ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
Delegates of the Economic and Social Council,
Congratulations, and welcome to the 19th Annual AMMUN conference. My name is Karim Nabulsi and I will be the president of this year’s ECOSOC. As the UN firmly states: “The Economic and Social Council is at the heart of the United Nations system to advance the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. It is the central platform for fostering debate and innovative thinking, forging consensus on ways forward, and coordinating efforts to achieve internationally agreed goals. It is also responsible for the follow-up to major UN conferences and summits.” The goal of the Economic and Social Council is to tackle the wide variety of problems that we face in the world. How this will be done, is through a systematic approach to debate, where delegates will furiously discuss ideas such as but not limited to foreign policies, future plans on socio-economic fronts, and development goals. The delegates not only will improve their collaborative skills throughout the process of writing a conjointly written resolution, but they will also be awarded with a stronger sense of awareness related to how the UN works to solve the problems that the world faces, with a deeper degree in understanding how the UN tackles ECOSOC related issues. I urge all delegates to be cognizant of the Rules of Procedure (ROP), foreign policies, debate flow, and the three topics that are chosen for this AMMUN’s economic and social council. If the delegates were to also possibly write a few operative clauses, that will ensure that lobbying and merging will occur with ease and efficiency, which henceforth assures that resolutions written will be of better quality. As the historian Thomas Carlyle said, “The history of the world is but the biography of great men.” I hope the delegates can all get a sense of what it feels like to effect nations and countries and have a large purpose in helping the lives of others and be included in this “biography of great men”. The theme for this year’s AMMUN conference is “Bridging the divide”. I hope the delegates can recognize that this theme is aimed at them, and that they can bridge the divide between their expectations and ours’, so that our premonitions of the future can be silenced, and a new age of sustainable developmental ideas can emerge.
Looking forward to seeing you all in the conference,
President of the Economic and Social Council