United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Chairs: Ethan Donovan, Michael Papadopoulos, Eli Engler
Natural Disaster Relief
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was founded on 22 November 1965 with the purpose of allowing the world’s citizens to enjoy a higher quality of living by connecting countries to the knowledge, experience, training, and resources they can use for change. The UNDP currently works in over 170 countries and is working towards strengthening new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction, and climate change with the larger goal of completing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, democratic governance and peacebuilding, and climate and disaster resilience. The UN defines a natural disaster as: “the consequences of events triggered by natural hazards that overwhelm local response capacity and seriously affect the social and economic development of a region.” Natural disasters such as hurricanes and droughts can affect anyone in any country with the ever increasing world economic divide only adding to the universal struggle to provide relief in response to destruction. Delegates must create a comprehensive plan to find a solution to the problems at hand.