Councils 2024

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GrunnMUN 2024 has a range of councils, ranging from beginner to advanced levels. Scroll lower to discover our councils and their respective topics!


Addressing the Human Rights Catastrophe in Sudan

The Human Rights Council (HRC), a key United Nations body, and beginner council at GrunnMUN, serves as a global forum dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights. Its core functions include monitoring and reviewing the human rights records of UN member states, investigating human rights abuses, and adopting resolutions to guide international responses to these challenges.

Starting in early 2023, Sudan suffered at least 665 incidents involving human rights violations, including arbitrary killings, extrajudicial executions, sexual violence, abductions and torture among other violations. This number has continued to increased as the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) of the government finds itself in a new conflict against the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). This conflict caused human rights violations in almost all dimensions which further complicated the political transition of Sudan and reignited past  ethnic tensions within the Darfur region, which has been an area  known for its past occurances of crimes against humanity.

Chairs for HRC

Quinten Janssen

Melissa Ababei


Tackling the Impact of the Rising Sea Levels on Island-States

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), a beginner council at GrunnMUN, is a leading global authority on environmental issues. UNEP is dedicated to promoting environmental protection, conservation, and the responsible management of natural resources. 

Climate change is negatively impacting multiple fields, the most prominent of which being the sea level and its rapid increase. With this in mind, an issue of utmost urgency appears: preserving the states whose territories are either one island or an archipelago. The potential loss of worldwide heritage sites, exacerbation of coastal erosion, saltwater intrusion into freshwater sources, and most importantly, the threat to resident’s livelihoods are all troubling impacts of rising sea levels. Considering the many implications of rising sea levels on a global level, it is important that the United Nations Environmental Programme focuses on measures tackling this climate issue and finding new solutions for the thousands of lives impacted. 

Chairs for UNEP

Gabriela Grigoras

Johann Lindhorst

Ilinca Padurariu


How the Tables Turn: Ageing Population and Demographic Transition in World Economies

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), an intermediate council at GrunnMUN, aims to support sustainable development, economic growth, and social progress across the world. Through collaboration, policy guidance, and advocacy, it works to achieve a more equitable and prosperous economic and social future. More information on this year’s specific topic will be released soon!

Chairs for ECOSOC

Alex Kovál

Tomáš Kučera


Tackling the Militarization of the Arctic

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a military alliance formed by North American and European countries, and is an intermediate council at GrunnMUN. Through crisis management and collective defense, NATO’s core mission is to ensure the security and defense of its members while also contributing to the maintenance of peace and stability in the broader international community. 

The Arctic has been a region of growing contention over the past decade. With states wanting to expand into the territory as a strategic maneuver, the urgency of the matter cannot be understated. The melting of the ice in the Arctic Circle will facilitate the movement of larger naval vessels and military equipment through the upper Northern Hemisphere, and this development calls into question the future intent of states looking to create a stronghold opposing NATO interests. Additionally, the steady approach of Russia and China into the Arctic Circle continue to bring new considerations into NATOs’ approach to diplomacy on the global stage. 

Chairs for NATO

Lakshya Awatramani

Michał Nowacki


Security and Socio-Political Challenges in Balochistan: A Call for International Intervention

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC), an advanced council at GrunnMUN, is the principal international body responsible for maintaining international peace and security. This influential body has the authority to address conflicts, authorize peacekeeping missions, impose sanctions, and enforce international law. 

Balochistan, the largest province in Pakistan, confronts a complex socio-political landscape, marked by a longstanding separatist insurgency against the government. This conflict has resulted in significant human casualties and geopolitical ramifications, necessitating a comprehensive understanding of its root causes. As Balochistan stands at a critical crossroad whereby the Pakistani government failed to diplomatically address the issue, can the United Nations Security Council seize the opportunity to broker a comprehensive solution, transcending geopolitical intricacies? Will a potential escalation into civil war be prevented and a humanitarian crisis averted? Can your insights contribute towards peace and resolution? Join UNSC at GrunnMUN 2024 and find out…

Chairs for UNSC

Raoul Cardellini

Diana Velea

Matej Nemčok