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