In a world full of interconnecting economic, social, and environmental problems, the Economic and Social Council was established in 1946 by the UN Charter with the primary purpose, as stated on the UN website, of being, "the principal body for coordination, policy review, policy dialogue and recommendations on economic, social and environmental issues, as well as for implementation of the internationally agreed development goals."

In this year's HIAMUN'18, I, Amina Aawar, alongside my chair, Alia Waleed, will be chairing debates on three contentious topics that affect our world daily. In this year's ECOSOC we will be tackling this issue of: Combating Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones. We’ll also be addressing issues regarding women's control over economic resources and their access to financial resources. Finally, one of the most controversial topics that our world is facing in the 21st century is: Setting framework for promoting social and economic inclusion of refugees.

My chair and I are both excited and looking forward to mind-stimulating debates that are based on new ideas and fresh perspectives which will create what I am sure will be an enriching session

Thank you,

Amina El Aawar, President of the Economic and Social Council


1. The Issue Regarding Women's Control over Economic Resources and their Access to Financial Resources

2. Setting a Framework for Promoting Social and Economic Inclusion of Refugees

3. Combating Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones