Frances Lee, Ho Chor Kiu & Zeynab Dadashova

Frances Lee

Frances Lee

Frances Lee is currently a senior studying at National Taiwan University in the Department of Business Administration. She was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and moved to Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA at the age of 7. She proceeded to attend elementary, middle, and high school in the United States with dual-citizenship. After high school graduation, she decided to attend university in her home country in order to learn more about her ancestral history, culture, and language. After graduation next summer, she plans on moving back to the United States to pursue a career in international relations, communications, or advertisement and marketing. A longtime MUNer, Frances has participated in Model UN conferences since the seventh grade at Valley Forget Middle School. She continued her Model UN journey by joining the club at Conestoga High School and attended session of North American Invitational MUN and National High School MUN, which is hosted by NCCA. She received the Best Delegate Award at National MUN 2012 in New York and was selected as a Dais member at NMUN 2013 at the United Nations Headquarters General Assembly Plenary Session. She is an active member of the MUN society at her university, and she is currently the Secretary General of Pan Asia MUN 2013. In addition to Model UN, Frances is a long distance runner on the National Taiwan University Track and Field Team and loves singing. She enjoys traveling, learning about other cultures, and meeting people from all over the world. Her language pursuits have led her to beginner levels in Japanese and French, however she only speaks English and Chinese fluently. Frances will be representing the delegation of China for this conference, and she is looking forward to meeting and working with all delegates for Baku International MUN 2013!
Ho Chor Kiu

Ho Chor Kiu

Katy is currently a Year 3 Law student at the University of Hong Kong. She will study at Tsinghua University in Beijing for an exchange semester from February 2014 until July 2014. Since a very young age, Katy has been keen on participating in a variety of activities. She is a grade 8 singer and grade 8 pianist. In 2009, Katy had the honour of representing the Hong Kong Music Office to take part in the “A Voyage of Songs” International Choral Festival in Malaysia, in which the choir was awarded the Special Jury Award. Katy has taken part in a lot of musical concerts as soloists as well. Apart from achievement in music, Katy has taken up a lot of leadership roles such as the assistant guider for a local Girl Guides team. Katy was also a keen lover of making speeches and she was the champion for Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival for two consecutive years in 2008 and 2009. With all these achievement, Katy was recognised as an all-rounder. She was awarded the “Ten Most Outstanding Students in KwaiTsing Districts” in 2006 by the New Territories Youth Federation; the “Ten Most Outstanding Youngsters in Hong Kong” in 2007 by the I Love Hong Kong Association; and the “Most Outstanding Girl Guide in the Team” in 2009 by the Hong Kong Girl Guides Association. In 2009, Katy was awarded an academic and music scholarship to pursue her studies in the United Kingdom. Throughout her studying life abroad, she demonstrated herself as an excellent student who made significant contribution to the school. She was appointed by the headmaster as one of the 15 prefects in the senior school and she was the only non-British prefect in the team. Also, Katy was the head of International Committee in 2010. She was also elected as the Student Ambassador and acted as a representative of the school for prospective students in Hong Kong. With the hope of promoting Chinese culture abroad, Katy set up a Chinese Cultural Club for students to learn Mandarin and to understand about Chinese culture. At the end of her studies in United Kingdom, Katy was awarded the Arthur Evans Tie in 2011, which was the top award for college students in recognition for their contribution to the school. Katy started her first Model United Nations by taking part in the Rotaract Global Model United Nations 2013 in Romania. She was awarded the Best Delegate for the Security Council. She developed a great passion for Model United Nations since then and decided to devote herself to more MUN conferences. Katy is really looking forward to meeting all the delegates from around the world in this event.
Zeynab Dadashova

Zeynab Dadashova

Zeynab Dadashova was born in 1994 in Baku, capital city of Azerbaijan. She graduated from School-Lyceum “Intellect” № 6 in 2011 and the same year entered Azerbaijan State Economic University. Currently she is a 3rd year student of this university; her faculty is Special Talents Groups (STG), while the major of studies is International Economic Relations. STG is a special faculty of Azerbaijan State Economic University where all studies are in English only. Being a 1st year student she completed the “Azerbaijan Foresight” Futures Studies online course held for one year (2011-2012) by leading futurists from the USA, Argentina, Japan. As a result of her notable performance she received the diploma in recognition for excellent completion performance. In addition to outstanding academic performance Zeynab is socially active and currently works as projects manager in Enactus (former SIFE) team of her university. Enactus is a global non-profit community of students committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a more sustainable world. Besides this she has work experience in public relations, business analysis and marketing, journalism. Zeynab prefers to dedicate her spare time to conducting research, story writing, reading books related to economics, and e-learning. Recently Zeynab was awarded the 1st place in the International oikos Warsaw Essay Writing Competition. She was also a participant of 2013 International Essay Contest for Young People organized by Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCO, finalist of essay competition organized by British Council Azerbaijan and Pasha Bank.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions & Answers.

