Agenda for BMUN VIII
Debate will be structured using two different systems:
(R) Resolutions prepared beforehand as per usual
(CBC) Clause-by-clause debate, delegates bring along prepared clauses with the aim of forming a resolution as a committee.
- The question of the Central African Republic (CBC)
- The question of the immunity of state officials (R)
- The question of Western Sahara (CBC)
- The question of freedom of religious expression on social media (R)
- The question of non-binary gender (CBC)
- The question of relocation and reimbursement of Indigenous populations (R)
- The question of the forcible eviction of residents of slum neighbourhoods (CBC)
- The question of cyber warfare (R)
- The question of state sponsored paramilitary groups (CBC)
Ecology and Environment
- The question of reducing the loss of biodiversity (R)
- The question of electronic waste disposal (CBC)
- The question of obesity in children (R)
- The question of reducing child mortality rates (CBC)
This year we will once again be running a crisis committee, where the topic of discussion will be released nearer the time conference and the question to be debated will be distributed on the day. The crisis for BMUN VIII will be debated in a clause-by-clause manner.
APQ (Advisory Panel)
For the first time at BMUN, we are holding an Advisory Panel, more commonly known as the APQ. The Advisory Panel Question is the same thing as a normal committee, except that instead of delegates, there are ‘experts’. These can be ‘experts’ from nations or other significant organizations. Also, the Advisory Panel is not part of the UN but rather a temporary committee comprised of ‘experts’, in order to provide a new aspect to a topic.
In addition to that, the debate style is different from normal committees and more similar to the Security Council in the sense that it moves clause-by-clause and there are only around 30 people maximum per panel. However, there is no veto power and even the NGOs may vote for and against. If there is time, the APQ may submit their final proposal to the Security Council, who will then vote on it and decide its fate.
- The question of immigration in the Mediterranean