Sheffield Model United Nations 2018

February 16th-18th

The Committees

The committees that will make up SheffMun 2018, click on the icons for more information.

UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) focuses on poverty reduction, HIV/AIDS, democratic governance, energy and environment, social development, and crisis prevention and recovery.

United Nations Security Council

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the principal organs of the United Nations and its main responsibility under the Charter is to maintain international peace and security.

ECOSOC

The ECOSOC serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues and formulating policy recommendations addressed to member states and the United Nations system.

Crisis Committee

The Crisis Committee is the chance for the highly-experienced delegates to step out of their comfort zone and improve their performance. It is usually considered as the most demanding Committee, as rules are hardly applied and in terms of competing and working is absolutely challenging and exciting.

UNHRC

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is a United Nations System inter-governmental body whose 47 member states are responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the world.

Our Theme

Open letter from the Secretariat
Global Governance and The Rise of New Threats

The SheffMUN 2018 Secretariat would like to warmly welcome you to the sixth edition of our conference.

Between the 16th and 18th of February 2018, we will challenge in productive debates the topic of Global Governance and the Rise of New Threats. Building on previous editions of Sheffield Model United Nations, this conference will attempt to touch upon fundamental global dilemmas and lay down the groundwork for the necessary collaboration between nations.

Global governance and diplomacy is being challenged by the rise of new threats and world leaders seek platforms for informal discussions. The Group of Seven and the Group of 20, commonly known as G7 and G20, are the best examples of the global governance movement. Such informal meetings lay the foundation for prospective agreements within the UN.

Balancing national security with citizen’s rights will remain an important part of the discussion. How do we effectively protect civilians without infringing their human rights? Are we, as nations, allowed to cross that invisible line for the greater Good? Despite an ever changing cross-border environment, the world today seems as divided as ever. Cyber-security, counter-terrorism as well as future climate-refugee flows are topics of great importance. With diverging approaches from different parts of the globe, the United Nations has the difficult task in moderating the discussions and seek compromise. One may only hope for a prosperous conversation between nations. We must therefore, focus on our common goals and work on our differences.

With five different committees including CRISIS, SheffMUN 2018 invites delegates to address topics in a variety of areas with the purpose of educating ourselves and to raise awareness of the difficult times our world is facing. As President Woodrow Wilson once said, “there must be, not a balance of power, but a community of power; not organized rivalries, but an organized common peace.”

Silvia Suveti,
Secretary General

THE SECRETARIAT

Meet our Secretariat for 2018
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Silvia Suveti

Secretary General
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Evelyn Mantoiu

Deputy Secretary General
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Serena Cavasin

USG for Chairing
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Maria Khan

USG for Logistics
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Christian Brookes

USG for Media and Outreach
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Sebastian Baker

USG for Applications
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Danielle Revill-Crookes

USG for Social Events
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Kuda Kunaka

USG for Support and Administration
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Xenia Konstantinou

USG for Public Relations and Communication
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Emma Jones

USG for Information Services
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Angelica Ochoa

USG for Finance

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