Hannah Moosa, GMUN Secretary-General
Born and raised in South Africa, where she completed her secondary studies, and now pursuing her tertiary education in Canada, Hannah has had the unique opportunity of experiencing the realities of life in both the Global North and South. Growing up on the African continent has made me aware of the plight of millions of suffering people, and instilled in her the desire to remain actively aware of issues such as civil wars, famine, environmental degradation and socioeconomic inequalities that continue to harshly impact countries of the South. She says these humbling life experiences inspired her “to “be the change she wants to see in the world” (Mahatma Gandhi).
Hannah said that she was humbled and honoured to be chosen to serve in the position of Secretary-General of the first Global Model UN and that she hopes to bring her knowledge and expertise to bear on this important UN initiative. In this role, she hopes to help to educate youth in the Millennium Development Goals, to raise awareness of what the United Nations does, and to bring more attention to the Organization’s work in social and economic development.”
Daniel Walter, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs
Born in Switzerland, Daniel was soon to see the world. His parents loved to travel, thus he gained a lot of experience with different cultures and other ways of thinking. Subsequently this experience transmitted into an eagerness to understand the world and its problems as a whole and broadened his mind. Amongst others he took two months long trips with his family to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, when he was still a child. Later he visited several Eastern European countries by train with and Interrail ticket, together with friends at High-School. After his graduation he followed his urge to visit Africa, where he stayed for over three months, mostly in Dakar, worked with the Swiss embassy and his uncle and completed his impression of the region with a roundtrip of Western Africa.
Although he is currently enjoying his Erasmus year in Salamanca, Spain, he is enrolled at the University of Geneva for a Bachelor in International Relations, graduating in summer 2009. His mayor and passion is economics.His time in Geneva and the international environment in thecity, brought him to GIMUN in the year of 2007. After participating in the conference he was elected to the 2008 EXCOM, mandated to guide the NGO and organize the conference. In his time as an EXCOM member he visited several MUNs throughout Europe amongst which are EurasiaMUN, MILMUN, TEIMUN and ZAGIMUN, gaining the experience so valuable for his position in GIMUN’s executive organ.
Aneliya Nazirova, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
Aneliya will graduate from Moscow State University of International Relations with a BA in International Relations. Her regional concentration is in South Asia and studies Hindi, French and Italian.
She has been actively involved in MUN activities for a number of years, chairing, organizing, and serving as delegate. She recently participated in the Asia Pacific MUN 2008 in South Korea, where she played a delegate of the Republic of Korea in the plenary and together with three other delegates received the best delegation award. Aneliay also took part in the Global MDGs Summit 2008 in India, where she chaired and coordinated work with the film-making process in one of the groups (MDG 1: Eradicating extreme Poverty and Hunger). Lately she has been heavily engaged in organizing a number of different Models in Russia (at the Russian Academy of Justice, University for the Humanities and Moscow International Gymnasium).
Gong Ting , Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management
Gong Ting from China is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in International Politics as well as a minor degree in French Language and Literature at Peking University, Beijing, China . As an international relations major student who has always been a passionate Model United Nations practitioner since starting her university life, Gong Ting strongly believes in the United Nations and the idea of global governance. She spent much of her extracurricular time working as a volunteer in Sichuan and other western provinces in China , and believes that to resolve problems such as poverty we should not only take real actions, but also put them on top of the world’s agenda and come up with effective public policies.
Ting has been involved in MUN programmes by serving as the Vice President of Peking University MUN’s Association (Asian International MUN Conference 2009 and Peking University National MUN Conference 2009), the Director of Public Relations, during the Peking University National MUN Conference 2008, and as Director and Chairperson of UNDP during the Peking University National MUN Conference.
Dennis Korbla Amego Penu, Secretary of Second Committee (Economic and Financial)
Dennis, a 22-year old Ghanaian, was born in Oblogo, a small suburb of Accra. He is the firstborn son to an Airman in the Ghana Air Force and a seamstress. The family of five currently lives at Burma Camp, in Accra.
He is a third year student obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology at the University of Cape Coast, in the Central region of Ghana. He obtained his Junior Secondary School education at Bawah Barracks J.S.S. (1999-2002) in Tamale, in the north of Ghana and his Senior Secondary education at the Accra Academy (2002-2005).
At university, he has served in the Students’ Representation as a member of the Health Committee and the General Assembly of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC). His other extra curricular activities include editing and serving on the university’s Badminton team. His involvement in Model UN programmes began in high school.
Samafilan Ainan, Secretary of Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural)
Ainan Samifilan is from Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania. She is a fourth year student studying medicine at Muhimbili University of Health Sciences in Tanzania.
Ainan started participating in Model UN while in high school in Kenya. She was involved with the programme for three years and continued to do so when she returned to Tanzania for University for another three years. She served as a delegate, as well as head of delegation in the EAMUN and in the capacity of delegate, chair and organiser of the EARMUN for a total of six years. Currently she serves as a member of the executive committee of youth of UNA Tanzania, an NGO that organises the EARMUN together with our colleagues in Uganda and Kenya. Ainan also chairs the UNFPA youth advisory panel in Tanzania and is involved in gender, health and development programmes.
Taking advantage of the agreeable weather in Tanzania, Ainan enjoys sports, particularly swimming. Debating, keeping abreast of current affairs, leisure reading and outings with friends and family is how she likes to spend free time if permitted by her hectic university schedule.
Syed Muhammad Nishat ul Hassan Kazmi, Secretary of Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization)
Syed Muhammad Nishat ul Hassan Kazmi is a Law student of the University of Punjab, Lahore. He was born on 25 December 1987. He has served as Shadow Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs of Youth Parliament of Pakistan. He has been Head Delegate of Punjab University’s delegations in various national and international MUN conferences and has won several best delegate awards including at LUMUN 2007 and LUMUN 2008, MUIMUN 2008 and BMUN 2008.
He has visited several countries including Belgium, China, France, Netherlands and Germany as part of cultural exchange. He recently visited Kabul, Afghanistan on a G-8 sponsored Youth Exchange initiative. He has volunteered for several Non-Governmental organizations and has worked in his community for the upliftment of juvenile rights. He has been an intern for Heinrich Boll Foundation, Pakistan. He was part of the students group which volunteered for the unveiling of “world’s largest love letter” sent by Indian children to Pakistani children.
He is a member of different societies of his college. He wrote articles and book reviews for the 21st century literature company, New York. He likes fishing, sports and interested in international affairs and law. He is fluent in English and Urdu languages. In future, he wishes to study European and International Law.