UN High Commissioner for Refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is the United Nations refugee agency which works to protect all displaced peoples, such as refugees, internally displaced peoples, and other displaced communities. The program works to repatriate, resettle, and integrate displaced peoples, by ensuring that they have the right to seek refuge and asylum when they flee persecution, war and disaster. There are many pressing refugee issues in the world today, and for the purpose of this conference, we will be discussing the Rohingya Refugee Crisis and the Trafficking of Refugees. The Rohingya are an extremely persecuted group in Myanmar and are in the midst of one of the largest refugee crises today. Refugees are one of the most vulnerable groups of people in the world and are easily exploited by people who wish to harm them for their own self gain. The purpose of this committee is to find solutions to both of these crises in a way that does not strip refugees of their agency, and that allows for rehabilitation and peace. 


Harita Iswara

Hi everyone, my name is Harita and I am a sophomore studying International Affairs and Arabic. I have been doing MUN since my sophomore year of high school and it has been one of the best aspects of both my life and my academic career. I staffed WAMUNC last year and had an amazing time and I know this year will be just as great!

Secretary General 


Emma Ogonoski


Director of Conference Relations

Carsyn Baxter


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