The General Assembly (GA) is where all the member countries of the MUN get together to pass a resolution. Before countries can meet in the GA, they must first go through a series of committee meetings. There are around six committees that are under the GA and each one is assigned a certain agenda for the conference. In these committees, the delegates try to pass a resolution that deals with the agenda of debate. Once the committee meetings are over, the countries will meet in the GA and debate on the resolutions that were passed in the committee meetings. Even after resolutions are passed in the GA, there is still another group of countries a resolution must pass by, the Security Council.
Usually, the various conferences might include the following committees:
- General Assembly Main Committees
- General Assembly Special Committees
(which may include...Disarmament Commission; Executive Committee of the UN high commission on refugees..)
- ECOSOC Special Committees
(which may include...World Bank, Economic Commission for Europe
Standing Committees and Functional Commissions, Commissions on status of women; Human Rights Commission..)
- Special Committees
(which may include...the Security Council..)
The Security Council is a special committee that has the power to veto all resolutions that have already been passed. This group of members consists of five permanent members (USA, UK, China, Russia, and France) along with a certain number of non-permanent members that rotate in and out in a certain amount of time.
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