United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN)

Topic A: Rights of Sex Workers in developing nations: health education, HIVs; combating human trafficking and regulating sex tourism

Topic B: The role of women within terrorist organizations and militias

Language: English

Spots: 70

Level: Beginner

UN Women was created to address challenges regarding gender inequalities. Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the UN Charter, UN Women, among other issues, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, the empowerment of women, and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

María Verónica Vargas

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Hello! My name is Mª Verónica Vargas and was born in Caracas, Venezuela. When I was 15 I moved with all my family to Spain due to the political and social situation that was taking place in my country. The experience of moving abroad have enriched my point of view towards the world and human kind, I have learned that every little action can lead into a big consequence like the ones taken by the government of Venezuela.
I am currently on my third year of Law in University of Barcelona. The “Models of United Nations” have been part of my life since I was in school; international politics and geographical synergies have always caught my attention. I truly believe that the little efforts we give to the world are always returned in some way and this kind of experiences are one of the best ways to prove it.

Fernando Gutiérrez

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Fernando is a 21 year old, 4th-year student of Business and International Relations at the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija of Madrid. He spent this past year studying abroad in San Diego, California, and from July to September he was an intern at the Spanish Embassy in Malta. His previous MUN experience includes conferences in Barcelona, Madrid, Belgrade and Santa Barbara as a delegate, and he had his first chance to be a chair this October at AlmaMUN in Bologna. Helping others, creating a good environment and aiming for the best are three of the things that motivate him, and he hopes that he can bring this to UN Women and make it as unforgettable an experience for you as it will be for him!

Hakeem Duckworth-Porter

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Hakeem is a recent Politics graduate, native English speaker and returning Co-Chair at UC3MUN. After having a delegate experience in 2014, and his first chairing experience with us last year, he has come back for more! Delegates from his committee last year would describe him as having a “fun but firm” chairing style. Extremely excited, Hakeem looks forward to chairing at another UC3MUN conference and rubbing shoulders with other politics and international affairs enthusiasts.

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