Click HERE for the General Committee topic guide.
The General Committee (GC) debates the resolutions produced by all committees other than the Security Council and MUNIC. The General Committee decides which resolutions will move on to General Assembly and suggests amendments as it sees fit. The General Committee is unique to SHSMUN because of its significance to the very structure of the conference and its ability to ensure complex and quality debate on the topics.
The General Committee has no set topics. Instead, GC delegates must be acquainted with all the topics at the conference. When reviewing resolutions, delegates must know their country’s position on every topic and be able to articulate effectively which resolutions should pass.
Since SHSMUN 2015, the General Committee has been elevated to a tier matching that of the Security Council. Delegates must be adept at research, parliamentary procedure, and understanding other countries’ various policies in order to advance their country’s positions on all thirty topics; therefore, we strongly suggest delegations send one of their more experienced delegates to the General Committee. During the first few committee sessions, instead of the standard mock debate, the committee will use the time before other committees pass resolutions to draft a “Pre-Resolution Flood Outline,” in which all thirty topics will be sorted into one of three categories: High, Mid, or Low Priority. This outline will be used as a reference to open debate on specific topics when resolutions arrive from other committees.
Ethan Fell, General Committee President
1. ) Use three adjectives to describe yourself.
Passionate, Outgoing, and Perpetually Confused
2.) What kind of food would you be? Why?
Does coffee count as food? Cause yeah I’d be that.
3.) What is your Favorite SHSMUN memory?
That’s a hard one, but it’s probably a tie between the USG Komal Patri and I falling asleep in the SecCo crisis (only to be awoken by Carter Smith’s aggressive gavel bangs) or being so sleep deprived that I poured an entire bottle of water on myself in committee without anyone noticing.
4.) What is your 2019 anthem?
September cause what else would I be listening to?
5.)What's your favorite quote?
“IN MY HOUSE, ANYONE WHO USES ONE WORD WHEN THEY COULD’VE USED TEN JUST ISN’T TRYING HARD.”
- JOSIAH BARTLET