“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!
Sofia is a third year Law and Politics student at Queen Mary, University of London. Her MUN career started during her high-school years in her home country, Greece, where she participated in several conferences as a delegate. Being a student in the UK exposed her to a much wider range of MUNs. Sofia has attended several conferences in the UK both as a delegate and a chair. She also had the honour to serve as a Secretariat member at LIMUN:HS. Sofia considers her greatest achievement as a MUNer the organising of a MUN conference at her own university, Queen Mary MUN 2017, where she served as its Secretary-General. Sofia feels honoured to be chairing at CologneMUN. It will be her first time in Cologne, so Sofia is also really excited about exploring the city. She is looking forward to debates of high quality and complexity, but also loads of fun!