ECOSOC


ECOSOC

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COUNTRIES: India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Pakistan, China, South Africa, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Germany, Japan, Chad, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Brazil, Canada, Zimbabwe, Italy, Republic of Congo, Ghana, United States of America, United Kingdom, France, Russia

The Economic and Social Council is at the heart of the United Nations system to advance the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. It is the central platform for fostering debate and innovative thinking, forging consensus on ways forward, and coordinating efforts to achieve internationally agreed goals. It is also responsible for the follow-up to major UN conferences and summits.
The UN Charter established ECOSOC in 1945 as one of the six main organs of the United Nations.

MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS POST 2015

The post 2015 Development Agenda is the successor of the Millennium Development Goals, it’s a structured framework redefined by the United States and will primarily focus on the future global development framework. After the 2010 High Level Plenary Meeting of the UNGA, member states decided to accelerate progress and decided on new initiatives for post 2015. UN Secretary General BanKi Moon took several new initiatives as well. Consultations were coordinated with 88 member states facilitated by the United Nations Development Group.

INVESTMENT OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY IN RURAL REGIONS OF AFRICA OR SOUTH EAST ASIA

With the threat of climate change, unsustainable patterns of energy production gravely affect the planet and human health as well. Sustainable energy is an important mechanism for rural upliftment, economic growth, social progress and poverty reduction especially in particular regions of Africa and Asia. ECOSOC thereby proposes an energy sector market reformation through a range of interventions such as on policy, finance and capacity development. By encouraging investments which help in sustainable energy production and services, UN is helping to make this approach more practical and feasible. Sustainable Energy for All is an important initiative.

ECOSOC Chairs

Chair: Ahsan Ali


“Dear MUNners,

My name is Ahsan Ali and i am currently living in Lahore, Pakistan. Model United Nations have always been close to my heart and this is exactly what motivated me to become part of this year's AUCMUN edition. I have an ample amount of experience in chairing and i would hope to bring all of that to this conference. I am super excited!

Currently i am working as a Teacher facilitator in Lahore and I have a strong passion for social work. Other than that, I love music, movies and chocolates.
I hope to see you all soon in April,
Good luck with preparations.”

Deputy chair: Julia Stelz


“I am Julia, an undergrad student at the University of Amsterdam, majoring in Psychology, and doing my minor in Business Administration. I started going to MUN’s in my first year of university and have loved attending conferences ever since.
My interests include travelling, doing vinyasa yoga, and cooking (especially anything involving cheese). Furthermore, I enjoy doing winter sports, and of course MUN’s. I am looking forwards to a fruitful debate at AUCMUN 2017”