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SECRETARY GENERAL

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Apostolos Symeomendis

Apostolos is from Greecen and he is an undergraduate student at the University of Thessaly, in the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics. His MUN journey has given him the chance to come across incredible individuals from different cultural backgrounds, foster wholehearted friendships and explore sides of his personality that would not have surfaced otherwise. For polyphony to be ensured, he firmly believe that politics, policy making and human rights advocacy are domains that must consist of people from diverse fields of studies, each of them providing the everlasting dialogue with a different point of view. He can’t wait to meet you all.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Dominique Virgil

Director of UNICEF & UNHCR

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Dominique was a former researcher at Amnesty International Indonesia and the former Executive Director of Sandya Institute, focusing on the rights of minority groups. She is a graduate from Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia majoring in public international law. Her interests include business and human rights, refugee and migration law, and the law of the sea, stemmed from years of involvement in Model United Nations, a moot court competition and paper conferences. She was the Diplomatic Commendation awardee in Legal Committee of Harvard National MUN 2018 in Boston, USA and the 8th Best Oralist of the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) Moot Court Competition in Utrecht, Netherlands. She is also active in writing opinion pieces in various platforms and being invited as a speaker in many events.

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Shureen Baskaran

Director of UNICEF & UNHCR

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Shureen Baskaran is pursuing the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. He is currently in his final semester and aspires to specialise his career in the realms of forensic audits. He is also a former executive board member at the Youth Wing of the United Nations Association of Malaysia (UNAM). To him, MUN is not just a platform to learn about world issues and international relations, but a perfect avenue to better oneself to be an aspiring individual equipped with exceptional qualities such as empathy, rationality and diplomacy. Undeniably, it is the case for him as he believes that MUN has been a significant learning curve in his life that allowed him to venture out of his comfort zone while expanding his horizon. He has been a chair at several prestigious conferences internationally that include Harvard WorldMUN & Asia-Pacific MUN and has served as a Deputy Secretary-General of the Malaysian National MUN. He was also actively involved with local movements and UN organisations such as UNHCR and UNDP Malaysia in his capacity at UNAM.

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Daria Kisseleva

Director of UNESCO & WHO

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Daria is pursuing a dual master’s degree in International Development and International Security. She has discovered MUN back in her first year of university in Paris and has been involved for a while now, in every capacity from delegate to Secretariat, and everything in between! Growing up between two countries with fairly different cultures, Daria’s favourite part about MUN is meeting people from different cultural backgrounds and exploring the diversity of points of view. In her spare time, she enjoys learning new languages, playing the guitar and meeting with her MUN friends from all over the world.

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Yukti Panwar

Director of UNESCO & WHO

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Yukti Panwar is a recent graduate in the field of Political Science from Miranda House, University of Delhi, India. She started her MUN journey with IGN 5 and is extremely honoured to come back as a chair in IGN 9. She has plans to study International Relations in her post graduation and loves to learn new things all the time. She has an immense interest in music, history, mythology and politics.