United Nations - Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
About the Committee
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) was created under Article 7 of the United Nations Charter in 1945. It consists of 54 Member States, elected by the General Assembly for three year time. Seats on the Council are allotted based on geographical representation with 14 allocated to African States, 11 to Asian States, 6 to Eastern European States, 13 to Western European and 10 to Latin America. USA, Russian Federation, UK, France and China are represented in a permanent basis.
Topic Area A: The recuperation from the aftermaths of Covid through bolstering resilience and multilateralism.
The adverse circumstances that prevailed globally after an unforeseen medical emergency that emerged from the Covid pandemic, which had a major outbreak in 2019, have rendered an indispensable need for an enhanced global cooperation and resilience. This pandemic had a severe impact on many countries from a financial to a social perspective. It showcased that the world has not coherently prepared to tackle the issue collectively, and it also revealed the lack of solidarity, proper institutions and infrastructures, as well as the lack of effective communication, which is necessary for a comprehensive approach to global emergencies such as this pandemic. This issue is utterly important, as it promotes discussion on enhancing multilateralism, which is the key to building a global society which will act in unity and utilize its’ forces in order to bolster resilience, recover from the devastating impacts of Covid, both socially and economically, alongside with ensuring a well-prepared system to counter future threats. Bringing this topic into the table will create a refined and targeted perspective which will help the world to recover and be eligible to handle future issues without sustaining excessive damage.
Topic Area B: Enhancing the climate resilience of developing countries infrastructure.
It is a worldwide known fact that the climate status of Earth has worsen significantly the last few decades due to climate change, while it has been proven that there is the possibility of limited lifetime to our planet, as well. It is known to be a very difficult situation to be conduct oneself, especially from developing countries, which their disadvantageous position doesn’t allow them to reinforce their infrastructures to battle with phenomenon, due to the large impact the pandemic of Covid-19, natural disasters (floods, tornadoes), wars and their casualties had on their economies, living conditions and life-long inequalities. The awareness its needed and the issues that should be resolves must be handled swiftly and soon by a united committee for the best solutions to be found. One factor that would definitely play a big part in tackling this problem lays within the state of the developing countries and the decisions that are going to be taken for their infrastructures. The committee faces the task of achieving constructive communication and cooperation, with this topic’s main goal being the essential reinforcement of the infrastructures in developing countries in such way, that they will be able to be resilient towards climate change and function properly, reassuring a better future for struggling nations and its people.