DESCRIPTION

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It was founded in 1945 to protect the cultures of the world, support the growth of scientific progress, and to ensure education for all. While many UN agencies focus on political and economical issues, UNESCO takes a unique scientific and intellectual approach by advocating for educational and cultural reform. UNESCO encourages international cooperation on achieving lasting peace and equal opportunity among its 195 member states and 10 associate members. The committee also partners with many non-governmental organizations, intergovernmental organizations, and private sectors to ensure sustainable and long-lasting change.

The organization is most notably known for its work in maintaining over a thousand World Heritage sites across 167 countries and preserving the cultural property of current and past civilizations. It is also a platform for high-level debate on scientific policies that consolidate the unique opinions and beliefs of cultures around the globe.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is an intermediate committee that offers an experience for all delegates with interest.

Please submit all position papers and inquiries via [email protected].


BACKGROUNDERS

 

TOPIC A

Protecting Cultural Property in Conflict Zones

 

TOPIC B

Bioethics in Modern Medicine


STAFF

Su-Ann Ho
Director

As a junior attending Crofton House School, Su-Ann is honoured to be serving as the Director of UNESCO. Su-Ann originally joined MUN to improve her public speaking skills; however, after 3 years of delegating, she has developed a passion for the intense debate. She enjoys reading, listening to music, leading a robotics team, and dog-watching in her free time. When not immersed in political discussions, she learns about the mysteries of life by delving into the rabbit hole of Wikipedia articles. Su-Ann is excited to meet all of the delegates and thrilled to be part of an amazing weekend at CAIMUN 2019!

 

Patrick Kim
Chair

Currently a grade 11 student in Fraser Heights Secondary School, Patrick joined MUN to exterminate his fear of public speaking. Ever since he stood up and spoke in his first conference, he has found a strong passion in the world of MUN. Now being addicted to raising placards, Patrick wants to bring the excitement from his experience to fellow delegates attending CAIMUN. Outside MUN activities, Patrick can be commonly found indulging himself within the euphoria of sleeping, perfecting his mastery in the art of procrastination, and consuming a Tim Hortons Iced Coffee for his daily dose of caffeine and sugar. Patrick hopes to make your experience in CAIMUN 2019 an unforgettable one and looks forward to meeting with all delegates from the “first-timers” to the experienced “gavel-hunters”.

 

Soniya Huda
Chair

Currently a Grade 11 French Immersion student at Cariboo Hill Secondary, Soniya is extremely thrilled to serve as the Chair of UNESCO. Soniya has an immense passion for debating and critical thinking which is why she has been delegating for the past 3 years. Soniya’s favorite aspect of MUN is the immersive experiences in the world of international affairs, problem-solving, and diplomacy. In her spare time, she enjoys to watch Netflix, listen to music and she loves teaching swimming to young kids. Soniya is incredibly excited to the staff at CAIMUN 2019 and looks forward to a weekend full of memorable, engaging debate!