United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)* Director: Linnea Dulikravich
Together with the Economic and Social Council and General Assembly of the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) serves a very influential role in developing communities by leading policy-level negotiation on regional development frameworks and then implementing those programs on the ground. Per the UNDP’s mandate, member nations should strive to coordinate all United Nations development activities at the country level through the most effective and efficient means possible. Therefore, delegates should prepare to tackle the obstacles associated with Topic I: Fighting Global Hunger and research the challenges involved in Topic II: The Role of Trade Agreements in Economic Development. To address Topic I, member nations should strive to develop novel solutions to Goal Targets of Sustainable Development Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. In particular, the committee efforts should focus on correcting trade restrictions in world agricultural markets and facilitating timely access to market information in order to reduce global extreme food price volatility. Within Topic II, the committee must assess the benefits and disadvantages of participating in international trade as well as the degree to which developing countries’ economic inequalities are affected by their participation in the international market.