United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

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The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) or the so called UN Refugee Agency, based in Geneva, Switzerland, was created in 1950, during the aftermaths of World War II. It is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them.

Nowadays, we are facing one of the most critical times of our history: the progress we’ve been knowing since the ending of the Cold War has come to extreme effects and revealed that some Countries got left behind. As a natural consequence, this process brought to several breaches of the conventions concerning Human Rights.

Chairs

Federica De Lollis

I am Federica, a Law student in my fourth year at the University of Turin, now attending my Erasmus program here in Göttingen.
As far as my MUN experience as a delegate is concerned, I took part twice in EU Model Torino (organised by the Turin Section of the Students’ Movement for International Organisation - MSOI Torino), respectively as member of the European Parliament in 2016 and Minister of the Council of the European Union in 2017. Once more, I was a member of the General Assembly of the United Nations in CWMUN 2018, held at the UN HQ in New York city.
After those precious experiences, I could finally fulfill my curiosity for the role of Chair: in EU Model Torino 2018 as Vice-chair for the Presidency of the European Parliament and in MSOI Torino’s historical Simulation Game 2018 as Chairperson. Thanks to GöMUN 2019, I will play the chairing role abroad for the first time, providing my exchange program with a significant added value.

Alessandro Giacardi

I am Alessandro, student of International Relation at the University of Turin, in northern Italy. Before that I attended the humanistic High School, an enriching environment that made me fall in love with history, culture and human relations.
I started my MUN conference journey with the beginning of my studies in 2017, and I attended the huge New York CWMUN conference, then with the MSOI delegation the SGMun (European Council)  and HamMUN (UN Women) both in the 2018. This year’s edition of GöMUN will be my first chairing experience, and I couldn’t be more excited for.