What is GLOMUN?

Global Leaders Online Model United Nations is a two-day, international youth conference conducted virtually through Zoom and Gatherly from August 1-2, 2020. GLOMUN will feature 12+ committees: General Assemblies, Specialized committees, and Crisis committees. General Assemblies will also include committees in THIMUN procedure and in Spanish. These committees will debate a diverse set of topics that range from historical, political, fantasy, and so much more. Our largest GA committees will be comprised of at most 75 delegates, and our smallest crisis committees will consist of about 15 delegates, ensuring that each participant receives the same, personalized GLOMUN experience, while still engaging with a diverse cross section of students.

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GLOMUN was inspired by student Model United Nations leaders from around the world, who aimed to bring the Model United Nations experience to students, despite restrictions on large gatherings imposed by the global pandemic. The unique, virtual nature of our conference will allow delegates to engage in live debates from their homes in almost every continent. This is truly an unprecedented feat in the world of Model United Nations, and we are beyond excited to pave the way for future conferences.

Our leadership team consists of over 70 dedicated high school students from over 12 countries. The GLOMUN staff represents an extremely diverse set of backgrounds but remains united by a shared passion for global dialogue and an unwavering commitment to professionalism.

We look forward to welcoming you to GLOMUN 2020 in August!

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Our Conference Philosophy

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the international Model United Nations community is standing together in solidarity, inspiring GLOMUN’s conference theme of connection. In the face of the magnitude of such unprecedented circumstances, we encourage delegates to connect their action to broader societal aims by collaborating with groups or organizations focused on ameliorating omnipresent injustices which permeate our daily lives. Therefore, GLOMUN will be donating all net conference proceeds to the United Nations World Health Organization’s Solidarity Response Fund to provide medical equipment and other recovery resources to those in need. No matter how far, together we will get there. Please join us in supporting the United Nation’s work at GLOMUN 2020.

Our Team

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Irene Kwon

Secretary General

Irene Kwon is a senior from Atlanta, Georgia. She is thrilled to be serving as one of GLOMUN’s Secretaries General. Irene is incredibly grateful to her team for believing in her and helping bring GLOMUN to life all around the world. With GLOMUN’s theme of connection in mind, she hopes that this conference can be an experience for delegates to meet and learn from like-minded peers around the globe. Besides Model UN, Irene also enjoys playing viola and cooking. Fun fact: Irene is a certified soccer referee! Though her favorite subject in school is English, Irene hopes to pursue a path in global health and attend medical school one day. She is truly excited to welcome you all to GLOMUN 2020! Please reach out to her at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Zoey Fisher

Zoey Fisher

Secretary General

Zoey Fisher is a senior from South Florida, USA. She started participating in Model UN 5 years ago, and has been hooked ever since! She currently serves as the Global Co-Secretary General for Model UN Impact and also serves as a Media Associate for Best Delegate. In addition to Model UN, Zoey enjoys swimming, reading, volunteering at various local organizations, and most importantly eating. A random fact about Zoey is that she has played every Catan expansion pack with her family during the quarantine. She is so thankful to be part of such an amazing secretariat team and cannot wait to welcome all of the delegates to GLOMUN this summer! Please reach out to her at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Sophia Hlavaty

Sophia Hlavaty

Director-General of Operations

Sophia Hlavaty, a senior from Basking Ridge, New Jersey is the Director-General of Operations for GLOMUN 2020. She is grateful to have the experience of working to execute a conference centered on using connection to develop community and diplomacy, a theme she finds especially pertinent given the current circumstances. Besides Model United Nations, she loves exploring creative and analytical writing as Editor-In-Chief of The Revere, her school’s global affairs magazine, and News Editor of The Phillipian, the school newspaper. Her favorite subject in school is History and, as an aspiring lawyer, she hopes to continue evaluating the relationship between the individual and broader societal systems such as the home, government, country, and larger world order. She is thankful for the opportunity to learn and grow alongside the other members of the dedicated secretariat in the process of actualizing GLOMUN 2020. If you have any questions, please reach out to her at [email protected]

