Conference Theme: Living Together in Peace

The United Nations celebrates on 16 May the International Day of Living Together in Peace. The objective of this celebration is to mobilize the efforts of international community “to promote peace, tolerance, inclusion, understanding and solidarity, and to express its attachment to the desire to live and act together, united in differences and diversity, in order to build a sustainable world of peace, solidarity and harmony” (United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/72/130).

Committees and Council Topics

FAMUN 2019 committees, councils and court will discuss the culture of peace in connection to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with special emphasis to its Sustainable Development Goal 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

United Nations General Assembly – Second Committee

International Migration and Development

Language: Portuguese

There is a consensus in the General Assembly that international migrants have a positive impact on the development of both developing and developed countries. The Second Committee will discuss how to implement the Global Pact for Migration, adopted in December 2018 in order to guarantee a safe, orderly and regular migration for development. Delegates will take measures to promote the social inclusion of migrants and eliminate all forms of discrimination against them.

 

United Nations General Assembly – Second Committee

Harmony with Nature

Language: Portuguese

As the consequences of climate change and environmental degradation become even more serious, the General Assembly have been considering new proposals on how to promote development while respecting natural cycles. Based on the concept of Ecological Economics, the Second Committee will discuss measures to alter the unsustainable patters of consumption and production that have prevailed since the Industrial Revolution. Delegates will deliberate on how to promote a different understanding of the relationship between humankind and natural environment, in order to advance on the implementation of the rights of nature.

 

United Nations General Assembly – Third Committee

International drug control

Language: Portuguese

The international cooperation against world drug problem focuses not only on implementing international measures to prevent illegal trafficking, but also on how to address the main causes of drug abuse that affect all societies. The UNGA Third Committee will discuss how States can cooperate in order to promote effective policies of drug control, which privileges measures associated with drug-related crime, health-related issues, education, and non-discrimination in order to improve the human rights of children, youth, women and communities.

 

United Nations Security Council 1

Women, Peace and Security

Language: English

The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda emerged in the 1990s as a response to the lack of gender equality in peacekeeping, peacebuilding and conflict prevention. In its Resolution 1325 (2000), the Security Council addressed, for the first time, the necessity of including women as agents of peace and protecting their rights during and after conflict. In this Open Debate, the Members of the Council will take measures to promote the role of women in conflict prevention and resolution in African countries, especially those in the Sahel region.

 

United Nations Security Council 2

Children and Armed Conflict

Language: English

Children are the most affected by the pervasive and long-lasting effects of an armed conflict. They are usually deprived from their homes, their families and their basic rights. The impacts of such an experience can compromise the consolidation of peace in the post-conflict scenario, since these children frequently witnessed episodes of great violence. In 1999, through its Resolution 1261, the UNSC recognized that children needed special support. In this Open Debate, delegates are invited to discuss and suggest new and innovative ways to cope with the vulnerable situation of children in armed conflict.

 

 

 

United Nations General Assembly – Second Committee

International Migration and Development

Language: English

There is a consensus in the General Assembly that international migrants have a positive impact on the development of both developing and developed countries. The Second Committee will discuss how to implement the Global Pact for Migration, adopted in December 2018 in order to guarantee a safe, orderly and regular migration for development. Delegates will take measures to fight against the smuggling of migrants and to guarantee the minimum degree of protection to migrants in an irregular situation.

 

United Nations Security Council

The situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Language: Spanish

In January 2019, the UNSC added to its agenda a new and controversial topic, the Situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. By arguing that the Venezuelan people were subjected to a humanitarian crisis that could lead to a conflict, the U.S succeeded in having the issue discussed by the Council. But other permanent members seemed to disagree, arguing that the situation in Venezuela could not be classified as an issue relating to the maintenance of international peace and security. In this Briefing, delegates should address the issue considering the dilemma of how the Council can deal with humanitarian crises while respecting its mandate and avoiding interference in national matters.

 

International Court of Justice

Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan: New Zealand intervening)

Language: Portuguese

In 2010, Australia initiated proceedings before the International Court of Justice, accusing Japan of violating the 1946 International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling and other obligations related to the preservation of the marine environment in the Antarctic. Australia’s accusations were based on the argument that the Japanese Whale Research Program (JARPA II) violated article VIII of the 1946 Convention. The Judges of the ICJ will analyze the question of interpretation and application of article VIII, in order to verify if Japan´s killing and treating of whales in the Antarctic followed its obligations of scientific purposes.

Meet Our Secretariat and Officials

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Paulo Tucci

High School Secretary

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Samantha Muniz

University Director

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Maria Eduarda Jareta

High School Chair

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Isabela Minaré

University President

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Juliana Magalhães

High School Secretary

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Marcela Silva

High School Director

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Gabriel Pellegrina

High School Chair

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Vitor Rocha

University ICJ President

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Flávia Mattos

High School Secretary

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Luis Gabriel Velázquez

University Director

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Lais Cavallin

High School Chair

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Rafaela Lopes

University ICJ Vice-President

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José Lemos

University Secretary

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Julia Green

University Registrar

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Liv Andrade

University Chair

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