The COVID-19 Challenge: Human Rights and Tech in Global Health

In the world prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, one could say that we have made great progress in the fight against leading causes of death and illness. Globally, life expectancy has dramatically increased, as maternal and child mortality rates have declined. However, even then the world was not on track to achieve the health-related SDGs; with a 31-year […]

Adapting to COVID-19: UNHCR Efforts to Protect Refugees

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has pushed many nations across the globe to enforce harsh precautionary measures, economic policies, and partial/complete lockdowns in order to flatten the curve. There are over 71 million forcefully displaced persons (FDPs) in the world. During a pandemic, FDPs are more vulnerable than most; especially those who have not yet been […]

The SDGs in the face of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic started at the dawn of the Decade of Action, when the Sustainable Development Goals were finally gaining momentum & traction. Now, could this be a march towards achieving the SDGs, or will it erase years of progress and make the world’s vision for 2030 unattainable?     While we don’t have a definite answer […]

What it takes to become the next UN Secretary General

Many young MUN hopefuls leave their first conference toying around with the idea of one day working in the real UN, maybe even dreaming to become the future UN Secretary General (UNSG).   The UNSG is, first and foremost, a symbol of the UN’s ideals, a spokesperson for the world’s most vulnerable peoples, and an advocate […]