General Assembly Fourth Committee (4GA)

The 4th Committee of the United Nations General Assembly known as the Special Political and Decolonization Committee. It was established during the UN’s inception in 1945 and has since evolved to address a changing global landscape. During the mid-20th century, it played a crucial role in the decolonization process. Nowadays the committee deals with a diverse set of political issues, such as peacekeeping operations, outer space and human rights. The 4th Committee occupies a unique position within the UN system. It acts as a forum where member states can engage in dialogue, negotiations, and decision-making on issues that impact global peace, security, and human rights. The number and extent of active missions demonstrate the importance of the committee’s work.

Agenda: The Topical Issues of UN Peacekeeping Activities

Honorable delegates and esteemed guests,

 

Oh behalf of the president of 4th Committee of the General Assembly, 

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the C-MIMUN! 

 

Our committee’s agenda maintains its relevance, as the issues of security and peace continue to be a source of concern for every nation and individual. During the meetings, we will delve into the complexities of conflict prevention, conflict resolution and peace-building. 

 

Dear delegates, this model is a unique opportunity not only to develop your diplomatic and communication skills, but also to find new soulmates and become part of something special. It is a great chance to broaden horizons and test your limits! 

 

I wish you all fruitful deliberations, productive discussions, and unforgettable experience during the model! 

 

Sincerely yours, 

President 

Margarita Iakovenko

Dear delegates and esteemed guests,

 

I warmly welcome you to the Model United Nations! Our presidium will do everything possible to ensure that this Model is executed in the best way possible and becomes truly unforgettable for you. 

 

Model UN is a platform for mastering diplomatic and communication skills, a place where new acquaintances are made, and where dreams come true. But personally for me, the Model is a legacy. 

 

In today’s world, having knowledge in international politics is critically essential, and the model provides such knowledge. At present, UN peacekeeping missions remain one of the most effective tools of maintaining peace and security, reducing the intensity of armed conflicts, and preserving the status quo. However, there are still regions where tensions persist despite the efforts of peacekeepers. Additionally, peacekeeping missions cannot be established in all the places where they are needed.

 

Dear Friends, thank you for choosing our committee, and see you at the Model!

 

Sincerely yours, Mr. Vice-President 

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Dear delegates and participants!

 

On behalf of one of the Experts, I am pleased to welcome you to the Fourth Committee of the General Assembly dedicated to discussing the current situation of UN peacekeeping operations.

 

This important topic deserves attention from all of us, as peacekeeping operations play a key role in maintaining peace, eliminating conflicts and protecting human rights.

 

Now, when the world is facing new challenges and threats, it is necessary to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of peacekeeping operations. Our goal at this committee is to explore and discuss together various aspects of modern UN peacekeeping, as well as to propose new approaches and solutions to improve its effectiveness.

 

I encourage you to contribute to this discussion, share your experience and knowledge in order to achieve together the fullest and most objective understanding of the current situation and develop practical and realistic solutions.

 

Let’s cooperate, exchange ideas and strive for constructive results.

 

With best wishes,

General Assembly Fourth Committee Expert

Lyubov Bukareva

Distinguished delegates!

 

It is my greatest pleasure to welcome you on behalf of the General Assembly Fourth Committee Expert. The primary aim of the United Nations is to keep peace all over the globe and protect humankind from any atrocity. However, the main step towards peace and security is decent cooperation and dialogue. Hence, you should take all the chances and opportunities that MUN provides you to determine how youth impact is vital for our world to prosper. 

 

Please, perceive all these days of the Conference as a great ignition towards militating against conflicts and inequalities. Never forget that today you are the change, and you are able to add a special value to our world. In frames of our agenda item there are numerous challenges, but your engagement and proposals will be the salvation to achieve peace and security. 

 

Stay professional and dedicated and remember that each endeavor will be valued. I wish you good luck and cannot wait to see you during C-MIMUN 2024!

 

Respectfully,  

General Assembly Fourth Committee Expert

Ksenia Zaytceva

Writing an essay

To become a Churkin Moscow International Model UN delegate one should demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Committee’s agenda, as well as a high degree of elaboration of the supplementary materials submitted for study. Writing an essay is the first step in the selection process and plays a key role in the formation of the Committee.

