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The committee ECOSOC agrees on health measures, Economics and Education to mitigate the effects of the pandemic.

01 | 04 | 2022

Two years into the pandemic, committee ECOSOC and its delegates from countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, France, Chile and Argentina met to seek solutions to address the economic, social and psychological impact of the covid crisis19 on the population. All members of the organisation concluded that the consequences of the pandemic have been devastating in their countries and the need to invest in health, Economics and infrastructure and strengthen the system educational. In this regard, delegates adopted three resolutions regarding covid19 and its effect on the world.

Firstly, countries highlighted the importance of Education for their young people. One of the main focuses was to preserve and strengthen the educational system in order to return to normality as soon as possible. Secondly, the ECOSOC committee found vaccination against the coronavirus essential. Countries considered the possibility of making the vaccination patent public so that more doses could be produced and more countries could be reached. It was a controversial topic but the representatives of the more developed countries agreed agreement to support those on the way to development to provide attendance medical and vaccines. Finally, the committee defined the negative effects that covid has generated in the field of Economics. Many countries have suffered from rising unemployment or inflation. ECOSOC members took these consequences into account and decided to invest in measures to encourage Economics and support their citizens.

Russia-Ukraine conflict

Most of the countries of committee condemned the invasion of Ukraine. Member states have established economic sanctions on Russia and also offered their support for Ukrainian sovereignty to ensure the safety of its citizens. They decided to urgently use ECOSOC funds to invest in refugee protection organisations, with China, Russia and Kazakhstan voting against. 

After three days of deliberations, the discussion at committee ECOSOC highlighted the difference in interests and responses between more developed and developing countries development. Countries with a lower level of development prioritise solving difficult social and political problems in their countries over other global measures. On the other hand, it made clear the training of two blocs aligned with each other when it came to approve resolutions: Russia and China versus the United States and France. The US delegation led other delegates in making decisions, as did the French delegation. In addition, the delegations of New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, Portugal and Spain were indispensable members of the committee. These delegations were responsible for presenting their country's interests and at the same time trying to communicate with other nations to reach a common ground meeting.