Emergency Environmental Taskforce of Peru (Operation Harpia)

For centuries, the Amazon has been a relatively untouched wonder of the natural world. As the largest rainforest in the world, the Amazon supports a vibrant ecosystem and carbon sink that play an integral role in protecting the environment. From the canopy to the ground, the Amazon is packed with species serving vital roles for nature and people alike. Peru, the 10th most forested country, has been dealing with adverse consequences in the past few years. Martin Vizcarra, the President of Peru, has assembled you to debate the pressing issue of deforestation. How should it be solved? Will the government cooperate with the Amazonian indigenous groups to foster a solution? Without a way forward, will Peru submit to the corporate interests wishing to minimize the Amazon? The future of this vital resource is at stake.


Position Papers

Position Papers are not required for the Emergency Environmental Taskforce of Peru.

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.