liat Salame

Welcome to the XVI Cancun MUN conference!

My name is Liat Salame, and I am honored to be your chair for the United Nations Human Rights Council of 2019. I am 16 years old, and I am currently a junior at the International American School of Cancun. I am planning to study medicine outside Mexico after I graduate, and I hope I get the chance to travel before I start college. I like to spend my time playing volleyball, reading, and being with my friends. 

I have participated in Model UN since 9th grade, and it has been a great experience for me. I was part of WHO and DISEC committees the past two years. I really like MUN because it gives delegates a chance to represent countries and give their opinions to work for a solution. I expect delegates to be well prepared and participate in the conference; the worst thing that can happen to a committee is when delegates do not participate! I encourage delegates to look for information outside the background guide; being well prepared will help you stand out in the debate, and the committee will be much more fluid.

You may contact me at or any member of the Secretariat at If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any member of the secretariat team. I hope you have a great time at the conference; see you soon!



julieta dominguez

Delegates, I am very honored to welcome you to the 16th annual CancunMUN conference. First, I would like to start by introducing myself. My name is Julieta Dominguez. I´m 16 years old and currently I´m a junior at the International American School of Cancun (IAS). One thing I'm very passionate about is singing and playing any kind of music. My favorite sport is volleyball, and currently, I´m the captain of the team here at IAS. Being in the student council has given me leadership and security qualities. Spending time with the people that I love the most is something that makes me very happy. When I graduate I would like to travel to Europe with my friends or participate in a volunteer program at a place in need. Once I finish those, I would like to study entertainment management in Miami. 

I have participated in the conference since 9th grade as a page, in 10th grade as a delegate representing Switzerland and I liked it very much. I was in the UNODC and UNICEF committees those two years. This year I was selected to be the co-chair at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). This is my first time being in the secretariat class and serving as a co-chair.  MUN has helped me in various things. Personally, I think that if you have the opportunity of experiencing this, it will help you to develop many skills. I really like organizing and leading a conference. What I want for this year’s committee is a delegate is interested in the topics and comes up with a great solution, is well-prepared, organized, and represents his/her country position during the conference. As a reminder, I’m very grateful to have you in UNHRC and hope that we have very good delegates. 

You may contact me at or any member of the Secretariat at

I hope delegates enjoy the experience, and I wish you the best of luck!


UNITED NATIONS human rights council


Liat Salame


Julieta Dominguez


Capital Punishment: Safeguards Guaranteeing the Rights of Those Facing the Death Penalty


The Protection of Human Rights in Venezuela

background guide document

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