Meet the presidency:
Anatolia College Thessaloniki
It is of great delight serving as your president in this year’s ZYGMUN conference. I am currently in my first year of Lyceum at Anatolia College in Thessaloniki. I attended my first conference 2 years ago and since then I have participated in a variety of conferences, both in Greece, such as ACMUN and DSAMUN, but also abroad, such as LEMUN in the Netherlands and ZYGMUN.
I view Model UN conferences as an excellent way of enhancing one’s public speaking skills, while getting informed on issues that countries across the globe are facing at this moment. Furthermore, students get the chance to enhance their creativity and critical thinking via debating with peers from around the world and cooperating to come up with constructive proposals to address and tackle such cases.
Although ZYGMUN 2021 will be my first chairing experience, I have worked as a delegate in the Security Council plentiful times in the past. Moreover, I have precious debating experience regarding one of the topics, the Situation in Sahel. The Sahel region, located south of the Sahara Desert in Africa, is facing a chronic humanitarian crisis due to its extreme climate and political instability. While debating on this issue, we will tackle food insecurity, terrorism and organised crime, Intercommunal Conflicts, together with other human rights’ violations. Our second topic will be addressing the situation in Somalia, more specifically the ongoing armed conflict and lack of state protection, which expose Somalian citizens to grave violations of their basic human rights. Both topics are directly connected to this year’s theme, Promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies, since the debate will be composing constructive methods to solve the cases of emergency in the aforementioned African regions. I’m waiting forward to working with you all.
President of the Security Council
GWU Online High School
It is my greatest honor to serve as your president for this year’s conference. I am a junior at George Washington University OHS and have been doing MUN for six years. I have attended conferences in Europe, Asia, and Africa, with ZYGMUN being my 11th. I have chaired multiple times and recently served as the Deputy Secretary-General in the JoMUN XVIII conference. As you can tell, MUN is a great passion of mine that I have been pursuing for many years.
I look forward to bringing my experience to the committee and assisting delegates in any way that I can. This year, the conference focuses on Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies. Given today’s political and economic climate, this theme is extremely relevant. The two topics of this committee, the Situation in Somalia and the Situation in the Sahel, have been ongoing. Hopefully, after productive and collaborative discourse, the Security Council will have solutions to promote justice, peace, and inclusivity in Somalia and the Sahel. I look forward to working with all of you this year!
President of Security Council
American School of Warsaw
It is my greatest honor to serve as your president this year. I’m a senior at the American School of Warsaw, and have been doing MUN for around 5 years. Ever since middle school, I have attended various conferences, including PACMUN, CEESA, ZYGMUN, and most recently also BERMUN. Additionally, I had the pleasure of serving as chair of the MUN club at one of my previous schools and as president of the UNHRC at last year's ZYGMUN conference. MUN is a great tool that encourages public speaking and cooperation, but also puts the delegates’ creativity to the test. I value the Security Council not just for the emphasis it puts on the aforementioned qualities of MUN, but also for the additional challenges and opportunities that it offers through having one of a kind procedures.
At this year’s conference we are addressing the Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies. During our time together, we will tackle the cases of the situation in Somalia as well as the situation in the Sahel. The first crisis, despite being over a decade long, still isn't close to being resolved. It's one of the most complex issues in the world at the moment, due to the numerous interconnected factors contributing to its existence, such as famine, diseases, and extended violent conflict. The crisis in the Sahel, on the other hand, is one of the most forgotten but fastest growing issues in the world. Millions of families are being affected by the conflict which originated after an outbreak of violence in Northern Mali, and I truly hope that our efforts will lead to fulfilling debate and sustainable solutions. I’m looking forward to seeing you all at the conference.
President of the Security Council