Economic and Social Council


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Committee Description

The Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) is one of the six main organs of the UN established by the UN Charter in 1946. It is the principal body of the UN for coordination, dialogue and solutions for issues concerning economic, social and environmental issues, and for implementation of globally agreed development goals. It also supervises the subsidiary and expert bodies in the fields mentioned above. The ECOSOC features 54 voting member states, including 14 African states, 11 Asian states, 6 Eastern European states, 10 Latin American and Caribbean states and 13 states of Western Europe and other states. The ECOSOC is the parent organ for eight functional commissions, five regional commissions, three standing committees, nine expert bodies and five other bodies.
Pathways towards a clean energy transition and their socioeconomic impacts

After an alarming IPCC report published in November 2018, the need to hasten the pace of a global energy transition became more pressing than ever before. Soon afterwards, governments such as that of France, used this sense urgency to try introducing a tax on fossil fuels – a policy with numerous distributive impacts. As a result, the Yellow Vest movement emerged and the danger of ill-conceived climate policies was reinstated. During this round of sessions, ECOSOC wants to deep dive into the complex relationship between SDGs 7 and 13; affordable and clean energy and climate action, respectively. Our delegates will have the chance to explore the interests of various actors, regionally and globally, and how they can be integrated on the path towards a clean energy transition. To achieve this we want to foster cooperation between countries facing similar social and economic circumstances, because they might encounter similar challenges to overcome and find common pathways for secure and clean energy in the future. The elaborated proposals should result in an UN action plan on energy transition which provides concrete recommendations how all countries can jointly contribute to reaching the 1.5°C target while balancing the social and economic impacts on their societies.


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Andorra Andorra
Angola Angola
Armenia Armenia
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Belarus Belarus
Benin Benin
Brazil Brazil
Cambodia Cambodia
Cameroon Cameroon
Canada Canada
Chad Chad
China China

Colombia Colombia
Denmark Denmark
Nepal Ecuador
Egypt Egypt
El Salvador El Salvador
Swaziland Eswatini
Ethiopia Ethiopia
France France
Germany Germany
Ghana Ghana
India India
Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Ireland Ireland
Jamaica Jamaica
Japan Japan
Kenya Kenya
Luxembourg Luxembourg
Malawi Malawi
Mali Mali
Malta Malta
Mexico Mexico
Morocco Morocco
Netherlands Netherlands
Norway Norway

Pakistan Pakistan
Paraguay Paraguay
Philippines Philippines
Korea, Republic of South Korea
Romania Romania
Russian Federation Russia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Sudan Sudan
Togo Togo
Turkey Turkey

Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

Ukraine Ukraine
United Kingdom United Kingdom
United States United States of America
Uruguay Uruguay
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Yemen Yemen



Bo Sixt Finckh


My name is Bo and I am currently studying Law at the University of Bologna. Originally from Germany, I started doing MUN in college and it quickly became my passion that lead me all around the globe, from Montréal to Panama to Karlsruhe. Having attended KaMUN twice as delegate, the time has now come for me to step on the other side and be a chair. Others would describe me as stubborn but funny and open-minded. It is said that I like talking about sports and am bad at fussball. Want to find out if this is true or not? Talk to me at KaMUN!

Louisa Schütte


I am Louisa, currently working as Digital Transformation Manager in a technology company. Prior to that I finished my International Business Studies, as part of which I pursued an internship in a digital start-up in Colombia and spent a semester abroad in Taiwan.
As you can imagine one of my hobbies is clearly traveling and exploring new cultures. Besides, I enjoy being outdoors - riding, hiking or mountain climbing.
Starting in High School, I have attended several MUN conferences as delegate and chair and finally as Secretary General of KaMUN 2016. Therefore, I am highly looking forward to being back on my home turf and having a great time with all of you in Karlsruhe!