The GA and the AC

The Assembly of Councils

Since 2015 there are four committees not present at the General Assembly in addition to the crisis committees - not because they are deemed inferior compared to the others, but because they are given an entirely different challenge. They, the Security Council, IAEA, ECOSOC and WHO this year, are required to solve a crisis together during the last two days, therefore they have only one topic for the first two days of debate. Each committee focuses on a different aspect of the same crisis, which requires cooperation not just in the committee, but also the coordinated action of all delegates of a single delegation.

The General Assembly

During the last day of the conference delegates of six committees assemble for a joint session led by the President of the General Assembly. During this session the approximately 200 delegates debate the resolutions passed by three committees, this year, the DISEC, ECOFIN and HRC, and vote on them one final time. The large number of delegates present, the different venue and the fact that three entirely different resolutions are debated makes the General Assembly a worthy finish to the conference’s professional work.