The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is one of the 6 principal organs of the United Nations System established by the UN Charter in 1945. It consists of 54 Members of the United Nations elected by the General Assembly.
ECOSOC coordinates economic, social, and related work of the fourteen United Nations specialized agencies, functional commissions and five regional commissions. It serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues, and for formulating policy recommendations addressed to Member States and the United Nations system. It is responsible for:
promoting higher standards of living, full employment, and economic and social progress;
identifying solutions to international economic, social and health problems;
facilitating international cultural and educational cooperation; and
encouraging universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Agenda:Using artificial intelligence to Drive Economic Growth
My name is Daniel, I am a 4th year World Economy student at the Higher School of Economics, and it is a pleasure for me to be the President of ECOSOC in this version of C-MIMUN. I have been participating in MUN’s since 2015, having participated in a wide range of committees, most of the time in the UNSC and ECOSOC. The questions surrounding development economics and international trade have particularly intrigued me, thus I am sure that I will have a great time in our committee.
During C-MIMUN we will be addressing a complex agenda that indeed requires a lot of critical thinking, creativity and extensive research. AI has drastically increased its capabilities during the last years, and as any other disruptive technology in economic history, its implications and reach are yet unknown. However, it will be up to you to figure out how to regulate, encourage or restrain its usage in the global economy.
I will be looking forward to meeting with you in April. In case you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.
The Economic and Social Council President
Daniel Alejandro Ariza Rodriguez
Let me wholeheartedly welcome you to the annual Churkin Moscow International Model United Nations!
It’s exciting to be back for another year of greatness. My name is Oyuna and the honor is mine to serve as the Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council in C-MIMUN 2024.
The ECOSOC is back with yet another captivating agenda, and I am more than thrilled to witness how you will address this matter. The significance of our agenda blends in perfectly with the committee’s eccentric nature.
We are living in a very complex yet interesting era in history with a wide range of political and socio-economic challenges present. A relatively newer of these issues is the utilization of artificial intelligence, which certainly has the potential to revolutionize numerous industries and play a great role in boosting the world economy.
C-MIMUN is a unique event where you can immerse yourself in a whole new experience, you will be given the opportunity to speak up, let others know what you believe in and hopefully contribute in making this world a better place to live in.
During this week-long journey, I can promise that the Presidium’s priorities will lie in ensuring the success of our sessions, keeping our delegates both confident and comfortable, and, of course, making cherishable memories.
May our smile during the sessions be as big as the expectations I have for the committee this year.
Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council,
It is my highest pleasure to welcome you to the annual C-MIMUN conference.
My name is Rustam Garipov, I’m a senior student at Moscow State University and Shenzhen MSU-BIT University majoring in economics. This year I’ll be happy to serve you as the expert in the Economic and Social Council of C-MIMUN 2024.
It is my fourth time participating in C-MIMUN and third time present in this outstanding committee.
Every year C-MIMUN unites hundreds of talented and enthusiastic students from all the corners of Russia and around the world who are willing to make the contribution to solving global challenges.
Every year delegates exchange ideas, raise questions, contemplate suggestions, debate on agenda, create coalitions, come to agreements, make resolutions, and expose to the UN environment of co-operation, mutual respect, diversity, and equal rights. All of it they do TOGETHER, because every statement counts, every opinion is valued, and every voice is heard.
Every year the Secretariat does its best to ensure the fruitful and smooth sessions of the Committees. All of us, experts, vice-presidents, chairmen, and other members of the Secretariat once were in your position. We do remember that spirit of excitement and self-dedication during sessions and want to give you the same experience.
Today, the combined forces of changes in the world unseen in a century and several socio-economic crises have taken the world into a phase of fluidity and transformation. Threats and challenges with global implications keep emerging. They have undermined not only global economic growth but overall progress towards SDGs. Although the utmost efforts of the international community are being devoted to the Goals in coordination with the United Nations it is not enough. The world needs innovations and creativity to be introduced in order to accelerate progress towards Agenda 2030. Will AI powered software become such a game-changer? Will its headwinds and international arguments be major obstacles on its pathway?
