The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) was founded in 1972 in Nairobi, Kenya, focusing mainly on global environmental matters and crises. UNEP’s core responsibilities include setting the global environmental agenda, promoting sustainable development within the international community, and advocating for the preservation of the global environment. Its work is classified into seven different thematic groups, them being: climate change, disasters and conflicts, ecosystem management, environmental governance, chemicals and waste, resource efficiency, and environment under review. Some of the body’s successes include providing knowledge to policymakers, ensuring sustainable management of waste and chemicals, and focusing on low-emission growth of greenhouse gases.

As a Specialized Agency, UNEP anticipates debate suited for experienced delegates; even so, all delegates are welcome to challenge themselves in this committee. Position papers are not mandatory but are needed in order 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 unep@cahsmun.org.



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Nick Liu | Director

Currently a junior at Fraser Heights Secondary, Nick Liu is ecstatic to serve as your director of UNEP for CAHSMUN 2020. Ever since walking into his first conference having done up both buttons on his oversized blazer, he has fallen in love with the impactful debate and heated discourse that only MUN can offer. After years delegating and staffing, Nick wishes to give each delegate the chance to go through the eye opening experience he had at his first conference. Outside of MUN, Nick can often be found stumped by the latest math question, searching for good Spotify playlists, and trying new food. Nick is thrilled to meet all of the delegates and hopes CAHSMUN will be an amazing weekend to remember.

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Laura Choi | Chair

Laura Choi is a rising junior at Pacific Academy and she has attended the school for the past 14 years. She wholeheartedly looks forward to serving as the Chair for the United Nations Environment Programme CASHMUN 2020. Laura has been involved in the Model United Nations community for the past 2 years and is passionate about international diplomatic engagement and public speaking. In her free time she can be found napping, making snickerdoodle cookies, planning schedules and she will always have a fresh boba tea in hand. Laura is eager and cannot wait for the amazing committee sessions and memories she is sure CAHSMUN 2020 will bring this year.