GEMUN 2023 Topics


      The committees listed below are being represented in the 34th Session of GEMUN, May, 2023. 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 2023 Committees and topics lists

Main Resource page

United Nations home page


-- 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 2023:

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: Peaceful Exploration of Space, Intervention of war, UN reform, Protection of refugees and migrants, Xenophobia, Drug Policies/Smuggling, Youth Empowerment, Open Agenda)

Security Council (SC Topics: Foreign civilian army in Ukraine, Instability in Afghanistan, Cyberattack protocol, Commercialization of military equipment, Suicide and mental health in the military, Bringing political stability to Libya, Crimes against humanity, Open Agenda -- all issues of security and international peace)

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC Topics: Use of Propaganda and disinformation, Economic Effects of the Ukraine War, Rebuilding infrastructure after war or natural disaster, Drug Epidemic, Green Technology, Expanding Early Childhood Care and Education, Providing Global Digital Safety, Open Agenda)

United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP Topics: Environmental rights and policy, Protection of oceans, Green economy, Clean transportation, Loss of fresh water sources, Sustainable fashion, Highly hazardous pesticides, Open Agenda)

World Health Organization (WHO Topics: Mental Health, Noncommunicable diseases, Universal health coverage, Zoonoses, Palliative care, Refugee and migrant health, Cancer, Open Agenda)

Human Rights Council (HRC Topics: Police Brutality, Covid-19 Mental Health Impacts, Xenophobia and Intolerance, Protection of Human Rights in Nicaragua, Adequate and Affordable Housing, Human Trafficking, Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities, Open Agenda)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF Topics: The effect of social media on children, Assisting child refugees, Fighting malnutrition in children, Gender equality, Children's Immunizations in Eradicating Diseases, Children's water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), Preventing child labor, Open Agenda)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO Topics: School Food, Invasive species, Forestry, Food security for crisis zones, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Water Management, Animal Genetics, Open Agenda)

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW Topics: Gender based discrimination in the Military, Gender Inequality in Sports, Income Inequality, Reproductive Rights, Women's Leadership in Response to Climate Change, Empowering Women in Politics, Women's Access to Mental Healthcare, Open Agenda)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA Topics: Strengthening Safety at Nuclear Facilities, Animal Health and Production, Nuclear Applications to Address Climate Change, Transition to Nuclear Power, Safely Decommissioning Nuclear Sites, Combat Infectious Diseases, Studying the effects of microplastics on the environment, 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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