Security Council is to issue sanctions and to authorize military actions unlike the other committees in the U.N. Apart from the aforementioned roles, the council is also charged with accepting new members to the United Nations and approving any amendments to its charter. The most powerful organ of the UN, UNSC is the only one which can issue binding resolutions to the member nations.

Max Allotments : 15


United Nations Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL)



The United Nations General Assembly(also known as the Special Political and Decolonization Committee on SPECPOL) was established in 1993, in accordance with the General Assembly resolution 47/233. Being the newest of the standing committees its origins date back to 1946 when it was contrived as a ‘Special Political Committee ‘to aid the first Committee (Political and Security Committee) and finally, it underwent as to SPECIAL POLITICAL AND DECOLONIZATION COMMITTEE. As the name suggests, the committee deals with a variety of issues ranging from decolonization to refugees and recommending issues to UNSC, special agencies, the government of the member countries and other groups. The mandate of the committee can be found in article 73 of the UN charter that discernibly states that members of the United Nations which have obligations for the administration of people who have not yet attained full measure of self government and perceive the principle of covering a cluster of five decolonization related agenda items being the effects of atomic radiation, question-related to information, a comprehensive role of the question of peacekeeping with a special review on political operations.
Keeping in mind that decisions made by the SPECPOL are the non-binding and the main purpose of the committee is to recommend possible actions that could promote a positive outcome. SPECPOL deal with daily political issues and emerging issues that may have a global impact in the near future. It’s a useful platform for the UN where ideas are exchanged and policymaking takes place.

Max Allotments : 150


United Nations Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM)



The Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM), established in 1945, is the third committee of the General Assembly.The committee looks into the treatment of children, the advancement of women, and security of refugees. Additionally, the committee addresses the important social development questions such as child abuse, crime, drugs and any other issue that degrades the human rights
of an individual. The committee, in collaboration with other organizations such as WHO, UNICEF and UNHCR, works to enforce the resolutions to affect actual change and moreover, are implemented effectively.
One of the many achievements of SOCHUM comprises the Universal Declaration of Human Rights during World War II. This draft highlights peace, freedom, justice and the overall human rights. The committee provides a unique platform for multilateral analysis of the full spectrum of the aforementioned issues of its mandate.

Max Allotments : 80


The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)



The UN charter established ECOSOC in 1945, as one of the six main organs of the United Nations. The economic and social council is at the heart of the United Nations due to its ability to forge ahead of the three dimensions of sustainable development, i.e, economic, social and environmental. It is the central platform for fostering debate, innovative thinking and coordinating effects to achieve internationally agreed goals. By emphasizing the goals, it encourages agreement on coherent policies and actions that makes fundamental links across all three dimensions of sustainable development. It encourages the engagement of a wide variety of stakeholders, policymakers, parliamentarians, academicians and major group foundations. Evolving its coordination role within the UN system, ECOSOC is a gateway for UN partnership and participation by the rest of the world. The council also hosts special meetings, to address the global development emergencies or crisis, in order to raise awareness and develop strategic responses. It brings people and issues together, to promote collective action for a sustainable world and a unifying platform for integration. Actions on sustainable development across the diverse fora unite and urge all the different people and partners involved to achieve the goals.

Max Allotments : 54


The World Health Assembly (WHA)



World Health Assembly is the legislative and supreme body of the World Health Organization, a specialized agency of United Nations concerned with International public health.Originally comprising of 55 member states in its first Assembly, WHA currently comprises of 194 member states and is the world’s highest health policy setting body. Since its inception, The Assembly is held annually in Geneva,Switzerland. Its main tasks include appointment of Director General, determine the policies of the Organization,supervise financial policies, review and approve the proposed budget. It is also
tasked with the responsibility to elect 34 members, qualified in the field of health, to the the
Executive Board for a term of three years.

Max Allotments : 80


United Nations Commission On Narcotic Drugs (UNCND)



United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs is one of the functional committees of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Established in 1946 by ECOSOC resolution 9(I) in 1946, it is the central UN policy-making body on drug-related matters. In 1991, the mandate of UNCND was expanded to enable it to function as a governing body of the UN office on drugs and crime(UNODC).

Although the enforcement power lies with the International Narcotics Control Board, the commission can influence drug control by advising other bodies regarding control of various substances. United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs is also the final decision maker on proposals made by the World Health Organisation to put a drug under international control.

Max Allotments : 53


International Press (IP)



As mentioned under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human rights, everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. Hence journalists play a crucial role in the functioning of the United Nations. In a nutshell, they help in mediating explanations to the public about what the organization does and why. Instead of representing the interests of a single country, the International Press Delegation allows participants to act as unbiased journalists, reporting on the proceedings of each simulation in the Conference. International Press investigates committee debates, conducts interviews, formulates newsletters and covers press conferences.

Committee strength: 60