In 2009, High School student Pedro H. Lima do Nascimento joined his first MUN Conference. He had one objective in mind: To learn who refugees were and what
In 2009, High School student Pedro H. Lima do Nascimento joined his first MUN Conference. He had one objective in mind: To learn who refugees were and what the international community could do to help them. With no idea where to start, he grabbed a pen and a piece of paper, googled “Refugees” and started his journey.
Eleven years later, he found himself at the Brazilian-Venezuelan border, giving lectures for 500+ persons each day, explaining what were their rights as refugees and asylum-seekers as they entered a new country to call home. For the past year and a half, he has met with refugees and migrants fleeing scarcity of food and clean water, lack of education, corruption, and political persecution. As of right now, he works with documentation and resettlement of Venezuelan refugees to elsewhere in Brazil.
Feel free to ask him about his professional and MUN-related experiences!
My name is Pedro Henrique Lima do Nascimento. I was born in Brasília, Brazil, where I also went to school and completed my BA in International Relations at the University of Brasília. After obsessing over MUN through Secondary and Tertiary education, I went to Costa Rica to complete an MA in International Peace Studies. After that, I went to work with IOM, UNODC, and now UNHCR. Currently, I live in Boa Vista, Brazil, close to the border with Venezuela.
Though I have now moved to a professional part of my life, I like to stay connected with Academia and students. MUNs are an important vehicle to that objective.