The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is an official UN committee designed to protect and address human rights concerns transnationally. The committee itself was established in 2006, and is comprised of 47 member states for three terms each. During committee sessions, the Council works to resolve modern human rights emergencies, including religious freedom, LGBTQ and women’s rights, as well as the rights of racial and ethnic minorities. Beyond formal sessions, the UNHRC is responsible for protecting the rights of all global citizens, and ensuring international respect without the presence of discrimination.
To ensure the fulfillment of these goals, the Council conducts pertinent research and implements programs to further educate and reinforce the rights of others. Within this committee, delegates are given the opportunity to take a stand on controversial issues from the unique perspective of their assigned country. Delegates are thus provided with the chance to formally educate themselves on the policies of foreign nations through a comprehensive research process and interaction with others during committee session. By collaborating with others, delegates may effectively propose resolutions to urgent, ongoing human rights crises, allowing them to innovatively seek out safe solutions to these often violent problems.
Position Papers are mandatory, and must be turned in to the dais by 11:59PM on Nov 5, 2017. The dais’ e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Late position papers will not be considered for an award unless an extension has been requested by the delegate and approved by the dais at least 24 hours in advance.
Further questions or inquiries can be directed to the dais at email@example.com.
Aramya Trivedi is a senior at Interlake High School. He has been doing MUN since his sophomore year, and has fulfilled the roles of delegate, staff, and secretariat for over a dozen conferences. He is the Director of Finance at his MUN delegation. Outside of MUN, Aramya is involved with DECA, Knowledge Bowl, and TEDxRedmond. For fun, Aramya likes to watch TV and movies, listen to music, read, and attempt to play guitar. He is extremely excited for what PACMUN 2017 will bring!
As a junior at the International Community School, Marnie Muñoz has been committed to MUN since her first conference in freshman year. She now recognizes attending PACMUN 2015 as a delegate to UNHRC as a key defining moment in her interest in MUN’s research-inspired community, and has since attended four conferences. She has also previously served as a staff member for KINGMUN 2017. Marnie hopes to utilize her previous MUN experience to provide this year’s delegates with a fun and impactful PACMUN experience. Outside of MUN, Marnie enjoys participating in FBLA, volunteering as a language tutor for younger students, exploring great literature, writing poetry, running, and playing piano.
Anita Chengalva is a senior at Woodinville High School. Her first experience with Model United Nations was attending PACMUN 2015 and participating in the UNHRC committee. Following that, she has attended PACMUN 2016 and VMUN 2017 and is enthusiastically looking forward to staffing PACMUN 2017. Anita hopes to provide new and experienced delegates alike with an entertaining and enlightening experience in committee. Outside of MUN, Anita enjoys drawing, listening to music, volunteering with cats, and is part of her school’s robotics club.