Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is an intergovernmental economic organisation with 37 member countries, founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade. It is a forum of countries describing themselves as “committed to democracy and the market economy,” providing a platform to compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, identify best practices, and coordinate domestic and international policies. Most OECD members are high-income economies with a very high level of human development, collectively comprising nearly two-thirds of global nominal GDP.

This committee is designed for both beginners and experienced delegates alike. Position papers, although strongly recommended, are not required. However, delegates who wish to be considered for an award must submit their position papers by Sunday, January 13, 2019, at 23:59 PST. More information about position papers can be found on page 3 of the Background Guide.

Topic A: The Growth of Megacities (Click to show summary)

Topic B: Female Representation in the Workplace (Click to show summary)

Irene Zhang | Director

Currently a senior at Fraser Heights Secondary School, Irene is excited to be serving as Director of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. She looks forward to a weekend of fruitful debate and engagement between delegates. Ever since her first conference in Grade 8, she has fallen in love with the world of Model UN and been drawn back to the thrilling experiences of delegating and staffing. Aside from being involved in Model UN, in her spare time, Irene enjoys creating new artwork, practicing taekwondo, and visiting cafes. Ecstatic for the conference, she hopes that VMUN 2019 will be an experience to remember for all delegates.

Andrew Guo | Chair

Andrew is a senior at Fraser Heights Secondary and is thrilled to serve as the Chair for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. After attending his first Model United Nations conference in grade 9, Andrew has been continuously captivated by the MUN community. Outside of MUN, you can probably find him trying to crack an egg without breaking the yolk, cycling around the neighbourhood, or giving himself false hope that he can finish that assignment in the morning. Andrew is looking forward to meeting the delegates of OECD at VMUN 2019!

Christina Su | Assistant Director

Currently a junior at Crofton House School, Christina is thrilled to be serving as the assistant director of OECD at VMUN 2019. Since her plunge into the world of MUN two years ago, Christina has grown to love every weekend she has spent immersed in riveting debate and hopes to create an unforgettable experience for new and seasoned delegates alike. Outside of MUN, Christina can be found slaving over her art portfolio, hunting down Vancouver’s newest restaurants, binge-watching Game of Thrones, or sweeping lines in yet another round of Tetris. Christina is looking forward to a memorable conference, and wishes all delegates a rewarding experience at VMUN 2019!

You can contact the Director oecd@vmun.com with any questions regarding the committee or its debate procedures. Position papers must also be submitted to this address.