UNIS-UN is a two-day student devised and led conference held annually in the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.  

Students leaders at UNIS form the Executive Committee, which is compromised of six commissions. The six commissions work together to plan the conference.

UNIS-UN Co-Chairs 2022-2023

Sophie Chen


Sophie Chen is a senior at the United Nations International School studying for the IB Diploma. As a lifelong New Yorker, Sophie has attended UNIS since kindergarten. Being immersed in the social diversity of the city and UNIS, Sophie understands the importance of building bridges across global communities. Sophie has been an active member of UNIS-UN for the past three years and has contributed to all levels of the organization. As Co-Chair for the 2022-2023 conference, she is excited to be leading an impactful conference in March. Aside from UNIS-UN, Sophie is a volleyball player and enjoys traveling internationally to explore new cultures. She currently has intentions to pursue a degree in business management in college.


Antonio Athias


Antonio Athias is a high school senior at the United Nations International School. He has attended UNIS since the beginning of high school and has fully immersed  himself in UNIS-UN.  Antonio is Sri Lankan-Brazilian and has lived in Turkey and El Salvador.   Antonio currently lives in the East Village and adores the melting pot of cultures that is New York City. Antonio was inspired to join UNIS-UN two years ago after he was an observer at the 2021 UNIS-UN conference. Since then, he has worked relentlessly as part of the speaker's commission and is extremely excited about being Co-Chair for this year's conference.  Antonio has a passion for sports and learning and loves to spend his free time traveling and being around family and friends. He hopes to study international relations and economics at college.


Commission Members: Ansel Scholl, Teo Michael, Ahmed Ali Ikli, Pedro Purchese


Visiting Schools

Commission Members: Max Hochman, Celine Teunissen, Luna Annunziata, Justa van Gaal, Naomi Brown



Commission Members: Ma-Sadio Faye, Daria Mehrnia, Tobi Mulliner, Yassine Da Costa, Miles Brust



Commission Members: Ines Matoto, Ava Michael, Mitra Minovi, Xuan Lan Tran, Amarins Edens



Commission Members: Hanna Yusufali, Milan Ganeshan, Corinne Massey



Commission Members: Sonny Werther, Sarina Saluja, Millicent Vizinberg-Honor, Temisola Akinwande, Aaliya Malhotra

Icons courtesy of The Noun Project (Finance by Iconstock; House by IconMark; To do list by IconsBazaar; Edit by Rivercon; Computer by Adiyogi; Speaker by Baruezeki)

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