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United Nations Economic and Social Council 1

Committee Description:

As the conversation of international human rights moves forward into its newest iteration, one group at the forefront of discussion are LGBTQIA2+ individuals. While rights for gender and sexual minorities have made leaps and bounds in recent years, many are still facing a reality of oppression, poverty, and insecurity. Being among the most vulnerable of populations, it is up to the work of international bodies such as the Economic and Social Council to bring these issues to light and forge a path moving forward. It will be the duty of this committee to draft a new resolution on the status of the rights of LGBTQIA2+ individuals, so that they may live with dignity and security. 

Meet Your Chair


Alexandria Olsen is a fourth-year Political Science major with a minor in Information Technology and a Certification in Diplomacy. This is her third year of Model United Nations and her second KnightMUN. She's a published author, with one article in a major journal and another in review, and hopes to one day become a professor of International Relations and Comparative Politics. When she's not being a geek about all things geopolitics, she loves reading, hiking, and maining Lucío in Overwatch. She's looking forward to meeting all of you, and seeing what you all come up with to advance the rights of LGBTQIA2+ individuals worldwide. 

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