Councils

The European International Model United Nations

Human Rights Council

The UN places significant emphasis on the protection and furthering of human rights across the world. The Human Rights Council is a body devised to facilitate this goal. It is an intergovernmental body responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe, and for addressing situations of human rights violations and making recommendations on them. The Human Rights Council brings its 47 members together during ad-hoc meetings in Geneva.

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NATO

Security is a crucial factor in ensuring the everyday life of both people and countries. NATO’s purpose is to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. NATO promotes democratic values and enables its members to consult and cooperate on defence and security-related issues to solve problems, build trust and, in the long run, prevent conflict. NATO is committed to the peaceful resolution of disputes. If diplomatic efforts fail, it has the authority to use military power to undertake crisis-management operations.

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Peace and Security Council of the African Union

An integral part of the African Peace and Security Architecture, the Peace and Security Council of the African Union is the standing decision-making organ of the African Union for the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts. Next to being an organ of collective security on the African Continent, the Council is responsible with conflict prevention, supporting and facilitating humanitarian operation, and implementing the AU’s defense policy, amongst others. The Peace and Security Council was established in 2002.

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UNFCCC

Perhaps no threat to global wellbeing has received more attention in recent years than rampant climate change. The UNFCCC is the United Nations entity tasked with supporting the global response to this threat. As the parent treaty to the 2015 Paris Agreement, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has nearly universal membership. The aim of the UNFCCC’s treaties is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, in a time frame which allows ecosystems to adapt naturally and enables sustainable development.

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World Health Organization

Finding somebody who has not heard of the World Health Organization in the past year is probably impossible. As the UN’s specialized agency responsible for global health, the WHO has featured extensively in coordinating the international response to the Covid-19 pandemic. But the goal of the WHO goes beyond response and crisis management. In fact, the organization strives for the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Established in 1948, the WHO currently has a membership of 194 countries.

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