Matthew & Borja
Welcome to BIMUN/SINUB 2018!
My name is Matthew Taylor, I will be serving as your UNEP Committee Chair this November at the BIMUN conference. Currently, I am a fourth-year student at California State University Long Beach (CSULB) finishing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Geography. My previous experience with Model United Nations includes serving as the Chair of the Security Council at LBIMUN and I have participated as a delegate in several different conferences including Santa Barbara Intercollegiate MUN, Portland NWMUN, LA MUN, and NTUMUN in Singapore. I am also currently the Treasurer of Model United Nations at Cal State Long Beach.
Over the summer I worked for the Outreach Team, a campaign fundraising organization, to raise funds for Amnesty International all over Los Angeles. This experience taught me the importance of advocacy and grassroots campaigning.
My co-Chair and I have put together a background guide for you to help prepare you for the topics. Included are general suggestions for additional research and questions to help you grasp the topics further and help you understand your country’s position. I encourage you to actively think about real world, practical and well-intentional solutions and do not limit yourself on only this background guide for information.
If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to contact us. I hope to see an exciting and productive conference, and I look forward to seeing you all at BIMUN/SINUB 2018!
Matthew Taylor Chair, UNEP
Borja is graduated in Bachelor and Business Administration and Marketing in Camilo José Cela University (Madrid). He participated in several MUNs both as a delegate and as a chair both in Spain and outside in countries as Germany or Turkey, he was Secretary General for Madrid International MUN 2018 and Deputy Fundraiser for Madrid WorldMUN 2019. The thing he enjoys the most about MUNing outside Spain is meeting new people and new ways of organizing and doing MUNs and different simulations.
He is currently working in Action Against Hunger (an international NGO that focus its work in tackling hunger and water needs in developing countries all around the world) as financial manager at the Madrid HQ.
Outside MUNs he likes videogames enough to do a thesis about the impact the have on the marketing strategy of the electronic companies, long walks in Madrid and going out with his friends and he’s very passionate about cars, beer and his cats.
He is looking forward to meet everybody in November in Bonn for BIMUN/SINUB 2018.