“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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My name is Emmanouela Sougli, but you can call me Emma. I’m 19 years old, I live in Thessaloniki, Greece and I study law in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. I have been participating in MUN conferences and other equivalent conferences and symposia since junior high school and I am extremely interested in international relations, diplomacy, human rights and especially war crimes in Middle East and North Africa. Besides, I have taken part in many debating competitions as I am quite fanatical about debating and public speaking, and I have recently taken over international politics and human rights column in several sites. I fancy travelling, learning new languages and cultures, and challenging people to be opinionated, articulate and cooperative. The latter is actually a goal I‘ll try to achieve by chairing in SPECPOL committee in CologneMUN 2019. So, I am looking forward to meeting each and every one of you! Please, if any questions arise about SPECPOL or RoP, feel free to contact me.
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.