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HMUN

Harvard  Model United Nations

A HMUN committee’s pace is very much set by the delegates as their actions are reflected in in-council developments. HMUN councils have a tendency to entail fast-paced debates where delegates have to think on their feet and interpret their foreign policy within short time constraints; leading to an animated debate. NISMUNC’23 will adopt the Malaysian National Model United Nations’ HMUN procedure to cater to delegates with different levels of experience.

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UNHRC

united nations  human rights council 

“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” – Nelson Mandela

The United Nations Human Rights Council is committed to safeguarding and advancing human rights around the globe and is equipped to address any situation that calls for its attention throughout the year. The council is in charge of ensuring that basic human rights are not violated and discusses how to apply human rights policies in an ethical manner to each and every person. The topics and agendas of the UNHRC at NISMUNC’23 are as follows:

  1. TOPIC A:     Protecting the safety and rights of journalists in war zones

  2. TOPIC B:     Tackling discrimination and prejudice against the LGBTQIA+ community

united nations  security council 

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UNSC

“Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men.” – Herbert Hoover

The United Nations Security Council focuses on the maintenance of international peace and security. It may suggest principles to the parties for a peaceful settlement, appoint special representatives, ask the Secretary-General to use his good offices, or undertake investigation and mediation. It is the only UN body with the authority to issue legally binding resolutions; the Security Council symbolises the ultimate responsibility of the United Nations. It can establish peacekeeping operations, international sanctions, and military action to achieve this objective. The topics and agendas of the UNSC at NISMUNC’23 are as follows: 

  1. TOPIC A:    Resolving the situation in Israel and Palestine

  2. TOPIC B:    Deescalating rising tensions between North Korea and neighbouring countries

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THIMUN

The Hague Model United Nations

THIMUN committees at NISMUNC'23 are crafted to be beginner-friendly whilst offering stimulating debates. THIMUN-style Rules of Procedure (ROP) will be followed, steering debates towards resolutions to the global issues of today.

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UNW

united nations entity for  gender equality   and the empowerment of women 

“Imagine a bold plan for a world without discrimination, in which women and men are equal partners in shaping their societies and lives.” – Nicole Kidman

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, also known as UN Women, works for gender equality and the empowerment of women. This entity focuses on a wide range of topics, including violence against women and LGBTQIA+ persons, and fights for their basic rights. UN Women is empowered to support intergovernmental bodies, and help UN member states implement the above standards. The topics and agendas of the UN Women at NISMUNC’23 are as follows: 

  1. TOPIC A:    Addressing the gender wage gap

  2. TOPIC B:    Ensuring universal access to legal and safe abortions

united nations  security council 

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UNESCO

“The key to artificial intelligence has always been the representation.” – Jeff Hawkins

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization works to create a culture of peace by promoting international cooperation in education, the sciences, culture, and a free flow of communication towards knowledge and information. The heart of UNESCO’s activities is to achieve the global vision of sustainable development and lift the quality of life of people around the world. UNESCO participates in the conversation about cultural and natural heritage, and the construction of policies that ensure emerging technologies benefit society as a whole. The topics and agendas of UNESCO at NISMUNC’23 are as follows:

  1. TOPIC A:   Implementing regulation on the ethical application of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  2. TOPIC B:     Preventing illicit trafficking of cultural and heritage goods

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SPECIALISED

ONLY AT NISMUNC '23

A HMUN committee’s pace is very much set by the delegates as their actions are reflected in in-council developments. HMUN councils have a tendency to entail fast-paced debates where delegates have to think on their feet and interpret their foreign policy within short time constraints; leading to an animated debate. NISMUNC’23 will adopt the Malaysian National Model United Nations’ HMUN procedure to cater to delegates with different levels of experience.

dewan  rakyat 

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DR

“We are all Malaysians. This is the bond that

unites us. Let us always remember that unity is our fundamental strength as a people and as a nation.” – Tengku Abdul Rahman

The Dewan Rakyat, or the House of Representatives, is the lower house of the Malaysian Parliament and serves the nation alongside the Dewan Negara, the upper house. As a legislative body, it has the power to amend the constitution or propose new acts of law through drafts called bills, that are to be discussed and voted upon. Members of the Dewan Rakyat are elected from each federal constituency and have the responsibility of discussing, negotiating, and enforcing policies for the progression of Malaysian development, whom delegates will assume the role of throughout the conference. The topics and agendas of the Dewan Rakyat at NISMUNC’23 are as follows: 

  1. TOPIC A:     Discussing the rising cost of living crisis in Malaysia

  2. TOPIC B:    Reviewing the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012

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CRISIS

contemporary  crisis committee 

“We will not give up, we will not lose, we will fight till the end, we will fight whatever it costs.”

– Volodymyr Zelenskyy
 

The ongoing Russia-Ukraine War has caused more than 6,800 civilian deaths in Ukraine alone and has become an issue of global significance. Some say the war was caused by Vladimir Putin’s claim that NATO’s decision made in 2008 (in favor of Ukraine) threatened Russia’s borders, sparking a hunger to reform the Soviet Union, while others blame the inadequate support from the west after the collapse of the Soviet regime. Currently, its impacts extend far beyond the nations directly involved in the conflict; causing global inflation and shocks on gas, oil, and food supplies.

This crisis arc will deal with the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine as well as its direct and indirect impacts on countries around the world.

international  press corps 

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PRESS

“Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault.” – Henry Anatole Grunwald

The International Press Corps is a platform that aims to tackle current global affairs through the lens of diverse perspectives and contexts. The committee gives delegates the opportunity to represent journalists from major news agencies and publish articles throughout the conference, all the while challenging them to employ strong communication skills, engage in press conferences with delegates, and interview delegates for research and article writing. PRESS delegates will also be able to get front-row seats to the stimulating and engaging debates at play during NISMUNC 2023. Hence, they will play a significant role in the dissemination of information and knowledge during the conference The news agencies and their countries of origin of the International Press Corps at NISMUNC’23 are as follows: 

  1.    Al Jazeera (Qatar)

  2.   BBC News (UK)

  3.  Global Times (China)

  4.  The New York Times (USA)

  5.  The Star (Malaysia)

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