Human Rights Council
"The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them. It has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year. It meets at the UN Office at Geneva."
- cf.: Website of the HRC: https://www.ohchr.org/en/hr-bodies/hrc/about-council
Guaranteeing Human Rights for Migrants in Layover Countries
Despite many efforts by governments to combat the issue, illegal migration has not disappeared and has instead become increasingly streamlined in many regions of the world. The re-direction of efforts towards ensuring migrants' basic rights are protected throughout their journey presents a great opportunity to combat the innate marginalization that comes with illegal migration, ensuring that some of the most vulnerable members of society are heard and taken care of.
Abortion — A Human Right
Access to safe and legal abortion services is far from guaranteed for those who may need it, and efforts to limit or prevent access to safe abortion services has increased the number of unsafe abortions. Most of these are undertaken in developing countries, and can have fatal consequences. The delegates of the HRC will debate this delicate but fiercely contested topic which affects a substantial proportion of humankind from a Human Rights perspective.
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This committee will be trilingual. This means you are able to hold you speeches in English, French or Spanish. Your speech will be interpreted simultaneously into the other two languages by professional interpreters, so that everyone is able to understand everything.
Sophie is in her final year of the European Studies Bachelor at Maastricht University. Having started her studies during the pandemic, her first university-level MUN experience was online. Since then she has moved on to in-person conferences and combines her enthusiasm for travel with her passion for MUN. Since she is particularly interested in human rights and refugee aid, she is very much looking forward to chair the HRC with her co-chairs at BIMUN, which she will be attending for the first time.
Nicolas is a 22-year-old Economics student at the Rhenish Friedrich Wilhelm University in Bonn. Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, he came to Europe in 2018 to study Mechanical Engineering in Hamburg. Later on, he switched to Economics and moved to Bonn, and is now finishing his 3rd Year at University. Coming from a Latin American country, his native language is Spanish, but he also speaks German and English and is learning Portuguese.
Nicolas started participating in MUNs at the age of 15, and he quickly realized how much he enjoyed the MUN atmosphere and has since been a part of over 25 conferences, most of them as a BIMUN member. In 2020, he was even part of the Executive Board of BIMUN 2020, yet this is his first time chairing at home, as well as his first time chairing in his native language in almost 4 years.
During his spare time when he is not MUNing or studying, Nicolas likes to make full use of his streaming subscriptions to all services available.
Ilan Einstoss Pato
Dear Delegates, name is Ilan Einstoss Pato and it is my honor to be one of your Chairs for this year’s BIMUN. I was born to Portuguese / Brazilian parents in Brussels, Belgium, where I lived for practically all my life before moving to Lisbon last year for university. Today I’m starting my 2nd year as an International Relations student at the Social and Political Sciences faculty (ISCSP) of the University of Lisbon; and while I'm not yet an MUN master with a hundred MUN conferences under my belt, I’m not a total rookie either, given that this is going to be my 4th time chairing.
Now, in this next edition of BIMUN, I, along with the rest of the chairing team, hope to provide you with an equally sensational conference experience. We look forwards to providing you with an in-depth understanding of the topic at hand, helping you hone your debating, negotiation and other soft skills, along with getting a realistic feeling for what it’s like to work in 21st-century diplomacy. We’re counting on all of you to prepare thoroughly so everyone can have the best experience.
We look forwards to meeting all of you at the conference!