COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION 

The General Assembly (GA) is the largest committee, in which delegates can discuss and author resolutions dealing with a variety of international issues. These students also serve as the nation’s ambassador and represent the country at all formal hearings and events. Due to the size and diversity of General Assembly, the delegates are part of a committee that places emphasis on interaction, cooperation, and community.

2020 TOPICS

  1. Habitat Loss and Protection
  2. Rights of Children
  3. Cyber Rights and Security

2020 General Assembly Topic Descriptions

RESOURCES & SAMPLE DOCUMENTS

General Assembly Sample CRP

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General Assembly Country Matrix


OFFICER BIOS

GENERAL ASSEMBLY A

What is your name, position, delegation, grade, and the number of years you’ve been in MUN?

Hello delegates! My name is Rajit Hegde and I’m the Head Chair of General Assembly A. I’m a junior from Monroe Township Delegation and this is my second year in MUN.

 

What is the best thing about your committee?

Out of the various committees that MUN has to offer, I genuinely believe that the General Assembly is the best committee to be in. The unique aspect that separates the GA is its sheer size. Although the size of the chamber may be daunting, I’ve come to see it as a blessing. The debate never runs dry, and you’ll find many interesting people around you.

 

What advice do you have for new delegates?

I empathize with new delegates because I was in their shoes last year. The best piece of advice that I can give to new delegates is to not hesitate to share your ideas. I find that the most common reason for first year delegates to shy away from speaking in the GA, is that they are scared of speaking in front of a large group of people. Once you change your mentality, and see the situation as a blessing rather than a curse your overall experience will improve. Once you get your jitters out from speaking a couple times, I promise that you will overcome your fears of public speaking. After all, there aren’t many people who can make the claim of speaking to a group of more than 150!

 

What is your favorite MUN memory or experience?

My favorite MUN memory was during last committee session in an interesting GA tradition. There was a competition between the three GAs on who could make the most noise by pounding their fists on the tables. Even though our hands burned from the pounding, it was that moment that I realized a sense of camaraderie and friendship with my fellow delegates (we won by the way).

 

What other activities do you do?

Outside of Model United Nations I’m a part of Youth and Government and Junior Statesman of America. I also play on the school tennis team.

 

List some fun facts/icebreaker kind of information. Some examples are: Your favorite food, a country you would want to visit, tv shows you watch, type of music you listen to, etc.

My favorite type of food is Mexican. Something random about me is that I once got top comment on a Bleacher Report Instagram Post. My favorite TV shows of all time are The Office and Avatar: The Last Airbender. I’m an avid fan of hip hop music, and my favorite artists are J. Cole, Post Malone, and Kendrick Lamar.

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

I’m SUPER excited for conference this year and I cannot wait to meet all of you!

 

What is your name, position, delegation, grade, and the number of years you’ve been in MUN?

My name is Abel Stephen and I am currently serving as the vice-chair of General Assembly A. As a sophomore, this is my second year in MUN.

 

What is the best thing about your committee?

The variety of the committee makes debate exciting and interesting.

 

What advice do you have for new delegates?

Speak, speak, and speak some more. Whether it’s author in a resolution or if it’s just an NDTQ, each time you speak you gain experience.

 

What is your favorite MUN memory or experience?

As ironic as it is, not getting elected chair freshman year. After all, Yoda did say that ““The greatest teacher, failure is”.

 

What other activities do you do?

Youth and Gov, Spring Track, Campus Ministry, Boy Scouts.

 

List some fun facts/icebreaker kind of information. Some examples are: Your favorite food, a country you would want to visit, tv shows you watch, type of music you listen to, etc.

I’m hooked on eighties and late seventies music, from Elton John to the Beatles to Queen to Led Zeppelin, you name it and I got it.

I also follow baseball and the New York Yankees religiously like any rational Jersey boy.

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

Returning delegates – you’ve got this down.

First years? Rip off the band aid as quickly as possible. The first time speaking is always difficult, but it gets easier as you move along. You can only learn to swim by getting in the water, so you might as well jump in.

What is your name, position, delegation, grade, and the number of years you’ve been in MUN?

Michael Wu, Vice Chair of GA-A, Montgomery Delegation, 12th Grade, 4 years in MUN

 

What is the best thing about your committee?

The best thing about GA is the sheer size of it; the size makes debate much more interesting as there are so many countries and their differing opinions.

 

What advice do you have for new delegates?

Don’t be scared to raise your placard and speak for the first time. Regardless of committee, country, and topic, you’ll do fine. When I was a freshman in GA, I did not speak a single time, and I regret that so much. The next year, I spoke on numerous occasions and it felt amazing.

 

What is your favorite MUN memory or experience?

My favorite MUN memory is the beginning of conference, when we walk into the massive ballroom and see all the unfamiliar faces and familiar foods – each year, those moments make me feel like I’m at my second home.

 

What other activities do you do?

I am on my high school swim team and econ team.

 

List some fun facts/icebreaker kind of information. Some examples are: Your favorite food, a country you would want to visit, tv shows you watch, type of music you listen to, etc.

