“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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¡Hola! I’m Víctor, and I will be the Committee Director of SPECPOL in Cologne MUN 2019. I’m currently based in Paris, reading the Dual Degree of Sciences Po and University College London in European Social & Political Studies. I’m working as a language teacher in Paris, don’t doubt to ask me if you need help in Spanish, Italian, French or Portuguese, also ich wurde mich auch freuen, wenn ich mein Deustch üben könnte! I cannot wait to meet you all next October, I’m sure SPECPOL this year will be a success!
Fun fact: I’m a big Rosalía fan: I’m all for a “malamente” moment during the MUN socials!
Meet Clément, one of your chairs for the SPECPOL Committee! Coming from rural France but a wannabe international kid, he is a student in social sciences in the Dual B.A. Between Sciences Po Paris and Columbia University. Although he will try hard to not look like one, Clément is still a MUN baby: Cologne MUN will be his 10th conference, and his third chairing experience. But do not be fooled, he will take his mission at heart and will make sure that SPECPOL is the most interesting and rewarding committee of Cologne MUN. Fun fact: although he has had 7 years of German classes, Clément is still a weak B1. So if you want to assert dominance on him, use some German with him. He will most likely frown his eyebrows and improvise some sign language.