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UNEP

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is a UN agency specifically responsible for coordinating various environmental activities and policies, primarily focusing on climate change, ecosystem management, resource efficiency, environmental conflict, among other topics. Founded in 1972 after the United Nations Conference of the Human Environment; the UNEP works with other environmental institutions, local governments, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The committee is currently composed of 193 member states. The agency’s headquarters are set in Nairobi, Kenya, with six regional offices and numerous other country offices. With a rapidly changing environment and shifting international politics, the state of the world’s societal and scientific security rely on the efforts of the UNEP. As this committee combats issues that are globally relevant, it is pertinent that delegates keep up on current events, and understand their implications.

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 unep@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 unep@pacificmun.com.

Topic 1: Ecosystem Exploitation

Topic 2: Solutions to Solid Waste

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Staff

Roshan Nair

Director

Roshan Nair is a junior at Tesla STEM High School and this is his second year in MUN as well as his first time staffing. He is passionate about environmental issues, and hopes to go on to pursue environmental justice and advocacy. As an avid diver, he enjoys visiting the delicate coral reef ecosystems, threatened by climate change around the world. Roshan is delighted to serve as your Director for this committee, and looks forward to working with you.

Audri Saulters

Chair

Audri Saulters is a junior at Inglemoor High School and this is her second year of MUN as well as her first time staffing. Passionate about international affairs and events, Audri is also the vice-president of the She’s The First chapter at her school. When not busy with IB, she can be found either playing guitar or piano with mediocrity, or studying languages. Audri is very excited to serve as your chair for this upcoming committee and looks forward to working with all of you.

Elaine Guo

Assistant Director

Elaine Guo is currently a sophomore at Interlake High School and she will be serving as your Assistant Director. Originally joining MUN last year for the snacks, she soon realized the array of aspects that make MUN incredible. PACMUN 2017 will be her fifth conference and first time staffing. Outside of MUN, Elaine can be found playing piano, volunteering with animals, belting out Broadway show tunes, or suffering from IB. Elaine is excited for what will be a fantastic conference!