I would love to visit Bali Indonesia, my favorite food is sushi, and my favorite tv show is Silicon Valley.

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

MUN Conference has always been one of my favorite experiences in high school. To all delegates that are nervous about conference: don’t be! This will be an amazing experience and if you’re in my committee, I will make sure everyone feels welcome and happy!


GENERAL ASSEMBLY B

What is your name, position, delegation, grade, and the number of years you’ve been in MUN?

What’s up, guys! My name is Paul Padilla, and this year, I will have the absolute privilege of serving as your General Assembly B Chair! Currently, I’m a senior from Saint Joseph High School, and this will be fourth and final year in Model UN.

 

What is the best thing about your committee?

The best thing about the General Assembly (GA) is that there is always fluid and dynamic debate all throughout conference. Although it has a large volume of delegates, it not only allows each perspective from a delegate to be unique, but it also fosters a large community within GA.

 

What advice do you have for new delegates?

Take risks! Don’t be afraid to take a step forward beyond your comfort zone, especially if it’s your first time coming to conference! And one more thing – set small goals first, complete them, and then, set larger goals! If you take things step by step, it’s going to have a profound effect on your experience – I promise!

 

What is your favorite MUN memory or experience?

My favorite MUN memory was actually two years ago in GA. I made a friend right as committee started. However, he didn’t make a speech during Friday and Saturday, simply because he was nervous to speak in front of the large, 150-delegate crowd. On Saturday, I started helping him make a speech, assuring him with a warm “You got this!”. Along with the delegates around us, we finally convinced him to speak on Sunday, and it was and still is an amazing and unforgettable feeling for me.

 

What other activities do you do?

Outside of Model UN, I am my Youth Group’s President, making an impact on our city’s community with the funds we collect and the message we spread. I am also involved in MUN’s sister program, Youth and Government, as our delegation’s Vice-President. In school, I am the Managing Editor of our newspaper and the President of our National Honor Society. In an effort to not always think AP classes, I regularly battle for the ball in soccer!

 

List some fun facts/icebreaker kind of information. Some examples are: Your favorite food, a country you would want to visit, tv shows you watch, type of music you listen to, etc.

I love to play piano, especially Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons (Winter)”, which you should listen to! I also have a dog named Simon whose breed is a Jack Russel Terrier, and who loves to jump (a lot)! When on a run with Simon, I listen a large variety of music, preferably hip-hop and rap, with Coldplay as a regular exception!

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

Don’t be afraid to try new things! Go make that speech, talk to that person, create that new initiative, and impact that person’s life! This program has truly taught me a lot in every single year that I have been a part of it, and I’m asking you to let it teach you too! 🙂

What is your name, position, delegation, grade, and the number of years you’ve been in MUN?

My name is Shawn Krishnan, I am from the Montgomery Delegation, and I am in 12th grade. This will be my second year in mine.

 

What is the best thing about your committee?

GAB, General Assembly Best is the best committee because it gives you the best opportunity to break out of your shell, and be the best version of your self you can be.

 

What advice do you have for new delegates?

Just go for every opportunity you get. Even if you fail. that’s okay because the more you fail the more you learn!

 

What is your favorite MUN memory or experience?

My favorite MUN experience was on the first day when I spoke about my country during the first moderated caucus, and how when we moved into un-moderated caucus a few people came up to me and wanted to craft a resolution. Those are some people I am still friends with even a whole year later because of how much fun we had crafting that resolution.

(P.S. It was my first resolution I ever made.)

 

What other activities do you do?

Aside from MUN, I am apart of the Varsity Track and Field team, The Robotics team, and I also make music.

 

List some fun facts/icebreaker kind of information. Some examples are: Your favorite food, a country you would want to visit, tv shows you watch, type of music you listen to, etc.

My favorite food is Pizza. I hope to one day visit South Africa. I am a die-hard Patriots fan. I also am a big fan of superhero movies and TV shows. I like all genres of music, but my favorite is Hip-Hop, and my favorite artist (also the greatest artist of all time) is Drake.

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns regarding conference! IG: @shawnkrishnan Email: sknjusa@gmail.com

What is your name, position, delegation, grade, and the number of years you’ve been in MUN?

My name is Dhruv Patel, and I am one of the Vice-Chairs for GA-B. I am a junior and am part of the Montgomery High School Delegation. This will be my second year in MUN.

 

What is the best thing about your committee?

I think the best thing about my committee is the fact that it is so large. A lot of people say larger committees are boring and you don’t get to talk as much but in reality because there are so many people in GA with different perspectives, debate hardly ever gets dry.

 

What advice do you have for new delegates?

The only advice I have for new delegates is to not be afraid to get and speak. Sometimes it is hard especially in GA to get up and speak in front of a 150 kids, but after you speak for the first time you will realize how exhilarating it is to share your perspective and be a part of the debate.

 

What is your favorite MUN memory or experience?

