Government of Puerto Rico
In September of 2017, Hurricane Maria—a Category 5 storm—ripped through Puerto Rico, leaving devastation in its wake. FEMA’s less-than-adequate response has renewed calls for Puerto Rican statehood. With President Trump vowing “not another single dollar” of aid should go to the ravaged island, Puerto Rico stands at a crossroads. Join Governor Ricardo “Ricky” Rossello Nevares as the Puerto Rican government works to recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria and the debt crisis. Tracing back to 1973, the debt-crisis threatens the island to this day and was undoubtedly exacerbated by the calamitous effects of Hurricane Maria. It is up to you to balance the continuing recovery from the disastrous storm and find a solution to the debt crisis.
All delegates in General Assembly committees are required to write and submit a position paper one week prior to AmeriMUNC VII. This position paper should be a broad overview of your country's formal stance on the topic being discussed in committee. The position paper should also give a description of actions taken by your country to address the committee topic, and how you plan to respond to this topic in committee.
The deadline for all position paper submissions will be Friday, January 25th, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST. Position papers should be submitted via a portal that will become available in early January. General Assembly chairs will take the quality of position papers into account when deciding awards.
Jack is a rising junior in the American University School of Public Affairs pursuing a major in Communications, Law, Economics, and Government (CLEG). He is from the city of Chicago, Illinois, where he participated in Model UN throughout high school, including two years as a head delegate. Jack is currently a member of the AU Model United Nations team and is looking forward to serving as Simulation Director for the second year in a row. In his free time, Jack enjoys studying history, following Chicago sports teams, and watching Game of Thrones seasons on repeat. Jack is excited for an amazing conference and is looking forward to welcoming delegates to AmeriMUNC VII!
Rachel is a rising junior studying International Relations with a focus on Environmental Studies and French at American University. She is originally from Edina, Minnesota where she was very active on her high school’s Model UN team. She is a new member of the Lambda Eta chapter of Sigma Kappa Sorority, a swim instructor for kids and dog walker. Outside of school and work, Rachel loves talking about sharks, Minnesota, Kevin Durant and music. She served as a Crisis Analyst for the French Cabinet for AmeriMUNC V, Director of Simulations for WIRC VI and Crisis Director for the Philippines National Police during AmeriMUNC VI. She is beyond excited to be serving on this years Secretariat and cannot wait for February.