My name is Fakrul Patwary and I am currently a third year Law student at the University of Luxembourg. I was raised and grew up in a European country. Even though I’ve adopted the Luxemburgish nationality at the age of 18, I am still connected to my ‘roots’ and visit Bangladesh every year. Therefore, one can say I balance between two worlds seeing that the traditional way of living in Bangladesh can be quite different from the European lifestyle. At the age of 15 like any other teenager, I had big dreams and high expectations. Quite soon, I figured out that I wanted to achieve a better understanding of society and the theories behind a society. After finishing a high school, focused on Economics, Mathematics, Philosophy and Languages, I decided to pursue my academic career in the field of law. That is how I ended up at the University of Luxemburg. The first semester was very successful and I was selected for an ERASMUS exchange program in New Caledonia in French Polynesia. Those six months abroad gave me the opportunity to develop my social and communication skills with people from various cultural and social backgrounds. In my free time, I try to help out my parents who own a restaurant in the city of Luxemburg in every way I can. Apart from that and as of this year, I became a committee member of the young lawyers association in Luxembourg, also known as ANELD. The goal of this association is to introduce students to the law firm setting in Luxemburg. I’m also interested in politics that is why I am member of the youth section of the CSV, a Christian – social party with the majority of seats in the Parliament presently. I also care about charity work. Every year, an International Bazar of Luxemburg is organized, uniting more than 50 countries. My family and I take care of the Bangladesh Stand for already the fifth consecutive year.
My name is Rebecca Issai Okine. I was born on the 14th of September 1988 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. I recently turned 25 years old. I possess the Luxembourgish nationality since birth and Luxembourgish is my mother tongue. My origins, next to Luxembourgish, are South Sudanese, French and German, which make me a very culturally aware person. At home, I speak Luxembourgish, German and English. Growing up within all those languages has the advantage that I am at ease in all of them. As it is the norm in Luxemburg, we start learning French from the second grade of primary school; therefore I am fluent in French as well. After going to kindergarden and primary school here in Luxembourg, I went to secondary school, where after the ninth grade, I chose the path of Business and Management in my studies. In October 2007, I started working during the holidays for the P&T Luxembourg, Luxembourg’s biggest governmental communication company. I started my law studies in September 2010 at the University of Luxembourg. During my first year, I felt as if law was not really my cup of tea thus I switched to English Studies the year after that. Since reading and writing has always been a passion of mine, I thought that studying English literature is exactly what I wanted to do. At the University of Luxembourg, the English studies program consist of a one year study program after which, if you continue, switch to an English speaking university. I figured at the end of my first year English studies that literature, especially in English, does not unfortunately have a real future in Luxembourg. Therefore, I re-enrolled in the law program in September 2012 where I re-started my first year. Currently, I am a second year law student at the University of Luxembourg and I intend to finish my Bachelor here as well. In February 2013, the International Relations Club was founded at the University of Luxembourg. The United Nations and especially human rights issues have always appealed to me and were actually the reason why I started studying law in the first place. Consequently, when I got to know about the Model United Nations in Baku, Azerbaijan, I knew that I had finally found a way to experience what it is like to be part of the Security Council and contribute to the interests of all people. The MUN I’ve participated in was the EuroMUN in Maastricht, the Netherlands. I was lucky enough to be a delegate of the Republic of Maldives in the UNHRC. Since then, I am very eager to continue to participate in MUNs, to travel around the world and be able to discuss ideas and international matters with people from all over the world. In order to guarantee the sustainability of the IRC at the University of Luxembourg, I became its Secretary General. I hope to lead students to various MUNs and hopefully they experience the same great feelings just as I did.
My name is Namig Abbasov. Originally I’m from the central part of Azerbaijan - Salyan. Recently I started doing a master’s degree at International Relations and Globalization Department of Azerbaijan State Economic University after completing a bachelor’s degree at International Relations Department of Qafqaz University. Currently I am working as a research assistant for International Relations Department at Qafqaz University. I have keen a interest in research on energy security and environmental issues. My thesis is titled “Political Challenges on Delivery of Caspian Energy Resources to Europe.” My hobby is playing chess and travelling, meeting with people all around the world by joining different social projects are a considerable part of my life. It is my strong belief that Model UN will be an outstanding opportunity for all of us to increase our knowledge on UN and its activities, establish friendly relations with each other and have a good time. Dear participants, I am very keen to meet all of you personally. Have a safe trip to Azerbaijan!!!