The ESSBMUN Conference is Erasmus’ and Cedo Nulli’s very own MUN Conference. It is a newly organized MUN Conference we would like to make a name for the ESSBMUN as a prestigious, international MUN Conference.

The conference provides a learning ground for students of the Erasmus University and in the future maybe even students from outside Erasmus University. Students get the opportunity to participate in debates, improve public speaking skills, learn about diplomacy, international relations and politics, and the United Nations by experiencing it.

ESSBMUN challenges it students through two simulations: the Disarmament and International Security Committee (First Committee) of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), and the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). In the future, we would like to challenge students to a greater extent by offering more simulations.

The United Nations General Assembly of the ESSBMUN Conference of 2022 will be debating Privacy in the Digital Era, the Economic and Social Council of the 2022nd Conference will deal with Drugs Trafficking Organizations.

The UNGA makes recommendations concerning international issues to States. Among other rights, the General Assembly (GA) can initiate research, discuss any topic relating to international peace and security and make recommendations (expect when the topic is under debate within the Security Council), and help maintain international relationships for the purpose of cooperation, international peace and security. Because of the extensive amount of items that pass the GA, the agenda of the GA is structured into the six Main Committees. ESSBMUN Conference simulates the First Committee.

The committees of the GA discuss the elements of their agenda, and attempt to unify the different approaches of the States. They propose a draft resolution and decisions, with their recommendations to the Plenary of the Assembly for a review and operationalization. The committees process is overseen by the chair of the committee. The chair of the First Committee is Omar Hilale from Morocco. The overall process is managed by Abdulla Shahid (Maldives), the President of the General Assembly.

The First Committee is structured as follows:

  1. General debate
  2. Thematic discussions
  3. Action of drafts

The Economic and Social Council consists out of several types of commissions and bodies. The Council is responsible for guiding and regulate the work of all these bodies and commissions. ECOSOC is a fundamental part of the UN system, as it function is to provide sustainable development for all three dimensions (economic, social, environmental). It is the ground for debating, innovative thinking, creating harmony, and achieving international settled goals.

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) is founded to relieve workload from ECOSOC in managing of the operationalization of drug control treaties. The agenda of the CND is structured into two parts: a regulating part “for discharging treaty-based and normative functions; and an operational segment for exercising the role as the governing body of the UNODC.”