Human Rights Council (HRC)



TopicChild labor

Language: English

Spots: 48

Related Sustainable Development Goal: (8) Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all


The Human rights Council is the organ of the United Nations whose goal is to promote and protect Human Rights all around the world. In order to do so, the HRC can formulate recommendations to the General Assembly in the scope of their competences. It was created in March 2006 replacing the Human Rights Commission and, since then, it consists of 47 Member States, chosen by the General Assembly, following the principle of geographical proportionality. Meetings are held three times a year and, if a third or more of its members requests so, they also meet extraordinarily in situations of emergency that may lead to a violation of Human Rights.


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Chairing Team

Gonzalo Cervera

Gonzalo Cervera feels honoured to be part of the chairing team of the UNHRC for this first edition of the Spain Youth Model United Nations. He is originally from Peru and he is currently studying Economics and Politics at the University of Manchester. Regarding his Model United Nations experience, he has attended 11 conferences so far both in South America and Europe. The largest and most important of them is LIMUN 2017, in which he won a Diplomacy Award. Additionally, he currently serves as the Training Coordinator of university’s his MUN society.

Olga Koureli

Olga Koureli is a 3rd year undergraduate law student at the University of Athens. Since she is having an internship at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs in D4 Directorate of “Human rights”, she expresses her interest for Public International Law. As far as her MUN-experience is concerned, she has participated in multiple simulations.

Her first engagement can be found in SheffMUN at HRC and, as a travel addict and MUN-lover, she has already taken part in five MUN Conferences and other Simulations. With this being her first chairing experience, she is looking forward to having the actual opportunity to direct the discussion on the worldwide issue of “Child labor” that trouble the international community contributing to find viable solutions.