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UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND CLIMATE REFUGEES

ABOUT THE COMMITTEE

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) stands as a cornerstone of global diplomacy, serving as a platform for all UN Member States to address pressing international issues and collaborate on solutions. 

With the ability to discuss a wide range of topics, the UNGA convenes annually at the UN headquarters in New York. It offers a platform for Member States to engage in dialogue, negotiation, and decision-making on issues spanning from peace and security to development and human rights. Comprising representatives from all Member States, the UNGA operates through various committees and plenary sessions. Delegates, representing their respective countries, engage in debates, deliver speeches, and participate in voting processes to shape the policies and actions of the United Nations.

Delegates shall represent one of the 193 current Member States. The working procedure of the Committee will be led by the Committee Directors. Delegates in the UNGA must write a position paper for the announced topics and submit it to the MUNLawS Academic team. Position papers will be reviewed and scored by the Academic team and shall greatly contribute to the final scores of delegates, upon which Committee awards will be based. Instructions on how to write the position paper are published on this website. Failure to follow these instructions or to meet the deadline for the submission of the position papers will result in negative points for the position paper. All delegates shall present their opening statements on the discussed topic after setting the agenda. Once every delegate presents their opening statement, which must not exceed 2 minutes, a general speakers list will be established and the floor shall be open to points or motions, as described in the General Rules of Procedure. Delegates recognized from the general speakers' list shall have no more than one and a half minute to address the Committee.

The main goal of the Committee is to adopt a Resolution. Issues that have not been discussed during formal debate may not be included in the Resolution. Every delegate shall read the General Rules of Procedure prior to the start of the MUNLawS Conference for a further detailed description of the procedure.

COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS

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