Debate & innovative thinking on sustainable development

Economic & Social Council

The Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC) is the United Nations’ central platform for reflection, debate, and innovative thinking on sustainable development.

Its agenda embraces some of the most significant global challenges including economic development, the environment, social and demographic change, humanitarian aid, the empowerment of women, and the promotion of equality.

Like the real ECOSOC, delegates representing NGOs play an important part in negotiations. Resolutions are only considered successful if they pass a vote of Member States and they have the endorsement of the NGOs that are likely to be key in implementing the resolution on the ground.

Each delegate in ECOSOC will be represented by a single delegate.

Agenda Item I. The Rise of Populism & its Impact on Democratic Values, Human Rights & Global Free Trade

Agenda Item II. The Impact of Armed Conflict on Women & Girls

Agenda Item III. Building the Resilience & Reducing the Vulnerability of the Poor to Climate-Related Hazards & Disasters

Delegate Handbook

Every delegate will receive a hard copy of the delegate handbook at the conference.

Delegate Handbook 2020

Study Guide

WASAMUN is renowned for comprehensive and authoritative preparation materials. All study guides are written by professional experts.

Study Guide (2019 conference)

Rules of Procedure

WASAMUN uses university-level rules of procedure

They place greater emphasis on negotiation and consensus building.

They originated at Harvard University in the United States and are sometimes called American or Harvard rules.

Rules of Procedure

Rules of Procedure Flow Diagram

Member States

Andorra

Angola

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Belarus

Benin

Brazil

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Chad

China

Colombia

Denmark

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Eswatini

Ethiopia

France

Germany

Ghana

India

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Ireland

Jamaica

Japan

Kenya

Luxembourg

Malawi

Mali

Malta

Mexico

Morocco

Netherlands

Norway

Pakistan

Paraguay

Philippines

Republic of Korea

Romania

Russian Federation

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saudi Arabia

Sudan

Togo

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Ukraine

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

United States of America

Uruguay

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Yemen

Civil Society Organisations

CARE International

Equality Now

Greenpeace

International Alliance of Women

International Committee of the Red Cross

International Disability Alliance

Inter-Parliamentary Union

MĂ©decins Sans Frontieres

Oxfam International

Salvation Army ISJC

Save the Children International