Economic and Financial Committee

The Economic and Financial Committee (ECOFIN) is the second General Assembly of the United Nations. This committee is tasked with exploring topics from economic policy and sustainable development, to the financial impacts of globalization and strategies for ending poverty.

A tax haven, such as the Cayman Islands, Swiss bank accounts, is any region where corporations or wealthy individuals can store their money to avoid higher taxes in their home country. This topic is multifaceted, with much controversy over whether these offshore accounts help or harm local and global economies, and how technology and international trade impact their use. Modern slavery is the second largest industry in the world, and encompasses any form of forced labour or forced marriage. it is greatly impacted by trends in globalization such as outsourcing and increased international travel, which can only be addressed on an international scale.

Staff Members

Abeer Arif
Chair
William Li
Chair
Sakhshi Khanduja
Chair
Olivia Mendoza
Crisis Analyst
Devanjith Ganepola
Crisis Analyst
Takhliq Amir
Managing Editor
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McMaster sits on the traditional territory shared between the Haudenosaunee confederacy and the Anishinabe nations, which was acknowledged in the Dish with One Spoon wampum belt. That wampum uses the symbolism of a dish to represent the territory, and one spoon to represent that the people are to share the resources of the land and only take what they need.

 

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