Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Topic A: Universal Primary Education

Topic B: Infrastructure for sustainable development for all: Post-conflict development through infrastructures

Language: English

Spots: 80

Level: Intermediate

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) was founded in 1945 through the UN Charter. Since then, ECOSOC has worked tirelessly in the fields of economic, social and environmental development throughout the world in order to further the goals of sustainable development. It has a leading role in identifying emerging challenges, promoting innovation, and lastly achieving sustainable development. ECOSOC’s function is to provide overall guidance and coordination to ensure that the decisions of UN bodies are implemented and to translate development commitments into real changes in people’s lives. Their overall aim is to close the gap between the developed and the developing world, for instance through realizing gender equality, achieving universal primary education or eradicating certain diseases all around the world.

 

Hadassah Markss

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My name is Hadassah Marks and I’m a masters student studying War Studies and Counter Terrorism. For the past five years, I have lived in Israel, near Tel Aviv, though I was born and raised in Manchester, England. I have been involved in Model UN for the past three years, as a delegate, chair, Society President, Coach and Secretary General. I love baking, reading, Nutella and travelling to far flung places. I can’t wait to meet you all and start solving the world’s problems in the ECOSOC Committee of UC3MUN 2017!.

Caroline Sugg

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My name is Caroline Sugg and I will be your Assistant Director. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to be participating in UC3MUN and sharing my passion for International Relations. I am originally from Virginia, USA and have been living in Europe (Spain & The Netherlands) the past four years. My MUN life started in High School in the US and I have continued to participate while working on my degree at university.
I am currently finishing my last year studying International Relations at Universidad Antonio de Nebrija in Madrid, Spain where I helped establish our growing NebrijaMUN Society. Notably, I have attended Catalonia Model United Nations and Belgrade International Model United Nations as well as chaired for UNDP at LIMUNHS 2016. Aside from participating in MUNs I like to travel, although luckily they tend to go hand in hand. I am a fan of iced coffee no matter the weather and any good anecdote. I look forward to meeting you all and most importantly hope for a successful conference!.

Magdalena Burtscher

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Magdalena grew up in a beautiful Austrian valley framed by the Rhine river and surrounded by the Alps; a place where children first find their feet and then their skis. After finishing high school she took a gap year, which she spent volunteering in Bolivia and traveling Latin America. After coming back, Magdalena started a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University College Freiburg in Germany. Her major is called Governance, which includes courses in Politics, Philosophy, Economics and Law. Currently she is studying at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid via the Erasmus+ program. The city has already made her discover a previously unknown affinity for Jazz music and photography. Besides that, she loves her siblings, good food, being outdoors as well as spending time with inspiring people and having fierce discussions about big ideas.

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