SECOND COMMITTEE: ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL (ECOFIN)
Chair: varun Kota
APPROXIMATE COMMITTEE SIZE: 140
The Economic and Financial Committee, also known as the Second Committee, is one of the six main general assemblies in the United Nations. Consisting of all 193 members of the UN, this committee provides an important forum for countries to discuss important economic and financial issues that affect large swaths of the world. More specifically, at NAIMUN LVII, this committee will discuss topics such as the natural resource conservation and the promotion of green finance. This is a great opportunity for delegates interested either in economics & finance or the protection of the environment to discuss important current issues that lie at the intersection of the two issue areas.
Promotion of Green Finance
Natural Resource Conservation
BACKGROUND GUIDE COMING SOON
NAIMUN strives to provide every delegate with a well-rounded, educational, and enjoyable experience. The learning objectives for ECOFIN are as follows. Delegates will:
Discover the intersection between finance and environmental protection
Consider the trade off between environmental protection and economic growth
Explore ECOFIN’s jurisdiction as a forum for pressing global economic and financial matters
Comprehend how different countries view the same economic policy based on their unique socio-economic status
Learn about various project finance strategies, such as bond issuance, public-private partnerships, and supranational loans
About the Chair
Varun Kota is a rising senior in the School of Foreign Service, majoring in Global Business. He is from the Sacramento-area of California and decided to attend Georgetown due to its strong international affairs program. At Georgetown, Varun is involved in the International Relations Club, the Carroll Fellows Initiative, and the Philodemic society. In his free time, he loves reading the news, particularly on financial topics and European Union politics, getting exercise, and drinking bubble tea. Varun loved his time as the chair of the World Economic Forum last year and is extremely excited to chair ECOFIN at NAIMUN LVII!