Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
In service for over 74 years, The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) was established in 1945 as one of the six main organs of the United Nations. ECOSOC voices recommendations regarding economic, social and environmental issues, in order to implement the internationally agreed upon development goals. As a whole, ECOSOC's influence branches over 70 percent of the human and financial resources of the entire UN system.
Like HIAMUN, it is a platform for promoting debate and innovative thinking. The council brings different nations together to help tackle multiple issues and promote communal action to be taken in order to achieve a more sustainable world.
This year, my commendable chair, Jana El Kawass, and I, are honored to chair the Economic and Social Council for HIAMUN’s tenth annual session. We have chosen topics that we believe are often overlooked but pose as a threat to the future of mankind on a global scale. The forum will be questioning the imposition of structural adjustment programs that have not always been deemed as successful to support developing countries. The forum will also deliberate measures that would ensure the rights of children in conflict zones who are unable to access their rights safely and rightfully in regards to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The third topic to be debated is how to resolve the issue of water conflicts that have become more alarming with the rising numbers in water scarcity and climate change.
Jana and I are both extremely excited to hear the constructive debates and watch each one of our delegates grow and gain skills from the forum that will help them lead meaningful and productive lives. We also hope each delegate realizes the power they have in shaping their own future.
Logyne Abdallah, President of the Economic and Social Council
The question of imposing structural adjustment programs to support developing countries
Setting measures to ensure the protection of children’s rights in conflict zones
Setting an international framework to resolve the issue of water conflicts