 

Recommendations for writing an essay

In order to write a quality paper, it is necessary to:r

  1. Familiarise yourself with the agenda: a preliminary study of the global issue will help form an initial idea of the Committee’s agenda.
  2. Examine the Expert’s Report: a structured description of the international problem, its relevance and significance will improve the logical presentation of thought in the thesis writing process.
  3. Argumentatively and logically state the relevance of the problem: Writing an essay involves a structured description of the problem, its causes and consequences.
  4. Support data with statistical information and international agreements: a general understanding of the problem needs to be substantiated with reliable quantitative and qualitative information.
  5. Check the style: the essay should be written in a formal business style.

 

Requirements

  1. Volume: 300-500 words.
  2. Originality: at least 80%
  3. Structured and logical presentation of thought.
  4. Use of official sources.
  5. Provision of reference sources.

 

Contents

  1. Introduction. The introduction should provide general information on the agenda and consider its relevance.
  2. Main part. The main part should reflect your understanding of the subpoena, your ability to highlight key statements and identify cause and effect relationships.
  3. Conclusion. The final part is a conclusion and may contain your opinion on the issue at hand and ideas for solving the international problem.

Writing a position statement

A position statement is a formal expression of a particular state’s view on a particular international issue within a meeting of the United Nations system. The position statement reflects the state’s opinion and interests in the international arena and its strategic approach to addressing global challenges.

 

Recommendations for preparing a position statement

  1. Familiarise yourself with the relevance of the agenda in the state you represent. To do this, look at the websites of agencies, non-profit organisations working on the issue. Review scholarly articles on the relevance of the agenda in the country or region. In addition, relevant information may be reflected in media publications. However, the state’s position must be based on credible sources.
  2. Consider the state’s position through speeches at United Nations meetings. Verbatim records of meetings provide valuable information regarding the state’s perspective on international issues.
  3. Examine the state’s contribution to the problem. To do this, consider the country’s status in international agreements as well as accountability for treaty compliance.
  4. Provide some bullet points on the relevance of the problem to the state, the country’s key activities in addressing the global problem, and the major challenges in achieving the goals and solutions.
  5. Systematise the theses and present them logically in a coherent speech format. Make sure that the speech is in business style and does not contain aggressive or provoking statements.

 

Requirements

  1. The speech should be designed to take between 2 and 5 minutes.
  2. Originality: at least 80%
  3. Structured and logical presentation.
  4. Use of official sources.

 

Formatting

  1. The position statement is formatted in a document and sent to an expert via the Committee’s mail for verification.
  2. Font — Times New Roman;
  3. Pagel — 14;
  4. Alignment — justified.
  5. Interval — 1.5;
  6. Margins — at least 2.5 cm on each side.
Country list:Representative:
1Algeria
2ArmeniaAspram Israyelyan
3Australia
4Austria
5Azerbaijan
6Bangladesh
7Belarus
8Bhutan
9Brazil
10Cambodia
11CanadaDinmukhamed Koshym
12Central African RepublicYelizaveta Kryuchenko
13ChinaIlya Zvonov
14CyprusKonstantin Rybak
15Democratic People's Republic of KoreaSergey Mikhaylov
16Democratic Republic of the CongoUlijana Polichenko
17Egypt
18FinlandVladimir Chernov
19FranceAnastasiia Varava
20Gabon
21Georgia
22GermanyArtiom Perciun
23GhanaЛи Александр Андреевич
24IndiaTatiana Shmanevskaya
25IranSema Abbasova
26IsraelRadzhabova Samira Akifovna
27JordanMalak El Massry
28LebanonDarina Udzhukhu
29MoroccoMari Ghukasyan
30Niger
31Nigeria
32PolandLydia Gorshkova
33Republic of Korea
34Russian FederationGrigory Podchufarov
35Rwanda
36SerbiaAleksandrova Anna Sergeevna
37Somalia
38South AfricaMaria Golova
39South SudanRuth Lisa Ontsougou Mboumba
40Sudan
41Türkiye
42Ukraine
43United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandAnastasia Pashkova
44United States of AmericaKanykei Usubalieva
45Viet NamDmitrii Britan
46Yemen
Observers
1Council of Europe
2Holy See
3The Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALESCO)
4The Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI)