Crisis Committee

If you are reading this, you reached the crème de la crème of Model United Nations, the cherry on top of the cake: The crisis committee. By mere definition, it is a small body brought together to deal with an issue of immediate importance. Fair enough. But we like to think of it as much more than that. BISMUN’s Crisis committee will demand all your skills as a delegate: Broad knowledge of concurrent political issues, good debating skills, leadership and collaboration. We aim at challenging these skills to get the most out of every single delegate. Our topic, the crisis, will be developed in real-time, it will be unpredictable and no one – not even we – knows what is going to happen. 

Will you go to war, sign a peace treaty or unite to fight a common enemy? At the end of the day, this is entirely up to you. As the conflict at hand evolves, you may interact with other councils and delegates who represent your country, write press releases etc. Be warned, however, that a crisis does not always pop-up during regular sessions. Be ready to undertake immediate action at all times – anywhere and at any time. We hope to see you in our council in the near future. Our crisis committee promises to be the most   interactive, entertaining and professional crisis committee you have ever experienced. 



Topic Area: Twenty Eighty-Four: A futuristic dystopia [based on the book “1984” by George
«It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen». We are in
“Occitania”, one of the three intercontinental states that exist in the world, following a
revolution and a destructive nuclear war, during the 2050’s. The nation is ruled by the “Big
Sister”, who, with the assistance of her “Inner Party Council”, controls matters, such as war
and defense, economic affairs and especially people’s starvation, law and order, which is
applied through torture and brainwashing techniques and finally, news, entertainment and
education, that are delivered to the public through propaganda. In this dystopic world, the
“Insock” ideology prevails; people should love, obey and fear the “Big Sister”. To establish
this ideology, the government applies any and all means of censorship and surveillance,
including telescreens and recording microphones in the peasant’s homes, but also in public,
posters bearing the caption “BIG SISTER IS WATCHING YOU” placed in all common places,
employment of undercover agents to spy on the proles, usual opening of written
correspondence, media censorship, simplification of the language, in order to reduce
people’s thinking, propaganda films, as well as public executions for anyone displaying signs
of rebellious behavior. Recently, it has come to the attention of the “Big Sister” that a group
of proles, under the supervision of a man named “O’ Ryan” has somehow acquired a book
written by “Silversmith”, the “Big Sister’s”, biggest enemy. The Inner Party Council is now
faced with the crisis of properly handling that group, as “Occitania” is now at risk of a
proletariat revolution and civil conflict.



Crisis Committe

Zoe Tsirakopoulou-Glinou
Maria-Anna Bountidou

Crisis Managers

Dimitrios Kollias
Jonas Neller

New Zealand
South Africa
United Kingdom
United States of America