Naya al Jabi
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
Su Min Lee
ECONOMIC & SOCIAL COUNCIL
HISTORICAL SECURITY COUNCIL
INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the American School of Dubai’s fourth annual Model United Nations conference. ASDMUN is a time at which delegates of all backgrounds can come together in hopes of tackling some of the world’s most dire issues. Held at a city known for its relentless aspiration to innovate, ASDMUN provides an unparalleled experience to those wishing to partake in its program.
Boasting a thoughtfully crafted panel of eight committees, ASDMUN’s propose is to ensure that every facet of the world’s most pressing issues is touched upon and encapsulated in this year’s conference. With forums such as the General Assembly (GA), Human Rights Commission (HRC), Environmental Commission (EC), Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Security Council (SC), International Court of Justice (ICJ), Arab Council (AC), and the newly introduced Historical Security Council (HSC), I urge you delegates to challenge yourselves by engaging in a field that you may never have thought to explore.
With respect to this year's subject matter of “Combatting Crises with the Unconventional," I not only encourage you all to think outside the box, but to disregard the box altogether. ASDMUN is here to exemplify the idea that creativity can be used at the least expected times, and seldom does creativity not, at the very least, provide the blueprints of formulating an universally beneficial solution. However, doing this may not be easy. Seeing as ASDMUN strives towards handpicking an array of delegations from different ideological backgrounds, it may appear to be seemingly impossible to fabricate a resolution that can encompass the wants and needs of all such nations. Although, with time I can ensure that through enough collaboration, leadership, and ultimately an unconventional way of thinking, such a feat can be achieved.
It is here where I present you all with your most critical task: be bold. Be bold enough to speak your mind (with respect, of course), be bold enough to say the things that many do not, and most of all be bold enough to lead and empower others around you to in order to ensure that this year's model United Nations conference, no matter how unorthodox it may seem, is a conference to be remembered.
Dear Honoured Delegates,
We welcome you to ASDMUN IV, a forum for global interactions and vibrant debate. ASDMUN is held at the American School of Dubai, and is located in one of the most diverse and innovative cities in the world. We hold the quintessential background for a conference centered around nations coming together to create unity, through the 24th - 27th of April 2019.
This year’s conference theme is “Combatting Crisis with the Unconventional”, where we challenge and inspire delegates to adapt and contribute to our world in an unconventional manner, building on ASDMUN III’s theme of “Innovation in a Rapidly Changing World". Unconventional is defined by Cambridge English Dictionary as “not based on conforming to what is generally done”, and we are furthering this concept through taking action in an MUN setting. It is now up to you, delegates to decide what combating crisis in an unconventional manner will look like.
Delegates are reminded that our conference adheres to the laws of the United Arab Emirates, and THIMUN procedure for debate. This will be seen throughout our eight forums; Arab Council (AC), Environmental Commission (EC), Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), General Assembly (GA), Human Rights Commission (HRC), Security Council (SC), Historical Security Council (HSC), and the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
We challenge delegates to prepare thoroughly for the conference and anticipate highly stimulated debate. To ensure maximum productivity, it is of the utmost importance to thoroughly research beforehand. I encourage you to open your minds to different possibilities and solutions, even ones you originally might not have supported. Integral to what we do as MUN delegates are the values of cooperation among thinkers and tolerance of ideas. We look forward to seeing your ideas and fruitful debate come together in the spring, at ASDMUN IV.