United Nations Security Council
The Security Council is one of the principle organs of the UN. Its powers include the establishment of peacekeeping operations, the establishment of international sanctions, and the authorization of military action through Security Council Resolutions; it is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states.
The Horn of Africa consists of three majorly stricken countries- Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia. Yemen is also widely considered part of this area, by geostrategic reasoning. The crises in these countries are convoluted and overlapping. Plagued by the terrorist group Al-Shabaab, and the orthodox Al Itihad Al Islamiya (AIAI) is only the beginning of their troubles. The threat of communalism, especially in Eritrea, risks the collapse of already instable and unreliable democracy. Still recovering from the effects of famine and droughts, these strife-stricken countries need to be brought to the forefront of the world's powers. Pitch your say in, fight for lives, and debate the terrorism that yet lives in the Horn of Africa at Helix MUN 2018.
United Nations Educational,Scientific and Cultural OrganizationGlobal press freedom declined to its lowest point in 13 years in 2016. 45% percent of the population lives in countries where the media environment is rated 'not free'. Free speech is an indispensable tool of self-governance in a democratic society. It enables people to obtain information from a diversity of sources, make decisions, and communicate those decisions to the government. What can be done about fake news? Do newspapers create populism or respond to it? Where do the limits of the freedom of expression lie?
This June, Helix MUN brings to you this debate in its simulation of UNESCO.
United Nations Office on Drugs and CrimeAccording to the latest World Drug Report, around 190,000 drug-related deaths occurred in 2016. 10% of international crime is related to drugs- valued at approximately 24.7 billion dollars. There are strong inter-linkages between drug trafficking and the spread of crime, corruption, terrorism, and insurgency; which has serious implications for the legal, political, economic, and social stability. All countries, drug producing, transit and consumption, alike have a stake in fighting this.
Is there a way to successfully dismantle cartels in the world? What can we do to stop drug trafficking? How can the countries of the world prevent organized crime funding through drug trade? The UN Office of Drugs and Crime at Helix MUN 2018 discusses this and more.
United Nations Human Rights CouncilAccording to WHO, every year in the world there are an estimated 40 to 50 million abortions. This corresponds to 125,000 abortions per day. The abortion is the ongoing controversy surrounding the moral, legal, and religious status of induced abortion.The sides involved in the debate are the self-described "pro-choice" movement and the "pro-life" movement. Is legalising abortion advocating murder? Is banning abortion violating the fundamental autonomy of women over their own bodies? Is killing a human life worth the freedom of a woman? The Human Rights Council at Helix Model United Nations will discuss the validity of abortion and its ties to the self-determination of women at its first edition this June.
Commonwealth Youth SummitHelix Model United Nations is proud to announce that it is now Helix Model United Nations and Commonwealth Youth Summit and presents the first simulation of a Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in India in the form of a Commonwealth Youth Summit. Every two years, leaders of the Commonwealth meet to discuss current issues affecting the Commonwealth and its many diverse citizens. The meeting, known as the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), was last held in Malta in November 2015 and included People’s, Women’s, Youth and Business Fora. It is this biennial event that is emulated Commonwealth Youth Summits. Model Commonwealth Summits operate much like a model UN scenario, with individuals acting as the heads of government of Commonwealth countries and engaging in discussions as their country would. Critically, country representatives in a Model Commonwealth Summit must reach a consensus on the issues discussed, adding a challenging element that is of great contemporary importance. Make history with Helix Model United Nations and Commonwealth Youth Summit 2018 and be a part of the first ever simulation of a Commonwealth Youth Summit in India. We await you.
United Nations Commission on the Sokovia Accords"For the past four years, you've operated with unlimited power and no supervision. That's an arrangement the governments of the world can no longer tolerate." ―Thaddeus Ross to the Avengers. Super-Humans have been looked at as both vigilantes and saviours throughout the years, but alleged major public safety risks forced the UN to sign The Sokovia Accords- that forces all these Enhanced Humans to act only on the orders of the UN. But is this a move that will be as effective as it is theorized to be? Or will it pave a golden road laden with flowers for every evil being out there to go full sprint ahead, right towards total annihilation? Is Tony Stark's vision of “Responsibility to Protect” what you believe in? Or do you think Cap's ideal of freedom is what we should strive for? In a nutshell: Whose side are you on? Represent the nations of the world, the Agents of SHIELD, and of course, Marvel's superheroes in Helix MUN's action-packed committee this June, perfect for nervous first-timers to realise the concept of world peace through an unconventional committee, or experienced delegates looking for a change!
The White House
(RECOMMEND FOR EXPERIENCED DELEGATES AND ENTHUSIASTS OF AMERICAN POLITICS) The most powerful place in the most powerful nation on Earth. A superpower whose decisions can change the world. Now you can be a part of this. Helix Model United Nations and Commonwealth Youth Summit proudly brings to you our newest committee, the White House, created due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback Helix MUN has received. The election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States was the dawn of a new era in the history of the United States; one that, arguably, was accompanied by global conflict and an increasingly divided people. The unprecedented nature of the working of this new administration has left many baffled; if not angered by its actions. The White House today is unquestionably a divided front, aggravated by an increasing number of obstacles, both domestic and international, arising each day. With the amelioration of North Korean armament, an unfolding Immigration Crisis, on going wars in Syria and Afghanistan, deteriorating relations with European allies, and an increasingly xenophobic population, it is imperative that this committee works swiftly and cooperatively to restore and maintain the world’s most powerful nation’s prestige and standing in the international community.