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Committees of the RCNMUN 2013

Venues are in italics. These will be for both the preparation meetings and the conference.

Security Council A.2.1.

International Count of Justice (ICJ) K2.
Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) K.1.1.
Economic and Finance Committee (ECOFIN) A.1.6.
Special Political Committee (SPECPOL) A.1.3.
Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Committee (SOCHUM) A.2.5.

The delegates are expected to have a detailed knowledge of the topics and the positions taken by the country they represent for each of the two issues in their committees.

The International Court of Justice
Mr. Per Oliver Andersson Hugemark and Mr. Abdul Raziq Tabish

The The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The Court’s role is to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies. Presently the Court deals with wide range of judicial activities.  

For RCNMUN 2013 the issue will be:

Request for reconciliation of territorial disputes in Western Sahara and in the end for the judicial statement regarding territorial and international law. 

Security Council
Chairs: Mr. Morten Skole-Sørensen and Ms. Christine Blandhol  
The Security Council is one of the main organs of the United Nations. Its main responsibility is that of peace-keeping and it does so through the means of peacekeeping operations, international sanctions, authorization of military interventions as well as investigation and mediation between countries. This year the committee will debate the topic of territorial integrity in Israel and Palestine and the possibility of Palestinian proclamation of independence in the near future. The delegates are expected to have enough general knowledge about their own country and their role in the Israel-Palestine conflict so that they will be able to contribute actively in the council in accordance with their country’s policies.
For RCNMUN 2013 the two issues will be: 
1. The issue of territorial integrity in Israel and Palestine
2. The possibilities of a Palestinian proclamation of independence in the near future.

The Disarmament and International Security Committee 
Chairs: Ms. Mette Dehlbæk and Ms. Mais Zuaiter 
The Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) is the first committee of the United Nations. As a delegate of the DISEC committee you will be discussing issues concerning world peace. Two issues will be discussed according to the foreign policies of the different delegations. Generally, international security is a concern throughout the world, and the delegates' role as part of the DISEC committee will be to find potential areas of agreement with the rest of the delegates, in order to find possible solutions to the concerns faced by the world today.  
For RCNMUN 2013 the two issues will be: 
1. Total elimination of Nuclear Power
2. Should the international community intervene in Syria with the civil war between the rebels and the regime?

The Economic and Financial Committee 
Chairs: Ms. Kelly Matias dos Santos and Ms. Nuoya Wu
The Economic and Financial Committee (ECOFIN) is the second committee of the United Nations and deals with issues relating to economic growth and development such as macroeconomic policy questions (including international trade, international financial system, and external debt sustainability), financing for development, sustainable development, human settlements, poverty eradication, globalization and interdependence, operational activities for development, and information and communication technologies for development.
During the conference next year, we will be discussing  the issues of  the European crisis and its impact in others economies: climbing government deficits and debt levels in Europe have alerted world markets of the possible collapse of the euro, alarming the countries members of the Eurozone and the world;  the credibility of a GDP as an measurement of progress in a world which aims for development sustainable since the concept of a “green economy” does not replace sustainable development, but there is now a growing recognition that achieving sustainability rests almost entirely on getting the economy right.
For RCNMUN 2013 the two issues will be:
1. The issue of the Sovereign Debt Crises in some European countries as a threat on global markets.
2. Towards a green economy : is GDP an outdated measurement of progress?

The Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs Committee 

Chairs: Mr. Giuseppe Grispino and Ms. Yacine Diouf
The Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs Committee (SOCHUM) is the third committee of the United Nations and discusses items related to a range of social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues that affect people all over the world: treatment of refugees, the protection of children, the advancement of women's rights, the promotion of fundamental freedoms through the elimination of racism and racial discrimination. The topics discussed the previous year were the burqa ban in France and Immigration to USA through the Mexican-American borders.
For RCNMUN 2013 the two issues will be:
1. Addressing the issue of torture in Syria in order to grant human rights to detainees all over the world.
2. Considering the anti-gay laws in Uganda and the rest of the world to ensure the rightsof freedom of expression to the LGBT community all over the world.

The Special Political and Decolonization Committee
Charis: Mr. Alberto Carillo Casas and Mr. Raphael Boschung 
The Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL)  is the fourth committee of the UN General Assembly. Initially given jurisdiction over trusteeship and non-self-governing territories, it now deals with a variety of subjects which include those related to decolonization, Palestinian refugees and human rights, peacekeeping, mine action, outer space, public information, atomic radiation and University for Peace
For RCNMUN 2013 the two issues will be:
1. Addressing the issue of the treatment of Palestinian refugees in other countries.
2. Considering the admission of the State of Palestine into the General Assembly.