Letter from the Chair
My name is Nhu Nguyen, and I am currently a second year undergraduate at UT pursuing a dual degree in Plan II Honors and Biology. I am thrilled to have been selected as this conference’s Chair for the The United Nations International Children's Fund committee! This is my seventh time moderating at a Model UN conference and I have been able to learn and grow so much through this organization. I hope this will be a great learning experience for all of us.
As the only council within the United Nations that advocates for the rights of children, UNICEF is one of the most creative committees where your actions demonstrate a will to change the world and make it better for future generations. Throughout this committee, you will be aiming to resolve some of the toughest problems focused on equating children’s rights with sustainable development. As delegates, you have the significant task of ensuring emergency relief as well as long-term care for marginalized populations to make positive steps forward.
Our session will address two key issues. Firstly, this body will work to address the discrimination against children based on sexual orientation and gender identity including acts of violence, torture, and ill-treatment against LGBTI children. Secondly, this committee will address the humanitarian crisis in Yemen where children are malnourished and killed while schools and hospitals are destroyed, making it a living hell for children especially in the context of COVID-19.
I am excited to see how this year’s delegates rise to the challenge. If you have any concerns or questions - whether that be about your country, the background guide, parliamentary procedure, the committee, additional resources/explanations, or the conference in general, please feel free to reach out to me via email. We are excited to see you soon!
UNICEF - Chair