Published on February 10, 2019
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United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) — Novice
Established in 1966 as a UN Programme and then a specialized agency in 1985, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) works to accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial growth to member states and promotes international industrial cooperation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) put forth by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Moreover, UNIDO strives to increase competitiveness in economies by encouraging entrepreneurship, empowering minorities in the workforce, improving infrastructure and investing in technology to name just a few. While advancing economies, UNIDO also takes a step back by safeguarding the environment, protecting human security and providing aid in post-crisis rehabilitation. While working closely with the United Nations Development Programme, this body aims to be an “effective provider of catalytic industrial development services.”
Topic A: Increasing Investment in Technological Development
Topic B: Phasing Out Fossil Fuels
Letter from the Chair
Dear Esteemed Delegates:
My name is Noor Al-Saloum and I am thrilled to be serving as your chair for the UN Industrial Development Organization! I am currently a freshman at Johns Hopkins planning to major in public health. And while I am proud to call Baltimore my new home, I’m originally from McLean, VA (right outside DC).
Outside of JHUMUNC, I’m also involved in the Blue Key Society, debate, and Epidemic Proportions (a global health publication journal). On the weekends you can find me jamming out at a hip-hop concert, playing volleyball outside with friends, or sleeping.
Some other fun facts about me are that I have been playing piano for 9 years now and my favorite animal is a slow loris. I know this might be some of you guys’s first conference, so if you have any questions regarding position papers, committee topics, or just want to introduce yourself, feel free to hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy prepping, and I’ll see you guys in February!
Chair, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) — Novice