Welcome to AMUN 2019

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This year marks the 6th annual Andrew Model United Nations Conference. For the last five years, Carnegie Mellon University in Doha has hosted this conference to bring together local high school and university students to discuss and raise awareness about various global issues. As of last year, AMUN is the only MUN conference in the Middle East hosting both high schoolers and college undergraduates.

THIS YEAR’S THEME

For the Andrew MUN conference of 2019, the chosen theme is Breaking the Glass Ceiling. For context, the “glass ceiling” is a term which refers to a barrier that prevents members of certain social demographics from rising to positions of actual significance. As far as metaphors go, it’s rather effective; it conjures the image of a vertical barrier, unseen to those above it, marking an abrupt and painful stop to any rising hopefuls beneath it. The presence of glass ceilings in political and/or socioeconomic hierarchies are typically due to racism and sexism, thus lacking any adequate reasoning to keep them there. Here, at this year’s AMUN conference, it is our goal to seek out ways we can apply pressure to these barriers by coordinating the efforts of governments and organizations worldwide.

Executive Team

Meet the people behind AMUN

Shahmeer Ahmad

Shahmeer Ahmad

President

Hanna Moazam

Hanna Moazam

Secretary General

Abraham Farooqui

Abraham Farooqui

Deputy Secretary General

SCHEDULE

Friday 29th March 2019

TIME DESCRIPTION
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM Registration & breakfast
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM Opening Ceremony
9:45 AM – 11:30 AM Committee Session I: Opening speeches & Lobbying
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Lunch & Friday Prayers
1:30 PM – 6:15 PM Committee Session II: Debate
6:15 PM – 7:30 PM Karaoke & Ice Cream social

Saturday 30th March 2019

TIME DESCRIPTION
9:00 AM – NOON Committee Session III: Debate
NOON – 1:30 PM Lunch & Director’s feedback session
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Committee Session IV: Debate XX XX XX XX XX X
4:45 PM – 5:45 PM Closing ceremony

COMMITTEES & TOPICS

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Security Council (SC)

  1. Addressing the militarization of the Arctic Circle
  2. Addressing the threat of Non-State terrorist organizations with specific emphasis on ISIS

United Nations Human Rights Commission (HRC)

  1. Addressing the Uighur Muslims in China crisis
  2. Abolishing Capital Punishment

Environmental Commission (EC)

  1. International Action Plan for Green Trade & Sustainable Economic Development
  2. Addressing the effects of Global Warming in Natural Disasters: International Accountability

Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)

  1. Curbing International & Domestic Cybersecurity threats
  2. Nuclear Zero: Reevaluating the NPT and conflicts between nuclear states

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

  1. Plan for the global redistribution and rehabilitation of refugees
  2. Devising strategies to domestically and internationally cater to IDP’s and Human Mobility issues created by natural disasters

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  1. Establishing Political Capabilities in Post Conflict Counties
  2. Curbing the exploitation of underage and female workers

CONTACT

 

  • AMUN Email: andrewmunq@gmail.com
  • Secretary general: hmoazam@andrew.cmu.edu
  • President: msahmad@andrew.cmu.edu
  • Deputy Secretary General: auf@andrew.cmu.edu

LAST YEAR’S CONFERENCE