SECRETARY-Sofia de las Rivas
TOPIC:Reducing CO2 emissions to help climate change
CRISIS: As the levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gasses increase, more heat is “trapped” in the earth's atmosphere and global temperatures rise. This causes significant changes in the timing and length of the seasons as well as the amount and frequency of precipitation.
TOPIC:Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
CRISIS: The NPT is a landmark international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and to further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament.
TOPIC:US Travel Ban to Muslim Citizens
CRISIS: The new order seeks to address prior complaints by removing language that granted priority to religious minorities for refugee resettlement, which had been viewed as targeting Muslims.
International Court of Justice
TOPIC: Legal aspects of the wall between Mexico and USA
CRISIS: The actual issue is not whether we should build a wall. The antecedent issue is whether there is any possible legal basis to make the proposal that Mexico foot the bill.
PRESIDENT-Miguel Angel Enriquez
TOPIC: Protecting children in war zones
CRISIS:Their suffering provokes our deepest shock and outrage. It goes to our essential humanity. We all remember what it was like to be a child at their age: how innocent we were. The potential we had that was ready to be realised. And, of course, how vulnerable we were, reliant on those around us to protect us.
TOPIC: Ways to help the youth unemployment crisis
CRISIS: Young people today are three times more likely to be unemployed than adults. Ten years ago, the situation was more promising. But the 2008 global economic downturn changed all that. In a 2012 resolution calling for immediate action to tackle the youth employment crisis, the International Labor Organization warned, “Unless immediate and vigorous action is taken, the global community confronts the grim legacy of a lost generation.”