Economic and Social Council and Regional Bodies

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) governs approximately 70% of the United Nations’ human and financial resources, promoting it to a highly influential position in the world today. Meanwhile, the regional bodies (RB) provide a culturally sensitive and geographically focused platform for discussion on vital issues, carrying out the mission of the UN in different areas of the world.

At HMUN, ECOSOC and Regional Body committees are mid-sized at 30 to 80 students each. Due to their ideal size, these committees allow delegates to not only be challenged by diverse perspectives, but take the floor multiple times, offering a unique opportunity to engage in intense, yet intimate debate. These committees are perfect for both new delegates and seasoned delegates.


Economic and Social Council


 
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United Nations Human Rights Council

Director: Fernando Urbina

Topic: Child Soldiers

Contact: unhrc@harvardmun.org

 

 
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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Director: Kiara Gomez

Topic: Non-State Actors in Refugee Crises

Contact: unhcr@harvardmun.org

 

 
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Commission on the Status of Women

Director: Evelyn Manyatta

Topic: The Economic Empowerment of Women in Rural Areas

Contact: csw@harvardmun.org

 

 
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Commission on Science and Technology for Development

Director: Shawn Shivdat

Topic: Advances in Biotechnology

Contact: cstd@harvardmun.org

 

 
 

Commission on Population and Development

Director: Piper Winkler and Sambuddha Chattopadhyay

Topic: Informal Settlements and Urban Development

Contact: cpd@harvardmun.org

 

Regional Bodies


 
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United Nations Environmental Program

Director: Kendrick Foster

Topic: Promoting Food Security

Contact: unep@harvardmun.org

 

 
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United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

Director: Kalos Chu

Topic: Global Education Reform

Contact: unesco@harvardmun.org

 

 
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World Bank

Director: Bryan Wu

Topic: Tackling Loan-Conditionality

Contact: worldbank@harvardmun.org

 

 
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International Atomic Energy Agency

Director: Michael Wallace

Topic: Should We Go Nuclear? Deciding the Future of Nuclear Energy

Contact: iaea@harvardmun.org

 

 
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International Monetary Fund, 1982

Director: Arthur Vieira

Topic: Debt Crisis of the 1980s

Contact: imf@harvardmun.org

 

 
 

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia and the Pacific

Director: Gaurgang Goel

Topic: Regional Economic and Social Development in the Age of Climate Change

Contact: unescap@harvardmun.org

 

 
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Organization of American States

Director: Salome Garnier

Topic: Public Health in the Americas

Contact: oas@harvardmun.org

 

 
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North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Director: Woojin Lim

Topic: Sustaining Cooperation with Russia

Contact: nato@harvardmun.org

 

 
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European Economic Community, 1975

Director: William Hartog

Topic: European Fishing and Agricultural Policy

Contact: eec@harvardmun.org