My name is Elliot Boakes and I am representing the United Kingdom in the 2013 Baku MUN Conference. I am a Second Year French and History Student studying at the University of Warwick, England. I first entered the world of Model United Nations during my Sixth Form years where I was the Head Delegate for the Russian Federation in the Security Council answering the question of free elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Following many more Sixth Form Conferences, I joined my university MUN team (WarMUN) and have represented the University in a Security Council in the Cambridge International MUN (CUIMUN) and most recently won the Outstanding Delegate Award representing the Netherlands at the London International MUN Conference (LIMUN). In addition to this, I was part of the Secretariat which helped to run the sole UK Crisis-only Conference at the University of Warwick. Outside of my degree and work with Model United Nations, I am a keen actor and Francophile. I have been an amateur actor for the past nine years and have performed both on TV and stage playing everything from Oliver Twist in a school play to Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter at University! I enjoy both writing and directing plays too and often spend my time working with my local Arts Centre to stage productions. I have always been a lover of France and spend as much time as possible over there, speaking the language and experiencing the culture. It is my ambition to one day live in the country, which will come to fruition next year when I live in the county as part of my degree. I am also a lover of UK politics, a Private Tutor and regularly volunteer my time tutoring underprivileged children in the city of Coventry, England. I immensely look forward to this conference in Baku and relish the opportunity to debate a topic of global importance.
My name is Wilf Mountfield, I'm English, and a second year International Relations student at Queen Mary's University of London. I left the United Kingdom when I was seven and spent the next 11 years living across the world in countries such as Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka and Turkey. Here I gained a love for different cultures and different peoples and participated in my first Model United Nations conference when I was 14. Ever since then, I have been incredibly active in MUN, both as a delegate, a chair and an administrator. 7 years on, I have attended over 46 conferences across the world. I have represented numerous nations and participated in every major UN committee, as well as numerous smaller and more advanced committees as well. I have chaired at conferences both at high school and university level in many countries and helped setup and run MUN programmes in various high schools and universities. Today, I manage the conference at my University and I teach and coordinate an MUN programme in a high-school in North London. In addition, I am the Under-Secretary General Outreach for the London International MUN 2013, the largest MUN simulation in Europe. I also guest direct at various high-school conferences across London, managing committees and chairs. Aside from my MUN commitments, I am the Societies Officer for my Student Union, managing over 150 societies across two campuses. As part of this role, I also sit on the Student Council and work with my peers to improve and develop the policy and direction that our union follows. I run a Peer Assisted Student Support system for my University in the School of Politics and International Relations, a brand new scheme aimed at tutulage of first-year students from second and third years. I represent my fellow IR students as well as their Course Representative, engaging in Staff-Course Rep Liaison Committee meetings guiding and improving the resources and experience the department provide. When all the work I do however, slows down I enjoy a variety of other activities such as Ultimate Frisbee, Woodwork and attending events by the societies I belong to. Overall, I love what I study and what I am able to do. I look forward to seeing the other delegates at the conference in Baku, and hope it will be a conference to remember.
I am a Master of Art student in Diplomacy and International Affairs at Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy. I am a graduate of United States International University- Africa, class of 2010, where I did Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and minored in Environmental Studies. I have worked with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, first as a Personal Assistant to the Director- Foreign Service Institute and a programme co-ordinator at the same institute. I have been involved in various community service projects and voluntereed in several Model United Nations simulation exercises.