Position Papers are due on February 5th to be considered for the Best Position Paper Award, and February 12th to be considered for any committee award. Submit them to OAS@bmun.org. 

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Organization of American States (OAS)

Organizacíon de Estados Americanos

Head Chair | Jane Kim

Vice-Chairs | Adrian Hernandez, Dennis Takeshita, Jacqueline Arteaga, Claire Black


REGIONAL
BILINGUAL SPANISH | SINGLE DELEGATION


Topic 1 | Ensuring Free and Transparent Elections

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This topic will be discussed in English.

Revolutions for free and transparent elections have swept throughout all of Latin America. The trend illustrated a correlation between economic instability and public uprising against a corporately managed democracy. This trend became apparent only recently, as social media and technology became more prevalent and accessible, allowing the growing middle class of each country to document and witness political and economic corruption of the elite class who ran the democratic process. Collective action became easier due to faster information dissemination within the middle class that was becoming increasingly politically active. Following the push for a better democratic political process, a push for a stabler economic structure became a major part of this political project. As nations experience some kind of economic downturn, its middle class then decides to seize control over both aspects of corruption, bringing forward a revolution for a better democracy -- all beginning with free and transparent elections.

Topic 2 | Combatting Organized Crime

La lucha contra el crimen organizado

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This topic will be discussed in Spanish. Este tema será discutido en español.

El crimen organizado es un problema muy prevalente en latinoamérica. Crímenes como la trata de las personas, el contrabando de las drogas y los migrantes, el trabajo forzoso, la violencia de las pandillas, etc. son problemas que han existido desde el comienzo de la historia de latinoamérica. Durante el comité, nos enfocaremos en los crímenes de la violencia de las pandillas y la trata de las personas. Es importante estudiar las causas y los efectos de cada crimen para entender cómo se afecta a la gobernación del país y a la sociedad civil. Además, el crimen organizado es transnacional, y por eso, no tiene linderos nacionales. Como la seguridad doméstica e internacional, la historia de la intervención internacional también son factores importantes que explican las causas y condiciones de la presencia de los crímenes.