United Nations Development Programme 2015 (UNDP 2015)
UNDP 2015 is an exciting take on the traditional UN General Assembly, which places all the power into the hands of the delegate. Over the course of committee sessions, delegates will be responsible for creating and fostering the new United Nations Development Goals of 2015 that the United Nations will implement. This means that delegates will be forced to think critically about goals that will foster and create the framework for the tomorrow's future.
Chair: Lucas Ion • Vice Chairs: Shawn Fu, Jerry Li, Asher Nyhoff
National Basketball Association (NBA)
Welcome to one of the most popular leagues in American sports, the National Basketball Association. Every year, 30 teams from the across the United States of America and Canada compete to raise the Larry O’Brien trophy. While the Golden State Warriors have had much recent success, winning 3 out of the last 4 championships, this has largely been due to the 3-point line. With the ever changing nature of basketball, rule changes are always being considered in order to adapt with the way the game being played. This committee will discuss many of the potential issues with the current NBA, and how to solve them in a fair and balanced way. Secondly, this committee will examine the future of the league, as some teams are gradually losing interest while other cities have potential large sources of revenue. Professional basketball is rapidly becoming about more than just the NBA, as there are many other leagues such as the WNBA, Euroleague, and the Olympics. Further discussion is warranted on how the NBA can effectively collaborate with these various leagues to allow them to grow and develop, making basketball a truly global and inclusive sport.
Chair: Roy Han • Vice Chairs: Naman Srivastava, Clement Lin
International Alliance of Women (IA Women)
It's been four years since the end of World War I. Around the world, people have been getting back to their daily lives. One group, however, remains of ambiguous status - women. In some countries, thanks to their efforts during the war, women are being granted suffrage. In others, they are being forced back into their pre-war roles. In the International Association of Women's committee, we will discuss women's rights in the 1920s as well as in the 1950s - a situation that will be dictated by the decisions made in the 1922 discussions. With this context in mind, one important question remains: When will women achieve true equality?
Chair: Anais Kneppers • Vice Chair: Ana Flechas • Rappoteur: Seleem Badawy
Korean Unification 2025 (Korea 2025)
South Korea and North Korea have expressed intentions for peace and reunification entering into 2025. They have decided to hold an international summit with delegations from the Republic of Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the United States, China, Russia, and Japan.
Chair: Kevin Yang • Vice Chair: Grant Li, Elnaz Enayatpour, Joshua Kim
The year is 1235. After four years of little to no headway in the campaign against the kingdom of Goryeo, Ogedei Khan is feeling the strain of expectation to match his father’s military expertise. Furthermore, the Yuan Dynasty is calling for the Mongols to conquer the Song Dynasty in order to protect interests in China and bring all of mainland East Asia under Mongol control. Faced with these mounting pressures and lack of military/strategic personnel. Ogedei Khan calls a Kurultai to meet with his advisors and plan for the future.
Chair: Nathan Chong • Vice Chairs: Sarah Jermyn, Hannah Zairepour, Wendy Vong
Latin for, "For this purpose"