The theme of FerMUN 2013 was ICTs as the way forward in Development, Peace and Prosperity? More than 350 delegates were split in nine committees, including a Historical Security Council. The first of our conferences at ITU, its success paved the way for the partnership the club has today with the Union.
The Opening Ceremony of FerMUN 2013 was held in the Popov Room of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on the 9th of January 2013. Special guest included:
- H.E Dr. Touré, Secretary General of the ITU
- H.E Mr. Tokayev, Director General of the United Nations Offices in Geneva
- Ambassadors from various permanent missions at UNOG
GA1: Disarmament and International Security Committee
- The combat against cyber-terrorism.
- Enforced detainment and “ghost” prisoners.
GA2: Agriculture Committee
- Is E-Agriculture the way to ensure world food security?
- Questioning the benefits and disadvantages of irrigation canals and in water sensitive areas.
GA3: Environmental Committee
- Regulating the pollution caused by the electronic storage of information.
- The disposal of electronic waste.
GA4: Special Committee for Politics and Decolonisation
- Protecting existing telecommunication infrastructure in countries suffering from political instability.
- The legitimacy of government and targeted killings.
HRC: Human Right Council
- Should internet access be considered as Human Right?
- Should an international legislation be put in place regulating social media platforms?
ECOSOC: Economic and Social Council
- Could the development of an online education system ensure access to an education for all?
- Implementing ICTs as a necessity for economic development.
DSD: Division for Sustainable Development
- The issue of the increasing amounts of endangered species due to overfishing and other biodiversity loss.
- The issue of cash crops in less economically developed countries.
Special Conference for ICTs
- Using ICTs to create equal opportunities among men and women.
- Satellite imaging – a useful tool in development?
- ICTs in order to achieve greater empowerment, equality, education and employment for girls.
HSC: Historical Security Council
- Korean war