unhrc

Email

unhrc@pacificmun.com

Difficulty

Intermediate

Background Guide

Available October 1

Position Papers

Due on November 7

About

United Nations Human Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is a vital principal commission established to examine human rights on a global stage. Serving as an inter-governmental body within the United Nations, they are focused on promoting the protection of fundamental rights for every individual, as listed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Ranging from freedom of expression to the right of education, UNHRC continues to recommend solutions and address human rights violations. UNHRC is the perfect committee for all delegates to engage in fruitful debate and create sound, thought-provoking solutions to many of the global issues facing the world today. Although this committee is focused towards beginners, delegates of all experience levels are strongly encouraged to register for this incredible opportunity at PACMUN 2020!

Position papers are due on November 7 at 11:59PM PST to your committee email: unhrc@pacificmun.com.

Topic A

Protecting the Right to a Fair Trial

Topic B

Safeguarding Individual Rights in the Military

Dais Members

Rachel Daniel
Director

Rachel Daniel is currently a junior at Bellarmine Preparatory School and is hyped to serve as the Director of UNHRC for PACMUN 2020! She started actively participating in Model UN as a freshman, and quickly fell in love with it after many alternating debates and memories made throughout conferences. Outside of MUN, Rachel is involved in Marine Chemistry and making music. When she is not busy with her growing pile of schoolwork or any other extracurriculars, you could find her on trails with her energetic labradoodle, playing tennis, or spending time with friends. She is extremely thrilled to meet you all and is excited to see the fruitful debate brought to the United Nations Human Rights Council at PACMUN 2020!

Mason Ross
Chair

Mason Ross is a junior at The Center School and will be serving as the Chair of UNHRC for PACMUN 2020. Joining MUN in freshman year, he was hooked after his first conference and has successfully wrangled friends into joining MUN as well. Outside of MUN, he enjoys climbing at the Seattle Bouldering Project, reading National Geographics, and appreciating ancient Roman and Renaissance art. Mason looks forward to calling delegates to decorum during this conference.

Neeka Ghazanfarpour
Assistant-Director

Neeka Ghazanfarpour is a junior at Inglemoor High School and is delighted to be the Assistant Director of the United Nations Human Rights Council at PACMUN 2020. After attending PACMUN during her freshman year, Neeka was captivated by the heated discussions and complexity of debate that MUN offered. Neeka loves all of the friendships that she’s developed through MUN and can’t wait for more great memories. Outside of MUN, Neeka can be found playing tennis, stressing about school, or devouring blizzards from Dairy Queen. Neeka looks forward to an unforgettable weekend of compelling debates and wishes all delegates the best of luck at PACMUN 2020!