United Nations Development Programme 

Access to Clean Water

The UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) focuses on assisting developing countries in achieving sustainable and equitable development. UNDP assists developing nations' national governments in four areas: poverty reduction, democracy, crisis prevention and recovery, and environmental and natural resource protection. 1.1 billion people do not have access to water, and 2.7 billion have at least one month of water scarcity per year. Delegates in this committee will tackle the reasons behind water shortages around the world, the urgency to solve this crisis, and what we can personally do to gain and improve access to clean water.

This committee is designed for beginners. Position papers, although strongly recommended, are not required. However, they are mandatory for delegates wishing to be considered for awards. The deadline for position papers is November 5th, 2021 at 23:59 PST. More information about position papers can be found under 'resources'. If you have any questions regarding this committee, please contact Lorig Korajian, our USG of Committees at committees@abbymun.com. Please send all position papers for this committee to undp@abbymun.com.

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Chetanbir Brar  |  Director

Chetanbir Brar is a sophomore at Garibaldi Secondary School and is honoured to be serving as the Director of UNDP at AbbyMUN 2021.  Although he has a sibling and many cousins, he was raised as an only child for most of his life by his grandparents. He has a passion for sports such as badminton and volleyball and enjoys taking photos of nature whenever he can as he is a photographer. Chetan also has a special interest in clubs and volunteering opportunities. At his school, Chetanbir is a member of the Green Group, Photography Club, Link Crew and MUN Club. Outside of school, he volunteers at the local library, North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association, and also mentors elementary kids. He looks forward to meeting everyone at AbbyMUN 2021!

Raissa Batra  |  Chair

Raissa Batra is a sophomore at Abbotsford Senior Secondary School and is looking forward to serving as the Chair of UNDP at AbbyMUN 2021. She is an ambitious girl who is resourceful and easily approachable. She is also a curious person. As a trilingual, she speaks English, Hindi and Punjabi. She sees herself as a budding wordsmith connecting to the world with short stories and using her craft to speak up against discrimination of all kinds -- gender, racial or economic. She also loves to play the piano and her hobbies also include reading and travelling.