Committees for GatormUN XX
GatorMUN offers three styles of committees for delegates that wish to diversify their skill set. We believe that offering these types of committees will enable both new and returning delegates to improve their debate, public speaking, and problem solving skills.
General Assembly Committees
General Assembly (GA) committees are the classical form of Model UN committees. Delegates are assigned a specific country in United Nations-affiliated organizations. These committees are structured and formal. Delegates must embody their assigned Member State’s ideologies, regardless of personal beliefs, and adhere to proper Parliamentary Procedure.
Specialized Committees incorporate elements from both GA committees and Crisis committees, offering delegates the chance to experience some of the excitement of Crisis while still offering the measured debate and discussion found in GA committees. Directors are encouraged to implement their creative ideas, and these committees can be truly unique
These committees can be UN bodies with specialized elements such as a historical or futuristic setting, rotating topics, crisis updates, or a special singular focus (ex: Geneva Convention).
They can also be non-UN bodies/organizations (with or without specialized elements), such as the International Olympic Committee, the EU Parliament, or GatorMUN's recurring Press Corps.
Crisis Committees are dynamic committees that allow delegates to think on their feet. They can be set in modern, historical, futuristic, or even fantasy settings. Delegates represent characters rather than countries, and have more agency than in GA or Specialized Committees.
The most important difference between GA and Crisis committees is the introduction of "crisis notes", which are communications written by delegates to people outside of the committee, with the intent of effecting some change. Staffers collect and respond to these notes, and use them to craft an engaging narrative for the committee, as events happen in "real time". Crisis notes are an avenue for limitless creativity, and delegates can potentially impact the trajectory of their committee with well-written notes.
Another critical aspect to Crisis committees (and where they get their name) is crises. Delegates will occasionally be presented with a dynamic crisis scenario that they must react to and cooperate to solve. The occurrence of crises is either driven by committee/individual actions or by outside factors simulated by the crisis staff.
Because of the complexities associated with these novel aspects of Crisis committees, they are recommended for more experienced delegates.