(Economic and Social Council)

The Economic and Social Council was established as one of the six main organs of the United Nations by the UN Charter in 1945. It strives for achieving sustainable development in a social and enviromental sense alike. 

Level: Beginners

Number of Delegates: 40 Delegates 

Topic A: Adressing the economic consequences of climate change in Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

Topic B: International cooperation in fairly and effectively collecting tax revenue from multinational companies

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Maxime is 20 years old and a third year student at Amsterdam University College, studying law and economics. HamMUN 2019 will be her 13th MUN conference since she started when she was sixteen, and it will be her 3rd time participating HamMUN. She hopes to contribute to a good experience for delegates this year, like the experiences she’s had at HamMUN before. Outside of university and MUN she loves to sing and play the piano, as well as cooking and baking whenever she has time.

Maxim Eljon

Wassim, or ‘elegant’ in Arabic, doesn’t believe in coincidences regarding his name. He is a Brussels-based student in business engineering in his first Master’s year. Wassim is also the Director-General of Brussels Model European Union. Besides his interests in European politics, Wassim has a keen interest in finance and hopes to land a job in investment banking with the aim of becoming the next Jordan Belfort. Wassim also strongly believes in the power of democracy, dialogue and unity, hence his engagement in Hamburg MUN 2019.

Wassim Essebane

Erik is pursuing his PhD in particle physics at the University of Hamburg and has started his Model UN career 2013 in the North American Model UN circuit. After attending several General Assemblies, he specialized in chairing and in dynamic crisis scenarios. Erik helped to organize SSICsim 2014 in Toronto and is involved with HamMUN in Hamburg since 2015, where he has served as Secretary-General in 2017. Apart from specializing in machine learning for particle physics, he is passionate about nuclear disarmament and is involved with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).

Erik Buhmann