Committees at hnmun-la 2020

substantive excellence | Global vision

Committees at HNMUN-LA consist of a carefully curated set of units that form an integrated whole. The delegate experience is the central concern around which the staff crafts each of the committees, paying close attention to the temporal, geographic, and formal diversity within the organ. This is to ensure that we stay true to our philosophy that Model UN should be an educational endeavor for everyone involved. We hope that HNMUN-LA encourages participants not only to learn something about the countries and positions they represent, but also, perhaps, to discover something about themselves and grow from their discoveries. We sincerely hope that we offer an exciting committee for each and every delegate, who bring the passion and enthusiasm that ultimately gives the conference meaning.

university and high school delegates

Both university and high school delegates will find a home at HNMUN-LA this coming year. We are excited to be continuing with committees for both audiences this session in order to further the inclusion of a wider reach of students into the conference and to cement their substantive and social experience in January. Spanish-speaking committees are available to both university and high school delegates.

rules of procedure videos

We have two informational videos to help delegates prepare for conference. These fun yet informative videos will tell you everything you need to know about the Rules of Procedure for the GA/ECOSOC and SA committees. If you have any substantive questions about conference, please contact our USG for Committees, Amanda Wasserman, at committees@hnmunla.org.

list of Committees

This year, HNMUN-LA will be offering three General Assemblies, three Economic and Social Councils/Regional Bodies, and three Specialized Agencies. Committees are single delegate and university only unless further noted.

General Assembly

  • *^Special Summit on Intrastate Violence: Transnational Gang Violence

  • Sesión Extraordinaria de Emergencia de la Asamblea General, 1979

  • *Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian Committee (SOCHUM): Non-State Actors and Refugee Crises

Economic and Social Councils / Regional Bodies

  • ^Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ): Cybersecurity and Political Elections

  • Commission on the Status of Women (CSW): Sexual Education Curriculums

  • *^Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA): La Economía Informal En Latinoamérica

Specialized Agencies

  • United Fruit Company Board of Directors, 1954

  • The Mérida Initiative

  • Third Party Actors

*Double Delegate

^High School only

Position Papers

Position Papers are due January 5th, 2020!

Each delegate must turn in a position paper before the start of conference. The purpose of the a position paper is to give each delegate the chance to summarize their understanding of the issue at hand, to delineate a nation’s stance on the issue, and to propose possible solutions that could be debated in committee.

When writing your position papers, there is a simple format that you should stick to; it will make it easier for you to write and for me to read. The first paragraph of your position paper should describe what you feel are the most pressing and pertinent aspects of the issue, as well as some facts that you could use in debate or to support a point. The second paragraph should be used to describe what your nation will be arguing in committee, why the aspects you described in the previous paragraph are so important to your country, and what unique aspects of your nation relate to the issue at hand. Finally, your third and last paragraphs should contain your ideas for possible solutions as well as courses of action that you believe should be included in a resolution. 

When writing, make sure you use the third person; instead of saying “I believe” or “we believe”, instead say, “the delegation of Nation X believes” or something similar. 

Each delegate is required to submit one position paper. The position paper should be written in Times New Roman 12-point font, single-spaced, and approximately one page in length. Your position paper should be submitted on MUNBase or emailed to committees@hnmunla.org by January 5th, 2020.