Economic and Social Councils

 

Hello delegates and welcome to BosMUN XIV,

My name is Meghan McCormick and I am honored to serve as your Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Committees. I am a senior studying History as well as Social Studies Education. I have participated in Model UN since my freshman year of high school and have chaired ECOSOC committees since BosMUN XII. I’ve grown to appreciate the role that ECOSOCs play in both the United Nations and Model UN.

ECOSOC committees are the backbone of the classic Model United Nations conference with a twist. They are smaller than General Assembly committees and give delegates a chance to format in depth solutions to a range of economic and social issues facing the world.  ECOSOCs are unique from specialized and crisis committees in their increased integration with NGOs that help delegates create more well rounded and specific resolutions. This year at BosMUN XIV, there will be seven ECOSOC committees. These will include five traditional UN committees such as the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), the United Nations’ International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). We will also have two regional bodies, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Organization of American States (OAS).  I am really excited to include regional bodies in our ECOSOC committees and I encourage you as delegates not to shy away from the opportunities they present to expand your knowledge and skills even if they are not regions you know a great deal about. I promise the experience will be a great one no matter what ECOSOC committee you are in.

I hope you are all as excited for BosMUN XIV as I am!  Immerse yourself in your committees and your topics over the coming months and you will have the best possible BosMUN experience. I am looking forward to seeing all of your hard work and ideas manifest themselves this February!

Best,

Meghan McCormick

Under-Secretary General — ECOSOC Committees 

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