UNHRC

Combating the Trafficking of Persons in Conflict and Post-Conflict Regions

Combating Police Brutality in Cases of Political Protest

Protecting the Cyber Privacy and Digital Rights of Citizens from Governments in Times of Crisis.

Olivia is a chair of the UNHCR committee. She is currently a junior at the American School of Barcelona. She was born in Barcelona, Spain and has lived here most of her life, but has also lived in Amsterdam for 2 years when she was younger. Ever since she started MUN in 8th grade, she has attended many conferences including BCNMUN in Barcelona, MADMUN in Madrid and THIMUN in The Hague. After attending all these conferences, she has grown to love MUN and it has given her the opportunity to meet people from all around the world. Olivia believes that Model United Nations is an enriching experience that opens your mind to a multitude of current world issues and gives you the opportunity to find solutions for them. Not only does it help you develop important skills such as debating, public speaking, and teamwork, but it also allows you to look at the world from different perspectives. During the days of debate, she encourages all delegates to have their voices heard and share their ideas with the rest of the committee. She is excited to meet all the delegates and hopes for an engaging and productive debate!

Rina is in her final year of the IB Diploma Programme/High School at Benjamin Franklin International School and she will be chairing for the United Nations Human Rights Council, this upcoming BCNMUN 2020 conference. As a Barcelona resident, she has been in Spain for the past five years, where previously she resided in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Batangas City, Philippines. Her abundance of international experiences has thrived in Model United Nations and allowed her curiosity in global issues to flourish. She has always been fascinated about MUN and she recognises the considerable participation the younger generations have in conferences like these. Their ideas today may develop into something greater in the future, training us all for the additional work ahead. In fact, she attended her first conference in sixth grade, but was exposed to MUN much earlier from her older brothers. Since then, she has participated in conferences globally in Singapore, Portugal, the Netherlands, Malaysia and many more. Rina has always loved delegating and has won Best Delegate in her last delegate associated conference, however her love has since developed into chairing in her past recent conferences. She had first participated in BCNMUN in 2017, and now she is more than thrilled to return to BCNMUN 2020 as a chair and looks forward to meeting you all soon!

Nastia is currently a senior at the American School of Barcelona. Although Nastia was born in Kiev, Ukraine, she has since lived in Kazakhstan and Dubai before moving to Barcelona in 6th grade, when she began to attend ASB. Curious about Model UN from the start of middle school, Nastia was finally able to participate in MADMUN in 8th grade, which converted her into a devoted participant of her school’s MUN team. Since then, she has been fortunate to attend 10 conferences worldwide including THIMUN in the Hague and NHSMUN in New York. Nastia has also has the honour to chair the NATO committee at the 2019 edition of BCNMUN and the ECOSOC committee of BIMUN 2020. Although Nastia wants to pursue a career involved with the arts, she sees MUN as an incredibly important and impacting experience, as it can open one’s eyes to the fact that even the most difficult issues the world is facing today, have solutions when dedication and cooperation are practiced. MUN has helped her to transform from a shy individual into an avid debater and a confident public speaker. As a chair, Nastia wants every delegate to have a similar growing experience, while learning more about the global issues that need to be tackled today and will impact the future. She believes that MUN can help every delegate gain a sense of purpose to change the world for the better, as it has done to her, as well as give them a chance to participate in challenging and rewarding debate. In her free time Nastia is engaged in art, writing, photography and her studies of French.

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