Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the VIBGYOR Model United Nations Economic and Social Council. My name is Seimonee Fernandes, a first year student of the Economics and Management Course at Russell Square International College. I plan on earning a Master’s degree in Economics and on pursuing a career as an economist. I will be chairing your committee for the third time. This will be my fourth year participating in a MUN.
ECOSOC is one of the most important bodies of the United Nations. Not only is it one of the 6 main organ bodies, but it also covers some of the most serious topics. Under ECOSOC are committees such as the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank, which are critical for the smooth functioning of the United Nations itself. The economic and social issues of our world are some of the most pressing, which further highlights the importance of ECOSOC as a committee, and the importance of the work we carry out during VHMUN 2013.
We will be covering two topics during the weekend. The first topic covers the question of the removal of The Kingdom of Spain, The Italian Republic, and The Hellenic Republic from the European Union due to the negative impact of their respective economies on the Euro. The second topic covers the situation of and assistance to the Afghani women.
I am extremely excited to meet you and to hear the debate and resolution proposals for these two controversial topics. In case of any queries, please feel free to e-mail me at the committee e-mail. I look forward to meeting you all and best of luck with your research!
Chair of ECOSOC
My name is Ansh Mehta and I have the honour of serving as the Co-Chair of ECOSOC in this third simulation of the VIBGYOR High Model United Nations. This is my second time co-chairing ECOSOC at VHMUN, so I expect the same level of excellence.
I have just completed my A Level examinations and am pursuing a degree in Business and Marketing along with a film course. As for my experience, I started taking part in MUNs in AS Level and my interest in this form of debating has grown with every passing MUN.
About the committee I am chairing, ECOSOC serves as the central forum for discussing international, economic and social issues, and for formulating policy recommendations addressed to Member States and the UN system. It is responsible for promoting higher standards of living, employment, economic and social progress. Members of ECOSOC strive to provide solutions to economic, social and health problems while facilitating international cultural and educational cooperation. It also aims at encouraging universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
The topics for our committee this year, are extremely challenging as well as highly debatable. I am looking forward to some interesting views as well as informative arguments and expect to have an amazing time at the conference.
Looking forward to having a fruitful VHMUN 2013!
Ansh MehtaCo-chair - ECOSOC