Letter from the Chair
Welcome to HAMUN 46 and to the United Nations Human Rights Council! My name is Geremi Alvarez and I have the honor of being your chair for this committee. I am currently a sophomore at the Honors College of the University of Houston, majoring in Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences and minoring in Chemistry. This will mark my fifth year involved in HAMUN and my third year chairing overall. I began MUN as a sophomore in high school where I helped start my high school’s team from scratch and eventually had the honor to serve as their secretary and public relations officer.
Aside from MUN, I am also involved in the Pre-Dental Chapter of the American Student Dental Association. In addition, I serve as philanthropy and academic chair for my sorority. Lastly, I run my own business where I donate a portion of proceeds to various philanthropies and funds.
This year we will be discussing the mass incarceration of journalists across the globe and addressing violence against immigrant and minority communities. In times like this, it is critical to take a step back and consider the importance of addressing thematic human rights such as freedom of speech, freedom of belief and religion, and the rights of racial and ethnic minorities, among other freedoms/rights. I urge everyone to think critically at how their country plays a role in fostering or prohibiting the advancement of human rights and their overall effect on other countries.
Lastly, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to meeting everyone at the conference and best of luck!
Chair of United Nations Human Rights Council, HAMUN 46