Poverty in Nigeria
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) provides expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, with an increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. It promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations. The organization operates in 177 countries, where it works with local governments to meet development challenges and develop local capacity. It works internationally to help countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, a set of 17 goals constituting “a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity”.
As an intermediate committee, UNDP at LGMUN 2019 welcomes both beginner and experienced delegates. Position papers are strongly recommended. However, delegates who wish to be considered for awards must submit their position paper by Nov. 18th, 2019, at 23:59 PST.
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Currently in grade 10 at West Point Grey Academy, Emma is thrilled to be directing UNDP at LGMUN 2019. Stepping into her first conference room three years ago, she fell in love with the pragmatic debate and diplomatic nature of Model United Nations and has since seized every opportunity to get involved. Attending MUN conferences has not only allowed her to gain knowledge about complex global issues but also has introduced her to an incredible community of intelligent, outspoken people, some of whom are her closest friends. In her spare time, Emma enjoys reading the New York Times, rewatching Sherlock, and swimming. Please do not hesitate to contact her if you have any questions. She looks forward to a day of fruitful debate and discussion in November!
Emma Jane Burns