UNCTAD committee at KINGMUN

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

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Committee Introduction

Established in 1964 as a permanent intergovernmental body of the United Nations General Assembly, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) cooperates with other UN departments and agencies to address the Sustainable Development Goals and globalization at large. More notably, UNCTAD strives to provide developing countries with the benefits of our globalized economy and assist them in tackling development and integration challenges. With 195 member countries, UNCTAD focuses on a wide variety of global trade and economy-based themes ranging from regulating technology and innovation to managing trade agreements. Delegates of all skill levels are encouraged to join UNCTAD for two days of nuanced debate at KINGMUN 2020!

Position Papers are now due on May 24th, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST. Further questions or extension requests may be directed to the dais at

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Topic A

Rebuilding Post War Economies

Topic B

E-Commerce Regulation & Digital Privacy

Committee Staff

Katherine Holo


Katherine Holo is a senior at Interlake High School in Bellevue, Washington. As her fourth and final year of Model UN is coming to a close, she has had the utmost joy and pleasure of attending a plethora of conferences and meeting so many wonderful individuals who all share a common passion for debate, diplomacy and unnecessarily long bios on conference websites. Although you might’ve recently seen her as PACMUN 2019’s Secretary-General, you might also catch her searching for new Netflix documentaries, dabbling in photography, and counting down the days till she graduates. Katherine is incredibly humbled and honored to spend her last ever Model UN conference being the director of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development at KINGMUN 2020 and hopes to see you there!

Olivia Wisont


Olivia is currently a senior at Inglemoor High School. This is her third and final year participating in MUN and she is excited to be staffing KINGMUN 2020. Having been a delegate on other trade-focused conferences, she is looking forward to lively debate about the controversial and complex topics that lie within the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. While Olivia is always invigorated by challenging discourse between delegates, her favorite part of MUN remains the friendships she has forged over the past few years. Outside of MUN she enjoys running varsity cross country and track for her school team. When she’s not studying, Olivia can be found working on political campaigns, hiking in the Pacific Northwest, and drinking copious amounts of black tea.

Marko Morrison

Assistant Director

Marko Morrison is a junior at International Community School in Kirkland, Washington. While he may be finishing his third year of Model UN, he certainly has plans for future conferences and is excited to see new delegates and staffers alike enter the MUN circuit. For Marko, the most incredible part of Model UN isn’t the debate or the intense political discourse, but the friends that are made along the way. When not reminding delegates of the correct use of a right of reply, Marko enjoys skateboarding, writing food reviews, using copious amounts of Lord of Misrule (it’s a cologne), hanging out with other MUN staffers, and listening to the latest Tame Impala album. Marko is excited to see what skills delegates can bring to the table in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development at KINGMUN 2020 and is ready to have a fun and challenging time!

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