Conference Theme

This year we have chosen the theme of SOVEREIGNTY. In politics, ‘sovereignty’ is the right of a nation to govern itself without interference from outside forces.

It is already 20 years since Kofi Annan spoke about two concepts of sovereignty with relation to the UN, and nowadays the issue is as pertinent, if not more so. The Amazon rainforest fires, the protests in Hong Kong, the Venezuelan unrest, even the recent prorogation of the UK parliament, have all raised questions of both state and individual sovereignty. 

How far can national sovereignty be extended? What are its limits? At what point can the interests of other countries or human rights override the sovereignty to a nation state? All these questions are going to be central to the debates you will take part in at ShrewsMUN.