Published on February 10, 2019
Check out the official video made for JHUMUNC 2019 here.
The Pan-African Parliment is the decision making body of the African Union and serves many vital functions. Created in 2005, the Parliment serves as a way for the AU to make important policy decisions to foster and promote a unitary Africa that increases social and economic development. In addition to this, the PAP is working to increase democracy and human rights accorss the continent and create better oversight for the AU. The PAP consists of 48 member states has 10 committies that focus on a broad range of issues affecting Africa and its citizens. Although the PAP is a young body, it is expanding its influence to create a better Africa for all.
Topic A: Increasing Women's Rights and Economic Opportunities
Topic B: Developing Transportation Infrastructure Across Africa
Letter from the Chair
Dear Esteemed Delegates:
It is my privilege to welcome you all to JHUMUNC Session XXIII! My name is Mario Aguirre and I will be your chair for Pan-African Parliament. I am eager to chair and excited to navigate these complex issues with you all.
I was born and raised in Texas and have lived there all my life before coming to Johns Hopkins. I am currently a sophomore majoring in Political Science and Philosophy. Besides studying, I am involved in many organizations on campus including JHUMUNC, the Undergraduate Debate Council, TEDxJHU, as well as the Political Science Steering Committee. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and going on adventures in Baltimore.
I have participated in various forms of public speaking, debate, and MUN in high school and had excellent experiences with these events. This will be my second year staffing JHUMUNC. During the XXII session I served as a dais on the Organization of American committee in ECOSOC. I had an amazing time at the conference and have made many friends through the experience. I want to make this session even better than previous ones.
The problems we will discuss in committee are some of the ongoing challenges the Pan-African Parliament faces. I hope that you do your due diligence when doing research on these topics and the counties you will be representing. I want to create a committee with an atmosphere of professionalism and inclusivity. I encourage delegates to try their best and to actively participate in committee.
I am very excited for the XXIII session and cannot wait to hear what you all have to contribute. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me via email.
Chair, Pan-African Parliament