Alba Landeras is a fifth-year student in a Dual Degree of International Relations and Protocol, Organization of Events and Corporate Communication at Rey Juan Carlos University. She began her MUN experience in high school at the age of 14 and little did she know that at college she would find a group of passionate people with the same interest for Model United Nations as her. From that point onwards she has taken part in several national and international models serving both as delegate and authority, showing a special interest on human and social issues that affect the international arena. Nonetheless, URJCmun represents something more than a Model of United Nations for her, having participated from her first year until this eight edition, which will be her last academic year. She has seen the Model grow in an astonishing way, first as a delegate, then as chair and finally for the past two years as part of the Secretariat. As former Secretary General of URJCmun there is no better way for her to say goodbye to this family than chairing the Human Rights Council with topics that will definitely shape the future of our next generations. Bright ideas are in every delegate’s mind, and that is exactly the kind of fresh knowledge that she expects to get from the them in this committee. She faces URJCmun 2020 with excitement and eager to finally meet all the delegates in an edition that will surely top all the previous ones up to this date.
María Riaño is a 5th year student of the double degree of International Relations and Protocol at Rey Juan Carlos University. Her path on the world of model united nations started when she was in high school. Since then, she has participated in more than 10 different models, both at the national and international level, taking her from the United States to Lithuania among other countries. Her experience as chair of committees is not as long and diverse, but she is enthusiastic about the challenges this committee might pose and is ready to face them along her chair and all the delegates. However, URJCmun has always been very special to her as it was one of her first conferences at university level four years ago, working not only as a delegate but also as a member of its secretariat for two years. Now she faces the model from a different perspective, as chair of one of her favorite committees. Human rights are systematically violated everyday all over the world, and the Human Rights Council gives us the opportunity to protect those who are more vulnerable to this violations and change the general view where human rights are set aside while economic interests prevail. She expects delegates to work hard during the sessions in order to reach a strong resolution where different perspectives are represented, but specially to enjoy this model as much as she has for the last four years.