UN Women is the entity in the United Nations (UN) dedicated to the improvement of women’s lives around the world and gender equality since its inception in 2010. It unites 45 nations from across the world at any given time elected by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Gender equality is a basic human right, and its achievement has extreme socio-economic impacts. Empowering women fuels economies, spurring productivity and growth. Yet women lack access to work and face occupational segregation and gender wage gaps. They are often denied access to education and healthcare. Women in all parts of the world suffer violence and discrimination. They are under-represented in political decision-making processes. As such, UN Women is an organization works with governments to design laws, policies, and guidelines to ensure that the safety and empowerment for women are perpetuated to its utmost form. The committee conducts its job while focusing on four main pillars – leadership and equality, income security, freedom from violence, and women’s roles in conflict resolution and natural disaster prevention.
The United Nations Entity for Women Empowerment (UN Women) is an intermediate committee that offers an experience for all delegates with interest.
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Katherine is a grade 12 student at Crofton House School, and she is ecstatic to be directing UN Women at CAIMUN 2019, her final MUN conference of high school. Having first entered the world of MUN in grade 8, Katherine has come to love the debates and experiences that have helped her understand more about the world, form lasting friendships, and develop a passion for public speaking. When not doing MUN, Katherine can be found exploring restaurants, spending some quality time with her friends, or curling up in bed to watch some Korean dramas or Netflix. Katherine looks forward to the conference, and she hopes to help make it an amazing experience for everyone!
Linda Dai is currently a Grade 12 student at Crofton House School. In her final year of both high school and Model UN, and she is honoured to be serving as the chair of UN Women at CAIMUN 2019 alongside her amazing director and friend Katherine. In her free time, Linda can be commonly found sourcing new restaurants to try, driving around the city with friends and subsequently crying over rising gas prices, and starting new shows or movies at unconventional hours in the night. Since this will be her last MUN conference, Linda anticipates a weekend filled with heated debate and greatly looks forward to meeting and working with everyone!
Eric Birzneck is a junior in the IB Diploma Programme at Port Moody Secondary serving as a Chair for the United Nations Entity for Women Empowerment. Aside from MUN and stressing out about school deadlines, Eric can be found engaging in activities such as studying various Asian languages, texting friends in Korea at 3 am, "reading" Dostoevsky, and being used as a human training dummy in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is ecstatic to meet all the delegates, and looks forward to a productive and exciting committee at CAIMUN 2019.