General Assembly of the United Nations (Fourth Committee): Special Political and Decolonization

General Assembly of the United Nations (Fourth Committee): Special Political and Decolonization

The Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) considers a broad range of issues covering a cluster of five decolonization-related agenda items, the effects of atomic radiation, questions relating to information, a comprehensive review of the question of peacekeeping operations as well as a review of special political missions, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the Report of the Special Committee on Israeli Practices and International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. In addition to these annual items, the Committee also considers the items on Assistance in mine action, and University for peace biennially and triennially respectively.

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Topics

The Western Sahara and the question of self-determination

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Foreign interference in Elections

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Chairs

Russell O'Brien

Russell O'Brien

Director

Russell greatly enjoyed the Model United Nations conference of his hometown in the previous year and thus he will resolve to ensure the enhancement of its reputation for NottsMUN 2018. As Russell questions his plans for the future, he takes solace in the notion that his three years at the University of York studying History have prepared him well to chair SPECPOL with his additional experience at the OPCW giving him an insight on the function of multilateral committees. Russell will also have no qualms in noting and applying elsewhere the inevitable innovations and precedents that NottsMUN 2018 will create.

Anna-Leah Gebühr

Anna-Leah Gebühr

Assistant Director

Anna-Leah Gebühr is a second year War Studies student at King’s College London. She has done Model United Nations for a year now. Having participated in a wide range of committees and conferences, she soon discovered to love committees a little outside of the norm, such as a summit of Marvel superheroes. NottsMUN will be her second time as a chair, and she is looking forward to a great conference. Anna is always happy to answer questions. She loves to learn about peace and international organisations, as well as religion and culture. In her free time she enjoys studying Arabic, going to the theatre, exploring London and reading – or you can catch her talking about medieval fortifications and artillery with her friends.