APQ

Advisory Panel on the Question of the Mexican Gulf

Committee Description

As the advisory organ to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Advisory Panel is a committee of participating parties called “experts”. The committee focuses on specific sub-regions in accordance with the general theme of the conference and follows an ad-hoc structure with three rounds of lobbying. The aim is to pass each clause unanimously, and without a unanimous vote, a clause is considered as tabled, left to the next round of debate, and lobbied on again, with the procedure repeating itself until the end of the third round of debate.

All passed clauses are then collected to form a resolution called a “joint communiqué”, which is presented to the Secretary-General at the end of the conference. Experienced students are encouraged to apply to the Advisory Panel since its procedure allows for a heightened level of debate fit for seasoned MUN students.

This year, the Advisory Panel will focus on the Mexican Gulf. The gulf is bordered by three countries: the United States of America, Mexico, and Cuba. As one of the largest bodies of water in the region and a main route for international trade, the Gulf is crucial for various purposes. However, the Gulf has been facing ecological problems such as natural disasters, overpopulation, and oil spills. Alongside these ecological problems, other issues are present in nations bordering the Gulf such as illegal narcotics trade, armed conflict, and economic crisis. All in all, the Gulf is immensely valuable to governments, corporations, and the ecosystem. The Advisory Panel will aim to resolve the most prevalent issues within the region.

Agenda

The question of the Mexican Drug War

Addressing the economic state of Cuba

Impeding marine pollution resulting from the exploitation of the Gulf

Chair Reports

Report 1 by Teoman Kerki
The question of the Mexican Drug War
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Report 2 by Doğa Deniz Tüfekçi
Addressing the economic state of Cuba
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Report 3 by Ege Yamakoğlu
Impeding marine pollution resulting from the exploitation of the Gulf
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