Committees

WHO

Prenatal and Neonatal Care in Developing Countries

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For SDMUN X, the World Health Organization will be talking about the neonatal and prenatal rights in developing countries. This committee’s topic and discussion should surround measure to assess and improve healthcare for mothers and their newborn children, with a focus on providing medical care in developing countries (where there is often less access.) In research, it is recommended that delegates check the World Health Organization’s pages for prenatal and neonatal care in developing countries, but also conduct research for the prenatal section of their committee topic by checking sources that list “antenatal care” as one of their focuses.  Additionally, UNESCO is a helpful source for this topic.  This committee will be run as a general assembly, and all procedural matters will be held at the discretion of the chair.

UNESCO

Countries' Obligations to Sexual Education

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During this conference, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization will be meeting to discuss sexual education guidelines across Member States.  Members of this conference are encouraged to discuss education regarding sexuality and gender orientation, and looking at the UNESCO website may prove helpful to delegates during their research for this conference. This committee will discuss the benefits and execution of sexual education, and whether or not there should be standardized curriculum country-by-country, eventually creating a resolution on this issue. Additionally, the United Nations Population Fund may be a helpful source during research.  This committee will be run as a general assembly, and all procedural matters will be held at the discretion of the chair.

UNODC

Reducing the Cultivation of Drug Crops

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For the duration of SDMUN X, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime will be meeting to discuss the cultivation of drug crops. Discussion will largely surround the production of drugs, especially crop-based drugs such as opium, marijuana, and tobacco. The committee will be working to pass a resolution that reduces and minimizes the cultivation of said crops. Another UN body that may have useful insights on this topic include the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights.  Some drug crops to pay special attention to include opium and different types of narcotics. Along with that, delegates should be mindful of the health effects and education within countries that cultivate large amounts of drugs annually.  This committee will be run as a general assembly, and all procedural matters will be held at the discretion of the chair.

CCC

Cyberwarfare

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During the whole of SDMUN X, the Continual Crisis Committee will be discussing cyber warfare.  This committee will both discuss the new form of intercountry fighting that is technology-based, AND delegates will be dealing with in-real-time crises surrounding the security of their countries and the global community. Delegates will be acting as representatives of different countries that have dealt with cyberwarfare, or countries that are currently concerned about the impending threat of cyberwarfare.  Some helpful government bodies to look at when researching this issue include the United Nations Security Council and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.  It’s important for delegates to note the difference between cybercrime and cyberwarfare when conducting research; some sources, including the United Nations Human Rights Council, will provide information on cybercrime when cyberwarfare is being researched, so it’s advised that delegates stay aware of that.  This committee will be run as a crisis committee, and all procedural matters will be held at the discretion of the staff.