Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, 2018
Chair: Brendan Stelmach
Chair: Aaron Bennett
Topic A: The Right to Self-Determination in a Globalized AgE
Topic B: Non-Violence in Areas of Territorial Disputes
Note: Delegates in this committee will be competing in double delegations.
The Unrepresented Nations and People Organization (UNPO) is an international, nonviolent and pro-democratic organization promoting the right to self-determination. Its members are indigenous peoples, minorities, unrecognized States and occupied territories that have joined together to defend their political, social and cultural rights, and to preserve their local environments. Founded in 1991, former members have received United Nations recognition or autonomy agreements such as Armenia and Latvia. Delegates representing members in this committee will be tasked with tackling the Rights to Self-Determination in a Globalized Age and addressing the Promotion of Non-violence in Areas of Territorial Disputes.
About the Chairs: Brendan Stelmach is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service Class of 2019. He looks forward to majoring in International Politics with a Security focus, and continuing his Jesuit education at Georgetown as a graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, Illinois. At Georgetown, Brendan is an active member of the MUN travel team, serving as USG for Regionals at NAIMUN LIV, and most recently the Director-General of NAIMUN LV. In addition to Model UN, Brendan plays club water polo and participates in social activism on campus. Brendan is excited for his last NCSC, and can’t wait to explore UNPO with you all!
About the Chairs: Aaron Bennett is a proud member of Georgetown College’s Class of 2019, studying Political Economy and Theology. After seven years of Speech and Debate, Aaron first got involved in Model UN when he joined the Georgetown team during his first semester on campus, and has since hit the ground running. He previously served as Director of Delegate Affairs for NCSC XLIV, Director of Programming for NAIMUN LIV, and most recently the Executive Director of NCSC XLV. Traveling to and staffing conferences, he enjoys the tight-knit community that Model UN fosters both at Georgetown among members of the broader community. Outside of his work with GIRA, Aaron attends as many Hoya basketball games as possible, and is involved with student government and the Institute of Politics.