september, 2021

05sep15:3016:30Event OverVirtual EventThe #WASHPAP2030 Campaign: What We've Accomplished and How YOU can Help Advance ItAnnie Pforzheimer, Sandi Gendi, Peter Ullrich, Shagun Sethi, Nikita Jha, Zoey Fisher, Reem Al Marei, Rita Araújo15:30 - 16:30 Event TagsDay 3,session 16

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Did you ever think it was possible for teenagers to write language for a real UN resolution? Join the #WASHPAP2030 session to learn about how students here at MUN Impact joined forces with One Shared World, the India Sanitation Coalition, German and Spanish Foreign Ministries, and other international organizations to draft a resolution guaranteeing clean water, sanitation, hygiene, and pandemic protection for all by 2030 that will be introduced to both the UN GA and G20 this year! Student leaders, world-renowned experts, and diplomats will come together in this session to walk you through the #WASHPAP2030 Campaign and explain the process of turning an MUN Resolution into a real UN Resolution, as well as provide you with advocacy tools to join this global movement to ensure that the world’s most vulnerable people have access to water, sanitation, hygiene, and pandemic protection. The Pandemic taught us that our world is interconnected and none of us are safe until all of us are – learn about how young people can turn this valuable lesson into global systemic change!

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Annie Pforzheimer: A recently retired career diplomat with the personal rank of minister counselor, Annie was the acting deputy assistant secretary of state for Afghanistan until March 2019, and from 2017-2018, she was the deputy chief of mission in Kabul. With a focus on security, rule of law, and human rights during a 30-year career in the Foreign Service, Annie directed the implementation of the 2014 U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America at the National Security Council. She was the director for the Office of Andean Affairs in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs during Colombia’s peace process and the emerging Venezuela crisis (2015-2017); the Bureau of International Organization Affairs’ Office of Peace Support Operations, Sanctions, and Counterterrorism; and the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs’ Office for Civilian Police and Rule of Law. She also directed the Mérida Initiative in Mexico City and was the political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan and El Salvador. She is a graduate of Harvard University and holds an M.A. in security studies from the National War College and speaks Spanish and some Dari.

Sandi Gendi: Sandi is a OneShared.World Director of Global Leadership and acts as a lead coordinator for our WASHPAP team. Sandi Gendi is a student of law at Queens University, Faculty of Law in Canada. She also has a Joint Honours degree in Law with Business and Management from the University of Sussex, U.K. Sandi has been an active member of community legal clinic, StreetLaw, in advocating for members of the homeless community and ethnic minorities suffering with homelessness, against a piece of legislation that targeted these communities. In addition, Sandi has been an active member of the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, as an ambassador to multiple Youth Assembly conferences and an intern working with the United Nations-affiliated NGO. Recently, in 2021, she founded Nunah, a platform for women of colour, created by women of colour to find support, mentorship and community.

Peter Ullrich: Peter is a clinical research coordinator at Northwestern University focusing on wound recovery and scarring. He is also pursuing his Master of Science in Global Health degree from Northwestern, which has given him a valuable perspective on the complex variables that shape cross-cultural healthcare endeavors. Peter has contributed to projects at the telehealth startup Rocket Doctor and non-profit organization Bridge to Health USA where he helps to gain funding for sustainable healthcare projects in low resource settings. He hopes to utilize his understanding in both research and global health to promote One Shared World’s mission of interdependence through governmental and cultural shifts.
Peter recently graduated with his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a proud Badger. He spent a large chunk of his undergraduate years as a caretaker for a boy with cerebral palsy which was a primary influence on his decision to commit his career to the field of healthcare.

Shagun Sethi: Shagun Sethi, is the Programs and Operations Manager at Pontoka, a global Environment Social Governance Advisory, based in Denmark and India. She has a master’s degree in Global Affairs from Columbia University, where she studied on a merit fellowship. Prior to that, she studied Political Science and Sociology at The University of Delhi. Shagun serves as a Director For Global Leadership for One Shared World, and is on the Advisory Board of the Center for Career Development. For her work on global leadership and development, she has been recognized on India’s A list. Shagun is a passionate feminist, and has brought her expertise in research to Urban Design, and serves as a Research Fellow at Leading Cities, Boston USA, where she has published ‘Walk With Women: Gendered Perceptions of Safety in Urban Spaces’.
In 2018, Shagun started a non-profit initiative in India entitled ‘Be A Man’, which aims to provide original curricula on gender stereotypes and empower women with information. Recently, in 2021, she founded Nunah, a platform for women of colour, created by women of colour to find support, mentorship and community.

Zoey Fisher: Zoey Fisher is a freshman at Brown University hoping to study Health and Human Biology. She joined MUN Impact almost three years ago. shortly after it was founded as one of the original Diplomats. Last year she served as the organization’s first Global Secretary General and helped the leadership team grow from under 20 student leaders to well over 500. She has also helped pioneer and grow other MUN Impact programs including MUN@Home, the Global Summits, SDGHubs, Global Week of Action and more! Zoey now serves as the first co-Secretary General for the University team. In March of 2021 she brokered the partnership between MUN Impact and OneShared.World that led to the collaborative #WASHPAP2030 initiative. Outside of MUN Impact, Zoey is passionate about interfaith relations, creative writing, fighting Antisemitism and other forms of injustice, and her three cats!

Reem Al Marei: Hi everyone! My name is Reem and I’m 15 years older from Kuwait. I’m a co-dsg for the MENA region here at MUN Impact. I’m passionate about making an impact in our community, my hobbies include baking, figure skating ,and playing squash.

Rita Araújo: Rita Araújo is a 17 year old languages and humanities student from Portugal. She first participated in Model Parliament in 2017 and has most recently started participating in Model United Nations. Along the way she has found a passion for human rights, the SDGs and making the world a better place. She participated in the WASHPAP debates in March and was invited afterwards to be a part of the WASHPAP resolution vetting team. She joined MUN Impact in the 2021/2022 school year as the Assistant DSG for the Europe Region, she is also a member of the E3 summit secretariat, as well as being a part of a few other teams inside of MUNI. Her other hobbies include reading, learning languages and ballet and her favourite SDGs are reduced inequalities, gender equality and peace, justice and strong institutions.

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