Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
As the United Nations’ main platform for discussions regarding economic and social aspects, The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) was established by the UN Charter in 1945 to formulate resolutions in order to reach solutions on an international level for social, economic, humanitarian and cultural issues along with recommending plans of action and promoting human rights.
I, Alia Waleed, alongside my chair Farida Galal, are proud to be given the opportunity to chair the Economic and Social Council for Hayah’s ninth annual session of MUN; HIAMUN ’19. In light of the global human rights crises faced and the emendation of policies, we’ve decided to focus on three of the most vital and recent issues that can often be overlooked.
The first topic we’ll be discussing is the Issue of currency manipulation, as central banks have recently begun to overvalue or undervalue money in comparison to foreign currencies, they tend to endanger the global economic balance and start a ‘currency war’. The second topic is the Question of the right to privacy in the digital age, which is a present-day conflict encountered by individuals, organisations and governments. Lastly, our third topic is Setting international standards for population control policies. Through this topic, delegates would consider the Sustainable Development Goals and the rights to education, health, and all economic and social aspects affecting individuals.
Farida and I are looking forward to the deliberations and mutual cooperation of our delegates through constructive debates in order to reach consensus among all three topics. We are beyond doubt that our delegates would outshine and outperform our expectations and take this conference as an opportunity to learn and become more involved.
Alia Waleed, President of the Economic and Social Council.
1. The issue of currency manipulation
2. Setting international standards for population control policies
3. The question of the right to privacy in the digital age