Representing the Human Rights Council for Afghanistan in Model UN

As a first year, I was able to participate with McDaniel’s Model United Nations team. I represented the Human Rights Council and was thus in charge of understanding the human rights topics which would be discussed with other Member states at the upcoming conference in New York. Even though the conference was cancelled due to prevention measures for the spread of COVID-19, I learned so much about the struggles which Afghanistan faces on the human rights front and the ways that international organizations approach these issues. The topics for this year were: The Right of Privacy in the Digital Age, Combating Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance, and Business and Human Rights. I developed multiple presentations throughout the first portion of Model UN and wrote a position paper that outlined issues like the lack of web security on the Afghan web, ethnically-inclined violence, and the plight of women, the disabled, and children in the labor sector. Below I have linked both my position paper and the Powerpoint for my presentation on the topics set before the Human Rights Council for 2020.

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