“All victims of human rights abuses should be able to look the Human Rights Council as a forum and a springboard for action.”
– Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General 2007-2016
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is a UN inter-governmental body responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the globe.
In this context, the UNHRC addresses human rights-related situations in all UN member states, among them issues such as freedom of association and assembly, freedom of expression, freedom of belief and religion, women’s rights, LGBT rights, and minority rights.
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Arun Jolly Joseph, is a 21-year old student pursuing MSc. Human Computer Interaction at the University of Siegen, Germany. He has been participating in MUNs since 2014 from the New Delhi MUN circuit to across India, now onto a journey across Europe. He visions the internet to be a better place than just a means for communication. He has a keen interest in technology, travelling and philosophy. He is fluent in 6 languages and is an ardent fan of TV shows. Other than trying to keep up with the German efficiency, European football and coffee gets him going. Diplomatic humour and intellectual wit would be welcomed with open arms in his committee.
Olga is a Political Science student at the University of Hamburg. She started doing MUN in school when she was 16 and absolutely fell in love with it. Ever since, so for the past 5 years, she has been travelling around the world to participate at MUNs and to meet new people. Back in Hamburg she also helped to organize the HamMUN for the last two years. Having therefore experienced the delegate and organizer perspectives quite profoundly she has now decided to try out a new side of MUN: chairing. This is also why she is truly excited and happy to be a chair of the Human Rights Council at CologneMUN 2018.
Honest Rwodzi, 23, Zimbabwean born national is an avid MUN follower who started participating in MUN Conferences in 2011 whilst at high school. Since then he religiously attends annual conferences abroad and locally. Hitherto, he has a combined of more than twenty MUN and related conferences attended as chair, organiser and delegate. Honest is the founder of International Chamber for Youths Advancement – ICYA. This is a youth lobby organisation in Southern Africa that advocates for youths empowerment as well as luring Foreign Direct Investment to Southern Africa for youth emancipation. His debating and diplomatic skills, which undoubtedly gained through MUN, are well sought after. Last year – 2017 he was the only young person from the continent (Africa) invited by President Vladimir Putin to address the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Honest is currently reading for his Development Studies Degree with Midlands State University- Zimbabwe as well as Law- LLB with the University of London.