De Montfort University Dubai
Model United Nations ’24

Model UN is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and its other multilateral bodies where students perform an ambassador role while debating topics such as gender equality, climate action, global health, and more.

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Lyysander

For the past 153 years, DMU (De Montfort University) has been the harbour of innovation and excellence. “Excellentia et studium. Excellenceand zeal”, De Montfort University's motto, has been preserved and honed throughout the university's long history. These are traits we hope toinspire among those that join DMU MUN. De Monfort University has seen the creation of the UN, both world wars, and great spells of peace.However, as times change, so do the obstacles, and being adaptable is something DMU has excelled at, as seen by DMU being an UN-affiliateduniversity and incorporating the UN sustainability goals into its curriculum. DMU is also an UN-recognised university and was addressed by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in January 2021. It is time for DMU to take on the mantle of hosting a Model United Nations conference. At present, the world is riddled with complex problems, whether they be economic, humanitarian, mental, technological, or simply global warming, that must be addressed if we wish to create a more equitable and sustainable society.

I, the Secretary General of DMU MUN'23, am proud to announce that this year's conference will be a powerful platform for dialogue, open debates, and constructive debate. Our priority is to ensure that all participating members are respected, heard, and can reach a consensus onglobal issues while also recognizing the diversity of opinions and ideas. We are confident that the conference will succeed, as we strive to make the MUN a place where global issues can be discussed and resolved in a spirit of cooperation and peace. We look forward to seeing the results and hearing the opinions of the participants.

The legacy we leave behind is just as impactful as that of the most influential individuals in history, and a lack of legacy is impossible as everyone has a minute yet evident legacy. We hope to echo not only the ethos of the United Nations but also that of De Montfort University and leave an ever-prominent legacy. We thank all those involved in making this MUN and its goals a reality. We hope this conference will inspire and create a better, more sustainable world.

Claire

It is my pleasure to welcome you to De Montfort University Dubai’s first Model United Nations (DMU MUN) conference. As Director of this conference, I am honoured to be a part of an event that brings together such a diverse and talented group of individuals from all over the UAE. As Director, I will strive to create an environment that fosters productive dialogue, mutual respect, and creative problem-solving. Our conference will provide a platform for young people to engage with complex global issues and work towards innovative solutions. In addition, this event will provide a unique opportunity to participate in constructive debate, learn about international affairs, and develop crucial skills such as negotiation, public speaking, and diplomacy. Through this experience, you will develop a deeper understanding of international affairs and the role that the United Nations plays in promoting peace and prosperity throughout the world. Respectful and constructive dialogue is the cornerstone of the MUN experience, working towards finding common ground and collaborating effectively with your fellow delegates. We hope to inspire the next generation of leaders to tackle the world's most pressing challenges.

For students, the DMU MUN conference presents an invaluable opportunity for personal and intellectual growth. Engaging in in-depth discussions on intricate global matters not only expands your knowledge horizons but also hones your critical thinking skills. The intricacies of diplomacy and the art of negotiation, central to the MUN process, offer practical insights that can be applied far beyond the conference itself.

Participation in the DMU MUN equips you with real-world skills that employers and universities highly value. The ability to articulate your thoughts eloquently, negotiate effectively, and collaborate harmoniously in a diverse environment are attributes that stand out in any context. Furthermore, this conference serves as a springboard for building a network of like-minded peers and mentors, potentially fostering lifelong connections and collaborations.

