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11th - 13th November 2016

Oxford International
Model United Nations

From the Secretariat

Dear all,

Thank you very much for attending OxIMUN 2015. The Secretariat was incredibly impressed with the level of debate and dedication, and hope that you all had a wonderful experience this past November.

The XIVth Session of the Oxford International Model United Nations conference will take place between November 11th and 13th 2016, in the heart of Oxford.

This year, our aim is to broaden the scope of the debate at OxIMUN, encouraging delegates and chairs to think beyond traditional borders, whether that's in politics, social change, or scientific development.

We will be continuing our reputation for excellence in all aspects of the conference, including exciting new social events, prominent guest speakers, and the opportunity to debate in the 900 year old intellectual and cultural center that is the University of Oxford.

We recruit Directors from all over the world to provide you with the most competent and professional committee sessions, and ensure that you come away from the weekend with incredible memories.

We can't wait to meet you all!

Best wishes,
The OxIMUN 2016 Secretariat

The Committees

Where is the next frontier?
Looking Beyond Europe
The Disarmament and International Security Committee deals with disarmament and other challenges to international security.
DISEC
The International Court of Justice, composed of 15 judges, is the primary Judicial Branch of the UN, serving to settle legal disputes and provide advisory information on legal questions submitted to it.
ICJ
The United Nations Security Council is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations and has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.
UNSC
The United Nations Environment Programme represents the environment within the United Nations system, by providing leadership and encouraging partnership.
UNEP
The World Health Organisation, headquartered in Geneva, is a specialised agency that is concerned with international public health matters.
WHO
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees leads and co-ordinates international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide.
UNHCR
Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body that protects and promotes human rights around the globe.
HRC
The African Union is the platform through which all African countries collaborate in their quest for unity and development so that the continent might play its rightful role in the global economy. This committee will be in French.
AU (French)
Our experimental take on the classic historical crisis.
Joint Crisis Committee (Historical)
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is the global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime.
UNODC
The Press Corps is comprised of journalists from internationally renowned publications who will provide coverage on committees, report crises, and offer insight into OxIMUN 2016.
Press Corps
The Organization of American States is an inter-continental organization founded for the purposes of regional solidarity and cooperation among nations of the Americas. This committee will be in Spanish.
OAS (Spanish)
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is an international financial institution that supports the building of infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific Region.
AIIB
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a trade agreement among twelve Pacific Rim countries to promote economic growth. The TPP is likely to expand its membership once all the original signatories have ratified it.
TPP
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is a group of thirteen nations accounting for 40 percent of global oil production. Because of the low prices of oil, OPEC is at a turning point in its history.
OPEC
The Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee focuses on human rights questions, such as the advancement of women and the treatment of refugees.
SOCHUM
The Commission on Science and Technology for Development is a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council. It provides high-level advice on relevant science and technology issues.
ECOSOC-CSTD
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs works to promote international cooperation in the peaceful use and exploration of space, and in the utilisation of space science and technology for sustainable economic and social development.
UNOOSA
The Special Political and Decolonization Committee is in charge of monitoring implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.
SPECPOL
The Economic and Financial Committee discusses issues relating to economic growth and development such as macroeconomic policy, poverty eradication, and sanctions.
ECOFIN
The International Labour Organization is responsible for promoting rights at work, encouraging decent employment opportunities, enhancing social protection, and strengthening dialogue on work-related issues.
ILO
The International Maritime Organization is responsible for regulating shipping. It is charged with developing a comprehensive regulatory framework for international, nautical trade.
IMO

The Socials


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