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The Committees2018-10-06T22:18:48+00:00

ECOSOC – Economic and Social Council

UNWTO – World Tourism Organization

Sharing economy vs. conventional economy

More and more services are arising that provide people with the opportunity to use their resources and share them with the world. Governments face a difficult challenge as they are confronted with this shift and must decide how to keep the players of the conventional economy as well as the ones of the new economy happy and balanced. Additionally, many security concerns arise due to the lack of laws the companies have with an aggregated business model, which can adversely affect the consumers as well as the suppliers.

Should the services in the shared economy be more regulated? Who holds the liability if something goes wrong? Should Governments prioritize the economy ahead of the security of the people? It is necessary to discuss whether further legislation on these kinds of companies should be enforced to preserve the jobs of thousands of people or to embrace the changing world and support them.

UNHRC – United Nations Human Rights Council

Pollution in oceans coming from cruise ships

Every year billions of gallons of waste are poured into international waters by cruise ships, which are destroying the natural habitat of millions of fish and other sea life in the ocean. There is very weak legislation pushing for the maintenance of our international waters. Cruise organizations state that this is not consequential and would cost companies millions in transportation costs as well as slow down the transport. Should countries enforce stronger legislation and crack down on these companies? Or is the economic benefit of the tourism industry too vital to break given the technological advancements and leaps we are making?

SC – Security Council

Legislation for the militarization of Space

Every day we are closer to discovering nearby galaxies as well as learning and accessing more of our own. From the colonization of foreign planets to the transport of people to visit countries faster and more efficiently, we are reaching an age where Space will sooner rather than later be part of people’s everyday lives. This naturally also raises major questions about security and liability of incidents outside of Earth. Who owns outer Space? Does anyone have a claim on extraterrestrial planets? The Security Council has decided that there needs to be a discussion and potentially a form of legislation to maintain the safety and harmony of all nations on Earth.

IOC – International Olympic Committee

Olympics and its effects

“Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.” – Olympic Charter, Fundamental principles, paragraph 1

The goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practiced without discrimination of any kind, in a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play. Having this purpose and philosophy in mind together with the knowledge that the International Olympic Committee is based in Lausanne, Switzerland makes it a perfect match for our conference. Although the Olympics remain a success, it raises yearly discussion among the countries regarding its future location, disciplines, members and more. Should countries support the development of the Olympics? Should they aim to be a host country?
Be part of this exceptional committee and help decide as a country what the future of the Olympics should look like!

CC – Crisis Cabinet

Terrorist attack in Berlin

A terrorist attack has happened in the hotel NH Collection in Berlin. Multiple international guests have been taken as hostage. The Federal Intelligence service of Germany (BND) was not yet able to attack the hotel since the extent of the situation is still unknown. Additionally, neither the motive nor the perpetrators are known, but it is believed to be a terrorist group with well-established connections. Due to vital international guests staying in the hotel, other countries demand to be involved in the situation. Germany insists on being in control of the situation and rejects the need for foreign aid. Time is of the essence to avoid an international crisis.