MUN 2008

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The third annual Model United Nations Conference took place from Thursday January 24th to Sunday January 27th, 2008 at the Doha Marriott.

The 2008 program included Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Committee Sessions, Expert Debriefs, a Diplomatic Lunch, free time and a visit to Education City, home of Qatar Foundation and of five major universities.

The list of participating schools for the January 2008 conference is available here. If you are interested in participating in the 2009 conference, please continue to check this website for updates such as the date announcement and application form and deadline.

Our MUN Honor Pledge exemplifies the attitude that delegates are expected to have at the conference.

 

Committees 2008

In January 2008, student delegates were not required to submit position papers for the conference ahead of time. However, delegates were encouraged to arrive at the conference with a one page (single spaced) position paper on EACH topic that would be covered in the committee. For tips on writing position papers, please see below.

Typically each MUN committee discusses two to three topics in an order determined during the committee's first meeting. All delegates are expected to be thoroughly familiar with each topic and use these background guides as a starting point in their research.

 

1. United States National Security Council

  • Iran: Friend or Foe?
  • Torture and Extraordinary Rendition
  • Restarting the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

 

2. United Nations Security Council

  • Iran: Friend or Foe?
  • The Situation in Cyprus
  • Restarting the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

 

3. African Union

  • The Situation in Zimbabwe
  • Global Health Epidemic: AIDS

 

4. United Nations Special Political and Decolonization Committee

  • Iran: Friend or Foe?
  • Taiwan and China

 

5. United Nations Social Humanitarian and Cultural Committee

  • Global Warming: Post-Kyoto
  • Global Health Epidemic: AIDS

 

6. Arab League

  • Iran: Friend or Foe?
  • Torture and Extraordinary Rendition
  • Restarting the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

 

7. NATO

  • Should NATO become involved in Cyprus?
  • NATO's mission in Afghanistan
  • Torture and Extraordinary Rendition

 

8. Press Committee

  • Al Jazeera English
  • BBC World
  • CNN International