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United Nations Educational, Scientific, & Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization seeks to build peace through international cooperation in education, the sciences, and culture. UNESCO's programs contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. UNESCO's founding vision was born in response to a world war that was marked by racist and anti-Semitic violence. Seventy years on and many liberation struggles later, UNESCO’s mandate is as relevant as ever. Cultural diversity is under attack and new forms of intolerance, rejection of scientific facts, and threats to freedom of expression challenge peace and human rights. In response, UNESCO's duty remains to reaffirm the humanist missions of education, science, and culture.


1. The Destruction of Cultural World Heritage Site in Conflict Zones
2. Ensuring Stable Education in Times of Conflict

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About the Chairs

Rizana Mariyam

Rizana Mariyam is an International Studies graduate, with a minor in psychology, from the American University of Sharjah. As a student, she has been involved in numerous model UNs and has taken up different positions such as delegate, chair and pager. She strongly believes that MUN has the ability to change participants’ perspective on international organizations and their effectiveness in global issues. She is really excited to work alongside AUDMUN and is looking forward to a great conference.

Rohin Bajaj

Rohin Bajaj is a 17-year-old student studying in Abu Dhabi Indian School. His fascination for the United Nations and international relations began when he got the opportunity to visit the United Nations Headquarters in New York when he was just 11 years old. Ever since, he has shown his enthusiasm in the various MUNs he takes part in. He believes in the fact that “Life is not about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself”. He is a National Level Public Speaker and Debater who has conducted motivational workshops in schools and organizations in India and the UAE. He is a passionate environmentalist and initiated several campaigns to seek cleaner environment. His other passions include playing squash, cricket, badminton, guitar, dancing, gaming, and karate, in which he is a 2nd Degree Black Belt. He even has a YouTube channel by his name which he uses to unleash his creativity. He loves interacting with new people from all over the world and is curious to know their story. His aim for this conference, and the UNESCO committee in particular, is to make it as memorable as possible for each delegate. For those who are experienced, he wishes to learn from them and guide them and for those who are first timers, he wishes to replicate the magic that his chairs had done for him in his very first conference.