Now it is you who is in charge of answering such questions. Be consistent in your statements but flexible in negotiations. Remember, everything you say here has global implications and significance upon the shared future of humanity. Let your thoughts be guided by a strong faith in the United Nations, its mission, and principles. And with faith comes power.
Expert of the Economic and Social Council,
Have you ever been wondering about AI integration into your daily life? Presumably, you see that the risks of AI application are not sufficiently evaluated, don’t you? Although questioning the benefits of such a technology still gets to us, the global community is reminded of the transformative opportunities that AI offers for stimulating shared prosperity. Having one of the most intriguing agenda items to discuss, I would like to expressmy sincere pleasure to welcome you at C-MIMUN 2024!
The Conference is a bowl of cherries that grants you with acquaintances, vibrant debates, and myriad challenges. Whether you strive to take a high tribune to deliver your balanced position or eager to hinge on parliamentarism, the choice is always up to you. Nevertheless, bear in mind your role and duty to humanity, whose interests are advocated by you.
I wish you to adjourn the meeting, having fond memories that touch your soul and make you feel delighted. Once again, welcome you, and wish you all a productive and enjoyable Conference.
Writing an essay
To become a Churkin Moscow International Model UN delegate one should demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Committee’s agenda, as well as a high degree of elaboration of the supplementary materials submitted for study. Writing an essay is the first step in the selection process and plays a key role in the formation of the Committee.
Recommendations for writing an essay
In order to write a quality paper, it is necessary to:r
Familiarise yourself with the agenda: a preliminary study of the global issue will help form an initial idea of the Committee’s agenda.
Examine the Expert’s Report: a structured description of the international problem, its relevance and significance will improve the logical presentation of thought in the thesis writing process.
Argumentatively and logically state the relevance of the problem: Writing an essay involves a structured description of the problem, its causes and consequences.
Support data with statistical information and international agreements: a general understanding of the problem needs to be substantiated with reliable quantitative and qualitative information.
Check the style: the essay should be written in a formal business style.
Volume: 300-500 words.
Originality: at least 80%
Structured and logical presentation of thought.
Use of official sources.
Provision of reference sources.
Introduction. The introduction should provide general information on the agenda and consider its relevance.
Main part. The main part should reflect your understanding of the subpoena, your ability to highlight key statements and identify cause and effect relationships.
Conclusion. The final part is a conclusion and may contain your opinion on the issue at hand and ideas for solving the international problem.
Writing a position statement
A position statement is a formal expression of a particular state’s view on a particular international issue within a meeting of the United Nations system. The position statement reflects the state’s opinion and interests in the international arena and its strategic approach to addressing global challenges.
Recommendations for preparing a position statement
Familiarise yourself with the relevance of the agenda in the state you represent. To do this, look at the websites of agencies, non-profit organisations working on the issue. Review scholarly articles on the relevance of the agenda in the country or region. In addition, relevant information may be reflected in media publications. However, the state’s position must be based on credible sources.
Consider the state’s position through speeches at United Nations meetings. Verbatim records of meetings provide valuable information regarding the state’s perspective on international issues.
Examine the state’s contribution to the problem. To do this, consider the country’s status in international agreements as well as accountability for treaty compliance.
Provide some bullet points on the relevance of the problem to the state, the country’s key activities in addressing the global problem, and the major challenges in achieving the goals and solutions.
Systematise the theses and present them logically in a coherent speech format. Make sure that the speech is in business style and does not contain aggressive or provoking statements.
The speech should be designed to take between 2 and 5 minutes.
Originality: at least 80%
Structured and logical presentation.
Use of official sources.
The position statement is formatted in a document and sent to an expert via the Committee’s mail for verification.