This edition’s COMMITTEES
United Nations Security Council
Topic: The Russian-Ukrainian Conflict
The main responsibility of the Security Council is to maintain international peace and security. It may meet at any time whenever peace is threatened. Unlike the decisions taken by the General Assembly, all Member States are obliged, according to the UN Charter, to carry out the decisions of the Security Council. When the Council, where there is a threat to international peace, first considers ways to resolve the dispute peacefully. However, it is not impossible for the Council to allow the use of military force, but in as small a territorial area as possible. The Council also set up an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for their actions, which are prosecuted for serious violations of human rights and humanitarian law, including genocide. In addition to maintaining peace and security, the Council may also make recommendations to the General Assembly to appoint a new Secretary-General and to admit new members to the UN.
Disarmament and International Security Committee
Topic: Addressing the implications of deforestation and drought in the rise of terrorism and organised crime
The Committee on Disarmament and International Security deals with disarmament, global challenges and threats to peace affecting the international community, and seeks solutions to the challenges posed by the international security sector. It takes into account all issues related to disarmament and international security that fall within the scope of the UN Charter; the general principles of cooperation in maintaining international peace and security, as well as the principles governing disarmament and arms regulation. The Committee is working closely with the United Nations Disarmament Commission and the Geneva Conference on Disarmament. The sessions of the Committee are structured in three distinct stages: general debate, thematic discussions and action on the drafts.
Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee
Topic: Climate change effects on cultural identities
The Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee focuses on issues that address fundamental human rights in the international community. It promotes and implements the fundamental freedoms and ideals enjoyed by the entire international community, such as the right to life, cultural expression, freedom to participate in political life, the protection of children’s rights and the promotion of social development, and so on. The aim of SOCHUM is to design peaceful regulations for the social, humanitarian and cultural issues of the international community. The functioning of the Committee is based on the initiation of studies that encourage the proposal of recommendations for the promotion of international cooperation and fundamental freedoms for all.
Topic: To Be Announced
A Crisis Committee is a small body, with usually no more than twenty members, brought together to deal with an issue of immediate importance. While General Assemblies or Specialized Committees work to find long-term solutions to long-term problems, such as literacy, infant mortality, or economic coordination, Crisis Committees often handle short-term issues with swift and decisive measures. Crisis Committees often deal with issues like wars, revolutions, disaster control, or economic collapse.
Another key feature of a Crisis Committee is its dynamic nature. When the body passes a directive (a resolution for Crisis Committees), its effects and results are brought to the body in news articles and speakers. In other words, the topics will continue to change and evolve based on the actions the body does (or does not) take.
Finally, individual delegates can conduct personal actions by writing notes to BISMUN’s crisis staff. If the character or country represented by the delegate can act in a certain way, that delegate is free to do so.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the BISMUN 2022 conference.
Can I be a BISMUN participant even though I haven’t yet graduated highschool?
Yes, BISMUN is an event which is addressed to all students, regardless of their academic status.
Will I be refunded if I can no longer attend BISMUN 2022 due to COVID-19 infection?
We will get back to you once we have information regarding this aspect.
Will the main meals of the day be provided during the conference?
Lunch will be provided during the committee days. However, lunch will not be served during the first and last days, when the Opening and Closing ceremonies will take place. Coffee breaks will be served during committee days.
Will a participation fee be required?
No, the only fees that the participants have to pay will strictly be for social events.
Can I participate in BISMUN even if I have no previous experience in MUN conferences?
Yes, participants will be provided with rules of procedure, which will explain how a MUN is conducted, and before the MUN they will communicate with chairs who will tell them that they need to make a procedure paper based on the committee’s theme.
Can I participate in BISMUN if I am not 18 years old yet?
Provided you have a written parental approval, participation will be accepted.
Will there be printable materials?
Yes, participants will be offered event themed bags with printable materials.
What is the procedure by which countries are allocated to committees?
The Academic Coordinator is fully responsible with the countries and committees allocations, therefore based on the participant’s application and their experience, a country and committee will be allocated to you.
What health conditions do I have to meet in order to participate in BISMUN?
All measures required by law at the time.
What do I do if I am not satisfied with the allocated committee/country?
The participant is required to send an email to HR asking for a reallocation of the committee/country.