Welcome to UNISMUNC VIII
The student-run conference of the United Nations School for students across the tri-state area, organized and hosted by the UNIS Model UN Club.
UNISMUNC is UNIS Model UN’s flagship conference, coordinated and hosted entirely by the students of the UNIS MUN Club for students all over New York and throughout the tri-state area. This year marks the eigth annual conference, UNISMUNC VIII to be held on December 4, 2022.
UNISMUNC is renowned for its challenging and stimulating debates, and engaging committees. UNISMUNC VIII will host five General Assemblies and three Crises in which students will discuss pressing issues surrounding the protection of youth in armed conflict and the future of global stability as a result of the current pandemic, among several other topics. UNIS Model UN takes pride in being able to provide students with a high-quality, educational experience and despite the remote setup, this remains the goal of UNISMUNC VIII.
During past conferences, delegates have heard from influential figures in international relations, politics, and diplomacy. It is part of UNISMUNC tradition to host prominent and experienced leaders in world affairs as guest speakers. Key decision-makers such as Former UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon and Former US Ambassador Mrs Samantha Power have broadened students’ understanding of diplomacy and resolution-finding.
In the spirit of promoting negotiation, consensus building and international awareness, UNISMUNC VIII will be an unforgettable experience.
We look forward to having you at UNISMUNC VIII!
Latvian PR to UN
Andrejs Pildegovičs has been the Latvian Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York since September 2018.
Ambassador Pildegovičs entered Diplomatic and Consular Service in 1994 as Senior Desk Officer at the CIS Division. He later took the posts of Head of the Middle East and Africa Division, Assistant to the State Secretary, and Press Secretary. From 2000 to 2006, the ambassador was Advisor on Foreign Affairs to the President and from 2006 to 2007, Chief of Staff at the President’s Chancery.
From 2007 to 2012, he was posted as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to the United States of America and non-resident Ambassador to the United Mexican States. In July 2012, he was appointed Under Secretary of State, Political Director. Since May 2013, the ambassador has been serving as State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In 1994, the ambassador graduated from the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the Saint Petersburg State University and from 1990 to 1991, he studied Chinese at the Beijing Foreign Languages Institute. He has also studied at Oxford University and Stanford University and speaks fluent English, Russian, and Chinese.