United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

Topic A:  Privacy and surveillance in the digital age  

Topic B:  Minority protection against racial & religious discrimination in a digital era 

Chair: Finn Pope

Co-Chair: Jasmeen Sharma

unhrc@sheffmun.co.uk


The promotion of Human Rights globally is one of the core pillars of the UN. Through the work of the UNHRC billions of people are protected from tyranny and oppression. The UNHRC is a forum where the impact of international politics on individuals can be clearly seen.  



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United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Topic A: Decarbonisation in the Digital World

Topic B: Preservation of Ecosystems in the Digital World

Chair: Stefani Spasenoska

Co-Chair: Nathan Ralphs

unep@sheffmun.co.uk


Environment has never been a more pressing issue facing us and future generations. With rapid consumer technological change and the globalisation of industry the health of the natural world is collapsing around us. In this year's SheffMUN the UNEP will operate using the THIMUN rules of procedure (information can be found in the Resources tab).

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United Nations Entity for Gender Equality & Women's Empowerment (UN Women)

Topic A:   Developing the UN Women Project Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality   

Topic B:  Using technology to help victims of human trafficking reintegrate into society 

unwomen@sheffmun.co.uk

Chair: Sofija Spasenoska

Co-Chair: Zoe Werdmuller


The advancement of women's rights across the world is critical for global development. Through international co-operation UN Women endeavours to empower women globally and strengthen efforts to achieve Gender Equality. With innovative solutions and schemes, UN Women has historically been the birthplace of many successful and wide ranging UN initiatives.


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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Topic A: Falsified medial products

Topic B: Enforcement capacities to combat cybercrime and terrorism

unodc@sheffmun.co.uk

Chair: Daniel Titherington

Co-Chair: Latif Sleibi


The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a United Nations office which combats " illicit drugs and international crime". With increasing relevancy as the world globalises, the UNODC allows nations to co-operate in combating this threat human prosperity. This committee is often the scene of dynamic and engaging topics and debate.



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United Nations Security Council (UNSC)

Topic A: Maintaining international peace & security with focus on developments in online security

Topic B: Assessing the current situation with artificial intelligence 

unsc@sheffmun.co.uk

Chair: Adam Lowe

Co-Chair: Dimitris Kokkalis

 

One of the founding Councils of the United Nations, the UNSC has been the scene of many superpower rivalries throughout the last decades. Furthermore, with the added dynamic of the veto power this council is a forum of intense geopolitical debate. Nevertheless, it can also facilitate unprecedented co-operation and global uniformity in combating some of the world's gravest security threats and strengthening human rights and dignity.

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