Monday, January 30, 2006

Fundraising Opportunities

The Honor's Program has money available for students doing extracurricular activities. There are two deadlines prior to our conference: February 17 and March 31.

The scholarships are generally $300 each. We encourage everyone to apply.

See:

http://www.honors.ku.edu/scholarships/jmyoung.shtml

Spring 2006 First Meeting

I. INTRODUCTION

KU Model United Nations is underway for the Spring Semester. The first meeting will be held in the Regionalist Room of the Union at 8:30 on January 30.

KUMUN will be attending the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City April 11-15. At this conference we will represent Croatia and Brazil (Security Council only).

This blog has been created in order to minimize confusion and maximize communication. Feel free to ask any questions or make any comments you feel appropriate.

One of the many goals of KUMUN is to provide an intellecutally stimulating setting for discussion. If one finds cool articles or has interesting ideas, pass them along.

II. LINKS

Pertinent websites for KUMUN include:

United Nations official website

National Model United Nations Conference
-NMUN Deadlines (registration, position papers, etc.)
-Delegate Handbook
-NMUN Committees (includes background information on committees and other info)

Facts and statistics about Croatia

Professor Erik Herron's guide to "Politics in East Central Europe and Eurasia"
Excellent website with various links to Croatia related news, etc.


III. COMMITTEES

The committee listings for this years conference are as follows:

CROATIA

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PLENARY (GA Plenary): one delegate max.

1. The Use of Economic Sanctions for Political and Economic Compulsion

2. The Promotion of Durable Peace and Sustainable Development in Africa

3. Democracy and Human Rights in Post-Conflict Regions

GENERAL ASSEMBLY FIRST COMMITTEE (GA 1st): one delegate max.

1. Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East

2. Regulating Conventional Arms

3. Non-State Actors and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

GENERAL ASSEMBLY SECOND COMMITTEE (GA 2nd): one delegate max.

1. Combating Illicit Fund Transfers

2. Integration of Markets of Developing States into the Global Economy

3. Macroeconomic Policy Issues and International Trade and Development

GENERAL ASSEMBLY THIRD COMMITTEE (GA 3rd): one delegate max.

1. Alternative Approaches for Improving Human Rights

2. Crime Prevention in Developing States

3. The Right of Peoples to Self-Determination


INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE (ICJ):

1. Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v. Serbia and Montenegro)**

2. Injurious Actions of a State against an Individual: Ahmadou Sadio Diallo (Republic of Guinea v. Democratic Republic of the Congo)

3. Sovereignty over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge (Malaysia v. Singapore)

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL (ECOSOC)

FOLLOW UP TO THE WORLD CONFERENCE ON DISASTER REDUCTION (WCDR): two delegates max.

1. The Implementation of Early Warning Systems: Monitoring and Prevention of Natural Disasters

2. The Yokohama Strategy: The Role of Good Governance in Disaster Reduction

3. Environmental Extremes and their Potential for Natural Disaster

UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR): OBSERVER STATUS two delegates max.

1. Protection of Women and Children Refugees

2. Refugee Aid and Security in Post-Conflict Zones

3. The Promotion of Refugee Law and Refugee Advocacy

WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION MINISTERIAL MEETING (WTO): two delegates max.

1. Advancing WTO Transparency

2. Agricultural Sector Negotiations

3. Promoting the Trade in Services Mandate

INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (IADB): two delegates max.

1. The Promotion of Sustainable Eco-tourism As a Means to Development

2. The Provision of Potable Water to Poverty Stricken Areas

3. The Promotion of Early Childhood Development

BRAZIL

SECURITY COUNCIL (SC) “B” two delegates max.

1. Security Council Reform

2. Strengthening SC Resolution 1267 (1999) Concerning Al Qaeda and the Taliban

3. International Instruments to Mitigate the Threat of the Use of Nuclear Weapons by Terrorists