Fundamental administrative bodies of the United Nations (UN) include the General Assembly, the United Nations Security Council, the United Nations Secretariat, the International Court of Justice and the Economic and Social Council. These organs of the United Nations can establish special agencies that are entrusted with specific topics that are not bound by the same conventions as the organs themselves. While functioning under the umbrella organization of the United Nations, they have autonomous procedures, their own governing bodies, individual memberships and independent funding mechanisms.
Typically, the topic chosen to be debated is obscure for more global audiences, however it usually possesses a certain urgency to it. By being able to select member states depending on the exact topic, the Special Conference can uniquely tailor its’ approach to the issue, tackling problems with an efficiency that would often be hampered by the bureaucracy of larger agencies.
The Oldenburg Model United Nations uses the possibility to pick and choose member states to streamline the member states involved in a debate over a specific topic, limiting it to states the topic applies to. With our topic this year being Assessing the Responsibility of Former Imperial Countries for the Colonial Exploitation of the African continent, we have included exclusively African and former imperial countries with colonies in Africa.
Topic 2023: Assessing the Responsibility of Former Imperial Countries for the Colonial Exploitation of the African Continent