Opportunity: Supporting Solutions to Global Problems
February 27-29, 2020
Letter From the Secretary-General
Dear Honoured Delegates,
We welcome you to ASDMUN V, 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 27th - 29th of February 2020.
This year’s conference theme is “Opportunity: Supporting Solutions to Global Problems”, where we challenge and inspire delegates to adapt and contribute to our world with an open mind, building on ASDMUN IV’s theme of “Combatting Crisis Through the Unconventional". The goal of ASDMUN V is to think of others and how we can assist in creating opportunity where there is conflict. Opportunity is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "a time when a particular situation makes it possible to do or achieve something", and we are furthering this concept through taking action in an MUN setting. It is now up to you, delegates to decide what creating opportunity 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 nine 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), World Trade Organization (WTO), and the Special Conference (SpC). 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 V.
Please feel free to contact us with any further questions or concerns.
Sincerely, Emily Rosindell Secretary-General
The American School of Dubai Model United Nations team is happy to announce that the theme for our fifth annual conference is “Opportunity: Supporting Solutions to Global Problems”. This theme continues in the ASDMUN tradition of challenging delegates to find innovative solutions to the world's most pressing issues. Our four previous conferences centred around the themes 'Combatting Crisis Through the Unconventional', 'Innovation in a rapidly changing world', 'Restoring Peace', and 'Finding a Home'. Participating in ASDMUN provides students with the opportunity to explore diplomacy and international relations against the backdrop of one of the world's most rapidly developing cities. Visit the leadership page to find more information about the conference, and the registration page for registration forms and Student Officer applications.