Established in 1993 by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) is an international response system for emergencies and epidemics. The committee is designed to support countries affected by disasters as soon as an emergency is recognized. With expert staff, well-established methodology, and sufficient equipment, UNDAC response teams are always among the first international forces to be mobilized during a disaster. With topics that strive to embody the pacing of a disaster in real-time, the UNDAC at CAHSMUN 2020 will provide an experience unique from any other standard committee.

UNDAC is a committee suited for seasoned delegates, but is open to delegates of any experience level. Position papers, while recommended for all, are mandatory for delegates who wish to be considered for an award. For more information, please read about CAHSMUN’s Position Paper Policy, which can be found under the list of committees on the “Committees” page.

Questions, inquiries, and position papers for this committee can be emailed to undac@cahsmun.org.



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Christina Su | Director

Christina is a senior at Crofton House School and is overjoyed to be serving as the Director of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination Committee at what will be her final iteration of CAHSMUN. Since her very first CAHSMUN where she snacked on mini eggs in the back of the committee room, Christina has grown to love this captivating activity and the countless sleepless nights it has thrown upon her over the past four years of her high school career. When not dressed in western business attire, Christina can be found slaving over her portfolio, ordering another iced americano or living vicariously through Instagram stories that document her journey to visit all of Vancouver’s freshest eats. While Christina regards CAHSMUN 2020 with a wistful melancholy (as it will be one of her final conferences), she cannot wait to meet everyone in April for what will hopefully be an extremely innovative and memorable experience!

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Kevin Roe | Chair

Kevin Roe is a junior at Pacific Academy in the International Baccalaureate Programme, and he is elated to serve as the Chair of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) at CAHSMUN 2020. When Kevin attended his first conference in grade 8, he became enthralled by the high level of diplomacy and debate delegates in his committee displayed. After his first conference, Kevin dedicated himself to Model United Nations, and he hopes to extend his passion for MUN to every delegate at Horizons 2019. Outside of Model United Nations, Kevin also enjoys playing his saxophone, reading books, and attempting to solve hard physics questions for fun. Kevin is excited to see the heated discussion amongst delegates at CAHSMUN 2019!

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Kenneth Lee | Chair

Kenneth is a rising sophomore at St. Georges School and is elated to be chairing for UNDAC at CAHSMUN 2020. Ever since his first conference, he has recognized Model United Nations to be more than just a simulation of world events, but a special extracurricular that has gifted him with numerous friendships and a passion for public speaking. Outside of Model UN, Kenneth can be found in various bubble tea shops consuming dangerous amounts of sugar, and on the water, rowing in shiny boats while wearing fashionable bucket hats. Kenneth is exhilarated to witness what the delegates have to bring to the table and hopes for an entertaining weekend of fierce debate!