Grace Thanglerdsumpan​

Grace Thanglerdsumpan

Under-Secretary General of Business

Chanya Thanglerdsumpan, who goes by Grace, is the Under-Secretary of Business for GLOMUN. She is currently 16 years old and is a rising senior from Bangkok, Thailand. Even though she is a little quiet in the beginning, she has a passionate side to her that allows her to accept unique opportunities and overcome new challenges. During the day, she enjoys drawing, designing, and breaking a sweat or two from playing sports such as volleyball and basketball. As a little fun fact, she has recently taken an interest in recycling various waste such as used coffee grounds and turning them into candles. During the night, she goes online to work alongside many students from the opposite side of the world who are involved in breathing life into GLOMUN. She hopes to use her experience from managing her own social enterprise to take care of GLOMUN’s financial business and sponsorships. She believes that GLOMUN will be a great chance for students to grow by sharing their knowledge with one another despite the physical borders and to help those several affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, she is grateful for everyone who are supporting GLOMUN, and she is looking forward to working witheveryone this summer! Please contact her at [email protected] if you’re interested in sponsoring GLOMUN

Sophia Kendall

Sophia Kendall

Under-Secretary General of Outreach

Sophia Kendall is a 16 year old rising junior from Chicago, Illinois. She is ecstatic to be serving as the Undersecretary General of Outreach for the GLOMUN conference this summer. When not traveling to Model UN conferences, Sophia also spends time on a varsity Poms dance team at herschool along with participating in both choir and musicals. She runs a club focused on Latin American sustainability, and is the current speaking coach for Model UN at her school. She has always loved both math and history because one presents itself as straightforward and quick to solve, while the other encourages her to think through complex issues. She cannot wait to reach out to everyone getting involved! Please reach out to her at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Ayana Alemayehu

Ayana Alemayehu

Under-Secretary General of Technology

Ayana Alemayehu is a 17 year old rising senior from Atlanta, Georgia serving as the Under Secretary-General of Technology. His responsibilities include helping develop and maintain the GLOMUN website as well as managing the Zoom calls and Gatherly sessions during the conference, both of which are made easier through the help of his team members. As slightly hinted by his position, Ayana enjoys tech and STEM hobbies and frequently spends his time coding, participating in his schools VEX Robotics team or learning about cool science related topics. Outside of MUN and his computer related hobbies he enjoys running Track and Field as the Indoor Track captain of his school. His favorite subject is STEM (of course) and he aspires to become an Aerospace Engineer. Ayana is glad to be a part of this team of exceptional students and is looking forward towards the kick off of the GLOMUN conference in August. Please reach out to him at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.
Laetitia Park

Laetitia Park

Under-Secretary General of General Assemblies

Laetitia Park is a senior from Fort Lee, New Jersey. She has been a competitive delegate throughout high school and is excited to be on the other end of a conference. Laetitia serves as the Under Secretary-General for General Assemblies and is also part of the All-American Model UN organization. Outside of Model UN, she loves to travel to different countries and try all typesof cuisines! Her favorite subject in school is business management, as she wishes to pursue a career in global business. She is proud to be part of such a dedicated secretariat and can’t wait to welcome every delegate to GLOMUN! Please reach out to her at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Sarah McIlroy​

Sarah McIlroy

Under-Secretary General Of Specialized Committees

Sarah McIlroy, from northern New Jersey, is a rising college freshman at NYU. She served as Secretary General of her high school’s Model UN organization, and her team won delegation awards at both Yale’s and Princeton’s MUN conferences this past school year. Sarah also has enjoyed choir, theatre, student government, and HOSA Biomedical Debate. Sarah intends to study global public health, bioethics, and business studies at NYU in order to someday pursue pharmaceutical business in the hopes of increasing access to healthcare and medicine worldwide.With six years of Model UN experience, Sarah is excited to serve as the GLOMUN USG of Specialized and ECOSOC Committees, and she could not be happier to contribute to the growing virtual MUN community. Please reach out to her at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Apurva Desai​

Apurva Desai

Under-Secretary General of Crisis Committees

Apurva Desai is a Senior from Sugar Land, Texas. He started his journey within the MUN community 5 years ago while attending the American School of Paris and is looking to give as much back to the MUN community as it gave him! He has served as a lead mentor for [email protected] for its first three sessions and currently serves as a Co-Deputy Secretary General for MUN Impact (North America) along with @Irene Kwon! He further serves as his school’s MUN Vice President and has been selected for the All-American US and International Travel Teams! He is also an active member of his schools debate team wherein he has competed in PF debate for the past 3 years!. In his free time, Apurva loves tutoring, researching international issues, and eating (he is a self-proclaimed foodie). He has also begun to get addicted to Call of Duty Warzone while stuck in quarantine! He is immensely grateful to work with such an amazing team here at GLOMUN and is looking forward to launching the best online conference of 2020! Please reach out to him at [email protected] with any questions or concerns!