The United Nations International Children's Fund, or widely known as UNICEF, serves as a vital body of the United Nations for it advocates for the rights and well being of children worldwide. It pressures the international community by striving to set ethical principles and behavioral standards towards children. As children are our future leaders, thinkers, scholars, and workers, it is vital to aim towards the ability of giving each child a chance at success. However, as the world implodes with issues, conflicts, and severe circumstances, children are at the forefront of the suffering and fight for survival.

Delegates of the VAMUN XXXVII UNICEF Committee will grapple with two critical issues: the Child Refugee Crisis and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Africa. The resolutions of these issues are your hands, Delegates. It's time to get to work!

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Teja GAnti


My name is Teja Ganti and I am a second year at the University of Virginia majoring in Economics and Statistics. In addition to the International Relations Organization, I am involved with the Madison House and intramural sports. In my free time, I enjoy taking advantage of Charlottesville’s beautiful location by hiking on one of many trails near UVA and hanging out with friends. I have been involved in Model UN for 6 years and hope to make this conference the best I have ever experienced.