European Union

Committee Description

The European Union (EU), established in the wake of World War II, is a formidable political and economic alliance of 27 European nations. It originated from a profound commitment to ensuring enduring peace and cooperation on the continent. Over time, the EU's mission has expanded beyond its historical context, embracing a singular market, cohesive policies, and collective action on global issues like climate change and security.


Central to its ethos is the facilitation of unrestricted movement of goods, services, capital, and people, fostering economic growth and innovation. The EU harmonizes standards, empowers businesses, and enriches the lives of its citizens through its cohesive approach.


With its distinct institutions, including the European Parliament and the European Commission, the EU operates as a unique platform for collaborative decision-making and the advancement of shared interests. It assumes a significant role in international diplomacy and trade, advocating for its members and contributing to worldwide development.


In essence, the EU exemplifies an unparalleled experiment in regional integration, encapsulating aspirations of unity, diversity, and collective prosperity, and serves as a beacon of hope for a peaceful and prosperous future.



Topic A - Sustainable Business Practices

The urgency of combating climate change and environmental degradation needs a focused conversation within the European Union on supporting sustainable business practices and expanding the circular economy. The Model United Nations Committee will provide a forum for delegates to examine new ideas and collaborative approaches to fostering sustainability, driving green initiatives, and transitioning from linear economic models to circular systems.



Topic B - Stability of the Eurozone

The Eurozone, formally known as the Euro Area, is a monetary union of 19 European Union (EU) member states that have adopted the euro (€) as their official currency. These countries have relinquished their national currencies and now use the euro as the sole legal tender within their territories. The Eurozone is governed by the rules and regulations established by the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Eurogroup, which consists of the finance ministers of the Eurozone countries (“Eurozone”).



European Union Country Matrix

The Dais

Aaira Kamal

Hello, my name is Aaira Kamal. I am a 17-year-old student who will be entering grade 12 this coming year. Model United Nations has been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember, and I hope to continue my involvement in the future. I am an avid reader and have a deep passion for books. Additionally, I am a dedicated Golden State Warriors basketball fan and love to play the sport as well. Another thing about myself that I will admit in confidence is that I am the biggest history geek and absolutely adore the subject.

Aaira Kamal

Director

Hanz Nathan Po

Hanz Nathan Po (he/him) is currently a student at Francis Libermann C.H.S and is the President of the Model United Nations Club. Despite wanting to pursue a future in STEM, he enjoys going to Model UN conferences and has tried to make them more accessible to people at his school. As an introverted person, he first participated in Model UN in order to do something outside of his comfort zone and practice his public speaking skills. It has also allowed him to connect with like minded individuals, and learn more about current and historical world issues. Outside of Model UN, Hanz enjoys reading, spending time with friends, playing basketball, and programming. He also enjoys learning languages and is working to improve his Mandarin and Tagalog. Hanz hopes to make CANMUN a fun, memorable, and valuable experience to all participants

Hanz Nathan Po

Chair

Harsh Shah

Harsh Shah (he/him), is a Grade 11 student who currently attends the MST program at SATEC @ WA Porter Collegiate Institute. He is the current Vice-President of the SATEC Model UN club and looks to take his Model UN ambitions to the real UN one day, to inspire worldwide change, and progress equity all over the globe. The ability to analyze, and solve pressing global issues was the main inspiration for him to take on the mountain that is Model UN, and the people he's met along the way have kept him in the system of conferences. Outside of chairing, and participating in these conferences, Harsh has a great passion for baseball, soccer, and the worlds of film, and music. In regards to CANMUN, he hopes that people from all over the country will attend, in the name of creating a better world!

Harsh Shah

Assistant Director

Tasnuva Kabir

Tasnuva Kabir is a grade 12 student attending Satec @ WA Porter Collegiate Institute in Scarborough. She is honored to be one of the Dais for this year’s CANMUN, showcasing her passion for global affairs and active participation in Model UN. Tasnuva particularly enjoys addressing pressing human rights and environmental issues, which fuel her love for Model UN. Her journey into Model UN began unexpectedly after watching the popular show “Never Have I Ever,” which introduced her to the captivating world of high school and Model UN. Intrigued by the opportunity to discuss these global issues with like-minded teens, Tasnuva joined her high school’s Model UN club in the 10th grade and steadily climbed the ranks to become co-president. Outside of Model UN, Tasnuva finds inspiration in her soccer pursuits. Having developed a love for the sport at an early age, she actively plays for her school’s indoor and outdoor varsity teams. Tasnuva is thrilled to be part of this year’s DAIS team and is committed to ensuring an engaging and enjoyable experience for all participants in CANMUN.

Tasnuva Kabir

Assistant Director