TIMEMUN 2019 Committees

Each year, we try to innovate and make TIMEMUN a little more interesting and exciting for our students. We attend international conferences and experience new scenarios which we try to integrate into our own conference. We also take into account the state of current events and modify our committees and issues accordingly.

What committees will there be in TIMEMUN 2019?

The traditional committees are:

  • American Senate
  • Environment
  • Human Rights
  • NATO
  • Territorial Disputes
  • Trade and Development

The unique committees are:

  • 2019 Security Council (15 members)
  • Historical Security Council
  • Crisis Committee
  • Special Committee on Restarting the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

What happens in a traditional committee?

  • Each committee focuses on two issues which will be posted soon.
  • Each school is assigned one or two countries to represent, depending on the number of delegates they are bringing. Each country group is called a delegation.
  • As in years past, and in our training sessions, students take on the roles of delegates of these countries, and try to pass resolutions, clauses and amendments solving the challenges they are dealing with. They speak individually, presenting their arguments; they also work with delegates from other schools/countries to reach consensus and build coalitions to create majority support for their resolutions during voting.

Who is in the 2019 Security Council?

USA Belguim Indonesia
Russian Federation Cote D’Ivoire Kuwait
China Dominican Republic Peru
UK Equatorial Guinea Poland
France Germany South Africa

What happens in a Crisis Committee?

  • Every school can (but does not have to) have one delegate in the Crisis Committee.  The only requirement is that the student have at least one year of experience with TIMEMUN or another MUN conference.
  • Students are assigned character roles, and will be clearly allied with one side of the crisis.  They represent actual people, and should research the character they have been assigned as well as the country and positions they represent. The more background information they prepare, the better job they will do in committee.
    Please note: The character the delegate represents is NOT in any way connected to the countries their school is assigned to in OTHER committees.
  • This committee works at a faster pace than traditional committees do.  Decisions are reached and implemented quickly, the situation changes in real-time, and students have to be able to think on their feet and improvise.
  • Though the Crisis Committee begins at a set point in history, and deals with the historical facts of that particular moment in time — the crisis then evolves and is not bound by history.  Students can take the crisis in new directions, and resolve the challenges in different ways.
  • Motions and Directives will be used in the crisis committee, not formal MUN procedure.

What happens in the Historical Security Council?

The HSC operates with the same rules and regulations as the traditional Security Council, except the members will be those member states present on the Security Council in the chosen historical time period for this year’s conference: 1956.  The committee will debate crises relevant to the Hungarian Revolution and the Suez Canal Crisis. In 1956, only 11 countries were in the Security Council, as opposed to what has become the standard: 15.

The 11 countries in the 1956 Security Council are:

USA Australia Yugoslavia
USSR Belguim
China Cuba
UK Iran
France Peru

What happens in the Special Committee?

  • The Special Committee composed of five delegations, each with 8 delegates, as follows:
    • Palestinian Authority delegation
    • Israeli delegation
    • European Union delegation
    • Arab League delegation
    • United States delegation
  • Schools are assigned randomly to these blocs, and will be given a role to play or a country to represent, NOT in any way connected to the countries they are assigned to in OTHER committees.
  • During the committee sessions, there will be both lobbying time and debating time.
    • During LOBBYING time, the individual delegations will get together and try to reach some consensus, discussing their negotiation tactics. Though one delegate will be nominally the Head of Delegation, all delegates are active during both lobbying and debating time.
    • During DEBATING time, the delegations will interface with each other to try to create resolutions on issues surrounding the conflict (eg. land swaps), and this discussion will be moderated by the chair as  in a regular committee.

   2019 Issue Summaries

The 2018 American Senate Issues are:

  1. Revising and Updating Current Gun Laws

  2. Combating Racial Discrimination with an Emphasis on the Police Force

Full issue summaries can be viewed HERE.

Full issue summary for the American Civil War crisis can be viewed HERE.

Read more about the character you are playing in crisis HERE.

The 2018 Disarmament Issues are:

  1. Banning the Use of Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Middle East

  2. Battling Cyber Warfare and Protecting National Cybersecurity

Full issue summaries can be viewed here.

The 2018 ECOSOC Issues are:

  1. Eradicating Corruption and Promoting Transparency in Governments

  2. Coping with an Aging European Population

Full issue summaries can be viewed HERE.

The 2018 ENVIRONMENT Issues are:

  1. Amending and Reframing the Paris Climate Agreement

  2. Addressing Issues Surrounding Plastic Waste in Oceans and Drinking Water

Full issue summaries can be viewed HERE.

The 2018 Human Rights issues are:

  1. Empowering Women through Economic Means and Educational Development

  2. Addressing the Plight of the Rohingya Muslims

Full issue summaries can be viewed HERE.

The 2018 Regional Cooperation Issues are:

  1. Framing an International Policy on Paying Ransom for Kidnapped Citizens

  2. Combating Illegal Drug Trafficking by Strengthening International Policies

Full issue summaries can be viewed HERE.

The 2018 Security Council Issues are:

  1. Limiting Nuclear Proliferation in the Korean Peninsula

  2. Containing the Spread of ISIS ideology

Full issue summaries can be viewed here.

To view the full issue summary for the 2018 Special Committee on Restarting the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process Issue, click HERE.

The 2018 Trade and Development Issues are:

  1. Creating a Global Policy and Regulations on Artificial Intelligence

  2. Paving the Roadway for the Future of Transportation

Full issue summaries can be viewed HERE.

The Historical Security Council (1956) Issues are:

  1. Addressing the Suez Canal Crisis

  2. The Hungarian Revolution

Full issue summaries are posted HERE.