General Assembly Plenary
General Assembly Plenary
Chair: Oran Farkas
Topic A: The Prevention of Cyberwarfare
Topic B: Global Nuclear Disarmament
Committee Type: Dual Delegation
Letter from the Chair
Welcome to the United Nations General Assembly Plenary at BruinMUN 2019! My name is Oran Farkas, and I am excited to serve as your chair during this committee. I look forward to meeting each of you as well as listening to your debate on these very interesting and imperative topics facing the world. Before anything else, here is a bit of information about me. I am a third-year student here at UCLA pursuing two degrees in Physics and Political Science. On campus, I have worked in multiple of our student government offices, been an avid member of the Jewish community on campus at our Hillel, and of course I am part of Model United Nations at UCLA. I have been involved in MUN since my junior year of high school. While at UCLA, I have staffed and chaired both BruinMUN and LAMUN (our collegiate conference) as well as competing on our travel team. I currently serve as one of the Under-Secretary-Generals of Crisis Committees for LAMUN. Competing in MUN during high school led me to many of my close friends and most memorable experiences in college, and I look forward to being part of your MUN journey.
MUN has been an integral part of my life over the past few years and has helped me develop my skills of argumentation and public speaking as well as helping to drive my passion for politics, advocacy, and solving both local and global problems through policy. I hope MUN does the same for you and I hope that during the committee you grow your skills and learn about solving problems from a global perspective.
I am extremely excited to be chairing UN GA Plenary as it is the only body in the United Nations where every country has the ability to fight for what they believe in. It is the only body where all 193 countries have an equal say and an equal vote. This body has the ability to define the course of history and set a standard for the world to follow. To understand the scope of the Plenary impact, we look no further than the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This document has defined every international issue since its adoption. While we may not make such an impactful resolution at BruinMUN, I hope we gain the ability to see how our resolutions can be driving forces for good and for change in the world.
If you have any questions regarding the committee, BruinMUN, UCLA, or even physics or politics, feel free to contact me. I wish you the best in preparing for committee and I look forward to meeting you.
Oran Farkas | Chair