UN economic and social council
General Assembly: United Nations Economic and Social Council
Note: This committee is a dual-delegate committee.
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Welcome to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at GauchoMUN XV, a committee wielding influence over approximately 70% of the United Nations' human and financial resources. As established under the United Nations Charter, ECOSOC acts as the principal organ coordinating economic, social, and related efforts among the 14 UN specialized agencies, functional commissions, and five regional commissions. This committee, which receives reports from 11 UN funds and programs, serves as a pivotal forum for global discourse on economic and social matters. Get ready for a dynamic and engaging experience as we navigate the intricate landscape of international economic and social issues at GauchoMUN XV's ECOSOC.
Topic A: Developing regulations on the effects of growing advancements in genetic engineering
Topic B: Impacts of genetically modified organisms on societies and livelihoods
Truus van de Graaf
Truus van de Graaf is a fourth-year Sociology major from Camarillo, California. She transferred to UCSB from a ballet conservatory in Manhattan, New York. She is interested in exploring innovative solutions to global crises, so naturally, she gravitated toward UCSB's dazzling Model United Nations team. She is set to spend her summer working with local NGOs supporting the Youth Sports and Arts Refugee Program in Athens, Greece. However, If you're ever in search of Truus on campus, just follow the faint aroma of fresh espresso and lip gloss – or just check the tennis courts.
Guadalupe Paz Coria
Guadalupe Paz Coria is a second year Political Science major born in Santa Fe, Argentina. She moved to the Bay Area at nine, and since then has completed the IB Diploma, started a vintage clothing business with her mother, works in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury, and immersed herself in the live music scene. She currently is in UCSB’s Fashion Club High Council, studying French, and has only been in MUN for one year. She also hopes to add a Data Science double major. Inspired by her immigrant background and exposure to inequalities of her two environments, she has cultivated an inkling for travel and hopes to work in international policy.
Sachi is a second year political science and communications double major, interested in pursuing a career in law to hopefully work with women and children! Aside from Model UN, she is a part of Taara - UCSB’s competitive Bollywood fusion dance team. She loves to read and watch romance comedies and is amazing at binge watching shows. She also loves to cook and will gladly talk recipes with anyone around her.