G20 (Group of twenty)
The G20 is an international forum for the governments and central bank directors of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, mexico, the Republik of Korea, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union. The G20 aims to discuss policy pertaining to the promotion of international stability and aims to address issues which go beyond the responsibiities of any one organization. The G20 summit with the G20 heads of states has been held periodically since 2008. This year, the G20 summit will take place in Argentina.
Topic A: Global Economic Implications of the Extraction of Natural Resources in Antarctica and Disputed Territories
Topic B: Creating a Global Trading Platform for the Development of Renewable Energy Resources
Leonhard Woessner is a second year International Business student at Maastricht University. Born in Malaysia and having lived in Nepal, Germany, Dominican Republic, The United States, India, and now the Netherlands, he has experienced different sides of the world that spurred his interest in international relations and MUN. Asking questions such as “where are you from”, or “why didn’t Sam and Frodo just fly the Eagles to Mordor” should only be done if the person has enough time to spare and is willing to listen to a complete account of the events of The Silmarillion. Expect plenty Lord of the Rings and Star Wars references apart from great debate in the upcoming G20 committee.
Ari Karp is a 3rd year at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, earning a BA in Government, Strategy, and Diplomacy; specializing in Counter-Terrorism; Homeland Security, and European Studies. Pursuing a career in International Security and Counter-Terrorism, Ari believes that Model UN is an incredible outlet, surpassing any institute experience, through which one can experience first-hand the fields of International Relation, Diplomacy, Public Relations, and Negotiations. Since joining the IDC Model UN in his first year Ari cannot get enough, and has served as Director of Sponsor Relations for the Israeli Model UN Association (IMUNA), delegated and chaired in several illustrious conferences, and currently serves as Head of Finances in his home society. Ari is Particularly excited to be chairing in The Group of Twenty (G20) in HamMUN 2018 with Leohard Woessner, and is anxiously awaiting meeting each of you during the conference. He hopes to witness a fruitful and engaging forum of diplomacy on the given topics.