Welcome

The Bachillerato Alexander Bain Model of United Nations (ALEXMUN) was created with the main objective of uniting students with an interest in foreign affairs and international relations that have viable solutions to international problematics. All within the context of building a better world not only for ourselves, but for generations to come. This academic simulation, which celebrates its tenth year anniversary this year, takes place in the Bachillerato Alexander Bain facilities. During this two-day event, delegates will have to challenge themselves and work together as a team. We hope you are as excited for what´s to come as we are. Delegates, the floor is open!

Committees

Disarmament and International Security (DISC – GA First Committee)

Level 3 Committee: Recommended for experienced delegates with total control over protocol and deep understanding of the topics.

The First Committee of the UN General Assembly deals with disarmament, global challenges and threats to peace that affect the international community and seeks out solutions to the challenges in the international security regime. Agreements must be reached concerning the future of nuclear weapons, with countries such as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Pakistan becoming important players of nuclear armament. Likewise, agreements regarding the legality of Outer Space Militarization must be made, as it in an issue the UN must plan for.

Topic A: Creation of agreements regarding militarization of Outer Space.

World Health Organization (WHO)

Level 2 Committee: Recommended for delegates with some MUN experience or with good debating abilities.

The World Health Organization goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people. The topic of human cloning for research or reproductive purposes is an ongoing debate that must be addressed today more than ever as technology advances. On the other hand, we must also look at the health problems we face today: women in developing countries who die due to the poor conditions of hospitals and the lack of regulated assisted reproduction programs.

Topic A: Dangers of Assisted Reproduction in developing countries
Topic B: Reproductive cloning of human beings: status of the international

Social Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM – GA Third Committee)

Level 1 Committee: Recommended for rookie delegates with little to no MUN experience

The General Assembly allocates to the Third Committee, agenda items relating to a range of social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues that affect people all over the world. It discusses questions relating to the advancement of women, and the protection of children among other topics. The current humanitarian crisis in Venezuela has left thousands without job, food or medicines. The International Community must respond to this crisis as soon as possible and work with the Venezuelan government to find a solution. The committee will also address the issue of child prostitution and sex tourism, in an effort to protect children and their rights from this heinous crime.

Topic A: The humanitarian crisis in Venezuela due to political instability in the Region
Topic B: The Protection of Children with Focus on Child Prostitution and Sex Tourism

Security Council (SC)

Level 3+ Committee: Our most advanced committee, recommended only for experienced delegates. Protocol will be strictly enforced.

The Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. The North Korean Nuclear Weapons Program has rapidly become an alarming issue in the international scenario, as Kim Jong Un continues to ignore warnings and carry out rocket tests to showcase its power. The Council must come up with a solution and determine if DPRK represents a threat to international security. Additionally, the council will discuss the situation in Syria, with special attention to the numerous failed ceasefires and peacekeeper missions, in order to determine what the best long term solution to the Syrian conflict is.

Topic A: The Question of North Korea’s Nuclear Weapon Program
Topic B: Reevaluating UN Peacekeeping missions in Syria

International Court Of Justice (ICJ)

Level 2 Committee: Recommended for delegates with some MUN experience or with good debating abilities.

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. In the late afternoon of 16 January 2017, Ukraine instituted proceedings against the Russian Federation with regard to alleged violations of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism of 9 December 1999 and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination of 21 December 1965. The committee will be in charge of judging both parties and determining what measures are to be taken.

Topic: Application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (Russian Federation vs Ukraine)

Nations Unies Droits De l’Homme Haut-Commissariat (OHCHR)

Comité de niveau 1: Recommandé pour les délégués débutants

Le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme (HCDH) représente l’engagement du monde envers les idéaux universels de la dignité humaine. La communauté internationale nous a confié un mandat unique, celui de promouvoir et protéger tous les droits de l’homme. Le bureau lutte activement pour mettre fin à la discrimination en raison de l'orientation sexuelle et de l'identité de genre. Les nations doivent travailler ensemble pour éradiquer le racisme contre la communauté LGBTQ.

Topic: Protection des droits humains de la communauté LGBTQ avec l'émergence de nouvelles identités de genre

United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)

Level 0 Committee: Open only to primary school students

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. The access to clean water is a right that should be respected worldwide. However, millions of people do not have access to a clean water source, or must go through several hardships to acquire it. The committee will discuss this problematic as well as different ways to solve it, ensuring every child can have clean, accessible water.

Topic A: Making Clean Water Available to Everyone

The European Council (EU):

Level 2 Committee: Recommended for delegates with some MUN experience or with good debating abilities.

The European Council defines the EU's overall political direction and priorities. It is not one of the EU's legislating institutions, so does not negotiate or adopt EU laws. Instead it sets the EU's policy agenda, traditionally by adopting 'conclusions' during European Council meetings. With the future exit of Great Britain from the Union, leaders must prepare and adapt to the repercussions. Likewise, leaders must decide the Union’s future with regards to terrorism, sustainability and economic policy as set forth in the Bratislava Letter and the Rome Declaration.

Topic A: Deciding the European Union’s plan of action for the future (Europe of 27)

International Federation of Football Association (FIFA):

Level 1 Committee: Recommended for beginning delegates with little to no MUN experience

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is an association governed by Swiss law founded in 1904 and based in Zurich. It has 211 member associations and its goal, enshrined in its Statutes, is the constant improvement of football. In this committee, delegates will debate and choose the host country for the 2026 World Cup, choosing among 5 possible countries while pushing their own countries preference and agendas.

Topic A: Choosing 2026 World Cup Host
Topic B: Measures to Prevent Corruption Within the Organization

United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP)

Level 2 Committee: Recommended for delegates with some MUN experience or with good debating abilities.

The United Nations Environment Program is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The committee will address the Paris Agreement, the most important treaty on Climate Change and sustainable development. It will look for countries to work together to strengthen the commitment of the parties involved and discuss the implications of the agreement in general.

Topic A: The Paris Agreement – Implication of the Trade Policies in Developing Countries

Agenda ALEXMUN 2017

Hora Viernes 20 de Octubre
10:00 a.m. Registro
11:00 a.m. Inauguración
12:30 p.m. Fotografía
01:00 p.m. Key Note Speaker
02:00 p.m. Comida
03:00 p.m. 1a Sesión
04:30 p.m. Break
04:45 p.m. 2a Sesión
06:00 p.m. Break
06:15 p.m. 3a Sesión
07:15 p.m. Break
07:30 p.m. 4a Sesión / Faculty Meeting
08:30 p.m. Salida
Hora Sabado 21 de Octubre
09:00 a.m. 5a Sesión
11:00 a.m. Break
11:30 p.m. 6a Sesión
01:30 p.m. Comida
03:00 p.m. 7a Sesión
04:45 p.m. Break
05:00 p.m. 8a Sesión / Faculty Meeting
06:30 p.m. Break
07:00 p.m. Clausura
08:00 p.m. Salida