UN Special Session on Refugees

Topic 1: The Roots of the Refugee Crisis

Topic 2: Refugee Rehabilitation

Some international conflicts may be taken at face value when analyzed through the lenses of security and sovereignty. At what point, however, do we address the greater population that is affected? The people who are forced out of the place they call home and made to start anew against their will. Refugees and migrants move today in greater quantities than ever before but remain limited with very little places to go. In this Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly, delegates will face the consideration of the permeability of national borders as a price to pay for the sake of a population at risk. It is time to set an important precedent and find a direction when there appears to be nowhere left to go.


Rubeena Zaveri

Ruby is a freshman majoring in Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. She was born in Nairobi, Kenya but spent most of her life in Zimbabwe. Aside from MUN, she loves sailing, crime shows, and cereal. In her free time she enjoy traveling, going to concerts and experiencing new things. 

Oleksandra Torubara


Oleksandra is a freshman double majoring in International Relations and Environmental Analysis and Policy at Boston University. Born in the Ukraine, she has lived in England for the longest time and moved to Boston in September 2016. Aside from MUN, she loves netball (a girls’ sport that is very popular in most ex-Commonwealth countries) and relaxes by practicing yoga and chewing on anything that contains peanut butter. In her free time, she explores new places with my friends, reads historical fiction (Philippa Gregory’s books are great!) and watches TV series (re-watched ‘Lost’ about at least three times). 

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