The Organization of American States (OAS) was first created in 1948 as a representative council of 35 member states from North America and South America. Its purpose was to facilitate discussion and cooperation between inhabitants of the western hemisphere on four pillars: democracy, development, security, and human rights.

Since then, the OAS has shifted focus, pursuing diverse goals such as strengthening peace and security among all member states, promoting democracy through non-intervention principles, and settling international disputes in diplomatic manners. Secondary to its main objectives, the OAS also works to promote and mediate economic, social, and cultural development, fight poverty, and restrict weapon usage. The Charter of the OAS, which opens with the assertion that the “historic mission of America is to offer to man a land of liberty and a favourable environment for the development of his personality and the realization of his just aspirations," embodies the spirit of this committee.

OAS offers the traditional Model United Nations experience for delegates of all experience levels. Position papers are recommended for this committee, but are mandatory for delegates to be considered for awards. Please read about CAHSMUN’s Position Paper policy, which can be found under the list of committees on the “Committees” page.

Questions, inquiries, and positions for this committee can be emailed to oas@cahsmun.org.


BACKGROUNDERS WILL BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY!


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Nick Young | Director
Entering Grade 11 at St. George’s School, Nick Young is ecstatic to be directing the Organization of American States at CAHSMUN 2018. After doing Model UN for two years, he is proud to say that he has learned a great deal about international relations and public speaking since his first delegation as Lebanon in WHO. After enjoying the debate and deliberation of the simulation for multiple conferences, he is ecstatic to share the same enriching experience with his delegates as Director. When not slaving over schoolwork or studying, Nick is committed to several charities, his school's student council, and several Model UN conferences. His interests vary from badminton, piano, and reading to browsing Facebook, doing ironic things, and searching for the freshest memes. He hopes all delegates have a phenomenal time at CAHSMUN 2018!

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Émilie Beaudoin | Chair
Émilie attended her first Model UN conference a little over a year ago, and ever since then, her public speaking skills and interest in international affairs have both grown tremendously. Outside of trying her best to graduate at École Secondaire Jules-Verne, Émilie spends her extra time volunteering, cooking, tutoring French, and wasting her time on Instagram. She can say with certainty that the experiences she has had and the people she has met in Model UN have greatly influenced who she is today. Émilie can not wait to meet all the delegates at CAHSMUN 2018!