My favorite MUN memory is probably the dance. While I personally did not go to the dance for too long, the free time that was given really allowed me to get to know people from other delegations and before long we were all in a circle playing different card games.

 

What other activities do you do?

Other than MUN, I am in YAG, Marching Band, and Robotics. Additionally I am the Vice-President of my class. Out of all these activities though, MUN is definitely one of my favorites because I get to meet so many different people.

 

List some fun facts/icebreaker kind of information. Some examples are: Your favorite food, a country you would want to visit, tv shows you watch, type of music you listen to, etc.

My favorite food is pizza, and the country I would most like to visit is Greece. In addition I like to watch the tv shows “The 100”, “Merlin”, and “Full House” (original one not the new one).

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

That’s all about me!


GENERAL ASSEMBLY C

What is your name, position, delegation, grade, and the number of years you’ve been in MUN?

Hey Delegates! My name is Charles Ma and I’ll be serving as your GA C Head Chair. Currently, I’m a senior at Montgomery High School and this will be my 4th and final year participating in MUN.

 

What is the best thing about your committee?

The best thing about General Assembly is its size; GA is the largest committee at MUN, allowing it to give delegates a unique experience filled with open collaboration, teamwork, and risks.

 

What advice do you have for new delegates?

Forget about what you planned on doing at MUN. Let yourself go at conference, whether that be speaking as much as you can, making a friend from a different state, or having fun on the dance floor!

 

What is your favorite MUN memory or experience?

My favorite experience was while writing a resolution in GA during my sophomore year, when one of the three chairs gave me advice on how to make my resolution stronger and a little insight on why he participated in MUN.

 

What other activities do you do?

I’m part of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and I do a lot of other science-oriented activities, including TEAMS, research, and science competitions. Last year a friend and I were able to go to Intel ISEF for a project that helped suppress hand tremors. I also played lacrosse in high school and still play a bit of tennis.

 

List some fun facts/icebreaker kind of information. Some examples are: Your favorite food, a country you would want to visit, tv shows you watch, type of music you listen to, etc.

My favorite food is cheesecake, I would love to visit Santorini, and I love watching movies. I like classical, pop, and rap music, and I change it up depending on the day.

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

I’m very excited for this year’s conference and I hope all delegates get to make the most of this wonderful experience!

What is your name, position, delegation, grade, and the number of years you’ve been in MUN?

My name is Sophia Carlin and I am vice-chair in General Assembly C. I am a junior from the Colts Neck High School delegation and this would be my second year in MUN.

 

What is the best thing about your committee?

The thing I love most about GAC is the amount of people. As the biggest committee, there is the most opportunity to meet young intellectuals with the same motivation. The motivation of learning how to be leader, to change the world, and to make a difference. There is such an amazing exchange of ideas and collaboration in this committee and I am honored to be apart of it.

 

What advice do you have for new delegates?

For all the new delegates, don’t be afraid to speak your mind and question others. It’s frightening to channel your voice for the first time in front of such large crowd, but once you get up there, the feeling of community and acceptance overpowers all doubts. Challenge others and challenge yourself to get the most out of this amazing experience.

 

What is your favorite MUN memory or experience?

My favorite experience is when after the first full day of conference was over, I joined lots of other delegates that night in simply having fun and enjoying the conference. It was so amazing to be in an atmosphere of such positivity with people I had just met.

 

What other activities do you do?

I am on the lacrosse team at my school and I am also involved in the newspaper club, Junior Statesmen of America club, mock trial team, and in my school’s Theatre Company as sound manager.

 

List some fun facts/icebreaker kind of information. Some examples are: Your favorite food, a country you would want to visit, tv shows you watch, type of music you listen to, etc.

My favorite movies are any from the Avengers or Harry Potter series (though Goblet of Fire is the best one.) I’m also a big New York Knicks fan, despite the fact that Zion is unfortunately not on the team, and I love the Yankees.

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

Have an amazing conference!

What is your name, position, delegation, grade, and the number of years you’ve been in MUN?

My name is Derek Morgan and I am in General Assembly C. I’m in 11th grade from Rancocas Valley Delegation and this is my 3rd year in MUN.

 

What is the best thing about your committee?

The best thing about GAC is the mass amount of people in it which directly results in more opportunities to make friends.

 

What advice do you have for new delegates?

My advice to new delegates is just to step out of your comfort zone the slightest bit and make an effort to speak at some time during conference. Even though you may not be used to public speaking, it’s a great time to get out of your shell.

 

What is your favorite MUN memory or experience?

My most vivid memory from my past conferences was last year in GAC when I stood up and spoke for the first time while my hands and legs were shaking. I was super nervous to speak but once I did, it opened up more doors for me to express myself throughout the rest of conference.

 

What other activities do you do?

Outside of MUN, I play baseball and soccer.

 

List some fun facts/icebreaker kind of information. Some examples are: Your favorite food, a country you would want to visit, tv shows you watch, type of music you listen to, etc.

I’m a big Philly sports fan, especially the Sixers, Birds, and Phillies. I also listen to hip hop/rap.