Committees

Standing Committees

United Nations Security Council

The Security Council convenes upon request by a member state in response to developing challenges to international peace and security and its decisions have to be carried out by all member states as stated under the UN Charter. The Security Council has advanced the use of non-military measures in order to reach peaceful settlements and these include the use of arms embargoes, economic sanctions, the protection of natural resources and taking a leading role in counter-terrorism efforts. The Council can send a peacekeeping mission in the event the dispute under discussion erupts into an armed conflict. They can also authorize the use of military force in dire situations.

Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha is the lower house of India's bicameral Parliament, with the upper house being the Rajya SabhaMembers of the Lok Sabha are elected by adult universal suffrage and a first-past-the-post system to represent their respective constituencies, and they hold their seats for five years or until the body is dissolved by the President on the advice of the council of ministers.

The house meets in the Lok Sabha Chambers of the Sansad Bhavan in New Delhi. The maximum strength of the House allotted by the Constitution of India is 552. Currently, the house has 545 seats which are made up by the election of up to 543 elected members and at a maximum, 2 nominated members of the Anglo-Indian Community by the President of India.

UNGA - SOCHUM

Social, Cultural & Humanitarian Council

United Nations General Assembly Third Committee (also known as the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee or SOCHUM or C3) is one of six main committees at the General Assembly of the United Nations. It deals with human rightshumanitarian affairs and social matters.

The Third Committee meets every year in early October and aims to finish its work by the end of November. All 193 member states of the UN can attend.As in previous sessions, an important part of the work of the Committee will focus on the examination of human rights questions, including reports of the special procedures of the Human Rights Council which was established in 2006.

Crisis Committee

Mandatory Committees

UNFCCC

(Framework Convention on Climate Change)

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international environmental treaty adopted on 9 May 1992 and opened for signature at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro from 3 to 14 June 1992. It then entered into force on 21 March 1994, after a sufficient number of countries had ratified it. The UNFCCC objective is to "stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system". The framework sets non-binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions for individual countries and contains no enforcement mechanisms. Instead, the framework outlines how specific international treaties (called "protocols" or "Agreements") may be negotiated to specify further action towards the objective of the UNFCCC.

International Press

International Press is a congregation of globally acclaimed media houses dedicated to the promotion and protection of press freedom and the improvement of journalism practices.IP's membership is made up of editors, photographers and reporters working for some of the world's most respected media outlets who cover the ongoings of the United Nations.

Secretariat

The Secretariat is the United Nations' executive arm. The Secretariat has an important role in setting the agenda for the UN's deliberative and decision making bodies of the UN (the General Assembly, Economic and Social Council, and Security Council), and the implementation of the decision of these bodies. The Secretary-General, who is appointed by the General Assembly, is the head of the Secretariat.

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