Organisation of American States (OAS) – Intermediate Committee
Founded in 1948, the OAS is a continental organisation comprising all 35 States of the Americas with the mandate of promoting regional solidarity and cooperation. Among its priorities are the strengthening of democracy, the promotion of peace, the defense of human rights and the combat of the drugs trade. In OxIMUN, this committee will convene as the General Assembly, the supreme decision-making body of the OAS which sets the OAS’ directions and policies through resolutions.
Topic 1: Sustainable Development of Tourism in the Americas
Topic 2: Reviewing the OAS Mission in Colombia
Your OAS Chairs
I am a 22-year-old student currently enrolled in a double degree at EDHEC Business School and Lille Catholic University in France, where I study Law and Management. My first ever Model United Nations was at OxIMUN and I am looking forward to coming back as Director of the OAS for some high-quality debate and, hopefully, a lot of creative thinking in the most inspiring town in the world!
Philippe Lefevre is a third year History and Politics student at the University of York. For the past 3 years he has been addicted to MUN and OxIMUN will be his 22ndMUN, highlighting the extent this problem has taken him. The remaining time he ha is dedicated to the Youth Association to a Greater Europe, where he helps run the UK branch of the association and also is the vice-chair of their Think Tank. He hopes one day to work in the foreign office, or failing that, to pretend to work in the foreign office and jet around the world nonetheless. He looks forward to chairing at his first Oximun this October.