TOPIC A Curtailing Political and State Corruption
TOPIC B Bolstering Scientific and Technological Research and Innovation
DELEGATION SIZE Double
- Randolph Ramirez
The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States(CELAC) consists of 33 sovereign states aimed towards furthering the region’s status in the world, as well as interregional cooperation and integration. CELAC finds itself continuing the legacy of past organizations of similar purpose that were to be replaced by CELAC, namely the Rio Group and the Latin American and Caribbean Summit on Integration and Development(CALC). The Community is seen by some as an alternative to the OAS as it excludes America and Canada in order to reduce North American influence over the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. Various topics come under discussion at CELAC’s annual summits, generally relating to integration and development of the region; as of late, the issues of regional poverty and hunger have been discussed the most. At MUNUC 31, delegates will have the opportunity to discuss how to reduce Political Corruption with Topic A and how to bolster Scientific and Technological Research and Development in Topic B.
In discussion on Topic A, Curtailing Political and State Corruption, delegates will deliberate, draft, and evaluate potential solutions to regional corruption of all levels in society and government. In Latin America and the Caribbean, corruption seeps to all levels of authority, with politicians and government workers in the region receiving many of the bribes in question. Countries struggle to reform this on their own volition; in what ways will member states of CELAC standardize potential reforms that all countries in the region may support and adopt? Are political corruption issues solvable from a top-down system?
On Topic B, Bolstering Scientific and Technological Research and Innovation, delegates will cooperate amongst the region to further themselves in the ever growing evolving fields and industries of science and technology. The past decade has seen increases in investment for research and innovation amongst Latin American and Caribbean nations, yet the region still lacks in uniformity and volume of scientific and technological innovation when compared to the rest of the world. Delegates will work to highlight key areas of investment, management, and discussion to further the scientific and technological status of Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of