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United Nations General Assembly

The United Nations General Assembly is, arguably, the most central part of the United Nations. In this UN principal organ, all member nations have equal representation. The General Assembly receive reports from other parts of UN and other international organizations, councils, and advisors, and make recommendations in the form of General Assembly Resolutions, on which the member nations vote. Subsidiary organs of the General Assembly include its six main Committees. MUNUM will feature the first, third, fourth, and sixth: DISEC, SOCHUM, SPECPOL, and Legal. At MUNUM, each main committee’s members are selected carefully by the Secretariat. Committees are led by daises consisting of directors, assistant directors, and rapporteurs who are U-M students.

General Assembly Committees at MUNUM

Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)
  • International Security Implications of Social Media
  • Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW)
Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs Committee (SOCHUM)
  • Combating Gender Based Violence During Wartime
  • Ending Unjust Detention of Children
United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)
  • Environmental Protection in Conflict Regions
  • Renewable Energy Investment