Economic and Financial Committee

Committee Description

Second Committee of the UN General Assembly

The Economic and Financial Committee, also known as ECOFIN, is the Second Committee of the United Nations General Assembly. Their mandate is to address subjects related to economic growth, development, and macroeconomics.

ECOFIN also deals with subjects such as financing for development, sustainable development, poverty eradication, globalization, and interdependence. Issues pertaining to groups of countries of special interest, such as countries identified as LDCs (Least Developed Countries), as well as the sovereignty of Palestinians over their natural resources are also considered by this committee. The Economic and Finance Committee convenes yearly in accordance with the meeting of the General Assembly.

ECOFIN is a beginner committee. Delegates of any skill level with interest may apply to this committee.

To view the country matrix, please click here.

Please submit all position papers and inquiries relating to ECOFIN to [email protected].

Topics | Backgrounders

Topic A: Gender Pay Inequality (View Backgrounder)

Topic B: Ramifications of Globalization (View Backgrounder)


Janette Kim
Janette Kim is currently a junior at Pacific Academy and is entering her third year of MUN. After many experiences delegating and staffing, she has grown her passion for MUN not only into an extracurricular but as a opportunity to help improve her public speaking skills. Outside of MUN, you can find her with her friends, sleeping, or impulse shopping! Janette hopes to have a inclusive but competitive environment that will induce thought provoking and fruitful debate!

Eugene Jeoung
Eugene Jeoung is a grade 11 student currently attending Eric Hamber Secondary School. He is an avid dog lover; his life goal is to own twenty dogs. He can often be seen in the halls crying over every small inconvenience in his life or napping his problems away. He was introduced to Model UN in grade 10, after being forced by his friends to attend. Since then, he has been immersed in the world of global politics and public speaking. He is honoured to be the Chair of ECOFIN, and hopes that delegates have a fun time at CAIMUN 2018!

Irene Zhang
A junior at Fraser Heights Secondary School, Irene is honoured to be serving as one of the Chairs for ECOFIN at CAIMUN 2018. Ever since her first MUN conference in Grade 8, she has been intrigued by the world of MUN. In her free time, Irene enjoys drawing at ungodly hours, going for a quick jog, and contemplating post-secondary decisions. She is also an avid fan of anime and manga, often sacrificing sleep for them. Regardless of whether you are a beginner or a veteran, Irene hopes that CAIMUN 2018 will be a truly memorable experience for all the delegates!