Sulaimani, Iraq - April 18, 2012 – Twelve AUIS students traveled to New York this month to attend the National Model UN conference. The conference annually brings together 5,000+ participants from around the world to discus issues at the forefront of international relations.
As representatives of Malta, AUIS was a member of multiple of committees, including the Economic and Social Council, Arms Trade Treaty, and the Rio+20 Committee on Sustainable Development.
“Prior to attending the conference, we did extensive research on Malta. We knew about its foreign policy, its allies and enemies, exports and imports, and where it stands in the UN,” said Model UN team member Amed Latif Omar.
The group was successful in passing four out of six of their resolutions. Further, they noted that they worked closely with representatives from the European Union, Russia, and the USA during the conference.
“Creating alliances took most of our time during the caucuses. Once we created coalitions with other countries, we were able to start drafting resolutions,” said Omar.
AUIS Model UN members that attended the conference were: Zana Muhammed Jaff, Rand Mohammed Khalifa, Sarwar Mustafa Karim, Shunas Hussein Abdulla, Hoshang Shorsh Admed, Bayar Falah Hassan, Nawa Shorsh Ahmed, Sasan Hassan Hamid, Tawar Sarnar Yahia, Amed Latif Omar, Bery Majeed, and Decan Tofik.
To learn more about the Model UN trip to New York, check out our latest student blog: NMUN: A Melting Pot of Ideas.
Click here to see an album of their trip on our Facebook page.