Dear Delegates,

My name is Tatiana Goudas and I am an undergraduate student at the University of Patras, in the Department of Mathematics. My first simulation was back in 2014 in Euroscola in Strasbourg. Since then I have participated in various simulations where I had the pleasure of meeting very interesting people and making great friendships.Besides my true love, mathematics, Ι have a profound interest for the political science. In the future I would like to focus on the mathematical explanation of various political phenomena as well as the impact economic indicators have on policy making, but that”is yet a long way down, at the moment I am still learning and having fun.

The Economic and Financial committee is one of the six committees of the UN General Assembly also known as the 2nd G.A. committee. It plays a unique role within the United Nations as a primary organ tasked with discussing crosscutting issues related to development, international cooperation, financial stability, economic growth and prosperity and I hope you find the prospect of discussing ways to eliminate poverty and achieve sustainable development in the modern era of globalisation as challenging and at the meantime as exciting as I do. As co-chair at ThessisMUN 2018 it my pleasure to welcome you at our committee with a quote by Samora Machel that I think encompasses the principles the underlying principles of the WB’s efforts: “International Solidarity is not an act of charity, it is an act of unity between different allies fighting on deferent terrains towards the same objective. The foremost of these objectives is to aid the development of humanity to the highest possible level.” I look forward to meeting you all in Thessaloniki.