What is the Summit? The Summit Program at CAHSMUN 2019 is an opportunity for delegates to engage in a more realistic approach of how the United Nations operates. In the United Nations, committees are not isolated from one another and confined to their own rooms; rather, committees often interact with one another to approach topics and issues more holistically. The Summit program is the only one of its kind in Canada.
This year, the Summit Program has been revamped to encourage more inter-committee collaboration than ever before. The topic of discussion will be a multifaceted crisis that allows each committee to handle the situation from its own perspective, and the goal is to illustrate how separate UN organs collaborate to solve complex global issues. Delegates from summit committees will be provided with a detailed crisis run down, which allows for more inter-committee communication with a novel aspect of the Summit Program: the delegate swap system. Upon the approval of the Director, a delegate may exchange places with their counterpart in another summit committee, and although recommended to the sponsors of papers, this procedure is open to all delegates who would like to disseminate their ideas across committees. Each summit committee will create its own crisis resolution paper; upon passing in its committee of origin, these papers will then be merged to create a final resolution paper. Sponsors of working papers may also request that certain draft resolution clauses be read to the other summit committees before the debate is tabled.
The Summit Crisis will be posted prior to the conference, and more updates will arrive leading up to the conference date to emulate a real-world crisis. Remember to visit this page as the conference approaches for more updates.
Summit Committees: Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian Committee (SOCHUM) International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) World Health Organization (WHO)
Committee Timeline: Committee Sessions 1-3: Delegates will meet in their own committee rooms and discuss their committee-specific topics.
Committee Session 4-5: On Sunday morning, all Summit delegates will receive the same crisis to resolve. Summit Procedures are implemented in place of standard Model UN protocol.
For questions regarding the Summit program, please email Matthew Cheng, USG General Assemblies at firstname.lastname@example.org.