Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania Model UN Conference (UPMUNC) 2019! My name is Cameron, and I am proud to be your chair for the World Bank. Economic development is a topic that is very interesting to me so chairing this committee is going to be a great experience for me and I hope for you too. A little bit about myself, I am a senior from Philadelphia in the Wharton School studying Business Economics & Public Policy, Statistics, and Finance. Outside of UPMUNC, I have been on the Community Outreach and Engagement and Academic Affairs branches of the International Affairs Association, work as a research assistant, and write about public policy for the Wonk Tank blog. I am extremely excited to be chairing the World Bank as the issues we will be debating are very important to the future of an institution that I dream about working for when I was growing up. If you have any questions about committee, conference, or anything else please feel free to reach out to me. I’m looking forward to meeting you all, and I can’t wait to see what kind of innovative solutions you guys come up with.
Sincerely, Cameron Ittner
It is my pleasure to welcome you all to UPMUNC’s World Bank Committee! The World Bank is a vital part of international governance in that it directly deals with the implementation of development programs and the success of the entire world economy, and therefore is directly responsible for international economic and social welfare as well as international financial, economic, and political equity. It is therefore my hope that you will all gain valuable insights from this committee, and will be able to directly apply skills of diplomacy to make the committee as stimulating as possible. My name is Aiden Reiter, and I will be serving as one of your two Chairs. I am a senior in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, a dual degree program between the College of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School, where I am studying International Studies, Political Science, and Business Economics and Public Policy. At Penn, a lot of my classes have dealt with development economics and fiscal policy (and I have taken a bunch of them with Cameron!), so I am especially excited for the content of this committee! I was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, and have been participating in Model UN since freshman year of high school. At Penn, I am involved with the International Affairs Association and Student Government, and served as an Under-Secretary-General for ILMUNC XXXIV and am the current Secretary-General of ILMUNC China. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, running, travelling, and eating Chinese food. As delegates in this committee, you will be dealing with issues of vital importance to the modern world order and you will be responsible for the pragmatic and applicable usage of international resources to solve them. As Moderator, I expect all delegates to employ innovative ideas and robust teamwork in order to provide comprehensive solutions to the topics at hand. I am very excited to have the privilege of chairing this committee, and hope you all come ready to debate, work together, and have fun!
Sincerely, Aiden Reiter
Welcome to UPMUNC 53 and to the World Bank! As your vice-chair, I couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to this committee and see what kinds of solutions you bring to the table over the course of the weekend. We’ve all been working hard to make this the best UPMUNC yet, and I hope you all have an amazing time at the conference. To introduce myself, I’m currently a junior at Penn from Villanova, PA pursuing a major in International Relations with a concentration in International Economics, and a minor in Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design. In the IAA, I’m involved with one of our newer initiatives, PIA, which aims to raise money for internationally minded NGOs and create to partnerships between the IAA and other organizations. Outside of the IAA, I’m a tour guide for Penn, a photographer for the school newspaper, the Daily Pennsylvanian, and a student fellow at the Perry World House, which is an international policy research center. When I’m not doing anything affiliated with those groups, you can probably find me eating Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, laughing at twitter, or trying to convince my friends that Tom Holland is the best Spiderman ever. Although competing in Model UN conferences isn’t a huge part of my time at Penn, I’ve loved being a member of the International Affairs Association and learning about how to give delegates a great MUN experience. I’m currently working as the Chief of Operations for ILMUNC Perú, an IAA run conference in Lima that will take place in August. I’m excited to work with Aiden and Cameron over the course of the next few months to make our committee as interesting as possible. We’re really looking forward to meeting you all at UPMUNC and creating a dialogue within our committee that is both fun and thought provoking. If you have any questions about our committee or UPMUNC in general, don’t hesitate to reach out to any of us. I can’t wait to meet you at UPMUNC in November!
Sincerely, Kos Mante
Introduced to the United Nations in 1944, the World Bank is an international financial institution whose principal aim is to provide loans to various countries for capital projects. This committee will work to propose loans to achieve the World Bank’s goals of global poverty reduction and the development of individual countries. The creation of these loan statements allows the respective countries involved a mechanism to enact solutions and improvements to aid the greater global community.
If you have any questions about this committee, feel free to reach out to your Under-Secretary General Zoey Weisman at firstname.lastname@example.org