Advisory Panel on the Question of Asia (APQA)
I. The Situation in Jammu and Kashmir Region
II. Providing a reliable election management process while also sustaining the political trust in the Asian territories with a special focus on Thailand and Cambodia
Advisory Panels are the structures which provide advisory opinions regarding the explicit issues and are formed by the United Nations Secretary-General. Advisory Panel’s priority is to provide comprehensive, professional and unbiased advice to another committee, an organization or a corporation; meanwhile avoiding opposing any specific members’ opinion. Experts who are experienced and well-educated about the international relations and the principals of the committee are tasked to provide the defence of their respective countries or the organizations. Since the Advisory Panel is an advisory agency and has no power to impose any penalties directly to a state, documents adopted by the Advisory Panel are non-binding and do not have to be validated by the states. Furthermore, experts are not able to abstain or vote against in the voting procedure of a clause without having explained their reasons for not agreeing with the implementations posed by the respective clause in the context of their foreign policy. In KMUN 2020, delegates of Advisory Panel on the Question of Asia will be focusing and trying to find effective solutions for the prolonging dispute in Jammu-Kashmir Region and the question of providing a reliable election management process along with sustaining the political trust in the Asian territories with a special focus on Thailand and Cambodia.