The United Nations Committee on Special Political and Decolonization

Contemporary Venezuelen politics has been marked by what Hugo Chavez called an “economic war.” Venezuelans have been coping with harsh realities such as famine, disease, increased crime rates, hyperinflation, and mass emigration from the country. The Venezuelen government has continued to purport the issue as the product of international business elitism and fickle oil price rates, while working zealously to stifle domestic opposition. It doesn’t help that there is a current legitimacy dispute between president Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Gauido, with significant international actors like Cuba, Russia, and China contributing in social or economic ways to the fire. There is no doubt that Venezuela is quite fragmented right now. But how can the international community work together to address the rampant humanitarian issues in Venezuela, while navigating the complex political dilemmas that saturate the conflict? You. delegates, must walk the line.


Position Papers

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.

Rachel Pederson
Director General

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.

Jack Quinn
Simulation Director

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!