    Q: What is Model United Nations?

    A: Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation of United Nations General Assembly committees and other bodies that constitute the UN system. MUN affords students the opportunity to step into the shoes of ambassadors to the UN and debate issues currently on the agenda of the organisation.

      Q: How did Model UN begin?

      A: While there is no official record of how Model UN began, we do know that Model UN is the successor of a series of student-led Model League of Nations simulations. Some people believe that the first Model UN conference was held at Harvard University, although other colleges claim they held the first conference. Regardless, simulations of international organizations began even before the birth of the United Nations.

      Q: Who participates in Model UN?

      A: It is estimated that more than 400,000 students around the world at all educational levels from primary school to university, participate each year in Model UN. A number of today's leaders in business, the arts, government and law participated in Model UN as students – including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. And the popularity of Model UN continues to grow.

      Q: What is a Model UN conference?

      A: Conferences differ in structure and programme. Some MUN programmes take place in the classroom; others are school-wide. Conferences which are much larger, are held at the regional, national, or international level, and feature participants from the host country as well as from around the world. Middle school, high school and university students gather annually in groups as few as 15 to over 3000 to simulate the meetings and negotiation efforts of member states at UN Conferences. The size of a MUN conference and the number of committees simulated are determined by the host organisation. Conferences are staffed entirely by students and unique feature of many of these conferences is the simulation of real UN committees, addressing hypothetical concerns or issues from the past or future such as the 1992 Earth Summit, an historic Security Council, the Russian Civil War 1918, and Joint Crisis Committees, in which delegates must react to a hypothetical or actual crisis situation.

      Q: Where and when are Model UN conferences held?

      A: While Model UN conferences are often held at educational institutions, larger conferences generally take place in convention centers and sometimes even at government buildings. These conferences take place virtually every month throughout the school year, but there are few events in the summer as well.

      Q: What is a Model UN delegate?

      A: A Model UN delegate is a student who assumes the role of an ambassador to the United Nations at a Model UN event. Experience in international relations is not required for this sort of the activity. Model UN students tend to go on to become great leaders in politics, law, business, education, etc.

      Q: What are the benefits of participation in Model UN conferences?

      A: Through participation in MUN, students gain a deeper understanding of how the process of international debate and negotiation which we call diplomacy, functions. MUN enables students to become more informed global citizens, who not only understand the decisions made by nations, but also how those changes affect politics at the national, regional and global levels. Participation in MUN conferences affords students an opportunity to develop a range of skills including: research, expository and persuasive writing, analytical skills; teamwork, problem-solving, debating, conflict resolution skills; cooperation, compromise, consensus-building and negotiation skills.

      Q: Who are the organizers of the first Baku International Model UN Security Council 2013?

      A: It’s a joint project of the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan and UNDP Azerbaijan.

      Q: Will it be the simulation of UN Security Council only or the work of other committees will also be simulated?

      A: As this is the first time of holding international Model UN conference in Baku, we decided to start with simulation of UN Security only.

      Q: What is the topic of the conference?

      A: It is “Cyber Security”.

      Q: How many people will be participating?

      A: The Conference will bring together 45 university students and graduates from Azerbaijan and fourteen other member states currently serving as members of the UN Security Council: China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Argentina, Australia, Guatemala, Luxembourg, Morocco, Pakistan, the Republic of Korea, Rwanda and Togo.

      Q: How were the participants selected?

      A: The call for applications was announced online and distributed through UN agencies as well as embassies of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the elegible countries. The applicants were evaluated by their general performance, language skills and Model UN experience.

      Q: Is it a free of charge event?

      A: Yes, all expenses (including transportation and accommodation costs of foreign participants) are covered by the organizers of Baku International Model UN Security Council 2013. There is no participation fee.

      Q: Will any pre-conference training be organized?

      A: The participants of Baku International Model UN Security Council 2013 will be provided with the brilliant opportunity to take part in the two-day pre-conference workshop led by UN representatives experienced in organization of Model UN conferences worldwide.

Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respublikası) is the largest country in the Caucasus region located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short borderline with Turkey to the northwest.
The United Nations (UN; French: Organisation des Nations Unies, ONU) is an intergovernmental organization whose stated aims include promoting and facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, civil rights, civil liberties, political freedoms, democracy, and the achievement of lasting world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions.