ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council)
Founded in 1945, The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations. It serves as a central forum to facilitate debate on international social, economic, and environmental issues. In this committee, delegates will collaborate to create resolutions that address the topics of prevalent threats to women’s rights, managing the current global food and water shortage, and the logistics of astropolitics. This council is ideal for delegates of all levels of debate.
Mount Olympus (Specialized)
Mount Olympus. Home of the twelve Olympians, now where chaos reigns. After thousands of years, the Greek gods now gather together at this sacred place to discuss the current issues plaguing the cosmos— the Heavens, the Earth, and the Underworld. Soured by the lack of appreciation for their minute but crucial responsibilities, the minor gods have abandoned their duties to Olympus. As a result of their revolt, the Underworld has fallen to disarray. Dead souls have escaped, the rivers are flooding, and the line between life and death is blurred. But the minor gods are not the only threat to the peace of the cosmos. Since their creation, humans have been dependent on the gods for basic necessities. But the mortals have grown resentful. Tired of being abused and neglected, revolution seems to be the only way to make their voices heard. If the gods cannot put aside their differences and overcome these obstacles, they may lose everything they’ve worked so hard to build. This committee is recommended for intermediate and advanced delegates.
United Nations Security Council (General Assembly)
Founded in 1945, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations and is tasked with preserving global peace and security. The Security Council is unique in its authority to use force in response to threats to international peace and security. The UNSC Council is composed of 15 members of the UN—5 permanent members who possess veto power (China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States of America), and 10 non-permanent members which are elected for a two-year term. In this session, the Security Council will attempt to find solutions towards the ever evolving international drug trade, the lack of humanitarian aid in Syria and the rising threat of terrorism in Africa. This committee is recommended for intermediate and advanced delegates.
The Death of Alexander the Great (Crisis)
It is 323 BCE. Alexander the Great, King of Macedon and ruler of the largest empire in the world, has just died. It is not clear whether he has died of natural causes, or whether something more sinister took place. More urgently, he has no clear heir. The power vacuum created is one of the greatest the world has ever seen. Alexander’s new Macedonian government has barely been established, and with him gone, a vast stretch of the world from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River has no ruler.
Persons of interest from all around the Empire —the King’s generals, family, friends, old Persian nobles, representatives from the Greek city-states, and everyone else with a stake at play— have journeyed to Babylon to negotiate the fate of the Empire. They are called to preserve Alexander’s legacy, that is, if they can put aside their personal interests. They are, all of them, liars.
Delegates will navigate an array of political and social issues including: avoiding a destructive civil war, reconciling the diverse cultures and legal systems under Macedonian governance, and appointing a legal successor (or successors) to Alexander.
This committee is recommended for advanced delegates.