Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL)
Chairs: Ryan Leung & Raehash Shah
Topic Guide Coming Soon!
Topic A: Economic Growth and Stability in African Nations
Over the past 15 years, many of the countries in Africa have experienced economic growth where growth rates have exceeded 5% per year. This has led to hope about the African Nation’s prospects to leave the poverty and underdevelopment of Africa. However, the economy is now turning less favorable as growth is slowing down especially in the oil and mineral exporting countries. Growth is expected to continue but at a slower pace as opposed to before. In this changing world, it is necessary to maintain the economic growth of Africa by differentiating those who stimulate growth and those who sustain it.
Topic B: Growing Influence of Terrorist Groups
In recent years, there have been a number of terrorist organizations that have wreaked havoc in a number of regions around the world. Some of those organizations include ISIS and Hezbollah in the Middle East, as well as Boko Haram in Africa. ISIS has destabilized the Middle East region and is recruiting fighters from all over the world. Boko Haram has harmed many African communities and threatened the economic growth and development of several African nations. The United Nations has made it a priority to prevent the growth and operations of terrorist organizations like these. Some areas of this issue that the United Nations has focused on include border security, information sharing, judicial measures, prosecution, and rehabilitation.