April 21 KDS/CSS Conference

Welcome to the Kent Denver School and The Colorado Springs School Model United Nations Conference! Our conference is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018 and will take place at Kent Denver School in Englewood, Colorado. We are excited to offer a dynamic experience for both novice and experienced delegates at this year’s conference. 


Council and Participating Countries/Leaders:


  1. Beginner UNESCO Council –  1 or 2-person delegations

In this United Nations Educational, Scientific and, Cultural Organization committee, our delegates will discuss how the international community should approach the use of genetic modification given emerging technologies as well as the ethics surrounding animal testing. Delegates will be challenged to accurately represent their countries’ views on these difficult questions and provide solutions to these increasingly important matters.


Topic 1: Human Genetic Modification

Topic 2: The Ethics of Animal Testing


Nation-states:  

China, United States, Japan, Russia, Australia, Switzerland, India, United Kingdom, Kenya, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Spain, Greece, Saudi Arabia.



  1. Beginner/Intermediate Security Council - 1 or 2 person delegations

This is a crisis council based on LGBTQ rights in Uganda and Nigeria and the U.N.’s policy of Responsibility to Protect (R2P). This is a sensitive topic. Delegates will need to balance respect for other countries’ cultural values with their own beliefs and values about this issue.


Topic 1: Uganda

Topic 2: Nigeria


Nation-states:

Bolivia, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, France, Kazakhstan, Kuwait,

the Netherlands, *Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Russian Federation, Sweden, *Uganda,

the United Kingdom, and the United States.



  1. Intermediate Historical Organization of African Unity Liberation Special Committee – 1 or 2 person delegations

In this historical council, delegates will respond to transitions in leadership and decolonization throughout Southern Africa in the 1960s and 70s. They must consider the political, economic, and social implications of democracy and economic development, as well as revolution. The date is set at 1 September 1971.


                    Topic 1: Economic Development & Responsible Resource Use

Topic 2: Liberation of Colonized Nations & Good Governance



Nation-states:

Zaire, Uganda (under Idi Amin), Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, British Rhodesia, Botswana, Portugal (Mozambique, Angola), Madagascar, Lesotho.


Note:

Some delegates will represent individuals (i.e. Idi Amin and the British and Portuguese governors)

Please indicate  # of delegates for each state selection.

Resolutions will be shaped in council; see background guide for direction.



  1. Advanced Commission on the Status of Women - 1 person delegations

In this advanced Commission on the Status of Women council, member states will

discuss the challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.


Topic 1: The right to sex education and reproductive health

Topic 2: The right to abortion in rural regions


Nation-States:

Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, China, India, Iran, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Perú, Colombia, Uruguay, Guatemala, United Kingdom, Canada, Spain, Norway.


Note:

Resolutions will be shaped in council; see background guide for direction.



  1. Advanced Harry Potter Council - 1 person delegations; please only one student per school

In this joint convention between the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) and the British Ministry of Magic (MM), wizards will discuss relations with Muggles/No-Majs, such as what level of interaction to have. They will also discuss the growing threat of Grindelwald and the implications his growing power has for the magical communities. This council will take place in 1926, directly following the events of the movie Fantastic Beasts and where to find them.

Topic 1: Muggle/No-Maj relations

Topic 2: The Threat of Grindelwald


Members: Madam Seraphina Picquery (MACUSA), Abernathy (MACUSA), Tina Goldstein (MACUSA), Nicolas Flamel (MM), Albus Dumbledore (MM), Hector Fawley (MM), Theseus Scamander (MM), Armando Dippet (MM), Robert Grimsditch (MACUSA), Mary Jauncey (MACUSA), Queenie Goldstein (MACUSA), Irene Kneedander (MACUSA), Carlos Lopez (MACUSA), Dempster Wiggleswade (MM), Bob Ogden (MM), Septimus Malfoy (MM), Phoebus Penrose (MM), Myra Curio (MM), Bethilda Roche (MACUSA), and Elizabeth Mcgilliguddy (MACUSA).


Note:

Resolutions will be shaped in council; see background guide for direction.


Registration

Registration is due by 3 p.m. on Friday, March 16. Country assignments will be released on Monday, March 19. Late registrants will be assigned remaining countries on a first come, first served basis. Please register online by going to
https://goo.gl/forms/ul8WFBbnzHuKIcyZ2
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