UN Peacebuilding Commission (UNPBC)

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UN Peacebuilding Commission (UNPBC)

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Chair: Akshat Khaitan

Email: unpbc@bruinmun.org

Topic A: The Situation in South Sudan

Topic B: Developing Strategies for the Prevention of Domestic Terrorism

Committee Type: Single Delegate

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Letter from your Chair

My name is Akshat Khaitan and I will be serving as your chair for the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (UNPBC) at BruinMUN ’19. I am currently a sophomore, studying Computer Science at UCLA. Other than barely scraping through assignment deadlines, I am involved in the Model UN and the badminton clubs at UCLA. I enjoy playing a variety of sports and would be more than happy to talk about my relatively new-found interest in the NBA.

I started my journey in MUN as a freshman in high school in my hometown Kolkata, India. In the beginning, it was just another cool activity but soon it became much more. In addition to teaching me skills such as diplomacy, it gave me the opportunity to meet like-minded people who possessed a similar vision for the world as I did. Ever since I have made MUN an integral part of my life and have been a part of Model United Nations at UCLA since my freshman year.

The UNPBC is a unique organ of the United Nations as it serves as an advisory body to both the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council. I am particularly excited for this committee, as it brings back memories from my first MUN. Back in 2014, my first high school MUN’s agenda was very similar to the second agenda that we address in this committee. Of course, a lot has changed since then (some people would even say that the situation has worsened), and in order to keep up with such change, we are convening this committee at BruinMUN this year. It is up to you, as members of this vital UN body to live up to the expectations and goals that the United Nations was founded with.

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”

-Albert Einstein

Advise the UN well. The fate rests in your hands.

Akshat Khaitan | Chair

unpbc@bruinmun.org