“There are millions of people all over the world, right now, who are looking to the United Nations for protection and redress against the violation of their rights and deprivation of their freedoms.”
– Louise Arbour, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 2004-2008
The Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) deals with a number of issues, including those related to decolonisation, Palestinian refugees and human rights, peacekeeping, mine action, outer space, public information, atomic radiation and University for Peace.
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Lea is 23 years old and finishing her degree in Economics and Political Science at Tel Aviv University in Israel. She has been doing MUN for many years and has chaired, vice chaired and delegated in lots of committees nationally and internationally. However, this is her first time chairing the SPECPOL committee and she could not be more excited! When she is not doing something MUN related (fairly rare but it happens), Lea works in a start-up that develops video games for people with brain injuries. She is excited to meet all of you and to have a fun and fulfilling conference!
Sharif got his start in Model UN at MANMUN 2017, just last October. Since then, he has been a devoted MUNer and attended several conferences over the past eight months, performing a variety of roles including delegate, backroom crisis staff, and chair. When he’s not banging gavels or answering directives, Sharif enjoys reading history books and seeing old friends at his favourite Spanish cafe in South-West London. A first-year undergraduate, he is studying International Relations & History (a classic MUN degree) at the London School of Economics where he has recently been elected President of the United Nations Society.