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What is a Crisis Committee?

A crisis committee is a decision-making body that has more power than conventional committees. While the General Assembly committees can only recommend and build consensus around the existing situation, the Crisis council creates the situation in live mode. Examples of groups that can be simulated in the Crisis council include a Cabinet, a Royal Court,  or just any group that possesses political power. Crisis committee is more dynamic and fast-paced than usual committees, so every delegate is very influential. In your preparation, it is useful to understand the committee’s basic history and scope of power, as found in the background guide. 


A crisis committee covers a few years of history over the course of the weekend. Crisis committees usually take place during a critical point in history. Typically the committee begins similarly to what happened in real life, but as delegates adopt new paths, the world spins into alternate realities. Focus on making history how you see fit. 


Your general goal for the weekend should be to change the world to fit your agenda. This can be done in a number of ways. Frontroom directives depend on the entire committee, and effect stable, long-lasting change. You can also independently create change on a smaller scale by using personal powers, done through note writing. Over time, personal powers can grow and become as influential as the directives from committee.

At TOYO MUN 2024, Delegates are invited to develop a scenario on the basis of the Suez Crisis of 1954. 

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