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KFSAC 2001
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After much procrastination, this event did take place. The credit for this must fall Sheila O' Donovan, AAG's MUN director, who hosted the event, and Valeria Harper, ACA's MUN director, who co-hosted.



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KFSAC MUN Solves Problems From Start to Finish.
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The following article did not appear in the Kuwait Times.

KFSAC MUN Solves Problems from Start to Finish

One by one, the committee chairs from Social, Environmental, Human Rights, and Defense Committees told the waiting, well-dressed delegates at KFSAC MUN what they'd accomplished. Finally, though, the moment came for the Security Council to report. Delegates looked around: no Security Council.

Ms. Valerie Harper, one of the event co-directors explained to the puzzled group. "Well, I gave them a choice of coming to the ceremony or continuing their debate. They're continuing." She added, "Since they're discussing Security Council reform, and the Security Council's been discussing it for twenty years, it may be awhile."

This is how serious delegates at KFSAC MUN took their responsibilities!

Last week, the KFSAC Model United Nations met to meet, greet, and complete a number tasks designed to, in the words of the event's motto, "Create a Better Tomorrow." The American Academy of Girls (AAG), ably hosted the event, while AAG director Sheila O' Donovan and American Creativity Academy (ACA) Director Valerie Harrelson co- ran the event. Attending schools included, AAG, Al-Bayan Bilingual School (BBS), The British School in Kuwait (BSK), and Fahaheel Watanieh Indian Private School (FAIPS). The event marked two major first: AAG's first time hosting the event and the first participation by a non-KFSAC school, FAIPS.

The event began Tuesday with lobbying and merging in the scenic AAG lunch area. Hurriedly delegates from different countries tried to persuade those from others to sign onto their resolutions, which they, then, rushed to the approval panel. When the smoke cleared, out of a well over a hundred resolutions on two dozen issues, only 18 survived for future debate.

Meanwhile the Security Council opened its session with a contentious debate on Kashmir. The Security included Faisal Darras, Norway, who emerged as the voice of the neutrals. The Western democracies included Hessah Malallah, the United Kingdom, and France, Mustafa Malaki. Anirudh Vemprala portrayed the Russian Federation, the loyal opposition to the United Kingdom. Yousef Dashti presided as SC president.

The other commissions held formal debate sessions on Wednesday, led by chairs Nada Al Abduljader, Sarah Al Awadji, Iman Al Baqsami, Saad Al Ghawas, Nabil Al Khaled, May Al Subaie, Ahmed Bhiyan, Nayeem Choulhdry, and Katy Fleming. As countries made speeches that attacked and defended those 18 proposed resolutions, national preferences as well as quality of resolutions took a toll. Committee eventually passed 12 resolutions on isses as diverse as AIDs, small arms, children's rights, and animal preservation, an admirable acheivement for several days work.

Meanwhile the Security Council finally came to a resolution on hard topic of Kashmir after allowing India to give its input on the delicate situation. In this case, its two days of debate solved a forty-year-old problem. Then it turned to the subject of Security Council reform.

In the closing ceremonies, Ms. Valerie congratulated the delegates on the fine job they did both presenting their countries and in representing their schools.




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The Committees and General Assembly Issues
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Issues for Debate KFSAC MUN 2001

Social Committee
(1) Global code of ethics for tourism
(2) Elimination of debt burden in less developed countries
(3) Exploitation of children in the labour market
(4) Implementation of the UN program on Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS)
(5) Human cloning, organ harvesting and stem cell research

Human Rights Commission (HRC)
(1) Promotion and protection of the rights of children and youth
(2) Questions of capital punishment, prison overcrowding and alternate sentencing
(3) Limitations and restrictions on the right of freedom of speech with regard to the restriction of coverage of military and police actions
(4) Use of children in warfare
(5) Economic migrancy into developed nations.

Disarmament Commission (DC)
(1) Effective international arrangements to assist non nuclear states against the use or threat of nuclear weapons
(2) The relationship between disarmament and development
(3) Compliance with the Treaty on the Limitation of Anti Ballistic Missile systems
(4) Reducing availability of firearms to civilians and stopping illegal trafficking of such firearms
(5) Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security.

Environment Commission (EC)
(1) Use of Herbicides and defoliants in drug control programs
(2) Ratification and implementation of the Kyoto Protocol
(3) Land reform policies with particular regard to Southern Africa
(4) Measures to control population growth
(5) Deforestation and the economy of indigenous peoples
(6) Effective implementation of anti poaching policies in wildlife reserves.



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Groups Present at KFSAC MUN
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As is the case with DHOW-MUN, the books and groups are largely the same. An important exception is the United Kingdom, which may, some day, have its own briefing book.

