APQ

Advisory Panel on the Question of the Adriatic Sea

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 Adriatic Sea. The gulf is bordered by six countries: Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Albania. As one of the largest bodies of water in the region and a main route for international trade, the sea is crucial for various purposes. However, the sea has been facing security problems such as the maritime trafficking of weapons, narcotics, and humans. Alongside these security problems, other issues are present in nations bordering the Gulf such as the corruption faced in the Eastern border, especially in Albania, and the issues related with the bordering states’ desire to have a direct access to international waters . All in all, the Adriatic Sea is immensely valuable to governments, corporations, and the people. The Advisory Panel will aim to resolve the most prevalent issues within the region.

Agenda

Enhancing security against maritime trafficking

The question of the Peljesac Bridge

Curtailing the aggravating corruption in Albania