COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION

The Nation Building Committee (NBC) is a committee of seventy-five to eighty delegates, which aims to resolve regional disputes between nations or ethnic parties by addressing historical crises.

A unique characteristic of NBC is that there are 4 delegates assigned to each nation, and each has a different concentration. These concentrations are divided into the subcommittees listed below.

  • Economics and Finance
  • Social and Humanitarian
  • Political and Security
  • Security Council

Delegates initially meet in one of the four assigned subcommittees, and committee proceedings eventually move to the entire committee debating resolutions collectively. NBC’s goal is to write a cohesive Peace Plan composed of passed resolutions and amendments to address the conflict by the conclusion of conference.  


2020  TOPIC

The Partition of Israel and Palestine. (1947-1949)

2020 NBC Topic Description


RESOURCES & SAMPLE DOCUMENTS

NBC Sample Country Research Paper

Country Research Paper Sample Annotated

Nation Building Committee Matrix Cover

Nation Building Committee Matrix

Nation Building Committee Reference #1: Population Distribution Map

Nation Building Committee Reference #2: Land Ownership Map


OFFICER BIOS

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

Hi delegates! My name is Julia Youngman, and I’ll be serving as your Nation Building Chair. I am a senior at Mountain Lakes High School, and this will be my third and final year at Model UN.

 

What is the best thing about your committee?

The best thing about Nation Building is that you get the full-scale debate experience of a larger committee while also maintaining the one-on-one intimacy of a small committee. In subcommittee debate, you’ll have a chance to work closely with peers of more specific goals. In full committee, you’ll get the chance to speak in front of a broader audience. The best of both worlds!

 

What advice do you have for new delegates?

Speak! Even if it seems really scary, no one will judge you. Also, seek help from your fellow delegates and from officers. I promise, people will be willing to help (they were in your shoes once).

 

What is your favorite MUN memory or experience?

Although I can’t pinpoint a specific moment, I’ve always enjoyed working together with my fellow delegates on resolutions. It’s always great to incorporate multiple viewpoints into your work at MUN. If I had any advice for all delegates, it would be to forego competition and focus more on collaboration and generosity.

 

What other activities do you do?

Outside of MUN, I act year-round both in school and out of school. In addition to that, I volunteer for a non-profit youth service group called Rustic Pathways. I’m also on the executive boards of my school’s Spanish and Drama clubs.

 

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.

A fun fact about me is that I am only 5 feet tall (super short) and I’m super addicted to online shopping. My favorite foods are sushi and bagels, and my favorite tv shows are Game of Thrones, Big Mouth, and The Office.

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

If you have any questions about Nation Building or just conference in general, feel free to email me. I’m so excited to meet you all at conference!

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

Hello delegates, my name is Eric Mordkovich and I am honored to serve as your Nation Building Vice-Chair. I am a junior at Westfield High School and this will be my 3rd year participating in MUN.

 

What is the best thing about your committee?

I enjoy the concept of the Nation Building Committee as delegates are able to look at a past issue from multiple different angles and then come together to create a final peace plan. I appreciate the sub-committees set-up within the Nation Building Committee as it enables delegates to gain more confidence as conference progresses because they begin speaking to a small group of people eventually garnering the confidence to speak in front of the entire committee.

 

What advice do you have for new delegates?

Don’t be afraid to interact with other delegates and speak up for yourself. Try and get involved in as many ways as possible and embrace the experience. Working with a more experienced delegate is a great way to muster up the confidence to speak up as you will have their support in what you are saying. Everyone was once a new delegate and experienced delegates are always happy to give you a hand as a stepping stone to love conference.

 

What is your favorite MUN memory or experience?

My favorite part about MUN is the delegate dance. I really enjoy everyone being out on the dance floor having an absolute blast after a long day debating with one another. Aside from what happens during committee everyone gets together and becomes one MUN unit on the dance floor.

 

What other activities do you do?

In addition to MUN, I volunteer at the local temple to help refugees from all over the world to gain confidence within their new home. I help the children learn english and with their homework in addition to just being a support for them in such a different environment. I also have a job where I work with teachers to provide support and extra help for students.

 

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.

One fun fact about me is that my favorite video game is Mario Super Sluggers and my favorite character to play with is Kritter. I enjoy baking brownies and I like to eat them even more. I learned to play backgammon when I was younger and I enjoy playing against my father.

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

I’m really excited to meet all of you at conference this year and feel free to reach out to me if you have questions, concerns, or just want to talk.