GEMUN 2021 Topics


      The committees listed below are being represented in the 32nd Session of GEMUN, May, 2021. Each section on this page has a collection of links for the respective committee, which we are always in process of updating.

      If you find a link that is expired, or a good one that needs to be added, please send an email to GEMUN's staff at gemunstaff at

NOTE: These issues are real-world issues and some students may have trouble understanding some of the content. Please make sure parents are aware of the topics to be covered in each committee.


GEMUN 2021 Committees and topics lists

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United Nations home page


In 2015, 195 nations came together to adopt the Paris Agreement, committing to do what is necessary to limit global average temperature increases to well below 2° C (3.6° F) above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century.
These six milestones provide a vision for where we need to be by 2020 in order to successfully meet the climate turning point.

Mission 2020 - Vision and 6 Milestone Plan


-- On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders committed to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years.
End extreme poverty.
Fight inequality & injustice.
Fix climate change.
The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done.
In all countries. For all people.

Some Sustainable Development Goals links:

Sustainable Development Goals - United Nations:

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development, the World's largest lesson
One Earth Climate Model
Solutions Project, making renewable energy a reality for everyone
Teaching Sustainable Development Goals - Microsoft in Education
UNU Sustainable Development Explorer - United Nations University
17Goals (an independent global partnership in over a dozen countries)
Mission 2020 - Urgent Climate Action
Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy
SDG Book Club
Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: Topics
Comics Uniting Nations -- making the Sustainable Development Goals accessible to the citizens of the world through comics
How to teach the UN's development goals, and why - British Council
Sustainable Goals UNA-UK
Child friendly learning materials | 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development | UNICEF
Global Weirding with Katherine Hayhoe YouTube
Nine charts to show why the G20 matters for climate change.
Our Work, The Elders (an independent group of global leaders working together for peace and human rights)
Global Citizen
UNIDO | United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Topics: Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform -- Topics
The World We Want - A Future For All - A child-friendly version of the
Open Working Group proposal for Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Development Goals | All you need to know | The Guardian

United Nations Development Programme - UNDP has published a great overview booklet on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals!
Download this educational tool at

Sustainable Development Goals: Changing the World in 17 Steps - interactive | Global Development | The Guardian

Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
Dollar Street - See How People Really Live
David Suzuki Foundation Home, One Nature
SDG Knowledge Hub - Daily SDG News
UN and Climate Change
UN Climate Change Newsroom
Sustainable Energy for All Forum
UNDP: Sustainable Development Goals
MY World: The United Nations Global Survey for a Better World
UN Foundation -- What we do -- Post 2015 Development Agenda
IPS -- Inter Press Service News Agency
DEVEX -- International Development News
Sustainable Business | The Guardian
Drawdown: 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming


The following Committees will be role-played at GEMUN 2021:

Please note that the order of precedence of the topics is not indicated by the order in which they are listed. All topics are equally deserving of the attention of the committees. It makes the debate MUCH more interesting if all topics are covered. There have been times where half or most of the resolutions submitted are on the same topic, and after one or two of these resolutions are debated, the others receive little interest from the committee. Try to make your resolution an interesting and creative solution.

General Assembly (Topics in GA: Refugees Held in Inhumane Conditions, Terrorists Capitalizing on the Pandemic, Addressing Systemic and Structural Racism, Protecting Migrant workers in Foreign Countries, Economic Instability due to COVID-19, Child Protection on the World Stage, Elevated Danger for Women and Girls amid the Pandemic, Clean Energy, Open Agenda )

Security Council (SC Topics: The Use of Artificial Intelligence by Militaries, Political instability due to climate change, Venezuela Crisis, The Use of Social Media for Terrorist Recruitment, Civil War in the Central African Republic, Biological Weapons, Open Agenda -- all issues of security and international peace)

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC Topics: Developing Alternative Energy Technology, Ensuring Safety in Travel, Youth Engagement, Financing and Investing for Development, Fair Trade Cooperation, Combating Poverty in At-Risk Groups, Improving Economic Growth in Developing Nations By Updating Infrastructure, Information and Election Integrity, Open Agenda)

United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP Topics: Safe Natural Resource Extraction, Natural Disasters and Conflicts, Global Deforestation, Impact of Microplastics, Ozone Depletion, Sustainable Transportation, COVID-19 and the Environment, Open Agenda)

World Health Organization (WHO Topics: Primary health care, Pandemic preparedness, Immunization, vaccines and biologicals, Refugee and migrant health, Congenital anomalies, Treatment of Prisoners, HIV/AIDS, Biological Weapons, Open Agenda)

Human Rights Council (HRC Topics: Police Brutality, Child Trafficking, Rights and Protection of Refugees, Child Marriage, Mass incarceration, LGBTQ+ Rights, Death Penalty and Torture, Rights of the Disabled, Open Agenda)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF Topics: Child Rights in the Pandemic of Covid-19, Resources for Children with Physical and Intellectual disabilities, Cyber Bullying amongst adolescents, Children in refugee camps, Issues with the International adoption system, Children's right to education, Child Poverty, Open Agenda)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO Topics: Farms returning financially after COVID-19; General water treatment issues; Food loss and waste; Use and management of fertilizer; Livestock systems; Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing; Environmentally sustainable farming and agriculture; Humane treatment of animals; Open Agenda)

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW Topics: Broadening the Scope of Women's Citizenship, Leadership, and Political Participation in Transition Countries; Discrimination in the Workplace; Women's Access in Green Economies; Equality in Political Representation; Protection Systems for Women; Sexual and Reproductive Health; Eliminating Child Marriages; Empowering Women for Lasting Peace in War-Torn Areas; Open Agenda)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA Topics: Regulation and Access of Radiation and Radionuclide Therapy, Nuclear Disaster Emergency Plan, Nuclear energy and sustainable development, Security of Nuclear and other Radioactive Material, Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, Finding Safer Nuclear Energy Practices, Delegations violating nuclear treaties/agreements, Safe storage of uranium and other chemical elements, Open Agenda)

Country Information/News/Miscellaneous


General Assembly (GA)


Security Council (SC)


Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)


Human Rights Council (HRC)


United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)


World Health Organization (WHO)


United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)


Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)


Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)


International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)


Country Info/News/Miscellaneous

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