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UN Environment Programme

Director

Maggie Rush

Committee Type

General Assembly

Background Guide

Committee Description:  Founded on June 5th, 1972 by Maurice Strong in Stockholm for the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment under GA res. 2997, the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), is depicted at the ‘environmental conscience’ of the entire United Nations system. It is the frontman for setting an international environmental agenda, discuss understandable implementation in sustainable development, and maintains itself as an authoritative advocate in the global environment. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the United Nations Environmental Programme works in many different areas to ensure a lasting environment. These areas include, but are not limited to, climate change, disasters and management, environmental governance, green economy, and technology. Working in conjunction with the United Nations member states, the United Nations Environmental Programme has set many agendas to improve the quality of life for present and future generations.

Delegates will focus on the issues of the current environmental economy which encourages waste, increases inequalities, creates widespread health threats, and creates resource scarcity. Delegates should be prepared to address the issues throughout debate and in comprehensive resolutions.

Maggie Rush

Director

Maggie is a Senior at the University of Central Florida majoring in International and Global Studies, with a minor in Global Peace and Security. Last year, Maggie was a crisis staffer at KnightMUN for the Ad-Hoc committee. She looks forward to being the director of UN Environmental Program this year. When not competing at MUN conferences, Maggie loves to watch broadway shows, pet dogs, and go to Disney World.

Email: Rushmaggie@knights.ucf.edu

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