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From its origins as one of the six original committees in 1945, The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has been dedicated to establishing economic, social, and environmental stability throughout the world. ECOSOC also works to identify challenges and foster innovation. Currently, ECOSOC spends most of their efforts on maintaining and developing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which are aiming to be accomplished by 2030. ECOSOC is also responsible for follow-up after major United Nations (UN) conferences and summits. Helping them in their efforts are over 3,200 non-government organizations (NGOs) and 54 worldwide representative countries. ECOSOC also has to their disposal the largest budget of any of the UN councils. Because of the size of the council, many sub-councils have been established under the organization of ECOSOC to better aide in the efforts. These committees include The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Commission on Narcotic Drugs, and many more. These subsidiary bodies all have their own representatives that meet on specific issues.

Position Papers are mandatory, and must be turned in to the dais by 11:59PM on Nov 5, 2017. The dais’ e-mail address is Late position papers will not be considered for an award unless an extension has been requested by the delegate and approved by the dais at least 24 hours in advance.

Further questions or inquiries can be directed to the dais at

Topic 1: Accessibility of Clean Water and Proper Sanitation in Developing Countries

Topic 2: Improvement of Infrastructure in Rural Areas

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Jason Snow


Jason Snow is a senior at Kentwood High school. He has attended two conferences as delegates, and has served on ECOSOC as chair in PACMUN 2016, Director of JCC in KINGMUN 2017, and as a secretariat member at a local conference for his school district. He is excited to serve as Director of ECOSOC at PACMUN 2017.In addition to ModelUN, Jason is involved in DECA, Debate, and Boy Scouts. He is interested in software development and spends his freetime programming. He hopes for everyone to have a fun and enjoyable time at PACMUN!

Sherveen Mehrvarzan


Sherveen Mehrvarzan is a sophomore as International Community School and looks forwards to his second PACMUN conference. Excited to see all the new delegates coming in, Sherveen anticipates a fun, yet serious debate on each of the two topics. In addition, he hopes to bring the best out of every single delegate throughout the committee. Besides being in Model United Nations, Sherveen participates in many other clubs at his school such as being the Technical Director of the AV club and the secretary of his ASB. In his free time Sherveen enjoys playing basketball and contemplating the metaphysics of human life. Sherveen hopes that every single delegate is looking forward to PACMUN 2017 and is ready to chair the conference will diligence and respect!

Beatrice Duchastel de Montrouge

Assistant Director

Beatrice Duchastel de Montrouge is a junior at Inglemoor High School and is thrilled to begin her second year of Model United Nations by staffing at PACMUN 2017. Outside of being in Model United Nations and being in the full IB program, Beatrice enjoys playing flute in band, participating in Speech and Debate Club, and being a Senior-level Girl Scout. When she has downtime, she enjoys supporting her family and friends, as well as watching Netflix and James Bond movies. Beatrice hopes to provide a fun and educational conference experience and can’t wait for PACMUN to begin!