United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
I. Education for the 21st Century: Gender Equality and Inclusion
II. Preservation of Culture in Post Conflict Societies


Taurai Kachipare-Pfaffe

My name is Taurai Kachipare-Pfaffe and I'm looking forward to chairing the UNESCO committee. My MUN career began at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa and continued at the University of Siegen where I study German and European Economic Law. As a delegate I have competed at UJMUN ‘10, SiegMUN ‘15, PaderMUN ‘16 and NMUN-NY’16 . These experiences have taught me that the best delegates understand the topics, the work of their committee, are vocal about their country's position and yet are willing to negotiate solutions presented by other delegates.
When I'm not studying or attending MUN conferences; I find myself drawn to travelling, horse-riding, carpentry, writing, Aikido,music, reading good books and meeting people. I can't wait to meet you all and see how you tackle the topics. I wish you all the best in your preparatory work! - Taurai Kachipare -Pfaffe



Joseph Hlavaty

SiegMUN 2016 will be the fifth Model UN conference I have been involved with. While at Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, IL, USA, I participated in two Model UN conferences at Harvard University and one conference at the University of Illinois-Campaign, where I received an honorable mention award. I also participated in SiegMUN 2015 as a delegate in NATO, where I received awards for both best working paper and best delegate as voted by my peers. I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in History and German at Illinois State University in the United States, and I am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree at the University of Siegen in the Roads to Democracy program. My thesis focuses on the relationship between world politics and international education, with an emphasis on gender. I am originally from Illinois in the United States.


Rhys Scott

Hello I am Rhys Scott one of the chairs for UNESCO at this year’s SiegMUN. I am a Maschinenbau student coming from the UK. I started my MUN career at last year’s SiegMUN and since then have travelled to 4 other conferences including NMUN in New York in March of 2016. My interest in MUN stems from wanting to work with new people, learning about different cultures and how through MUN you get to change your mind set. Asides from my interest in MUN I also enjoy reading, gaming and cycling. I’m looking forward to seeing you all in November. 


Tim hackler

My name is Tim, I am 26 years old and currently a student of social science at the University of Siegen. This year will be my first MUN as a chair and I am thrilled to see the conference from a different perspective. I have been part of the NMUN (National Model United Nations) in New York this year and it was an amazing experience I will never forget! To speak in front of more than 300 other delegates is a great challenge but also a bit scary.  Why am I doing MUN? The first MUN I did was 2014 in Siegen and it directly caught me into its ban. You meet so many interesting people from different countries, got a unique chance to train your soft skills such as free speaking, negotiating and many more. If someone would ask me if it is worth it doing MUN I would say - absolutely! In my free time I like to do sports like football, badminton, volleyball etc. I also like traveling a lot as currently I am in India. Another hobby I enjoy is playing video games. So I am looking forward for a great conference this year, hard work and of course a lot of fun!