United Nations Economic and Social Council

Topic: Evaluating Education as an Economic Good

The right to education has often been diminished by the unfortunate socioeconomic standards imposed on underprivileged families. Pursuant to a few structuralist ideologies, the economic structure and social status play a prevalent role in deciding the accessibility and availability of resources, a prominent one being education. Hence, government intervention, in the form of government provision and subsidy, is crucial in ensuring free education for all. 

 

Despite this, countries, especially LEDCs, find it challenging to reinforce this right. With a massive demand for free education and a limited government budget, questions of quality and quantity are inevitable. 

 

Ultimately, the growth of education in the private sector has been very competitive, therefore creating education as an economic good. 

 

Josephine Davina Kairupan |

Hi! My name is Josephine and I’m currently an 11th grader studying in Binus School Simprug. I have joined MUN for approximately two years now, both nationally and internationally. Throughout my experience, I’ve specifically enjoyed court committees with an interest in economics. That said, I’m looking forward to chairing ECOSOC for EduSummit’s upcoming conference! MUN has played an integral role in my life and I truly hope that I could take part in your MUN journey :) Looking forward to seeing you all! 

Andreas Ken Hananto Seto |

Greetings delegates! My name is Ken and I am a first-year student at Okayama University majoring in Political Science. Having experienced many MUN conferences since middle school, I understand that the transition to an online environment may be an unfamiliar one to most of you. Nevertheless, I believe that EduSummit will provide a wonderful learning experience for all delegates — old and new. My advice to everyone is to have fun and try not to stress too much when preparing for the conference. I look forward to seeing your bright faces at the ECOSOC council!

Josh Lee |

Greetings, delegates! My name is Josh and I am currently a sophomore studying in CHSH (Taiwan, ROC). As for me, MUN is a turning point in my life. I’d never venture something new and try all the best to concentrate on the things I like before encountering such an event. Therefore, I always put 100% effort on the conference and make full use of the opportunity given by the committee such as conducting informative research, delivering clear-stated speeches and enjoying fruitful debate. There’s so many stories that I can talk about regarding MUN, so I hope all of you can get yourself prepared in ECOSOC and make this one a life-worth exploration.

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