“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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George Mullens is a British and Italian graduate from SOAS, University of London where he read International Studies and Diplomacy MA. He has been participating in Model United Nations since the age of 15 and has attended 49 conferences in a variety of capacities, most notably as Secretary-General of LIMUN: High School 2017, d’MUN 2018 in Turkey and SussexMUN 2016 where he also acted as President of the University of Sussex MUN Society for two years. Asides from society and conference positions, he also won the Oxbridge Chairing Award of 2016. Outside of MUN, George works at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, a think tank that focuses on security issues. In his spare time, he enjoys singing Monty Python songs and cooking Italian food.
My name is Jamila, I am 21 years old and currently doing my Bachelors at the University of Cologne, majoring in Social Economy. I was born and raised in Baku, Azerbaijan and exactly there I started my MUN path over 4 years ago. During those 4 years I’ve tried everything MUN can offer (well, besides Media Team): from delegate to Secretary General and even MUN Club President and the greatest thing about MUN is that I still want to come back to it and dont lose my interest in it.
Fun fact: A friend of mine pushed me to attend my first MUN, even though I didnt want to-see how the tables have turned! Since then MUN helped me to open a lot of doors and even get an internship at UN Office. Indeed, MUN is a life-changing opportunity, so dont miss yours!
Venüs currently studies law at the University of Cologne, focusing on Criminology. If you ask her where she is from, she will likely offer you a puzzle for a response. Venüs was born and raised in Stuttgart, is proudly Turkish and graduated from the German Embassy School in Ankara. She is passionate about international politics and law and, therefore, she is an active member of the Cologne MUN Society and former director for activities. Her MUN career started out in high school. In the last four years, she attended several international MUN conferences.