(United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) 

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is an award winning (one Nobel Peace Price in 1954, another one in 1981) UN agency mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs). The main activities include the protection of refugees’ and IDP’s rights, emergency help through humanitarian action and durable assistance by supporting voluntary repatriation, local integration and resettlement. With currently almost 60 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, this UN Agency has doubtlessly a vast responsibility.


Level: Beginners

Number of Delegates: 50 Delegates

Topic A: The Situation in Cameroon: Facilitating the Rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees from the Lake Chad Region

Topic B: Addressing the topic of Climate Refugees

Chair E-Mail: unhcr@hammun.de


Zeesha will be one of your chairs for HamMUN 2019. She is a 2nd year student studying for a degree in BA International Relations at the University of Exeter. She has attended the majority of my MUN’s in the UK circuit, so she is very excited to venture into the European circuit with this MUN. A few facts about her: She loves to cook and has slept for 16 hours straight before. She is so very excited to attend HamMUN and help create an unforgettable experience for you.

Zeesha Shirin Bandyopadhyay

From very humble beginnings, Bent’s career in MUN has taken him to several conferences all across Europe, the Americas and Asia both as delegate and chair. As HamMUN was his very first University level conference, he is extremely thrilled to be a chair in this year’s edition. Apart from doing MUN, Bent studies Law at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany. During his studies, he had the chance to focus on Public International Law and also to participate in the Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition. In his free time, he enjoys travelling the world not only to enjoy the great outdoors, but also to discover new foods.

Bent Simon

Parthabi, 19, is pursuing her BA in European Law from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Hailing from India, she had been a part of the East India MUN Circuit for four years, before relocating. The very first MUN that she attended was in her hometown of Bhubaneswar, when she was a 9th grader. The concept of students coming together on an inclusive platform to resolve complex global conflicts, through the tools of deliberation and negotiation is what appeals to her the most about MUNs. Intending to specialise in IHL, she understands the significance that diplomacy holds under an evolving world order. She is a proponent of the view that the resilience of students, developed through MUNs, has the collective capacity of impacting real-world changes in the future. A trilingual with an intense affinity to her Indian values, she carries with her a flair of cultural contrast. Her other areas of interest include content development, debating, and academic research.

Parthabi Kanungo