UN Women

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women is a UN entity working towards the empowerment of women across the globe. The body supports Member States to implement policies and programs that help achieve equal participation for women in all aspects of life. UN Women’s work focuses primarily on increasing women’s leadership, putting an end to violence against women, enhancing the social status of women and making gender equality central to national development.

Click here to view your study guide – OXIMUN 2019 UN-Women Study Guide

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Oriana Morales

Oriana Morales is a Venezuelan second-year student of Management of International Social Challenges at Erasmus University of Rotterdam. She is passionate about international relations, diplomacy, languages, and of course, MUN.

She is the secretary of the student body in her faculty at school, a school ambassador, and a geography nerd. She loves making every conversation a new debate and an opportunity for learning. Oriana has attended international conferences of MUN in America, but she believes every day brings the opportunity for more diplomatic relations and that you can see your life through a MUN perspective. 

In her free time, you can find Oriana in the beautiful parks of Rotterdam reading French novels and using Google Maps as a source of entertainment.


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Marie Colangelo

Marie is a third year Politics student at King’s College London. She was born in the south of France and moved to London in 2016. Marie only truly got involved in MUNs when she arrived at university in 2017 and she is now the Events Officer of the King’s College London United Nations Association. Marie is very excited to participate to OxIMUN this year and to be the Director for UN Women. Indeed, she considers herself as a committed feminist as she is also the president of the KCL Women & Politics Society which aims to promote women’s leadership and participation in politics.

When she does not spend her weekends in MUN conferences or at the library, Marie enjoys listening to podcasts, spending time with her friends and trying to play the ukulele.

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