Rotaract Global Model United Nations
by Rotaract TEAM Baia Mare | August 21-25, 2013

Human Rights Council

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Human Rights Council


The Human Rights Council, an inter-governmental body within the UN system, is responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe.

The Human Rights Council, an inter-governmental body within the UN system, is responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them. Created by the General Assembly in 2006, it includes 47 member-states which are elected by the General Assembly itself. With the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year, the Council works closely with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and engages the UN’s Special procedures. Please get informed about the activities, procedures and information by accessing the following link.

Open Positions

  • 2 positions as chairpersons – positions filled, meet them!
  • 25 positions as country delegates – Apply!

Discussion Topic

The impact of climate change on indigenous communities

  • Sub-topic A: Inclusive participation mechanisms in the decision-making process
  • Sub-topic B: The use of technology for mitigating the impact of climate change on traditional people

Human Rights Study Guide PDF

Send your study guide questions to: secretariat  at  rotaractmun.org

Country Matrix

  1. Argentina
  2. Austria
  3. Brazil
  4. Burkina Faso
  5. Congo
  6. Czech Republic
  7. Ethiopia
  8. Germany
  9. Kenya
  10. India
  11. Indonesia
  12. Ireland
  13. Japan
  14. Libya
  15. Pakistan
  16. Peru
  17. Philippines
  18. Poland
  19. Republic of Moldova
  20. Republic of Korea
  21. Romania
  22. Spain
  23. Uganda
  24. United Arab Emirates
  25. United States of America

Note: Crossed countries are no longer available. Please bear this in mind when you apply.