Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)


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Committee: Economic and Social Council

Country: Republic of Rwanda

Delegate: Sophie Lejeune, Leiden University

Topic A: The question of the promotion of sustainable development


In the aftermath of the genocide against the Tutsi minority in 1994, Rwanda had to reconstruct. It made significant progress and constitutes one of the few African countries to have implemented most of the Millennium Development Goals, but it still faces some challenges. In 2017, around 38% of the population was still under the poverty line and it suffers from high unemployment. However, it must be noted that it developed really well economically with a GDP in 2017 being more than 12 times greater than in 1994. Nowadays, Rwanda constitutes one of the most flourishing countries in Africa.