MEET THE DMU MUN'24 TEAM

Claire Roberts

Claire Roberts

Faculty Director

Lyysander Dixon e Pinto e Waghdhare

Lyysander Dixon e Pinto e Waghdhare

Secretary General / Student Director

OmarLuciano Blaskowitz

OmarLuciano Blaskowitz

Deputy Secretary General

Masooma Mirza

Masooma Mirza

Head of General Assembly

Eathan Gonzales

Eathan Gonzales

Executive President

Sania Sajjid

Sania Sajjid

Executive President

Barira Shahid

Barira Shahid

Under Secretary of the Approval Panel

Jochem Broodhuys

Jochem Broodhuys

Under Secretary of Conference Management

Xanthia Ohlback

Xanthia Ohlback

Head of Events

Kareena Anand

Kareena Anand

Head of Admin

Ashton Apollis

Ashton Apollis

Head of Admin

Tyler Wiebusch

Tyler Wiebusch

Head of Finance

Sarah AlSiyabi

Sarah AlSiyabi

Head of Procurement

Eva Mathur

Eva Mathur

Head of Outbound Marketing

Nikole Leaben

Nikole Leaben

Head of Digital Marketing

Luna Alsalman

Luna Alsalman

Head of Technology

Rajab Beydoun

Rajab Beydoun

Head of Technology

Muhammad Arbab Safdar

Muhammad Arbab Safdar

Head of Operations

Committees at DMUMUN’24

  • Addressing the Illicit Trade of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW)
  • Strengthening Nuclear Non-Proliferation Efforts and Promoting

  • Addressing the Issue of Illicit Financial Flows
  • Addressing the Issue of Debt Sustainability for Developing Countries

  • Addressing the Issue of Forced Displacement of Refugees
  • Addressing the Protection of Human Rights in Conflict Zones

  • Addressing the Issue of Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism
  • Addressing the Issue of Decolonization and Self-Determination in Non-Self-Governing Territories / Addressing the Issue of Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution in Post-Conflict Societies

  • Addressing the Issue of Cybersecurity and Data Protection Funding
  • Addressing the Issue of Climate Change and Sustainable Development Funding

  • The Question of Addressing Mass Misinformation about Vaccines and Medical precautionary aids
  • Universal Health Coverage and Healthcare Access: Promoting universal health coverage and efforts to ensure access to healthcare services for all.

  • The Role of Digital Surveillance in Censorship and its Impact on Freedom of the Press: Discussing the implications of digital surveillance on journalists and press freedom.
  • Freedom of Association and Political Participation in Communist States: Addressing the limitations on political participation and the suppression of opposition groups in countries with communist governments

  • The Role of Cryptocurrencies and Digital Currencies in Global Finance: Discussing the opportunities and challenges presented by cryptocurrencies and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in the global financial system.
  • Addressing the Legacy of Debt and Economic Dependency to First World Countries

  • Addressing the South East Asian Territorial Dispute with China in the 'South China Sea': Resolving the Conflict and Ensuring Compliance with International Law.
  • Territorial Dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir

  • Reducing Poverty and Economic Disparities: Strategies to reduce poverty and economic disparities at a global scale, with a focus on current challenges and solutions.
  • Global Income Inequality and Its Impacts: Discussing the widening income gap between the rich and the poor and its consequences on societies and economies.

  • Promoting a Two-State Solution: Discussing the possibility of a two-state solution and examining strategies to advance negotiations between Israel and Palestine.
  • The Situation in Ukraine and Crimea: Addressing the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the issue of Crimea, and seeking a peaceful resolution.

  • Media Literacy and Countering Misinformation: Promoting media literacy and combating the spread of disinformation and fake news.
  • Promoting Intercultural Dialogue and Understanding: Strategies to foster intercultural dialogue, tolerance, and understanding to address global conflicts and challenges.

  • The Nuremberg Trials: Addressing the issue of Nazi War Crimes and Establishing the Principles of International Criminal Law
  • The Berlin Conference of 1884-1885: Addressing the issue of European Colonialism and its Cultural, Political, and Economic Impact

  • Global Air Quality and Reducing Pollution: Discussing strategies to improve air quality and reduce pollution, particularly in urban areas.
  • E-waste Management and Electronic Recycling: Strategies for the responsible disposal and recycling of electronic waste to reduce its environmental impact.

  • Regulating Biotechnology Advancements: Addressing the ethical, legal, and safety concerns associated with emerging biotechnologies such as gene editing and synthetic biology.
  • The Ethics of Advanced Biometric Technologies: Exploring the ethical and privacy implications of biometrics in surveillance, identity verification, and personal data protection.

  • Addressing the Human Rights Abuses and Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines
  • Addressing the Crisis of Police Brutality and Racial Injustice in the United States
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