European Council

European Council.Despite having very limited formal powers of its own, the European Council acts as the strategic forum for European Union (EU) member states to guide the political directions and objectives of the union. Given its role in crisis management, meetings of the European Council have often represented historic moments in the history of the European Union, and consequently contemporary European history as a whole.Topic A: Negotiating the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union according to Art. 50 (2) TEU en detail (brexit)Topic B: European Strategies on Environmental politics  Study Guide Meet your chairs Moritz Franz Adam My name is Moritz F. Adam, I am 20 years of age and a finalist in Theology and Religion at Mansfield College, Oxford. This year it my role at the OxIMUN conference to preside over the European Council, which is a committee primarily conducted in German.Initially I began participating in Model United…
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WHO

World Health Organisation (WHO).The World Health Organisation is a specialised agency of the United Nations, covering the remit of international public health. Since its establishment in 1948, the WHO has been at the forefront of many great advances in this field, playing a leading role in the eradication of smallpox. More recently, its priorities have been orientated around other communicable diseases (most notably HIV/AIDS, Ebola, malaria, and tuberculosis), reproductive health, and nutrition; though the agency has interests in many areas.Topic A: Enhancing Access to Pharmaceuticals at a Global ScaleTopic B: Health Data Sharing: To Protect or to not Protect  Study Guide Meet your chairs Pedra Rabiee Pedra is currently a second year medical student at King’s College London. Born in London, she has spent majority of her youth living as an expatriate in Saudi Arabia and Oman, which was where her long intimate relationship with MUN began. Pedra has participated…
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UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).UNESCO is a specialised agency of the United Nations which aims to encourage international collaboration in the educational, scientific, and cultural spheres. It sponsors projects in areas such as literacy, teacher-training, and heritage conservation; making an important contribution to preserving global cultural diversity and encouraging advances worldwide in education. Being in the news for a variety of reasons recently, UNESCO should prove to be a topical body to simulate at OxIMUN 2017.Topic A: Restoration of heritage sites in regions liberated from the Islamic StateTopic B: The preservation of languages facing near-future extinction  Study Guide Meet your chairs Robbie Almond Robbie is a second year Politics student at the University of York, and has been involved in the MUN community for over a year. Having participated in both international and domestic conferences in both the General Assembly and Crisis formats, his first year of…
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