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- SPEAKERS -

Stockholm Model United Nations express our gratitude for the speakers at the 2016 conference. At Stockholm Model United Nations, we are always striving to invite the most prominent people, from relevant fields, to give you the opportunity to get up close and personal to real life international politics and relations. Last year we had the great pleasure to host the likes of Aleksander Gabelic, Sven-Eric Söder and Lars Strannegård. Stay tuned for the speakers at Stockholm Model United Nations 2017.

CONFERENCE

- COMMITTEES -

2017 Theme:

Transborder Security and Sustainable Development

We are happy to present to you this years theme of Stockholm Model United Nations 2017. Our committees are varied and suit everyone from beginners to veterans. We have strived to come up with topics which are not often discussed and are important to international relations and human rights. We have classed the committees into three difficulty levels, so that delegates can easily find the best balance between topics and expected preparation levels. Stay tuned for more information about the committees for Stockholm Model United Nations 2017.
 

 
 
 

- SCHEDULE -

Below you find a preliminary schedule of Stockholm Model United Nations 2017. Stay tuned for a more detailed schedule to be announce.

THURSDAY 9th NOVEMBER

14:00 - 16:00

Delegate Registrations

The Atrium

16:00 - 17:00

Opening Cermony

The Aula

17:30 - 19:00

Committee Session

Committee Rooms

19:00 - 20:30

Mingle

Juristernas

22:00 -

Club Night

TBA

FRIDAY 10th NOVEMBER

11:00 - 12:00

Lunch

TBA

12:00 - 15:00

Committee Session

Committee Rooms

15:00 - 19:00

Committee Session

Committee Rooms

21:00 - 

Club Night

TBA

SATURDAY 11th NOVEMBER

09:30 - 10:00

Morning Fika

TBA

10:00 - 12:00

Committee Session

Committee Rooms

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

TBA

13:00 - 15:00

Committee Session

Committee Rooms

SUNDAY 12th NOVEMBER

09:30 - 10:00

Morning Fika

TBA

10:00 - 12:00

Closing Ceremony

Aula Magna

12:00 - 16:00

Committee Session

Committee Rooms

16:00 - 18:00

Closing Ceremony

Aula Magna

15:00 - 18:00

Committee Session

Committee Rooms

19:30 - 

Diplomat Dinner

TBA

09:00 - 11:00

Lectures

TBA

Topic 1: Clean & fresh water sustainable development

Topic 2: Renewable energy sustainable development

 

Under-Secretary General: Haleh Kafashinamdar

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Topic 1: Clean & fresh water sustainable development
Water and sanitation are at the very core of sustainable development, critical to the survival of people and the planet. In 2015, 4.9 billion people globally used an improved sanitation facility; 2.4 billion did not. Among those lacking adequate sanitation were 946 million people without any facilities at all, who continued to practice open defecation. In 2015, 68 per cent of the global population was using improved anitation facilities compared to 59 per cent in 2000. Nevertheless, the unsafe management of faecal waste and wastewater continues to present a major risk to public health and the environment. More progress has been made in access to drinking water. In 2015, 6.6 billion people, or 91 per cent of the global population, used an improved drinking water source, versus 82 per cent in 2000. Despite that improvement, an estimated 663 million people were using unimproved water sources or surface water that year. While coverage was around 90 per cent or more in all regions except sub-Saharan Africa and Oceania, widespread inequalities persist within and among countries. Moreover, not all improved sources are safe. For instance, in 2012 it was estimated that at least 1.8 billion people were exposed to drinking water sources contaminated with faecal matter.

Goal 6 of United Nation (Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all) not only addresses the issues relating to drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene, but also the quality and sustainability of water resources worldwide. For example,
by 2030, the goal is to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all and to achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all. The goal is also to end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations, and to improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping, and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater, and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.


Topic 2: Renewable energy sustainable development

Energy is crucial for achieving almost all the Sustainable Development Goals, from its role in the eradication of poverty through advancements in health, education, water supply and industrialization, to combating climate change. The proportion of the global population with access to electricity has increased steadily, from 79 per cent in 2000 to 85 per cent in 2012. Still, 1.1 billion people are without this valuable service. Recent global progress in this area has been driven largely by Asia, where access is expanding at more than twice the pace of demographic growth. Of those gaining access to electricity worldwide since 2010, 80 per cent are urban dwellers.

Goal 7 of United Nation (Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all) addresses the issues relating to all kind of energy, especially renewable and green energy. For example, by 2030, the goal is to substantially increase the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix and double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency and to enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology.

Countries(preliminarily): Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey,
United Kingdom, United States of America