UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC & SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (UNESCAP)
CHAIR: mark wilcox
2008 marked a period of global economic turmoil. In the wake of the largest international financial crisis since the US Great Depression, Pacific Asia is in a uniquely situated position. With a number of domestic markets across the globe reeling from the repercussions of the past year and preparing for possible aftershocks, and the international economic community poised for the taking, small and big markets alike in Asia and the Pacific have the capability to rise to global importance. Finding a balance between economic growth and globalization and economic security and domestic sovereignty, especially with the world entrenched in such a precarious place, will be vital to success in UNESCAP discussions. How will pacific powers like the USA, China, Russia, Japan, or Korea sustain their growing economies while assuring competitive balance across the globe? How can smaller markets safely grow their own influence, particularly given the perils displayed by the recent global economic crash? How can individual nations work to push the global economy forward while keeping their own interests in mind? UNESCAP will work to protect both individual member states and the global trade system as they attempt to bounce back from the global financial crisis, and further economic development.
Sustainable Development Infrastructure
Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Implementation
Topic Abstract COMING SOON
APPROXIMATE COMMITTEE SIZE: 130 (DOUBLE DELEGATION)
About the Chair
Mark Wilcox is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Class of 2021 and is majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. Originally from Chesterton, Indiana, he is a loyal proponent of all things Midwest. His high school did not have Model UN, so instead he did debate for all four years. As he transitioned to college, he found Model UN to be a close fit to all the things that he loved about debate, so now he loves to travel with the team and staff their conferences. Outside of Model UN, he enjoys taking part in other activities, like tutoring for the After-School Kids program through the Center for Social Justice and being a Resident Assistant in a freshman dorm. Sometimes, he also likes to make radical life decisions like potentially changing majors because of Grey's Anatomy or wearing Crocs despite lots of snow. In order to get a break from many of his self-induced stresses, Mark loves to critically watch movies, spend time with friends, and simply explore new and exciting avenues of life.