Commitees

1) The UN SECURITY COUNCIL (UNSC)

The UN Security Council was created in 1945 at the same time as the United Nations, in the idea of addressing the failings of the League of Nations in maintaining world peace, after the Second World War. It is one of the main organs of the UN.

From the beginning, five permanent members were designated: the French Republic, the People’s Republic of China, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America. In addition, ten non-permanent members are elected by the General Assembly for a 2-years mandate. Each member has one vote. The five permanent states also have the ability to veto a resolution. The United Nations Security Council recommends a candidate for the seat of Secretary General of the UN to the General Assembly and takes part in the election of the International Court of Justice judges.

It has the responsibility of peacekeeping in the world. All member states are obligated to comply with the Security Council’s decisions and it can resort to imposing sanctions or even authorizing the use of force. May you use the Council’s crucial influence during the sessions in Rennes to enhance the world’s stability and help parties to a conflict settle disputes.

Countries (16) :

  • The United States,
  • The United Kingdom,
  • France,
  • China,
  • The Russian Federation
  • Afghanistan,
  • Australia,
  • Brazil,
  • Canada,
  • Vietnam,
  • Indonesia,
  • Germany,
  • India,
  • Pakistan,
  • Philippines,
  • South Africa.

2) The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA)

The UN Environment Assembly was created in 2012, after the call for UN Environment Programme to be strengthened and upgraded during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (RIO+20). It is the governing body of the UN Environment Programme and is composed of 193 Member States. It meets every two years, or at any time needed when a special session is requested.

The Environment Assembly embodies a new era in which the environment is one of the international community’s main priorities and is given the same level of importance as issues such as peace, poverty, health and security. The United Nations Environment Assembly is now the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment. The aims of the reunions are to set priorities for global environmental policies and to develop international environmental law.

The Third Environment Assembly took place in Nairobi 4-6 December 2017 under the overarching theme “Towards a pollution-free planet”. The Assembly addressed five sub-themes: Water Pollution, Land Pollution, Marine Pollution, Air Pollution, and Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste. The Assembly in Rennes will surely bring more solutions and great progress for our planet’s protection.

Countries (30) :

  • China,
  • France,
  • the United States,
  • the United Kingdom,
  • Germany,
  • Japan,
  • the Netherlands,
  • the Russian Federation,
  • Bangladesh,
  • India,
  • Philippines,
  • Nigeria,
  • Thailand,
  • Costa Rica,
  • Brazil,
  • Qatar,
  • Portugal,
  • Australia,
  • United Arab Emirates,
  • Mexico,
  • South Africa,
  • Chile,
  • Sri Lanka,
  • Sweden,
  • Romania,
  • Uganda,
  • Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of),
  • Jordan,
  • Democratic Republic of Congo,
  • Turkey.

3) the World Health Organization

The World Health Organization is an agency of the United Nations for public health. It was created in 1948 and its headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland. Currently, 194 states are members of the organization, which is also represented across the world thanks to its 150 offices.

The organization strives to combat and eradicate diseases whereas they are communicable like tuberculosis, ebola and HIV or not, like cancer and heart diseases. Its goal is to bring life expectancy higher on a global level, and make everyone have access to safe food, water, as well as air, medicine and vaccines. The WHO is also focusing on promoting occupational health, sports and preventing substance abuse.

The WHO Assembly meets every year. It legislates to coordinate government efforts on health matters with civil society organizations, foundations and the private sector. The decisions and policies decided by the Assembly are implemented by an Executive Board composed of experts who are highly qualified in health matters. The WHO has since its creation proved its effectiveness and high influence, as demonstrates for example the role it played in eradicating smallpox. The WHO is ready to tackle new global health stakes in Rennes once again during the upcoming session.

Countries (31):

  • United States,
  • Germany,
  • Turkey,
  • Greece,
  • Egypt,
  • Pakistan,
  • France,
  • Spain,
  • Sweden,
  • Vietnam,
  • Poland,
  • Japan,
  • China,
  • Brazil,
  • Chile,
  • Saudi Arabia,
  • Soudan,
  • Nigeria,
  • Togo,
  • the Russian Federation,
  • India,
  • Argentina,
  • Australia,
  • Algeria,
  • the United Kingdom,
  • Albania,
  • Czech Republic,
  • Somalia,
  • Colombia,
  • South Korea,
  • Hungary.

4) UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, is an agency of the UN based in Paris, France. The UNESCO was born in response to the Second World War events, after world leaders realized that intolerance and racism had provoked conflicts and human right violations on an unprecedented scale.

Hence, the mandate of the UNESCO is summed up by his phrase of its constitution: “Since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace must be constructed.” The UNESCO seeks to bring peace thanks to enhancing global cooperation in culture, science and education, and to building worldwide solidarity between people.

The organization has lead significant projects including the promotion of literacy, of independent media and freedom of the press, of cultural diversity, translations of world literature, securing of the world’s cultural and natural heritage and teacher-training programs.

The General Conference of the UNESCO meets every two years. Each country has one vote, irrespective of its size or the extent of its contribution to the budget. The General Conference determines the policies and the main lines of work of the Organization and the budget of UNESCO.

Countries (30):

  • China,
  • Japan,
  • South Korea,
  • Syria,
  • Egypt,
  • Venezuela,
  • Colombia,
  • France,
  • Italy,
  • Saudi Arabia,
  • Emirates,
  • United States,
  • Canada,
  • Germany,
  • Turkey,
  • Yemen,
  • the Democratic Republic of Congo,
  • Sudan
  • India,
  • the Russian Federation,
  • the United Kingdom,
  • Spain,
  • Austria,
  • Brazil,
  • Ethiopia,
  • Hungary,
  • Austria,
  • Argentina,
  • Greece,
  • Iran.