ECOSOC is the acronym of Economic and Social Council, one of the six main organs established by the UN Charter in 1946. It is the United Nations' central platform for reflection, debate, and innovative thinking on sustainable development in economic, social and environmental fields. Moreover, ECOSOC coordinates the work of the UN and the specialised Agencies. For more information, click this link:


Topic 1: 

Challenges and threats of the 40 hour work week

Topic 2: 

Cryptocurrency and government regulation

Cătălin Panțiru

Cătălin( or Panți as everyone calls him by this nickname) is a senior at “Petru Rareș” National College in Suceava, Romania, and a future law student in the United Kingdom. He is from Câmpulung Moldovenesc, a small town in the northern part of Romania, and started his MUN career in the sophomore year of high school. With BIMUN being his 14th MUN and 7th chairing experience, Cătălin is excited to be part, for the first time, in a team of international chairs. Even though he is more keen on politics, law, and sociology rather than economics, he is more than elated to return to chair the committee where his first MUN experience happened and see the heated debates on the topics that he considers to be of great importance. 

Anastasiia Kravtcova

Nastia Kravtcova is the chair of the ECOSOC Committee and is currently a junior at the American School of Barcelona. She was born in Kiev, Ukraine, but has since lived in Kazakhstan, Dubai and is now in her sixth year of living in Barcelona. Nastia has been involved in the MUN program since 8th grade and throughout the years of participation, has attended multiple conferences such as THIMUN (The Hague), MADMUN (Madrid), BCMUN (Barcelona), SPIMUN (St. Petersburg) and NHSMUN (New York). She has also had the honour to chair the NATO committee at BCNMUN past fall. Although Nastia wants to pursue a career involved with the arts, she sees MUN as an incredibly important and impacting experience, as it can open one’s eyes to the fact that even the most difficult issues the world is facing today, have solutions when dedication and cooperation are practiced. MUN has helped Anastasiia to transform from a shy individual, into an avid debater and a confident public speaker. As a chair, Anastasiia wants every delegate to have a similar growing experience while learning more about the global issues that need to be tackled today and can impact the future. She believes that MUN can help every delegate gain a sense of purpose to change the world for the better, as it has done to her, as well as give them a chance to participate in challenging and rewarding debate. In her free time, Nastia is engaged in art, writing, photography and her studies of French.