Both THIMUN committees at NISMUNC'21 are crafted to be beginner-friendly whilst offering stimulating debates. THIMUN-style Rules of Procedure will be followed, steering debates towards resolutions to the global issues of today.
world health organization
“Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” - Winston Churchill
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. It coordinates global responses to health emergencies, aids the provision of healthcare around the world and is the leading medical authority on international health issues. The topics and agendas of the WHO at NISMUNC 2021 are as follows:
Topic A: The Issue of Medical Healthcare in Rural Areas
Topic B: Possible Courses of Action to Tackle Rising Obesity Rates in Children
economic and social council
“Economics is on the side of humanity now” - Issac Asimov
The Economic and Social Council under the overall authority of the General Assembly, coordinates the economic and social work of the United Nations and UN family organizations. ECOSOC serves as the central forum for discussing international economic cooperation and social issues and formulating policy recommendations addressed to member states and the United Nations system. The topics and agendas of the ECOSOC at NISMUNC 2021 are as follows:
Topic A: Measures to Strengthen Global Economy during Economic Crises
Topic B: The Issue of Technology on the Global Economy and its Effects
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 of fast-paced debates where delegates have to think on their feet and interpret their foreign policy within short time constraints; this leads to animated debate. NISMUNC 2021 will adopt the Malaysian National Model United Nations’ HMUN procedure to cater for delegates with different levels of experience.
organisation of american states
“We are not myths of the past, ruins in the jungle, or zoos. We are people and we want to be respected, not to be victims of intolerance and racism.” - Rigoberta Menchu
The Organisation of American States (OAS) was formed to promote economic, military and cultural cooperation among its Member States. The Organisation is supported by its four main pillars: democracy, human rights, security and development that provide the OAS with the ability to maximise its work throughout the Western Hemisphere. The topics and agendas of the OAS at NISMUNC 2021 are as follows:
Topic A: The Issue of Wildfires and Environmental Aid
Topic B: The Issue of Treatment of Indigenous People
united nations security council
“What takes place in the Security Council more closely resembles a mugging than either a political debate or an effort at problem-solving.” - Jeane Kirkpatrick
The Security Council is, arguably, the most integral organ of the UN with the capacity to achieve real, meaningful change through the enforcement of legally binding resolutions. Charged with maintaining international peace and security, the UNSC can deploy peacemaking missions, sanctions and even military action to achieve this. The topics and agendas of the UNSC at NISMUNC 2021 are as follows:
Topic A: The situation in Myanmar
Topic B: The situation in Yemen
NISMUNC 2021 will have one futuristic crisis council, running under an adapted HMUN procedure. Additionally, technology has developed vastly over recent years, as well as the on-going research to counter the coronavirus. What if we were able to create a superhuman? We could last longer against the virus. Hence the futuristic council will discuss futuristic effects of technology. Looking back at the success of the past NISMUNC conferences, we are proud to announce that the Dewan Rakyat will be running again this year. It will run according to our very own adapted Dewan Rakyat procedure to simulate a realistic experience for delegates and future politicians.
futuristic council on genetic engineering
“Is it more ethical to edit embryos or to screen a lot of embryos and throw them away? I don't know the answer.” - Jennifer Doudna
The recent discovery and development of crispr CAS9 has brought a monumental change in genetic engineering and this change leads to various ethical judgements that the world has to think about. On one hand, this development paves the way for germline editing which could permanently change the genetic makeup of humans, it could allow nations to weaponize it and possibly create a superhuman. On the other hand, it could save millions of lives by eradicating diseases, making us smarter and change our lives for the better.
This crisis arc will deal with the various value judgments that nations would have to make and look at both the positives and negatives of Crispr CAS9 as well as what government policies need to be introduced to ensure that it benefits humanity rather than destroying humans.
Topic: Ethics in Genetic Engineering
“There's no point in treating a currency like a commodity, devaluing it artificially and causing a lot of poverty among poor countries.” - Mahathir Mohamad
As the lower chamber of the Malaysian Parliament, the Dewan Rakyat has the potential to shape the country through the bills passed under its roof; it consists of democratically elected members from federal constituencies. This house has the capability of effecting nationwide change through its legislation or constitutional amendments. How will delegates balance prevailing inequalities amongst many Malaysians with the continued prosperity of the nation? Great minds and strong wills are required to solve prevailing issues within the very fabric of Malaysia’s nationhood. The topic and agenda of the DR at NISMUNC 2021 is as follows:
Topic: The Issue with the Rise in Pollution due to Urbanisation in Malaysia