Committee Research

  • Researching your Committee

    (http://www.un.org/aboutun/mainbodies.html)

    Now that your know the name of your committee, you need to answer a couple of questions about it:

    -          Which organ is it part of? (most committees will be part of the General Assembly but not always. You may be on the Security Council.)

    -          When was it founded? And why?

    -          Has it passed any important resolutions?

    -          Who is represented on your committee? (and how are they chosen?)

    o        Do you have any natural allies on your committee?

    o        Are there any important NGOs on your committee?

    -         What are the powers of your committee? And what are its limits?