Published on February 10, 2019
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Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
Established in 1959 by the Organization of American States, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB/BID) provides development financing for Latin American and Caribbean nations and is one of three constituent bodies of the IDB Group. The Bank is owned by 48 states and provides grants, loans, and technical knowledge to 26 borrowing countries in addressing three main challenges: social exclusion and inequality, low productivity and innovation, and limited economic integration. Other priority areas include education, poverty reduction, climate change and sustainability, water and sanitation, and infrastructure development. As of 2018, the IDB supports 96 projects totaling $13.5 billion USD in financing to borrower nations and operates on $171 billion USD in ordinary capital.
Topic A: Ensuring Equitable Urban Development
Topic B: Promoting Entrepreneurship in the Private Sector
Letter from the Chair
Dear Esteemed Delegates:
Welcome to JHUMUNC XXIII! My name is Chris Park, and I will be serving as your chair for Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). I am very excited to work with all of you to engage in a discussion on important issues of our time.
I am a freshman studying International Studies and History at the Johns Hopkins University. I’m from the North Shore of Chicago, but I lived in Seoul, South Korea for the past four years. So far, I’ve been enjoying Baltimore a lot, and I hope you get a chance to explore the Charm City while attending JHUMUNC!On campus, I’m part of Hopkins Votes, International Studies Leadership Committee, and the Foreign Affairs Symposium. I also write for the News-Letter and play the cello in the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra.
This will be my first year at JHUMUNC, but I’ve participated in model UN throughout high school and attended various conferences both as a delegate and a chair.
I am very excited to lead our committee in debating one of the most important issues of our time. I encourage you to thoroughly research the topics and your respective countries to have a fruitful and meaningful conversation. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns that arise while preparing for the conference. My dais and I look forward to meeting you soon!
Chris H. Park
Chair, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)