Ad hoc committee of the secretary general
Crisis Director: Peter Park
Chairs: Jennifer Park and Anna Prisco
This committee does not require a position paper. You will receive a brief containing the topic guide, and you will receive a description of your character when you arrive. The topic guide will be given to the delegates in committee. A shorter, more condensed version of the guide is now available below!
olutely delighted to be the team bringing you this year’s Ad-Hoc committee of the Secretary-General. While we aren’t able to tell you all of the details quite yet, (the topic guide will be released in full on January 26) we can tell you what kind of committee you can expect.
The Ad-Hoc committee of the Secretary-General will endeavor to be a fast paced, truly immersive experience. It is the most intense simulation offered at AMUN and will likely be one of the most intense simulations you will encounter in Model UN. It will focus on testing delegates’ ability to think on their feet and respond rapidly to crises while balancing their personal interests with the interests of the group. We hope that for the hours that you will spend in the committee room with your fellow delegates, you will be able to truly inhabit the position that you hold.
No part of the committee will require extensive foreknowledge. All of the information that you need will be provided to you. That being said, you will be provided with a lot of information. Be prepared to sort out the critical from the unimportant lest you make poorly informed decisions.
As this committee will function as a Crisis Committee, there will be no working papers. All action will be undertaken through directives or the use of portfolio powers. Portfolio powers can be use unilaterally or semi-unilaterally and potentially secretly.
We hope that you will use every tool in your kit (diplomacy, extortion, backstabbing, other things of the like) to make the committee as exciting and enjoyable as possible.