Committees

1. United Nations Security Council (UNSC)

As one of the most important council in the United Nations, the Security Council has always been a crucial mediator of many regional and global conflicts. Meanwhile, as it is also one of the most classic committees in MUN, we are also delighted to present it to you in KarlMUN 2017.

In this year, we choose South Sudan and Syria as our topics for the Security Council. In recent years, the conflicts in both regions have brought up many attentions worldwide. Therefore we believe it is meaningful if our delegates learn more about those two topics and dedicate themselves into it.

2. The Light of the East

With almost one-third of the world’s population, the Far East has been developing rapidly in recent years. However, behind the thriving of economy, a rising amount of conflicts between nations are coming up, the darkness is coming.

In KarlMUN 2017, you will expect a carefully designed, highly flexible conference system which enables you to conduct real diplomacy with other delegates. This conference system contains three committees (see below) plus one Media Press Corp (MPC). In those committees, you will all be assigned with identities with relevant clearances from real world and then, you are ready to go! Negotiate with other delegates and fight for the best of your country! Let your ideas and enthusiasm enlighten the darkness of the Far East!

Right now you must still be confused about how this conference would work. Don’t worry! Our secretariat is working on the documents right now which will explain the mechanism of this system, just be patient, excited and apply!

2.1. China-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Dialogue (TD)

In 2004, the first Trilateral Summit was proposed by South Korea as a meeting outside the framework of the ASEAN Plus Three in order to provide a platform for all three countries to negotiate about their concerns. Within this dialogue mechanism, three nations have avoided many major regional conflicts and benefited tremendously from it.

In Light of the East, this Trilateral Talk would play the role as a moderator among the three “key players” in this region. Topics regarding North Korea, territory and economy would be widely discussed under the flexible rules, which enable all delegates to handle the complex situation efficiently and flexibly.    

2.2. ASEAN Political-Security Community Council (APSCC)

In order to promote intergovernmental cooperation and facilitate economic integrations in the region, Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) was founded in 1967. Nowadays, it has become a significant power both in Asia and throughout the globe.

However, with the rising threats of terrorism and regional conflicts, the original framework of ASEAN does not apply anymore. For this reason, the ASEAN Political-Security Community Blueprint(APSC) was adopted by ASEAN heads of states/governments in 2009.

This time in the Light of the East, we choose this committee to represent the interest of ASEAN regarding the uprising geopolitical conflicts. Under the similar rules of the Trilateral Talk, we expect our delegates to conduct productive diplomacy under this new framework.

2.3. ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF)

The ASEAN Regional Forum ARF is an inaugural meeting founded in 1994 which aims to foster constructive dialogue as well as consultation on political and security issues of common interest and concerns. The forum tries to make significant contributions to efforts towards confidence-building and preventive diplomacy in the Asian-Pacific region. Different from the other two committees, the ARF would be held under general Rules of Orders. However, the delegates in which share higher security clearances so that they could also conduct pragmatic diplomacy in another aspect. We expect our delegates in the ARF to use their talents and skills to work out a plan to antagonize the rising threats in the Asian-Pacific region.

2.4. Media Press Corp (MPC)

Known as the Fourth Power, media has been playing an increasingly important role in global politics in recent years. In this year’s KarlMUN conference, we also welcome delegates who want to devote themselves into journalism.

In MPC, journalists are allowed to attend any public sessions and post-session press conferences of closed meetings in the conference. We also encourage our journalists to conduct other measures to influence the conference such as interviews, editorials and so on.

2.5. Information Processing Center (IPC)

In the Light of the East, IPC is the central of all information. All treaties and agreements need to be approved by IPC which works as your superiors in this case. Moreover, IPC is also aimed to maintain the stability of the conference. However, due to the principle of high autonomy and flexibility, we would only take measures if it is only urgently necessary. In another word, we are your safety insurances.

3. Menschenrechtsrat (MRR)

Der Menschenrechtsrat ist ein relativ neues Organ der Vereinten Nationen. Das Gremium mit Sitz in Genf wurde 2006 im Rahmen der damaligen UN-Reform gegründet und hält mindestens drei Tagungen pro Jahr.

