Director for HRC : Aitzaz Rehman Sheikh
Being as how I shall be the Committee Director for the United Nations Human Rights Council, I find it only fitting to introduce myself, with the express intention of luring as many of you as possible towards the simulation of one of the most powerful committees within the United Nations ;) My name is Aitzaz Rehman Sheikh, and while I was born and raised in Pakistan, I have recently moved to England to pursue Masters in Public Policy at King’s College London.
Over the course of the last four years, I have developed nothing short of an addiction for Model United Nations Conferences. My passion, or addiction, for MUN has caused me to be incapable of passing by the opportunities to become a part of at least thirty conferences in various parts of the world. From being a shy and unenthusiastic delegate in 2006, I have managed to become a member of and lead over fifteen Secretariats in Germany, India, the Netherlands, and of course Pakistan. This very obsession for MUN, which is luckily shared by a significant number of people, inspired me to strive towards the creation and establishment of the first ever MUN Society of Pakistan.
The United Nations Human Rights Council will indeed be an exciting experience. I can assure each of you that the experience will truly be unparalleled. The coordination and consensus amongst the delegates represents the basic tenets of diplomacy, which is characteristic of all committees and organs of the United Nations. I would be delighted to provide as much assistance as necessary to all the delegates, both prior to and during METiMUN 2011, and I eagerly look forward to meeting with you all in London this November.
Aitzaz Rehman Sheikh
Committee Director, UNHRC
Co- Director for HRC : Guillermo Serra
It is a great pleasure to be your chair in this first edition of METiMUN!
My name is Guillermo Serra and I am natural of Guayaquil, Ecuador.
I am a BA International Relations and Politics student at the University of Essex were I am also the president of the Model United Nations Society, and I have had experience as a delegate, and as a chair in various simulations.
I am looking forward to meet and work with all of you in the Human Rights Council.
See you in November!
Director for WHO : Na'im
Welcome to the World Health Organisation committee of the first ever METiMUN conference. Health is the thing that unites all people on Earth, and everyone is entitled to a state of wellbeing free from infirmity; as ambassadors in the WHO, you must ensure this principle is upheld.
I have a great personal interest in global health, having worked in hospitals in the UK and abroad. I have surveyed hospitals in Kenya and Uganda, volunteered in Cambodia, and was a front-line responder and health policy advisor in Afghanistan during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. I have lived in a number of developing countries and so have witnessed firsthand some of the pressing matters you will be dealing with during the conference.
My own experience of MUN stretches over 9 years, from when I pioneered the programme at my secondary school. Last year I was the President of the Model United Nations Society at Queen Mary University of London, where I read my undergraduate degree in biomedical science. Throughout my immensely enjoyable years of partaking in MUN, I’ve attended innumerable conferences and won many awards including best speaker, and best delegate at several renowned national and international conferences. For the last 2 summers, I have been a Director at an international Global Classrooms conference, a community programme designed to bring MUN to school children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy what you will be partaking in during this conference. In addition, I’ve trained a great number of highly successful and capable chairpersons during my MUN career, so you should be in safe hands!
I look forward to meeting all of you for an enjoyable and exciting conference!
Co- Director for WHO : Irina Montiel
I graduated from BA Hons International Relations, and I am now doing a Master in Public Administration at LondonMet. My experience in this university was really unique and unforgettable in terms of people met, experiences of life shared and extra-curriculum activities. Indeed, during my three years at LondonMet I have been very active within different studient societies, particularly the Model United Nations society, in which I was the Secretary for two semesters. I have attended 3 MUN Conferences, of which one abroad (Istambul in April 2010).
I am truly honored to serve as the Committee Co-Director for WHO at this First edition of METiMUN.
Can't wait to meet all country delegates and have a fantastic week-end of debating!