My name is Mariano Sigifredo. I am 20 years old and was born in Córdoba, Argentina. I am studying political science with a focus on comparative and international relations. My experiences in multiple MUNs and volunteer activities have opened my eyes to a new world, in which international issues are just as important as local problems. My involvement in MUNs, along with the socio-economic and political crisis my country is experiencing (once again), leads me to be involved in both my country’s and the international political discourse. I have participated in a non-governmental organization for youth in order to stimulate the discussion of social and economic issues. In this way, I engaged in activities and readings that have intellectually stimulated my vision of the world. I see the United Nations as the last and only hope to solve today’s conflicts and future challenges. I advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals as well as for the peacemaking process. I believe that relying on the strength of international institutions is the only way to enhance cooperation to solve today’s major issues.
That’s why I am interested in interning in the United Nations. During my summer research, I will focus on the political economy of democratic transitions. I am very interested in the process of democratization in emerging politically oppressed economies. In particular, I will focus on what the particular economic and political conditions for emerging political-economic oppressed countries to promote economic growth and social cohesion should be.