Der Rat soll als Hauptforum der Vereinten Nationen für den Dialog und die Zusammenarbeit auf dem Gebiet der Menschenrechte fungieren. Sein Hauptaugenmerk liegt darauf, Mitgliedstaaten dabei zu unterstützen, ihre Menschenrechts-Verpflichtungen mittels Dialog, technischer Hilfe und dem Aufbau von Kapazitäten zu erfüllen. Er gibt auch Empfehlungen zur Weiterentwicklung des Völkerrechts auf dem Gebiet der Menschenrechte an die Generalversammlung ab, und mit der absoluten Mehrheit seiner Stimmen ist er befähigt Beobachtermissionen zur Überprüfung der Menschenrechtslage zu entsenden.

Die Themen des Menschenrechtsrats der KarlMUN 2017 sind „Moderne Sklaverei — Zwangsarbeit und Konsumverantwortung“ sowie „Land Grabbing — Sicherung der Grundbedürfnisse“. Beide Themen befassen sich mit der Ausbeutung von Menschen und dem Machtmissbrauch von großen Konzernen und Regierungen. Inwiefern bestehende Verbote, Abkommen und Übereinkommen effektiver und wirksamer durchgesetzt werden können, oder wie man den Hauptursachen — gestiegener Konsum, weit verbreitete Korruption, Armut und geringe Bildungschancen — begegnen kann, sind unter anderem Punkte mit denen sich der Menschenrechtsrat während der Diskussionen auseinandersetzen muss.

Als Delegierter, vertrittst Du ein Dir zugeordnetes Land und versuchst dessen Interessen möglichst realistisch zu vertreten, debattierst über die Themen, handelst Kompromisse aus und verabschiedest Resolutionen, um den jeweiligen Problemen, auf Grundlage der echten Regelungen der Vereinten Nationen und an die UN-Charta angelehnt, entgegenzuwirken.

Committees

1. United Nations Security Council (UNSC) (English)

As one of the most important council in the United Nations, the Security Council has always been a crucial mediator of many regional and global conflicts. Meanwhile, as it is also one of the most classic committees in MUN, we are also delighted to present it to you in KarlMUN 2017.

In this year, we choose South Sudan and Syria as our topics for the Security Council. In recent years, the conflicts in both regions have brought up many attentions worldwide. Therefore we believe it is meaningful if our delegates learn more about those two topics and dedicate themselves into it. The first topic is "The Situation in South Sudan: humanitarian and armoury measures to minimize casualties" and the second one is yet to be announced and will focus on Syria.

2. The Light of the East (English)

With almost one-third of the world’s population, the Far East has been developing rapidly in recent years. However, behind the thriving of economy, a rising amount of conflicts between nations are coming up, the darkness is coming.

In KarlMUN 2017, you will expect a carefully designed, highly flexible conference system which enables you to conduct real diplomacy with other delegates. This conference system contains three committees (see below) plus one Media Press Corp (MPC). In those committees, you will all be assigned with identities with relevant clearances from real world and then, you are ready to go! Negotiate with other delegates and fight for the best of your country! Let your ideas and enthusiasm enlighten the darkness of the Far East!

Right now you must still be confused about how this conference would work. Don’t worry! Our secretariat is working on the documents right now which will explain the mechanism of this system, just be patient, excited and apply!

2.1. China-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Dialogue (TD) (English)

In 2004, the first Trilateral Summit was proposed by South Korea as a meeting outside the framework of the ASEAN Plus Three in order to provide a platform for all three countries to negotiate about their concerns. Within this dialogue mechanism, three nations have avoided many major regional conflicts and benefited tremendously from it.

In Light of the East, this Trilateral Talk would play the role as a moderator among the three “key players” in this region. Topics regarding North Korea, territory and economy would be widely discussed under the flexible rules, which enable all delegates to handle the complex situation efficiently and flexibly.    

2.2. ASEAN Political-Security Community Council (APSCC) (English)

In order to promote intergovernmental cooperation and facilitate economic integrations in the region, Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) was founded in 1967. Nowadays, it has become a significant power both in Asia and throughout the globe.

