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MUN 2020: Security Council

Security Council Special Committee According to the United Nations, the Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 Members, and each Member has one vote. Under the Charter of the United Nations, all Member States are obligated to comply with Council decisions. The Security Council takes the… Continue reading MUN 2020: Security Council

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MUN 2020: Building Economic Equity in Post-Crisis Scenarios

Building Economic Equity in Post-Crisis Scenarios Committee II: Economic and Financial COVID-19 has dramatically disrupted the global economy, pushing countries around the world into deep recession. While almost nowhere has been fully spared from the pandemic, the economic impacts of lockdowns and fearful consumers are being felt harder by some than by others. As the… Continue reading MUN 2020: Building Economic Equity in Post-Crisis Scenarios

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MUN 2020: 2500th Anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae

2500th Anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae Committee: Historical Committee In 480 BC King Xerxes I of the Achaemenid Persian Empire launched an invasion of Greece to seek revenge for his fathers’ defeat a decade beforehand and subdue the Greeks, who the Persians blamed for fomenting the Ionian revolts on the western coast of Anatolia.… Continue reading MUN 2020: 2500th Anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae

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MUN 2020: Building Economic Equity in Post-Crisis Scenarios

Building Economic Equity in Post-Crisis Scenarios Committee II: Economic and Financial COVID-19 has dramatically disrupted the global economy, pushing countries around the world into deep recession. While almost nowhere has been fully spared from the pandemic, the economic impacts of lockdowns and fearful consumers are being felt harder by some than by others. As the… Continue reading MUN 2020: Building Economic Equity in Post-Crisis Scenarios

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MUN 2020: Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery Committee III: Social, Humanitarian, Cultural Modern slavery exists in four principal forms: bonded labor, domestic servitude, sexual exploitation, and forced marriage. Despite recent gains, experts still estimate that more people are enslaved today than at any other point in human history. Somewhere between 20 and 40 million people are suffering enslavement, a majority… Continue reading MUN 2020: Modern Slavery

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MUN 2020: Vaccine Distribution and Access

Vaccine Distribution and Access Committee: World Health Organization In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines are at the forefront of the public consciousness. As the world tries to collectively ensure that when a vaccine for the novel coronavirus is developed all people will have access to it, it is important to remember that millions… Continue reading MUN 2020: Vaccine Distribution and Access

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MUN 2020: Security During a Pandemic

Security During a Pandemic Committee 1: Disarmament and International Security The COVID-19 pandemic is having dramatic effects on economies and societies around the globe. But how has the pandemic altered the arena of international security? The UN Secretary General has called for a global humanitarian ceasefire in an effort to ensure that conflict-torn communities can… Continue reading MUN 2020: Security During a Pandemic

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MUN 2020: Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Sustainable Food and Agriculture Committee: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) The human population on Earth has doubled in the last 50 years, to nearly 8 billion people today. This rapid growth is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, and the UN thinks it could reach nearly 10 billion by 2050 and 11 billion by… Continue reading MUN 2020: Sustainable Food and Agriculture

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November Student Spotlight: Anmol Chowdhary

Anmol is a junior at Glastonbury High School and a member of CTWAC’s Model United Nations program. For the 2019 conference she is the Chair of Committee I: Disarmament & International Security, which explores Biological Warfare this year. 1. Why do global affairs matter to you? I have always loved learning about history, especially the… Continue reading November Student Spotlight: Anmol Chowdhary

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September Student Spotlight: Olivia Zhang

Olivia is from Long Island, New York and currently a senior at Westminster School. She started MUN her freshman year of high school, which led her to develop a passion for global affairs. She is currently the President of our 2019 Model United Nations program. 1. Why are you interested in global affairs?I have always… Continue reading September Student Spotlight: Olivia Zhang