United Nations Environmental Programme
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is a United Nations organisation that reports to the ECOSOC Council and to the UN General Assembly. The UNEPs role is to monitor and coordinate international cooperation on environmental activities and issues, with a heavy emphasis on information provided by the international scientific community and their scientific advisory groups, and to aid in meeting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Further, the UNEP has always encouraged participation by the private sector to promote the sustainable use of natural resources.
By means of expanding scope and membership, UNEP has become the leading UN body on sustainable development, climate change, biodiversity and environmental legislation. Among its achievements, UNEP has contributed to the creation of frameworks and treaties on transboundary air pollution, contamination of international waters and the trade of harmful chemicals.
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Meet the Chairs!
Hello! My name is Ella Marie Pyne. I am 20 years old and I am from Ireland, although I have spent the majority of my life in Doha, Qatar. I am currently in my second year of International and European Law at the University of Groningen.
My passion for politics, debate, and law, led me to sign up for my first MUN in 2019, and I was immediately hooked. Since then, I have participated in many international MUN conferences in a multitude of roles. MUN is such a wonderful opportunity to create memories, meet like-minded people, improve debating skills, and be challenged.
I am thrilled to be a chair of the UNEP committee at this year’s GrunnMUN conference. As Barry Commoner said, “The environmental crisis is a global problem, and only global action will resolve it.” I greatly look forward to creating a stimulating environment alongside Nadia for you this year, to discuss the global action required to solve the most pressing global problem our generation faces.
Fun Fact: I am a classically trained musician, and I have sung in choirs all my life!
My name is Nadia, I come from Romania, and I am in my second year of European Studies at the University of Amsterdam. I am thrilled to be part of the chairing team of GrunnMUN, and I will take it upon myself to ensure that the delegates of the UNEP Committee will have a wonderful time at the conference. My past MUN experiences provided me with insights into what makes a committee successful from both an academic and a social point of view. I am excited to share my experience with the Committee and gain knowledge from each and every participant. Two years have passed since I last attended a MUN. My excitement to make a comeback stems from all the memories I made at conferences in high school, and is doubled by the high expectations I have for GrunnMUN as a result of the hard work of the organising team.
That being said, I look forward to meeting you all in the lovely city of Groningen!
Fun fact: I recently started learning Dutch and I am willing to test my skills in Groningen in March.