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GA

The General Assembly (GA) was founded in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations and features 193 member states. Although there are six international bodies of the United Nations, for the purposes of this conference we will be assuming the role of all the bodies. The General Assembly is central in policy making with regards to international issues while promoting peace; which is in reflected in the 2005 Summit Outcome Document, that addressed development, security, human rights, and United Nations reform.The General Assembly is in charge of overall debate pertaining to all countries that usually include a variety of world affairs. It is the main policymaking body of the UN and has debate proposals brought to by different member states. Establishing a budget is also a main function of the GA. They vote on how much each member state should pay to maintain membership in the UN. General Assembly voting is not population based and maintains a one state-one vote policy, which allows equal representation and equal voting methods. This also means that countries that make up a small portion of overall world population can pass resolutions with a two-thirds majority.

Position Papers are mandatory, and must be turned in to the dais by 11:59PM on Nov 6, 2016. The dais’ e-mail address is ga@pacificmun.com. 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 ga@pacificmun.com.

Topic 1: Providing Aid for International Refugees

Topic 2: Combating International Terrorism

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Staff

Eliza Moore

Director

Eliza is a current senior at Woodinville High School. This is her second time staffing for PACMUN and she is very excited. Eliza loves talking about MUN and anything to do with international affairs. Besides MUN, Eliza enjoys playing softball, being captain of her Relay for Life team, Key Club, DECA, Harry Potter club, and Youth and Government where she is secretary of staff for the Northshore delegation. She spends her free time writing short stories, playing with her kittens, and hanging out with her friends. Although General Assembly is a large committee, she and the rest of the dais are excited to make PACMUN 2016 a great experience for everyone!

Jason Kim

Assistant Director

Jason is a current senior at Bellarmine Preparatory High School. This is Jason's first time staffing for PACMUN and is very excited to help you make an unforgettable memory at PACMUN 2016. Jason has been part of Model UN since his Freshmen year and his passion for Model UN is indescribable. Outside of MUN, Jason is part of FBLA, where he serves as the Puget Sound Regional Vice President, Key Club, Knowledge Bowl, school baseball, and wrestling. Jason cannot wait to assist you in the General Assembly along with the rest of the dais and help you have the best time at PACMUN 2016.

Anusha Sriram

Assistant Director

Anusha is a current junior at the International School in Bellevue. This is her fifth Model UN conference but her first time serving on staff. Anusha is extremely passionate about world affairs and is currently a part of the International School’s Model UN secretariat. Outside of MUN, Anusha enjoys playing the viola, fencing, and volunteering. Also, she is a part of the Titan Robotics Club where she serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Anusha is excited to serve alongside the rest of the dais to make PACMUN 2016 a memorable conference.