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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime, in addition to being responsible for implementing the United Nations lead program on terrorism. UNODC works to educate people throughout the world about the dangers of drug abuse and to strengthen international action against illicit drug production and trafficking and drug-related crime.


Agenda Item: War on Drugs in the Philippines

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The Legal Committee is the sixth main committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations. The Sixth Committee is the primary forum for the consideration of legal questions in the General Assembly During the law-making negotiations in a variety of specific bodies of the United Nations, depending on their matter of subject, negotiations related to general international law are mostly held at the Sixth Committee.


 Agenda Item: Situation in the Chinese autonomous region Xinjiang and the status of Muslim Uyghurs


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The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which along with with with the United States House of Representatives--the lower chamber-- comprises the legislature of the United States. The State is composed of senators, each of whom represents a single state in its equally represented by two senators who serve staggered terms of six years. As the upper chamber of Congress, the Senate has several powers of advice and consent that are unique to it. These include the approval of treaties, and the confirmation of Cabinet secretaries, Supreme Court justices, federal judges, etc. There being at present 50 states in the Union, there are currently 100 senators.

Agenda Item: Impeachment of Donald Trump


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The Commission on the Status of Woman (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The CSW is instrumental in promoting woman's rights, documenting the reality of woman's lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.


Agenda Item: Woman's Legal and Economic Rights and Empowerment

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The Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 Members, and each Member has one vote. The Security Council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat of the peace or act of aggression. It calls upon the parties to a dispute to settle it by peaceful means and recommends methods of adjustment or terms of the settlement. In some cases, the Security Council can resort to imposing sanctions or even authorize the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security.


Agenda Item:  Six-Day  War (1967)

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The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) is a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It holds an annual intergovernmental forum for discussion on timely and pertinent issues affecting science, technology, and development. Its members are composed of national Governments, however, civil society contributes to discussions which take place. Outcomes of the CSTD include providing the United Nations General Assembly and ECOSOC with high-level advice on relevant science and technology issues.


Agenda Item: The impact of rapid technological changes on sustainable development goals

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We are glad to announce our new committee, James Buchanan's Cabinet!!


James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States, was born in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania, in 1791. Serving as president during the run-up to the Civil War, Buchanan's inability to halt the southern states' drive toward secession has led most historians to consider his presidency a failure. Buchanan was the only U.S. president from Pennsylvania, and the only one to remain a lifelong bachelor. He died in 1868 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In 1834 Buchanan returned to the United States and won a seat in Senate as a Democrat, a position he would hold for the next 10 years, until, in 1845, he resigned to serve as James K. Polk's secretary of state, a position he used to further an expansionist agenda. In 1852, he made an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, losing to Franklin Pierce, who, after being elected president, made Buchanan his minister to England. n 1856 Buchanan successfully defeated Republican candidate John C. Fremont and, on March 4, 1857, was sworn in as the 15th president of the United States. In his inaugural address, Buchanan, who had won, in no small part, due to the support he had garnered in the southern states, reiterated a belief that had been one of the major running points of his campaign: that slavery was a matter for states and territories to decide, not the federal government. He went on to suggest that the matter was one that would be easily resolved, both "speedily and finally." Historians have cited these remarks as indicative of Buchanan's fundamental misunderstanding of the issue. Shortly after his inauguration, the Dred Scott decision was delivered, essentially stating that the federal government had no right to exclude slavery in the territories. Around this time, Buchanan also attempted to resolve the slavery dispute in Kansas, so that it could agree on a constitution and be admitted to the Union. Buchanan supported the pro-slavery Lecompton Constitution, which passed the House but was blocked by the Senate and ultimately defeated.

By the end of Buchanan's presidency, the slavery issue threatened to tear the country apart. When Abraham Lincoln was elected president in 1860, the possibility that several states would secede was approaching likelihood. In his final address to Congress, Buchanan argued that while the states had no legal right to secede, the federal government had no right to prevent them from doing so. Despite Buchanan's attempts to prevent it, on December 20, 1860, South Carolina became the first state to secede. By February 1861, six more states followed suit and the Confederate States of America was formed. When Buchanan left office on March 3, 1861, to retire to his estate outside of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he left the nation on the brink of civil war. In his retirement, Buchanan devoted much of his time to defending his handling of events leading to the Civil War, for which he was ultimately blamed. In 1866 he published a memoir, in which he laid the blame for the war on abolitionists and Republicans. 


Get ready for America's worst president and his cabinet!

Agenda Item: Open Agenda