Topic Summary: Preventing Deforestation Caused by Human Activities

Director’s Letter

Dear delegates welcome to the 2023 Japan Metropolitan Model United Nations. My name is Milan Yamaoka, and I will be the director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Committee.

I am an 11th-grade student at Senzoku Gakuen High School, and this year is my second year fully participating in MUN. Partaking in MUN dramatically enhanced my English public speaking, which had been a weakness even when spending 2 years of middle school in Texas, United States. Many of you may be more anxious than eager to attend a MUN conference. However, the appeal of MUN is not only its ability to improve English language skills but also its ability to explore global issues from multiple perspectives. I hope many of you will be able to step out of your comfort zone and genuinely enjoy the conference.

The topic we will be discussing during the two days is “Preventing Deforestation Caused by Human Activities.” In many cases, areas affected by deforestation extend over various countries, making it challenging to tackle the issue with the efforts of one country alone. It is an honor to be able to chair this year’s Beginner I committee, and I am excited to listen to all your amazing debates. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns!


Milan Yamaoka


United Nations Environment Programme

Chairs’ Letter

Hello my name is Sana Yashiki and I’ll be the chair of the BeginnerⅠcommittee.

I am an 11th-grade student and this is my first time chairing for JMMUN. Although I am not very experienced and not a returnee, MUN has definitely improved my English skills. I hope this JMMUN will be an opportunity for all delegates to take on a new challenge!


Sana Yashiki

Hello, I’m Karen Takeuchi and I’m honoured to be chairing for the Beginner 1 Committee! I have participated in MUN activities for almost four years, but this is my first time as a chair. I will do my best and I am looking forward to working with everyone!


Karen Takeuchi

Hello, I’m Saki and I am very excited to chair for the Beginner 1 committee this year!

I hope that all delegates are able to both have fun and gain new knowledge and skills through this conference, and I’m looking forward to hearing everyone’s solutions for the topic of deforestation!



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