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The Republic of Chad

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Environmental Chairman: Nabil Al Khaled
Disarmament Chairman: Saad Al Ghawas
Security Council President: Yousef Dashti


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The Republic of Chad

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The Chadean Delegation
Disarmament/Ambassador: Adel Al Omar (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)
Abdullah Burhama-Vice Ambassador-HR
Faisal Al Ibrahim-Social
Khaled Al Humaidhi-Environment

Chad



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The Republic of Ethiopia

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The Ethiopian Delegation
Environmental/Ambassadoress: Sarah Al Dukair (click here to read the ambassadoress's briefing book)

Ethiopia



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The Republic of France

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The French Delegation
Security Council/Ambassador: Mustafa Malaki

France





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The Republic of India

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The Indian Delegation
Disarmament/Ambassador: Abdullah Al Asousi (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Zooman Al Mesbah-social-Vice Ambassador
Abdulrahman Al Shatti-environment
Mohammad Al Essa-HR

India



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The Republic of Liberia

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The Liberian Delegation
Human Rights/Ambassador: Ghazi Al Sharhan (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Shadi al Suwayeh-vice ambassador(Environmental)
Hamad Sultan-Social
Ahmad Kulaib-Disarmament

Liberia





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The Republic of Nigeria

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The Nigerian Delegation
Disarmament/Ambassador: Talal Al Rashoud (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Bader Al Tukhaim-Vice Ambassador-Social
Nada Abduljader-HR
Yousef Dashti-Environment

Nigeria





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The Republic of Tunisia

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The Tunisian Delegation
Security Council/Ambassador: Aziz Al Ateeqi (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)
Sajaa Fakhral-Deen-Disarmament
Sulaiman Al Omar-Human Rights
Faisal Al Obeid-Social




Tunisia





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The United Kingdom

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The United Kingdom Delegation
Social/Ambassador: Latifa Ben Essa (click here to read the ambassadoress's briefing book)

Hessa Al Othman-SC
Nouf Al Fraih-Vice-Ambassador/HR
Khaled Shahroor-Disarmament
Fahed Sultan-Environment

United Kingdom





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Lobbying and Merging
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True to the kill or be killed tradition, Bayan students emerged with 6/18 of the resolutions which eventually emerged from lobbying and merging to go to the committees.
Doesn't this look like an album cover?


The entire KFSAC group from all schools


Faisal tries to sell Abdullah Asousi.


Let the games begin.


The UK and Tunisia compete for signatures. Nada, Moh'd, Sukaina, and Nada


Sign here.


Latifa happily gathers another signature.


Ethiopia tries to sell a resolution.


The Market Place of Ideas


India rises to make a point.


Shadi looks for his missing tie.


Just about all of the BBS boys


Nada works on the approval panel.


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Committee Sessions
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Since this event did not include a GA, one can consider the committees as the final session. Of 18 resoltions which reached the committees, 6 came from Bayan, 33%. Of 12 which passed, 6 passed (the same 6). Meaning that Bayan accounted for half the passed resolutions. More impressively 3 resolutions came from the UK, meaning that one country, alone, out of 20, passed one quarter of the resolutions!

Nouf debates her resolution for the UK.


Saad apologizes for coming late again.


Nigeria sells its resolution.


Fahad tries to preserve the wildlife.


Can Chad convince them?


Nouf sells her resolution.





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The Crisis Situation: Counting Qat.
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KFSAC took a pass on the crisis situation, which involved Ethiopia, France, Djibouti, Somalia, the UK, and the US. If you want here to read Mr. Dan's brilliant crisis situation, click pass me the qat, man.




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The Security Council
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The Security Council, led by Yousef Dashti, debated the same issues as Pearl-MUN. Mustafa Malaki, guest starring as France alternated for awhile as SC co-president with Norway.



The SC with Hessa Malallah featured as the UK.


Anirudh Vemprala of FAIPS as the Russian Federation.


Zooman as Indian Vice-Ambassador talks about Kashmir.


The Full SC with Aziz, Tunisia, present (for once).


The full SC: another view.


A lively discussion.






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BBS ACCOMPLISHMENTS
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Despite the precarious conditions of this event, BBS enjoyed the outing. Its accomplishments include:

KFSAC Resolutions Passed
UK-Latifa-AIDS
UK-Fahed-animals
UK-Nouf-Human Rights-child soldiers
Ethiopia-Sarah-birth rate
Liberia-Ghazi-migrant workers
Nigeria-Talal-small arms
(6/12 resolutions passed; 6 out of 16 passed approval panel)


Chairs
Security Council Chair-Yousef (Nigeria)
Human Rights Chair-Nada (Nigeria)
Environmental Chair-Nabil
Disarmament Chair-Saad
(4/8 chairs)

SC Delegates
Mustafa-France
Hessa-UK
Aziz-Tunisia (well, sometimes anyway)

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