UNITED NATIONS PEACEBUILDING COMISSION, 2019

CHAIR: NATE NEUGEBAUER

Chair: winston ardoin


The UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) is designed to catalyze financing, concentrate attention and create incentives that support lasting peace. The goal is to support weak post-conflict countries as they transition into more stable societies. From reintegrating ex-rebels to laying the groundwork for elections, from brokering security sector reform to broadening development, the Peacebuilding Commission looks at it all. Thirty-one countries form the council. Though the commission is not limited to focusing on Africa, all current work has its scope in the region. Delegates will explore plans for peacekeeping in the future, specific conflicts in Africa, and more.

Topic B

Effective Frameworks for Peacekeeping Operations

Topic A

Sustainable Economic Development in Past Conflict Zones

 

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learning goals

Delegates will gain...

  • Awareness of the UN Peacebuilding Commission’s role in ensuring post-conflict peace through advising peacekeeping operations and creating economic stimulation in former conflict zones, especially in Africa;
  • An understanding of how the peace operations of the UN in Africa involving conflicts in countries such as the Central African Republic, Nigeria, Rwanda, and other states;
  • Knowledge stemming from the reflection on past missions and economic works as the commission looks to enhance UN peace operations in Africa; this reflection includes noting the successes and failures of former UN missions.

About the Chair

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Winston is a member of the Class of 2021 studying in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He hopes to earn a degree in Regional and Comparative Studies with a focus in conflict and peacebuilding in Latin America and Africa and a certificate in Religion and Ethics in World Affairs. His previous Model UN experience includes staffing the British House of Commons Committee during last year’s NAIMUN and the committee on the Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran during NCSC. Outside of the International Relations Club, Winston serves as a consultant for Georgetown Global Consultants, on the executive board of the Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Zeta Psi Fraternity, as a Human Resources staffer for The Hoya, and as a leader for Georgetown’s ESCAPE Retreat for first-year students. He was raised down on the bayou in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Winston is very excited for NAIMUN this February!

About the Chair

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Nate is in the class of 2021 and is studying Finance and Accounting in the McDonough School of Business and plans to minor in Spanish. He has been competing in Model United Nations since his Sophomore year and competed in the Puerto Rico circuit in sixteen competitions. He also competed in UPenn’s ILMUNC and Georgetown’s NAIMUN competitions while in high school. Nate is also in Georgetown Global Consulting with Winston. Nate is from Texas and Puerto Rico and enjoys hiking, fishing, and surfing. NAIMUN is the reason that he fell in love with Georgetown and he is looking forward to making this committee a great weekend for all of you.