ECOSOC – KaMUN X
KAMUN X | 12-14 November 2021 | Karlsruhe, Germany

ECOSOC

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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.

Topic | Combatting the socio-economic fallout following COVID-19 in developing countries

Quoting the UN’s Framework for the Immediate Socio-Economic Response to the COVID 19 Crisis : “The COVID-19 pandemic is far more than a health crisis: it is affecting societies and econ­omies at their core. While the impact of the pandemic will vary from country to country, it will most likely increase poverty and inequalities at a global scale, making achievement of SDGs even more urgent.

Assessing the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on societies, economies and vulnerable groups is fundamental to inform and tailor the responses of governments and partners to recover from the crisis and ensure that no one is left behind in this effort.

Without urgent socio-eco­nomic responses, global suffering will escalate, jeopardizing lives and livelihoods for years to come. Immediate development responses in this crisis must be undertaken with an eye to the future. Development trajectories in the long-term will be affected by the choices coun­tries make now and the support they receive.”

The United Nations has mobilized the full capacity of the UN system through its 131 country teams serving 162 countries and territories, to support national authorities in developing public health preparedness and response plans to the COVID-19 crisis.

Over the next 12 to 18 months, the socio-economic response will be one of one of three critical components of the UN’s COVID-19 response, alongside the health response, led by WHO, and the Global Humanitarian Response Plan.

In this years ECOSOC, you will have the chance to convince the global stage of your country’s stance on how to approach the unprecedented socio-economic challenges developing countries are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chairs

Rezwan Ahmed

Chair

Juan Poveda

Chair

Hello everyone! I am studying M.Sc. in Environmental and Resource Management at Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Cottbus. I started the MUN journey in my early twenties, and so far, it’s been a wonderful journey with lots of memories from being a delegate to a chair and the Secretariat. In the meantime, I founded my own MUN
society, namely, BTU Model United Nations (BTUMUN) and helping my fellow MUNers to make the best out of this platform. Apart from these, I love to dedicate my time to travelling, exploring different cultures, and food. I am honoured to be a chair of ECOSOC at the 10th edition of KAMUN. I am looking forward to meeting you all in November
2021.
Good Luck!

Hello! I am Juan Poveda, I was born in Quito, Ecuador. I am currently finishing my Bachelor’s in International Relations at the Karlshochschule International University, in Karlsruhe. And I am going to begin my master’s studies in Politics, Law and Economics at the LEUPHANA University of Lüneburg.
I am very interested in International Affairs and Politics, mainly in the areas of International Security, International Organizations and Nuclear diplomacy. I participated in KAMUN for the first time in 2018. Since then, I have acquired experience in different MUN’s across Europe. These experiences served me to expand my views about international politics, visit interesting places, and connect with people from different study programs, with a common interest of becoming agents of change!
Participating on MUN’s had a huge impact on me, it became one of my favorite activities, as well as an important inspiration for my career.
Alongside MUN’s, I enjoy traveling, learning languages, and be exposed to situations in which my comfort zone and my views are questioned and challenged. I spend my free time talking to my friends, watching movies and documentaries, swimming, or enjoying form a walk in the forest.
I am looking forward to being part of the next KAMUN 2021. Stay Healthy! And see you soon.