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.

Issue 301 - Addressing the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela  

issue 302 - The question of harassment, threats, and killing of human rights defenders 


Your Chairs

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SVGS chair - Nadine Vanessa Brunotte

Hello, my name is Nadine Vanessa Brunotte and I am a third-year student at Sandefjord VGS. I will be one of the Chairs for the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and I am excited to meet you all in SANMUN 2019. This is my first year as a Chair and I am determined to do my best to make this an awesome event for all of us. So, let us work together to make this SANMUN the best one yet! To make this happen, I would recommend you step out of your comfort zone and participate in the debate, since that is what makes the debate fun and educational. I can speak from experience and say that it is boring to sit in the background and avoid having to talk… I wish you all the best of luck and fun!


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Nesbru chair - Elliott Ottesen

My name is Elliott Ottesen. I come from Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom and I am currently doing the IB at Nesbru Vgs. I am 16 years old and will have done MUN for over a year by the start of SANMUN2019. In my one year of MUN experience I have attended multiple conferences, both domestically and internationally. This has given me the experience necessary for me to branch out into chairing. SANMUN will be my first conference as a chair. I hope to give you the same positive experience the previous SANMUN gave me. I will serve as a chair in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), where the issue of the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela will be addressed. I am looking forward to see all of you and the varying opinions you bring along!