Letter from the Chair
Welcome to the 46th annual Houston Area Model United Nations Conference! Over the course of two days of intense debate and engaging diplomacy, all of you will be tackling some of humanity’s most pressing issues.
I am Ananth Moorthy, and I have been given the honor of being your chair for the Economic and Social Council. Right now, I am a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin, intending to double major in International Relations and Biochemistry.
MUN has been a large and, thankfully, amazing part of the last 5 years of my life. I have done it since freshman year in high school, during which I have been a delegate and chair. However, despite my time in MUN, this will be my first ever HAMUN, so I am very excited to see what all of you delegates have in store.
This year, as ECOSOC, we will be debating two extremely relevant topics: the economic impact, specifically issues of employment, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to economize the environment to achieve carbon reduction.
These topics are changing rapidly daily, so its important to not only keep up with the progression of current events but also understand the institutional instruments working behind the scenes in the context of geopolitical events. By doing so, you can be better prepared to incorporate such instruments in whatever solution you all as committee create.
I highly recommend you research your own countries policies on these issues, especially since this background guide barely covers the intricate world of international economics. I expect you all to come prepared with many ideas and an intense spark to debate. I look forward to meeting you all, and I am sure you will have a great experience at HAMUN 46. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Chair of the Economic & Social Council, HAMUN 46
- Efforts to assist issues of employment in times of crisis (COVID 19)
- Economizing the environment in efforts to achieve carbon reduction