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
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.
Topic A: Decarbonisation in the Digital World
Topic B: Preservation of Ecosystems in the Digital World
Chair: Stefani Spasenoska
Co-Chair: Nathan Ralphs
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).
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
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.
Topic A: Falsified medial products
Topic B: Enforcement capacities to combat cybercrime and terrorism
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.
Topic A: Maintaining international peace & security with focus on developments in online security
Topic B: Assessing the current situation with artificial intelligence
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.
Topic: The Digital Apocalypse
Chair: Kyle Bolan (Jack Ma)
Co-Chair: Edward Daniel (Melinda Gates)
Argentina, 9:00am, 14th November, 2019:
"Officials wake to discover that the government pension online portal has been infected with a virus that de-encrypts accounts so that any password may be used to access them. What is most alarming however is the compromised security technology is widespread amongst digital platforms. The following day the Digital Co-operation Panel is convened in New York, representing the global leaders in online tech from Jeff Bezos to Mark Zuckerberg, all prepared to advise the Secretary-General and the UNGA on how to proceed with what could become the greatest threat to global online security in history."