GA 2: ECOFIN (All levels, Mid-sized)

TOPIC 1: Resource Cartels in the Global Market & Media

“Resource cartels, consisting of a small group of companies/firms that control a particular natural resource, have a significant impact on the global market and media. These cartels can exert their influence to manipulate prices, limit supply, and control access to vital resources, which can have wide-ranging economic and political implications. In addition, they can lead to corruption, human rights abuses, and environmental degradation. This committee will address the underlying issues associated with resource cartels.”

TOPIC 2: Brain Drain— Protecting National Sovereignty Through Industry

“Brain drain refers to the emigration of highly skilled individuals from one country to another, leading to a loss of talent and human capital that can undermine a nation’s economic and social development. To protect national sovereignty, countries must address the causes and impacts of the Brain Drain epidemic.”