Galápagos 2018 San Cristóbal Island, Ecuador Archive

International Forum on Pressing Global Environmental Issues

At NMUN•Galápagos, delegates helped to protect the environment in words and actions. The committees focused on global environmental issues that directly impact this unique biosphere. Outside conference sessions, service learning opportunities in the national park were provided. Ecuador is home to two of the original twelve UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We explored the first one, Galápagos Islands, on land and in the water. We also toured the second one, the historical city center of Quito. Sessions were held in partnership with Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Their institute on San Cristóbal Island was located on its own beach adjacent to the national park. Sea lions were plentiful. 

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Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP)

  1. Development and Transfer of Technologies to Support the Implementation of the Paris Agreement
  2. Adapting to Sea Level Rise in Low-lying Areas and Small Islands

High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)

  1. Promotion of Sustainable Industrial Development and Innovation in Rural Areas
  2. Implementing SDG 6: Ensure Availability and Sustainable Management of Water and Sanitation for All

Security Council (SC)

  1. The Impact of Climate Change on Peace and Security
  2. Environmental Migration as a Concern for Peace and Security

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

  1. Comprehensive Review of the Standards for Sites to be Included in the World Heritage List
  2. Community Engagement for the Protection of Cities and Towns Listed as World Heritage Sites

United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

  1. Management and Reduction of Waste in Urban Areas
  2. Development of Eco-friendly Technology for the Protection of Oceans and Seas

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

  1. Management and Control of Urbanization and Tourism in Protected Areas
  2. Sustainable Transportation between Urban and Rural Zones

Volunteer Leadership

María José Gellibert
María José Gellibert
Andrea Sáenz
Andrea Sáenz
Assistant Secretary-General

Program Partner

NMUN•Galápagos 2018 was held in partnership with Universidad San Francisco de Quito.