Good [insert time of day] delegates! My name is Vielka--like velcro--and I am the chair of LIMUN 32’s special committee, UN Women. UN Women was created in 2010 to address challenges regarding gender inequalities. Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the UN Charter, UN Women, among other issues, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, the empowerment of women, and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
A little about me:
I was born and raised in the jungles of Dominican Republic. I was mentored by a three hundred year old nun, and she taught me everything I know. At the mere age of five, I swam across the Gulf of Mexico and landed on the shores of what came to be my home for the next several years: Alabama.
Fast forward several years, I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and bending water. I was featured in Forbes’ “30 under 30” for translating ethnic slurs for Dominican refugees, writing award-winning operas, and managing my time efficiently. People say that Bruno Mars looks like me. I discovered the meaning of life, but forgot to write it down. On Wednesdays, after school, I repair electrical appliances free of charge. I don’t lift weights, weights lift me. When I need to destress, I tread water for three days in a row. One time, Bill Gates called me to remove a malware from his computer. The laws of physics do not apply to me. Lastly, I am beyond excited to chair a committee that intertwines my passion for social justice and love for debate, and I can’t wait to meet you, delegates!