The United Nations 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.

The Council consists of 47 United Nations Member States, elected by the UN General Assembly. The Human Rights Council replaced the former United Nations Commission on Human Rights.

Topic 401 - Measures to better ensure the security of the confidential information of internet users.

Chair: Dag E. Fredriksen


topic 402 - Measures to improve the treatment and rights of Syrian refugees when crossing Borders.

Chair: Vilde Rornes



Your Chairs

First chair - Dag Fredriksen

My name is Dag Emmanuel Fredriksen and I have the honour of chairing at SANMUN 2017 in The United Nations Human Rights Committee. I live in Holmestrand which is a small city in Vestfold, Norway where I have lived since I was six after having moved there from a small village nearby called Sundbyfoss.

I found my love for the MUN when I in 2016 was the ambassador of Britain at SANMUN. For me MUN was the perfect combination of a serious debating environment and a place to let yourself lose and really immerse yourself in the country you were going to represent. This led me to join the THIMUN in 2017 and there I was baffled at the reach of the MUN.

I have always looked up to the chairs that I have encountered throughout my MUN experience and now the role has passed on to me. I hope to serve you well and that we can have many fruitful debates.

second chair - Vilde Rornes

My name is Vilde Rornes and I will serve as a chair for the United Nations Human Rights Council. Living abroad has been a big part of my life, where I have lived in Canada, Scotland and Norway. This has played a crucial role in shaping who I am today, broadening my horizons, acceptance and sprouted a love for different cultures and societies.

My MUN experience began last year, when I started my first year of the IB.  After much confusion and having no clue what was going on during debates, I quickly fell in love with MUN, the debating, social togetherness and unity MUN creates. My first MUN conference was mini-SANMUN, which was quickly followed by SANMUN and to top it all off there was THIMUN, which were all incredible conferences. I look forward to meeting and collaborating with all of you, and to have an incredible conference, debate and overall experience!