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World Trade Organization (WTO)
Difficulty: Intermediate

About the Committee

"The WTO provides a forum for negotiating agreements aimed at reducing obstacles to international trade and ensuring a level playing field for all, thus contributing to economic growth and development. The WTO also provides a legal and institutional framework for the implementation and monitoring of these agreements, as well as for settling disputes arising from their interpretation and application."

 

Based on the WTO's official website.

Topics

I. International Trade Barriers: TPP/ TTIP and Their Influence on the Global Financial System and Developing Countries.

II. Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)


About the Chairs

Shivam Gupta

co-chair     3guptashivam@gmail.com

Shivam is Indian and currently is a freshman doing Political Science Honours from University of Delhi. He started doing MUNs in 2013 and has more than 50 MUNs in power of several stakeholders with an experience of mostly all major committees. His special interest and attachment are in the committees with an economic and financial background. He observes MUNs not only as a medium of advancing knowledge through interaction but also an emerging “political forum” where the ‘Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression’ is fully open without any regional restrictions. Additionally, he has several other hobbies apart from debating, like composing poems, swimming and painting.

Shivam wishes all the delegates, the best wishes and hopes that this conference fulfils the greater motive of preparing a better future!


Sakshi Pitre

co-chair     sakshipitre@gmail.com

Sakshi is currently in Grade 11 studying at The Indian High School, Dubai. She is an enthusiastic MUN’er and has been a part of the MUN community for the past 3 years and has gained experience as a delegate as well as a member of the executive board. She is highly passionate about debating and her interest in politics led her to join the world of MUN. According to her, MUN is a platform where student delegates experience a world of politics, socio-economic and international relations and allow their voices to be heard. She believes in the power of the youth and their capability to change our world for the better. She has always been amazed by how the MUN conferences portray the varied viewpoints of delegates and the interesting solutions that are discussed to solve worldwide issues. She loves to challenge herself constantly and takes efforts to research and understand issues she finds fascinating. She views this conference as a perfect opportunity for delegates to enhance their leadership, public speaking and diplomacy skills as well as test their abilities in debate and crisis resolution. She looks forward for a wonderful experience this November 2017!


Yaman Hukan

chair     U00033617@sharjah.ac.ae

Yaman is a half Syrian half Saudi born and raised in the United Arab Emirates. His passion for politics and international relations has grown ever since the beginning of the Arab uprisings which led him to seek to understand how politics shapes the lives of individuals, and explore the relationship between modern day politics, religion, and historical influences. He considers MUN as the perfect tool that helps in bridging the gap between youth and policy making at the international level, as he considers youth engagement essential in reaching global peace as enshrined in the UN charter. His most notable MUN experience was in Harvard World MUN which took place in Rome where he had a chance to listen to Matio Rinzi, the former Italian PM, as well as the Pope of the Vatican. He is also passionate about travelling and understanding cultures. He enjoys meeting new people from around the world, discussing new ideas, and sharing experiences. Aside from that, Yaman is a senior Medical student who will be graduating in the summer of 2018.


Sakshi Pitre

    sakshipitre@gmail.com

Sakshi is currently in Grade 11 studying at The Indian High School, Dubai. She is an enthusiastic MUN’er and has been a part of the MUN community for the past 3 years and has gained experience as a delegate as well as a member of the executive board. She is highly passionate about debating and her interest in politics led her to join the world of MUN. According to her, MUN is a platform where student delegates experience a world of politics, socio-economic and
international relations and allow their voices to be heard. She believes in the power of the youth and their capability to change our world for the better. She has always been amazed by how the MUN conferences portray the varied viewpoints of delegates and the interesting solutions that are discussed to solve worldwide issues. She loves to challenge herself constantly and takes efforts to research and understand issues she finds fascinating. She views this conference as a
perfect opportunity for delegates to enhance their leadership, public speaking and diplomacy skills as well as test their abilities in debate and crisis resolution. She looks forward for a wonderful experience this November 2017!