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
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.
Derek Tong Tung-hin
Derek is a senior student majoring in International Relations at Peking University, China. Born and raised in Hong Kong, he first encountered MUN in university, and he fell in love with the dazzling dynamics and fabulous friendships that he was able to experience in all his past MUN conferences. He has participated in both Chinese and International conferences both as Chair and as Delegate, which he was lucky enough to win a few awards as well. Derek previously had an internship in the UN Resident Coordinator's Office in Beijing, and is currently working for a youth non-profit organization CYCAN (China Youth Climate Action Network). He is interested in multilateral diplomacy and political security issues, and believes that MUN is one of the best platforms for an individual to train themselves as a diplomat, and also to submerge and enjoy in an international environment. Looking forward to meeting everyone in Hamburg!