The Secretariat


EMilio bernardo-ciddio


Emilio Bernardo-Ciddio’s time at York University has always been split between his experiences as a music major, focusing on trumpet performance and music administration, and a love for leadership, teamwork, and discussion as an engaged student leader on campus. Upon discovering Model United Nations, Emilio found a way to experience both sides of his academic interests through the fast paced and creative environment of MUN.

In his time within the International Relations Student Association at York, he has been active in a range of positions from delegate to the Director of Internal Affairs. Emilio will be serving as the Secretary General in the inaugural year of YUMUN where he will work to celebrate and develop the potential and progress of MUN with his esteemed guest delegates. When he isn’t busy with commitments and work, Emilio can be found tending to his plants, learning languages, relaxing with a book or a video game, and finding new ways to contribute to a greener and freer future.



Haider sukhera


Haider Ali Sukhera is a rising junior at York University majoring in Economics. He is an international student from Lahore, Pakistan where he was the President of the Model UN club at his high school. In his 6 years of MUNs, he has achieved more than 18 local and international accolades, including one at Harvard MUN, and also had the privilege to serve as the Assistant Director at Harvard MUN China. For him, MUN all is about an eloquent speaking style; equilibrium between persuasive rhetoric and convincing arguments; razor-sharp diplomacy, and refined solutions to challenging crisis.

Outside of YUMUN, Haider also serves as the President of the Pakistani Students Association (PSA) and has interned with the Foreign Office of Pakistan. When away from school, you can find him jamming over Sufi music or somewhere in the city hunting down the best Biryani places that may be compared to the ones from home.



Hassan Ahmed

Chargé D’affaires

Hassan is a vigorous student in his third year of studying commerce finance with a specialization in banking, corporate understanding, and securities law. He discovered his passion for Model UN after his ambitious friends revealed its exciting culture and community to him. Since then, he has attended several conferences to feed his love for debating, discussing, and finding solutions to the world’s most critical dilemmas.

Outside of Model UN , Hassan was also the former CFO and Director of Finance of the federally incorporated non-profit organization, the International Relations Student Association at York. While Hassan's passion grew in finance and Model UN, alongside grew his love for wilderness stability and environmental protection. He has volunteered for a variety of non-governmental organizations such as WWF-Canada and UNICEF. Hassan is incredibly excited to handle registration and outreach in the inaugural year of YUMUN. Model UN has consumed his life at York, and he cannot wait to share the activities he loves the most with the delegates.



Julian lynn

Undersecretary General (USG) - Specialized Agencies

Julian is a second year BFA student majoring in Visual Art who frequents courses in philosophy and cognitive science. Julian previously studied at Centennial College where he was presented the Peter Dickinson Award for critical thinking and creativity. Julian has shown paintings at several art exhibitions in Toronto. In 2018, his photographs were displayed at the CONTACT photography festival.

Julian has attended local conferences in Ontario, receiving an award of Most Diplomatic Delegate at MACMUN 2019. Prior to Model UN, he participated in parliamentary and Lincoln-Douglas debating. He has also self-published a collection of poetry and currently enjoys writing song lyrics in his spare time. By organizing specialized agencies on a variety of interdisciplinary topics, Julian anticipates eliciting nuanced conversations that broaden delegates’ understanding.



Ramnit Poonia

Undersecretary General (USG) - General Assemblies

As USG of General Assemblies, Ramnit cannot wait to bring her kindness and hard work to the guest delegates of YUMUN 2020. She looks forward to meeting delegates from a variety of institutions and helping to make the MUN experience at York University as enjoyable as possible. Ramnit is a third year Honours Law and Society student with a minor in Business. She strives for excellence and has been a part of Model United Nations since she was in high school. She has gained and refined many valuable skills from the activity, which she hopes to pass onto new delegates.

When she is not studying, she’s working at Vellore Pharmacy, and outside of work and study she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her girls. Ramnit stays active within the student body at York University as a part of the Student Council of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, as well as the Law and Society student council. After completing her degree, she plans to go to law school and pave her own path to a successful career as a pharmaceutical lawyer.



Alexander Bajic

Undersecretary General (USG) - Crisis

Alexander Bajic is studying Political Science at York University and is delighted to be serving as Under Secretary General of Crisis Committees for YUMUN 2020. A Toronto native, he became involved in collegiate Model UN in his second year at university. With a passion for diplomatic history, international law, and contemporary political affairs in both domestic and international contexts, he quickly developed a fondness for everything Model UN.

Through his work on the YUMUN 2020 Secretariat, Alexander hopes to contribute to the development of a conference that will feature innovative, challenging, and rewarding discussions about crucial questions in global affairs, while offering delegates a dynamic opportunity to build on their negotiating and oratorical skills. In the future, he hopes to apply his passion for law and justice by pursuing a degree in law.