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UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY THIRD COMMITTEE

PRINCIPAL BODY - High School

unga3@seattlemun.org

About

UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY THIRD COMMITTEE

The United Nations General Assembly Third Committee (UNGA3), established in 1945 with the rest of the General Assembly and based at the UN Headquarters in New York City, USA, is the Committee of the General Assembly that considers and makes recommendations on social, cultural, and humanitarian issues that are of the utmost importance and urgency to the world at large. As a General Assembly body, all 193 UN Member States have equal representation in committee. With the nature of its parliamentary procedure, topics, and Member State representation, the Third Committee is the primary policy making body for social, cultural, and humanitarian issues, and serves as an essential platform for dialogue and collaboration between states on such matters. As such, the GA3 welcomes all delegates, whether they are beginning delegates looking to improve their global awareness and learn diplomacy, or seasoned veterans looking to sharpen their debate skills.

Backgrounder →

Topic A

International Press Freedoms

Topic B

Protections Against Exploitative Child Labor

The Dais

Tom Mikolyuk

Director

Tom Mikolyuk

Director

Tom Mikolyuk is currently a senior in the IB program at Inglemoor High School. After attending PACMUN 2017, he became passionate about global affairs and the power of diplomacy to bring the world together. As such, he is extremely excited to be directing the operations of the General Assembly at SeattleMUN 2019 and is looking forward to seeing high school delegates debate issues important to our common future (and hopefully grow as people in the process). Outside of the PNW Model UN circuit, Tom serves as the Public Relations Director for Inglemoor FBLA, participates in Science Olympiad, is an active staffer of the school yearbook, draws maps, and plays the sport he likes to call “flopsketball” (soccer). He would like to encourage all delegates to stay frosty, and shoot for the stars.

Hannah Bahram Pour

Chair

Hannah Bahram Pour

Chair

Hannah Bahram Pour is a current junior at Woodinville High School and is very excited to be on the dais of the General Assembly as her second time staffing a MUN conference. She can gladly say that entering the MUN circuit was a pivotal and eye-opening moment in her life; she looks forward to meeting all the delegates and watching them debate pressing issues and mature their diplomacy skills. To this day, she participates in many conferences as a staff member and a delegate, and is also an officer for her schools MUN chapter. Outside of MUN, she is president of her class, a youth leader for March For Our Lives, and a mediocre skier.

Eleanor Cannon

Assistant Director

Eleanor Cannon

Assistant Director

Eleanor Cannon is a senior at Inglemoor High School. This is her third year in the NW MUN circuit, and although she was an uncommitted club member in her first year, she has since then found a passion in debating international affairs and meeting fellow delegates from all over the world and looks to spread that passion to others through SeattleMUN. In addition to working with IngleMUN, she, too, trudges through the pain gauntlet that is the IB program. In her free time, she enjoys riding horses competitively and attempting to have a social life.

Rithikaa Prakash

Assistant Director

Rithikaa Prakash

Assistant Director

Rithikaa Prakash is currently a sophomore at the International Community School. This is her second year in MUN and she is super excited to be staffing SeattleMUN 2019. Although most of her activities outside of MUN consist of school related things, she attends a dance class and loves to be around her dance group. She attends many clubs in addition to Model United Nations such as Key Club and STAMP, she also serves as the lead photographer for the ICS yearbook club. She can’t wait to meet all delegates and hopes to be someone that they feel comfortable contacting if they need any help with MUN or just life in general. She encourages delegates to work hard, research well, and most importantly have fun!