Committees & Topics

Please visit our Delegate Preparation page for details regarding position papers, rules of procedure, and other helpful resources.

The deadline for NWMUN-Seattle Position Papers is Monday, November 13, 2023 at 11:59 pm (Pacific).

Position Papers can be submitted via our online form:

General Assembly Plenary (GA) - Recommended for novice and intermediate delegates.

1. Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity and its contribution to sustainable development

2. The right to development

Note: The General Assembly will simulate Security Council Elections. The elections of the Security Council's non-permanent members are not a topic, but rather a process that will be simulated in the General Assembly. Therefore, it should not be addressed within GA position papers. This process will take place during the committee sessions on Sunday, November 19. Please read the Explanatory Note for more details.

General Assembly Background Guide (PDF)


UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - Recommended for novice, intermediate, and experienced delegates.

1. Elimination of racial discrimination, racial hatred, and racial hate crimes in the world

2. Technical and Vocational Education and Training

UNESCO Background Guide (PDF)


World Health Organization - Executive Board (WHO) - Recommended for novice, intermediate, and experienced delegates.

1. Global Health for Peace Initiative

2. The role of the health system to address violence against women and girls

WHO Background Guide (PDF)


Security Council (SC) - For experienced delegates only.

1. Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

2. Myanmar

Note: The Secretariat reserves the right to add additional suggested topics, with their own background materials, should they feel an issue requires the attention of the Security Council.

SC Background Guide (PDF)