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General Assembly
  • First Committee: Disarmament and International Security
  • Third Committee: Social, Humanitarian and Cultural 
  • Fourth Committee: Special Political and Decolonization
  • United Nations Conference on Environment and Development*
All member states of the United Nations are represented on the General Assembly, which debates issues of mutual importance through its four committees. This year, the UPMUNC General Assembly is composed of three of the traditional committees; the inclusion of the Earth Summit will allow delegates to tackle the important environmental issues facing the international community.


Economic and Social Council Committees
  • Commission on Human Rights*
  • Commission on Science and Technology*
  • Commission on Sustainable Development*
The committees of the Economic and Social Council discuss compelling nonpolitical issues of the day in a smaller forum, comprising roughly fifty states. New additions to EcoSoc for UPMUNC 2007 include the Commission on Human Rights, the Commission on Science and Technology, and the Commission on Sustainable Development.


Specialized Agencies
  • The Delors Commission*
  • The 9/11 Commission*
The specialized agencies of UPMUNC provide the unique opportunity to debate the most pressing issues in international and comparative politics. The Delors Commission, consisting of representatives throughout Europe, will convene in an historical committee designed to simulate the consequences and problems of European integration. The Organization of American States returns for another year of stimulating debate, and UPMUNC is proud to present the 9/11 Commission, which will afford students of American politics the opportunity to react to one of the most historically tragic events of our era.


Crisis Committees and Regional Summits
  • Organization of American States
  • Security Council of the United Nations
  • Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General^
  • Iraqi Council of Ministers*
  • The Congo Crisis of 1961*
  • The Chinese Cabinet of 2020 (Joint Cabinet Crisis)*
  • The Russian Cabinet of 2020 (Joint Cabinet Crisis)*
  • Greek City States: The Greco-Persian Wars*
  • 24: President Palmer's Situation Room*^

At UPMUNC, one of our greatest strengths is our crisis committees, each of which is allocated a staff of at least 15 to develop and manage exciting crisis situations. These crises are the pride and joy of our conference. The Security Council once again headlines our crisis committees, as delegates react to events immediately threatening international peace and security. Building on its past success, the ad hoc Committee continues as our flagship committee. UPMUNC pioneered the concept; composed of fewer than 15 delegates, the nature of this body changes each year and is not revealed until shortly before conference. Due to the immense popularity of this committee, applications are required.

UPMUNC is offering some of the most unique committees on the circuit this year, including the Iraqi Council of Ministers, a simulation of the political struggles facing the infant government of Iraq. The Congo Crisis of 1961, set in the periphery of the Cold War, will be a true test in the diplomatic art of decolonization. Going back further in history, the Greek City States will form an alliance to combat the expanding Persian Empire.

In the return of our Joint Cabinet Crisis simulation, the Russian Cabinet will work jointly with the Chinese Cabinet of 2020 to avoid a nuclear showdown and work to solve future international problems. Finally, with the popularity of the critically acclaimed television show 24, our most experienced crisis staffers will work to plan a crisis using characters and elements from the show. The fictional members of President Wayne Palmer’s Cabinet will meet to react to what is sure to be the most exciting committee ever to be experienced by our delegates.

* New Committees in 2007
^Participation by Application Only

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