2011 Committees

2011 Committee Information

Please note that one POSITION PAPER per topic (1-2 pages each) will be required of all delegates (except press committee delegates) and will be due to committee chairs by January 20, 2011. Please contact your committee chairs via the emails provided.

 

1. United Nations Security Council
2. Historical United Nations Security Council
3. European Union - Council of Ministers
4. Arab League
5. African Union
6. UN Human Rights Council (HRC)
7. UN Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC)
8. UN Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL)
9. Press Committee

 

Each committee is staffed by a Chair, Vice Chair, and Chief of Staff. Further, the conference is run by a dedicated team of student staff including the Staff Manager, Committee Coordinators, Conference Staff, and Crisis Staff, all listed below.

Each committee will discuss two topics during the conference. Once you find out what committee you are assigned to, make sure to read the background guides for each topic. You are responsible for doing further research on the topic beyond this basic information - the background guide is simply a starting point for your research. Background guides rarely contain country-specific information, so you will need to research your country's position on each issue.

If you have questions about your committee or your topic, you may contact your committee chair, vice chair, or chief of staff via e-mail.
 

1. United Nations Security Council

15 Delegates:  Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, China,  France, Gabon, Lebanon, Nigeria, Russian Federation,United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America (Remaining 5 members will be elected in October 2010)

Chair: Abdullah Al-Sabah (SFS '11)
Vice Chair:  Eilin Francis (SFS '13)
Chief of Staff:  Bushra Alam (SFS '13)
Topics:

  • The Gaza Flotilla Crisis
  • The Korean Warships Crisis

 

2. Historical United Nations Security Council

15 Delegates:  Argentina, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Djibouti, France, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America

Chair:  Basil Mahfouz (SFS '11)
Vice Chair:  Danah Dehdary (SFS '13)
Chief of Staff:  Farida Raslan (SFS '13)
Topics:

  • Rwanda 1994
  • Bosnia 1994

 

3. European Union - Council of Ministers

27 Delegates:  Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuainia, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Chair:  Mariam Rowhani (SFS '11)
Vice Chair:  Malik Habayeb (SFS '13)
Chief of Staff:  Zarqa Parvez (SFS '13)

Topics:

  • Turkey's Accession to the European Union
  • The Situation in Cyprus

 

4. Arab League

25 Delegates:  Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea (observer), India (observer), Iraq, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Somalia (observer), Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Chair:  Nada Soudy (SFS '11)
Vice Chair:  Haya El-Khatib (SFS '11)
Chief of Staff:  Shady Abdelhamid (SFS '13)
Topics:

  • Migrant Workers in the Middle East
  • The Gaza Flotilla Crisis

 

5. African Union

52 Delegates: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Chair:  Zainab Elfil (SFS '11)
Vice Chair:  Jawhara Al-Thani (SFS '13)
Chief of Staff:  Mohammed Abouzeid (SFS '13), Aya El-Wadia (SFS '13)
Topics:

  • The Situation in Sudan
  • Refugees and IDPs in Africa

 

6. UN Human Rights Council (HRC)

60 Delegates

Chair:  Aakash Jayaprakash (SFS '11)
Vice Chair:  Al-Jawharah Al-Thani (SFS '13)
Chief of Staff:  Intidhar Amri (SFS '13) Asma Al-Kulaifi (SFS '12)
Topics:

  • Migrant Workers in the Middle East
  • Refugees and IDPs​

 

7. UN Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC)

60 Delegates

Chair:  Tara Makarem (SFS '11)
Vice Chair: Mohamed K. Al-Nasr (SFS '13)
Chief of Staff: Jihad Hassan (SFS '13) Al Jazi Al-Thani (SFS '12)
Topics:

  • Water Use and Management
  • The Illicit Global Drug Trade

 

8. UN Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL)

60 Delegates

Chair:  Amna Al Thani (SFS '11)
Vice Chair:  Will Cha (SFS '13)
Chief of Staff:  Reine Atrach (SFS '11),  Nasser Al-Mesned (SFS '13)
Topics:

  • Maritime Piracy
  • The Korean Warships Crisis

 

9. Press Committee

36 Delegates

Chair:  Nadim Rifai (SFS '12)
Vice Chair:  Eman Al-Asfoor (SFS '13)
Chief of Staff:  Loukas Kyprianou (SFS '14)
Adviser: Clare Malone
Setup: Three teams of 12 students each;

  • Al Jazeera International
  • BBC World
  • CNN International

The MUN press committee will consist of three news agencies. Each news agency will have 12 members on board. The first team will represent CNN International, the second Al Jazeera English, and the third BBC World.

Over the course of the 4-day conference, each team is expected to produce blog entries and twitter feeds. These will focus on prominent events, sessions, and even individuals that would be of interest to our readers. Press committee members are expected to demonstrate dedication in their work whether it includes photography, public relations, or writing.

The time frame of the conference means that optimum performance is demanded within the daily time constraints. Training and guidance will be provided for staff by the chairs of the press committee. The chairs will be available for assistance throughout MUN and will gladly answer any questions before or during the event.

Each team will consist of:

  • Editor in Chief
  • Managing Editor
  • News Editor
  • Head Writer
  • Writers (4)
  • Photographers (2)
  • Public Relations Staff (2)