CARICOM Heads of Government Council

Welcome to the Caribbean community. Formed in 1973 by the Treaty of Chaguaramas, CARICOM is a multi-national economic association focused on raising the welfare of Caribbean states. Multiple issues face the community that must be addressed. The slow decline in oil prices have ground economies to a halt, with many countries pleading for lower prices. Without regulation or ideas on how the economy can sustain itself, tourism will shrink and locals will pay the cost. Environmental concerns also loom large, as climate change threatens to cause hurricanes and earthquakes like those in Haiti and Puerto Rico. Chairman Timothy Harris calls you to the seat of CARICOM in Georgetown, Guyana to debate the future of the great islands. Will the community adapt to the changing conditions? It’s up to you to determine the future of this great archipelago.


Position Papers

Position Papers are not required in the CARICOM Heads of Government Council.

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!

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.