However, with the rising threats of terrorism and regional conflicts, the original framework of ASEAN does not apply anymore. For this reason, the ASEAN Political-Security Community Blueprint(APSC) was adopted by ASEAN heads of states/governments in 2009.

This time in the Light of the East, we choose this committee to represent the interest of ASEAN regarding the uprising geopolitical conflicts. Under the similar rules of the Trilateral Talk, we expect our delegates to conduct productive diplomacy under this new framework.

2.3. ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) (English)

The ASEAN Regional Forum ARF is an inaugural meeting founded in 1994 which aims to foster constructive dialogue as well as consultation on political and security issues of common interest and concerns. The forum tries to make significant contributions to efforts towards confidence-building and preventive diplomacy in the Asian-Pacific region. Different from the other two committees, the ARF would be held under general Rules of Orders. However, the delegates in which share higher security clearances so that they could also conduct pragmatic diplomacy in another aspect. We expect our delegates in the ARF to use their talents and skills to work out a plan to antagonize the rising threats in the Asian-Pacific region.

2.4. Media Press Corp (MPC) (English)

Known as the Fourth Power, media has been playing an increasingly important role in global politics in recent years. In this year’s KarlMUN conference, we also welcome delegates who want to devote themselves into journalism.

In MPC, journalists are allowed to attend any public sessions and post-session press conferences of closed meetings in the conference. We also encourage our journalists to conduct other measures to influence the conference such as interviews, editorials and so on.

2.5. Information Processing Center (IPC) (English)

In the Light of the East, IPC is the central of all information. All treaties and agreements need to be approved by IPC which works as your superiors in this case. Moreover, IPC is also aimed to maintain the stability of the conference. However, due to the principle of high autonomy and flexibility, we would only take measures if it is only urgently necessary. In another word, we are your safety insurances.

3. Menschenrechtsrat (MRR) (Deutsch)

Der Menschenrechtsrat ist ein relativ neues Organ der Vereinten Nationen. Das Gremium mit Sitz in Genf wurde 2006 im Rahmen der damaligen UN-Reform gegründet und hält mindestens drei Tagungen pro Jahr.

Der Rat soll als Hauptforum der Vereinten Nationen für den Dialog und die Zusammenarbeit auf dem Gebiet der Menschenrechte fungieren. Sein Hauptaugenmerk liegt darauf, Mitgliedstaaten dabei zu unterstützen, ihre Menschenrechts-Verpflichtungen mittels Dialog, technischer Hilfe und dem Aufbau von Kapazitäten zu erfüllen. Er gibt auch Empfehlungen zur Weiterentwicklung des Völkerrechts auf dem Gebiet der Menschenrechte an die Generalversammlung ab, und mit der absoluten Mehrheit seiner Stimmen ist er befähigt Beobachtermissionen zur Überprüfung der Menschenrechtslage zu entsenden.

Die Themen des Menschenrechtsrats der KarlMUN 2017 sind „Moderne Sklaverei — Zwangsarbeit und Konsumverantwortung“ sowie „Land Grabbing — Sicherung der Grundbedürfnisse“. Beide Themen befassen sich mit der Ausbeutung von Menschen und dem Machtmissbrauch von großen Konzernen und Regierungen. Inwiefern bestehende Verbote, Abkommen und Übereinkommen effektiver und wirksamer durchgesetzt werden können, oder wie man den Hauptursachen — gestiegener Konsum, weit verbreitete Korruption, Armut und geringe Bildungschancen — begegnen kann, sind unter anderem Punkte mit denen sich der Menschenrechtsrat während der Diskussionen auseinandersetzen muss.

Als Delegierter, vertrittst Du ein Dir zugeordnetes Land und versuchst dessen Interessen möglichst realistisch zu vertreten, debattierst über die Themen, handelst Kompromisse aus und verabschiedest Resolutionen, um den jeweiligen Problemen, auf Grundlage der echten Regelungen der Vereinten Nationen und an die UN-Charta angelehnt, entgegenzuwirken.