Economic and Social Council
Agenda: Space as a driver of sustainable development
It is my honor to welcome you to Moscow State University Model United Nations 2020 on behalf of the President of the Economic and Social Council! My name is Arina Samuskevich and I am a Senior at MGIMO at the School of Foreign Affairs, pursuing a concentration in International Organizations Studies, Economic Diplomacy and a Secondary in Italian.
I have been doing Model UN since my 10th grade at school, and I started with a challenging committee — English Security Council — which signified my long modeling path. MUNs have taken me to the Security Council Horseshoe, a Coastal Zone of the International Maritime Organization, an Ideological Battlefield of The General Assembly, an HIV/AIDS Conference of the Economic and Social Council and Alternative Power Plants of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. This entire journey, unimaginable in a real life of an ordinary student, has been possible owing to Model UN. I am fully convinced that MUN teaches invaluable skills: public speaking, research, writing, and diplomacy. Most importantly, however, is that MUN is a way to communicate with students all over the world.
As a President, I am very excited to meet all of you at the session of Economic and Social Council to discuss possible measures for Outer Space usage for sustainable development. I hope that over the course of the conference, you will find creative and innovative solutions to make advantageous use of Space.
For 5 days you are to become a crucial and indispensable part of a puzzle called «world order», where your voice will be heard and will play a critical role to the future. Seize this opportunity and Make Model UN Great Again!
Economic and Social Council President
I am very glad to welcome you to the annual MSUMUN as a Vice-President of our committee!
The agenda we are going to work on is quite relevant nowadays. Fifty years ago, space initiatives started with only two major space-faring nations. Now, there are many.
Space research is truly inter-disciplinary and has enabled true innovations at the intersection of multiple areas of science and engineering. It has been consistently aiming at the “impossible” and the “incredible,” every time moving the frontiers of our knowledge forward. Space research has had as its major focus on making things work and bringing the dreams of mankind to fruition through technologies that mankind can be proud of.
That is why, thanks to your diligent work on the resolution during the session a significant contribution will be made in field of sustainable development in general.
Model UN gives us a great chance to try ourselves in solving the world’s burning issues of the day and we cannot miss this opportunity!
Economic and Social Council
I am pleased to welcome you at MSUMUN 2020 as an Expert of ECOSOC!
This year we are to solve one of the most burning issues of the present time - how to exploit space in order to guarantee sustainable development of all nations. This is quite an interesting and complex agenda at the same time, as it requires not only proficiency in English, but also space technology expertise and knowledge of international space law. However, there is no need to doubt in your own efforts, report of the expert will guide you through outer space issues.
For one week you will have a chance to become a representative of a chosen nation, being able to protect the basic national interests, participate in heated debates and issue a real ECOSOC resolution.
Thus, participation in MSUMUN is a great opportunity for the delegates to gain valuable public speech experience, to practice English as well as just to have a great time in a company of creative and positive people.
Remember, there is no need to be afraid or to be backward in coming forward, we will always be there to help!
Expert of the ECOSOC