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General Assembly - Economic and Financial (ECOFIN)

This year’s PresMUN 2017 General Assembly Economic and Financial will address two global issues, which are quite controversial and happening in today’s world:

  1. Fostering Economic Prosperity in Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) through More Open and Fairer Trade Arrangement,
  2. Promoting Green Economy to Achieve a Resilient and Equitable Social Welfare Development.

Topic Descriptions

Topic A:
Fostering Economic Prosperity in Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) through More Open and Fairer Trade Arrangement

The term "Landlocked Developing Countries" describes countries with serious constrains on the overall socio-economic development. International Ministerial Conference of Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries and Donor Countries and International Financial and Development Institutions on Transit Transport Cooperation has been convened pursuant to General Assembly resolution 56/180, to review the current situation of transit transport systems, including the implementation of the Global Framework for Transit Transport Cooperation of 1995, and to formulate, inter alia, appropriate policy measures and action-oriented programs aimed at developing efficient transit transport systems. Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) face many common challenges, particularly in trade. Due to the geographically remote areas, LLDCs are at disadvantage in competing in global markets since they have considerably high transportation costs compared to their coastal neighbours.

Topic B:
Promoting Green Economy to Achieve a Resilient and Equitable Social Welfare Development

Despite the rapid growth of many countries economic and financial condition, resources are not necessarily distributed equally. States might grow at a fast rate at the expense of the poorest and most vulnerable people and natural environment. Thus, green economy emerges as a possible resolution that improves human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. It emphasises on income and employment growth that is driven by public and private investments with a goal to reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. States development process supposed to maintain, enhance and rebuild natural capital as a critical economic asset and source of public benefits, especially for marginalised people whose livelihoods and security still mostly rely on nature.


Kenneth Nicholas (ECOFIN) Chair
Hello, warm welcome to everyone for this year’s ECOFIN of PresidentMUN 2017! My name is Kenneth Nicholas and I am second year student studying Law in Universitas Indonesia. I have an enormous interest in both domestic and international politics, and would like to be a part of the policy-making process in both our own government and in international forums the future. My MUN journey started in high school and became more intensive when I joined UI MUN Club. As of now, I have participated in four MUNs, and havealways beendrawn back to join more conferences because I believemeeting new friends and facing new challenges are always fun. I received two Best Delegate awards in Bandung MUN 2016, The European Model United Nations (TEIMUN) 2016 in The Hague, Netherlands, and the Diplomacy Award in the World Federation of United Nations Association (WFUNA) International Model UN in the UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America. With joining President MUN 2017, I hope that delegates would do their best in the conference, and try to make this both as an unforgettable experience and a training ground for future endeavors.


Kenneth Nicholas

Chair of General Assembly


M. Rizky Nugraha D.N. Co-Chair
Muhamad Rizki Nugraha Darma Nagara is a sophomore majoring International Relations in President University. He is a multitalented boy who has devoted his time on many things such as modeling, dancing, and public speaking. He is has been an ambassador for many brands. Recently he became Duta IM3 2015, JajakaJawa Barat 2015 and Duta GenReJawa Barat 2016. Currently he is working at President Research Centre for International Studies and studying for becoming the Financial Planner. However, joining MUN is what he likes the most. He started his first MUN, conference in ASEAN Summit Model, during his high school year. He won the best delegate awards in his first MUN experience (GGA UI MUN 2015) and then he keep achieving many awards after that. He was awarded as Most Outstanding in Bandung MUN 2016, Most Outstanding in ALSA UNPAD MUN 2016, and Best Delegate in AYGF MUN 2016.


M. Rizky Nugraha D.N.

Co-Chair of General Assembly

Shelia Saady Co-Chair
My name is Shelia Saady, I am an International Relations second year student in President University. I am relatively new in the world of Model United Nations, however I could say that MUN offers a whole new experience of diplomacy and critical thinking over facing a certain global issues. My first experience to join MUN outside President University was during SE-MUN 2017 (Student Energy Model United Nation) in Universitas Indonesia. I have joined several Model United Nations Short Diplomatic Course and also Model United Nation Workshop in which I was able to score several achievements. Personally, I feel the world of Model United Nation is limitless, full of undiscovered possibilities and challenges.


Shelia Saady

Co-Chair of General Assembly