Issues that are related to this year’s theme, ‘The Weight of Water’, is marked with an asterisk (*)

Theme-related issues also have an issue brief. This is a summary of the issue on the agenda.

General Assembly 1 (Disarmament and International Security)

  • Measures to solve conflict in the Gulf of Aden * (issue brief)

  • The question of withdrawing all foreign military forces from independent nations

General Assembly 2 (Economic and Financial)

  • Improving the economical benefits from sustainable marine resources, aquaculture in LEDCs * (issue brief)

  • Measures to encourage the financing of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT)

General Assembly 3 (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural)

  • Measures to reduce water scarcity by increasing the supply of fresh water and the efficiency of water-use across all sectors * (issue brief)

  • Mitigating the creation of a monoculture by Westernisation

General Assembly 6 (Legal)

  • Improving scientific knowledge and developing research capacity by the government in order to enhance marine biodiversity * (issue brief)

  • The implementation of legal framework on medical malpractice

Human Rights Council (HRC)

  • The implementation of strategies to achieve access to adequate sanitation and to end open defecation * (issue brief)

  • The implementation and mitigation of welfare rights

Environmental Commission (EC)

  • Increasing sustainable management and protection of marine and coastal ecosystems * (issue brief)

  • The question of overpopulation and exploitation to ensure the sustainable use of resources

Security Council (SC)

  • The Question of water exploitation in Somalia * (issue brief)

  • The issue of corruption within leadership in South Sudan