As you embark on the journey which will culminate in the first American School of Dubai Model United Nations, ASDMUN I, we will be doing everything possible to ensure that your experience is nothing short of remarkable. Take advantage of this unique and exciting adventure to enjoy the camaraderie of your peers, the challenge of the competition, the exhilaration that comes from reaching far beyond anything you have attempted before and achieving your goals.
Part of the excitement of being at ASDMUN is the opportunity to participate in an MUN in a Middle Eastern country, which may be a unique experience for some of you. As you are surely aware, this region has some sensitive rules in order maintain cultural respect. Below is a legal guide of do’s and don’ts in the UAE: - Do not write/debate anything that threatens the UAE’s public morals, the principles of Islam or the state. - Do not post any pictures that contain irreverence to Islam or other religions. Any writing/debates must show respect to the UAE’s leaders, its government and its institutions. - Do not post anything that belittles or criticises the UAE’s cultural and social customs. No writing/debates containing direct, specific threats of violence against mothers can be published. - No hate speech – including content containing graphic or gratuitous violence. Always check the source of material you are posting – especially material that you do not own or is subject to someone else’s rights. - Do not write/debate about people’s private information without getting their consent first.
ASDMUN is more than an event; it is a one of a kind experience providing both our current students and you the opportunity to meet new people, expand the breadth and depth of your knowledge and understanding of the world, and of course, have a great time! Every one of our current ASD students serving as an ASDMUN advisor has been a participant of international MUNs. It is this type of dedication and enthusiasm that are the core of Model UN. Our anticipation and excitement for this year's event can only be exceeded by yours. We are confident that ASDMUN I will be outstanding, and we look forward to sharing the experience with you at our 1st American School of Dubai Model United Nations! I look forward to greeting you personally.
Sincerely, Elizabeth Hickey MUN Director American School of Dubai