Novice UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW)

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Novice UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW)

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Chair: Renee Delamater

Email: novice.uncsw@bruinmun.org

Topic A: Strengthening Women’s Political Participation

Topic B: Empowerment of Women in the Workforce

Committee Type: Dual Delegate

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Letter from the Chair

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women at Bruinmun 2019! My name is Renee Delamater and I am extremely excited to be your chair during this committee focused on Women’s Rights. I look forward to meeting all of you and hearing your substantive debate about Reproductive Rights and Women in the Workforce. To introduce myself, I am a senior year student at UCLA pursuing a major in Geology and a minor in Anthropology/Archaeology. I grew up in Highland Park, New Jersey and have been involved in Model United Nations since my freshman year of high school where I competed in Rutgers University Model United Nations (RUMUN) and Rutgers Model Congress (RMC) in NJ, and Secondary Schools United Nations Symposium (SSUNS) in Montreal. I have also staffed for conferences that my high school hosted as well as at UCLA (Bruinmun 2016, 2017 and LAMUN 2017, 2018). I also chaired Bruinmun 2018 - Novice UNHCR and LAMUN 2019.

Model UN has taught me more about global issues and how to go about solving them. It has shown me how to feel comfortable addressing large groups of people about issues and perspectives I have researched and may not necessarily agree with. It has also improved my writing skills. This knowledge has furthered my experiences in the real world by giving me confidence for giving speeches at events, interviewing for jobs/internships, writing papers/applications as well as interacting with people I am not entirely familiar with. Model UN is not just a club or a class, but is instead a way to prepare you for speaking, writing, and understanding more about the world. If I had not participated in Model UN in high school and college, I would not have such confidence in skills regarding these as I do now.

Participating in conferences (whether as a delegate or staff) has shown me how many issues there are between countries, and how they all rely on one another to be solved. I am particularly excited to discuss the Commission on the Status of Women as it is a topic regarding women’s rights in addition to healthcare, humanity, economics, and so on. While researching for this committee, I encourage you all to look deeper into these related issues to connect the work of other UN bodies into overcoming this issue.

If you have any questions regarding this committee, the conference, or UCLA in general please do not hesitate to ask me! I wish you luck in preparing for this committee and I cannot wait to meet you all in November!

Best,

Renee Delamater | Chair

novice.uncsw@bruinmun.org