Sophie Grunnesjö

Assistant President

of the


Frankfurt International School

Dear ECOSOC 1 Delegates,

Welcome to BERMUN 2021!

This year, we are going to discuss the issue of economic interdependence as a measure to prevent war. Many prior wars have had their roots in autocracies and nations’ abilities to self-provide before and during hostilities. Trade unions, a prime example being the European Union, have been created to outline the importance of economic alliances as a measure to prevent this. Economic relations between countries are becoming more important now than ever with the added tensions of vaccine distributions, making this issue critical. ECOSOC 1 will also debate the post-war tensions among ethnic groups, in hopes to decrease the negative effects of war, in particular refugee crises and the poverty that devastates many communities.

This BERMUN will be my 10th conference and my third time chairing. I have been part of MUN for three years now and I hope to be able to share my passion for MUN with everyone participating. There is nothing more fun in MUN than attending a conference with enthusiastic and intellectual debate and I hope this year’s BERMUN will provide you with this opportunity.

I am currently 17 years old and a student at Frankfurt International School. Outside of MUN, I do gymnastics, track and field, play a lot of different musical instruments, love to travel and enjoy spending time with my friends.

I look forward to seeing you in November!


Sophie Grunnesjö

Assistant President of the Economic and Social Council 1

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