United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

Level: Beginner

Topic A: Ensuring Equal Political Participation of Women

Topic B: Addressing the Situation of Political Prisoners - Ensuring the Right to Fair Trials and Humanitarian Prison Conditions

 

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has been founded in 2006 and is responsible for the promotion and protection of Human Rights. The council consists of 47 member states, which are elected by the United Nations General Assembly to serve for a period of 3 years.

The presidency of the UNHCR has a duration of one year. The presidency of the 12th circle is held by Vojislav Šuc. Together with his bureau he is in charge of the committee´s administration. His main aim is to improve the efficiency of the UNHRC.

Chairs

Olga Komorowski

My name is Olga Komorowski and I study Political Science at the University of Hamburg. I have started participating at MUNs when I was 16 and I have no intention of stopping any time soon. I just truly enjoy every single part of an MUN: the travelling, the amazing people you meet, the interesting debates and of course the socials. Over the last few years I have attended a lot of MUNs and helped to organize the last 2 HamMUNs back at home in Hamburg so as you can imagine MUN has become a huge part in my life and I wouldn’t want to have it any other way. GöMUN 2018 will be my second GöMUN and I am beyond excited to be chairing the HRC.

Valentin Wagner

I am Valentin. I was born and raised in Osnabrück.  Currently I am a Bachelor student of Political Science and Economic Law in my final year at Leuphana University Lüneburg. I am 21 years old and looking forward to chair the UNHRC together with Olga. My hobbies are meeting friends, politics, travelling and reading. I am as well active as a football referee and assistant referee on the local level. My MUN-career started as a pupil in 2011 while attending OLMUN as a delegate. Before attending this year’s GöMUN I have attended ten Model United Nations conferences in different roles as delegate, journalist, crisis staff and chair. However, this conference is going to be my first GöMUN. I would like to encourage all delegates to play an active role in the debates, also if they are first-timers.