Economic and Social Council

International Atomic Energy Agency

Welcome, delegates! My name is Daniella Diaz and I will be your Director for the International Atomic and Energy Agency. As a Business student, I expect my education to give me the necessary tools to open my own restaurant in a near future. During my spare time, I enjoy baking and watching all kinds of films. I am passionate about sports, particularly running and cycling, and look forward to participating in my first marathon this year. Professionally, I have had the chance of working at Procter & Gamble, as a brand management intern.

With regard to my MUN experience, I participated in the Harvard Model of United Nations (Boston, 2011) during high school, and four years later, joined Peruvian Universities to take part in Harvard National Model of United Nations (Boston, 2016) and IPD MUN (Lima, 2015), earning an Outstanding Delegate Award. I believe MUN is an important tool for the empowerment of youth and look forward to receiving realistic and fair solutions, proving that the world’s future is secure in your generation’s hands.

Topic: Relief, Response and Mitigation of Nuclear Hazards

In 2011, a tsunami triggered by an earthquake caused the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reactors, setting a record in history as the greatest manmade disaster. As the largest nuclear disaster in history after Chernobyl in 1986, it had severe consequences on the atmosphere and its inhabitants, forcing the evacuation of 300,000, leaving record cases of thyroid cancer, and projected cancer-related deaths. Despite this recent event, nations continue to increase their nuclear power capacity by building more reactors, and others became interested in introducing nuclear power capabilities. With an increase in nuclear power plants around the World, comes a pressing need to control and monitor their functioning, in order to prevent further disasters.

However, an important group of nations have begun to grow skeptical about the possibility of securing nuclear power plants worldwide, and have chosen to actively oppose them.  With nuclear energy providing 10.7% of domestic electricity generation worldwide, the question on whether nuclear power plants should continue to function is valid today. If they do, could we ever make them safe enough?