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International Atomic Energy Agency
Difficulty level: Beginner
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an autonomous organisation that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and prevent its employment for military purposes. It serves as an intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical cooperation in the nuclear field, contributing to international peace, security and the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). Topics at this Council relate to the promotion of the safe and peaceful use of nuclear energy and the impact of nuclear energy on issues such as, but not limited to, climate change and cancer control.READ MORE
Difficulty level: Intermediate
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is an intergovernmental military organisation, which consists of 30 Member States. The organisation’s primary task is the implementation of the 1949 North Atlantic Treaty, through guaranteeing the freedom and security of its members through political means by promoting democratic values and facilitating cooperation on defence and security issues. In addition, military tactics are also used to undertake operations when diplomatic efforts fail. Topics of the NATO Council range from addressing security issues, to discussing foreign relations.READ MORE
International Court of Justice
Difficulty level: Advanced
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the judicial organ of the United Nations. Its primary functions are to settle any international disputes brought to the Court by any of the UN Member States. The Court resolves a vast majority of the state-to-state disputes nowadays, as it is the only legitimate and worldwide-recognised organisation of its kind. The ICJ consists of 15 judges who are voted into the panel by the UN General Assembly and the Security Council for nine-year terms. The candidates must first be nominated in the Permanent Court of Arbitration by the national groups. No two judges may be nationals of the same State. The membership of the Court represents all of the principal legal systems in the world. Topics covered by this Council may range from the Srebrenica Massacre to specific disputes between Member States.READ MORE