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General Assembly (GA)
Director: Alexander Jonas
Assistant Director: Brandon Saridjo & Tony Faieta
I. Addressing Poverty in Developing Areas, Especially Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa
Summary: “No Poverty” is the first goal in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals list. The goal is to end poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030. Currently, roughly 840 million people still live in extreme poverty. About one in five people in developing regions live on less than $1.25 per day. The overwhelming majority, roughly 70% of the global total, live in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Recognizing poverty, and the social stigma and exclusion that can arise from poverty must be addressed in order to solve this complex issue.
II. Addressing the Post Paris Climate Agenda by the implementation of Renewable Energy Technology
Summary: This topic is pertinent to SDGs 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure), 11, 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), and 13. Renewable sources are the future of energy, but many nations have struggled to implement them, either due to economic or geographical limitations. This topic will allow the delegates to come up with creative methods of implementation. This topic would allow delegates to explore the potential solutions to the inevitable effects of climate change. Cutting global emissions would help slow these effects, but over the course of the next few decades we will undoubtedly deal with rising sea levels, increased temperature, growing levels of desertification and drought, as well as a shift in the power of storms.
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
Director: Hannah Cake
Assistant Director: Jermaine Evans
I. Addressing and Improving the Education of Refugees and Internally Displaced Children
Summary: Climate Change and environmental degradation disproportionately affect the most vulnerable, children, particularly in developing countries. This topic becomes only increasingly relevant and critical and the climate continues to change. This topic is particularly fitting with the overall theme of the conference because one of the SDGs is climate actions.
II. Combating the spread of diseases through developed systems for sanitation and immunization
Summary: Disease prevention is particularly important in early childhood and in decreasing child mortality rates. Increasing children’s access to vaccinations is critical in promoting the health and wellbeing of children and their families. This topic is particularly relevant to SDG 3 promoting health and wellbeing.
Economic and Social Council
Director: Isaac Vazquez
Assistant Director: Carl Morelli
I. Developing a Global Framework for Finance to Foster Economic Growth
II. Enhancing the Impact and Efficiency of Natural Resources in Least Developing Countries (LDC’S) through Economic Growth
Director: Brannach Craig
Assistant Director: Aliyah Edwards
I. Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts
II. Enhancing the effectiveness of United Nations Sanctions