Letter from the Chair
Welcome to the 47th annual Houston Area Model United Nations conference! My name is Achal Kulkarni, and I am beyond excited to serve as your chair for the International Labor Organization, also known as the ILO, this year.
I am currently a senior at the University of Texas at Dallas majoring in Global Business with a concentration in International Political Economy, and minoring in Economics. At UT Dallas, I serve as the President of the Model United Nations organization, and am a brother in Alpha Kappa Psi, a co-ed business fraternity. Outside of my academics, I enjoy trying different cuisines, my favorites being Korean, Japanese, and Spanish, keeping up to date with current events, and buying candles.
I have been involved with MUN since my junior year of high school, where I first participated as a delegate at CTMUN in Austin and absolutely loved it. Since then, MUN has given me the opportunity to compete in cities like Seattle, Portland, and New York. In 2020, I even had the privilege to serve as a GA chair at the National Model United Nations conference held in New York. I always get excited to see other university students across the globe share the same passion I do every year.
We will address two topics this session: 1) The Re-Education of Displaced Workers and 2) The Rights and Powers of Workers' Unions. Individuals who are involved in unions make up a large portion of the international community's workforce today, but they have been strained by situations such as the Covid-19 pandemic, humanitarian crises, and rising political tensions.
I know that this committee will work extremely hard to develop a well-rounded understanding of the impact these topics have on the international community. I look forward to seeing what you all accomplish and bring to the table.
See you soon delegates!
Chair - International Labor Organization
- Wealth Inequality
- Rights and Powers of Workers' Unions