UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) – Intermediate Committee
ECOSOC, a principal organ of the UN, serves as the central platform for the discussion of international economic, social and environmental issues and the formulation of policy recommendations for Member States and the UN system. It focuses primarily on advancing sustainable development, while also strengthening the coordination of UN humanitarian efforts. Recent topics of discussion have included poverty eradication and the implementation of the post-2015 SDGs.
Topic 1: Redefining property rights as a means to promote economic development in countries with large informal economies
Topic 2: Addressing the global opioid epidemic
Your ECOSOC Chairs
Hi, I’m Prashant. Starting with my academic pursuits: I’m a masters student in UCL, reading economics. I plan to keep studying something similar for a few more years until they call me a doctor. As for MUN, it has opened my perspectives to many different ideas, peoples, responsibilities, and places: it is one of the important hobbies of mine. Many greatest interests include contemplation, the sport I play is poetry, and in my spare time I attempt to practice both hedonism and stoicism.
Panagiotis Apollon Thomopolous
He is deeply excited to chair this year’s ECOSOC, and is probably more approachable than he seems!