The smallest of the substantive organs at HNMUN-LA, the Specialized Agencies are where the most immersive, most intense experiences unfold. Delegates who choose to participate in this sort of committee will work in a small group of around 20 to 30, dealing with real-time crises that are thrown their way by the staff. The skill set involved in debating in successfully in the Specialized Agencies is slightly different to that required by the General Assemblies and the ECOSOCs.
The “crisis” component involved in the Specialized Agencies incorporates a tacit game of strategy to the debate. Delegates in crisis committees have access to the crisis room, where crisis staffers read their notes, through which the delegates communicate personal directives. Being able to execute individual plans outside of the committee room enriches the delegate experience, as the mandate of a position in a Specialized Agency involves flexibility and a flair for the dramatic. Personal motives are at the forefront of the strategic edifice of these committees, seeing as the positions in most consist of individuals, as opposed to countries.
Adrenaline peaks in these small committees, and for those who relish in rollercoasters and high-pressure situations, there is likely no better place than the Specialized Agencies.