The African Union is an international organisation consisting of all 55 countries on the African continent. It was founded on 26 May 2001 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and launched on 9 July 2002 in South Africa. The AU aims to achieve greater unity and solidarity between the nations and the people of Africa, also to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of each Member State. Another goal is to promote peace, security and stability on the continent and to spread democratic principles and good governance.
Number of Delegates: 25 Delegates
Topic 1: Towards closer military cooperation - creating the African Army
Topic 2: Post-seccession peacebuilding in Sudan
Originally, Katharina is studying human rights and humanitarian action in Paris with a minor in middle eastern studies. She hopes to work in either international law or conflict resolution in the future. She loves cats, vegan food and learning languages. Having lived in many places of the world, she is always happy to come back to Hamburg for HamMUN!
Stefanos Agathokleous and is from Nicosia, Cyprus. He has a BA degree in Political Science and currently is doing a Joint MA degree of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Kent and University of Marburg. His MUN experience started 2 years ago and since then, he has participated in conferences around Europe both as a delegate and as a chair. HamMun2019 will be his 13th conference so far; however, I has never learnt how to tie a tie. He cannot wait to meet you all in Hamburg this December.
David Schiff, 25 is a third-year BA student of International Relations & Communications at Hebrew University. He is the former Vice President and current Academic Advisor of HujiMUN, Hebrew University's Model UN Society. Born and raised in the United States, he has lived the last decade of his life in Jerusalem. He is currently spending a semester abroad studying at Leiden University in The Hague. He is very excited to take part in HamMUN and wishes everyone a wonderful experience and fruitful debate.