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KFSAC 2002
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American School in Kuwait hosted two thirds of this event with American International School taking the remaining third. This probably represents the largest KFSAC to date with all of the following schools making an appearance.

AAG-American Academy for Girls
ACA-American Creativity Academy
AIS-American International School
ASK-American School in Kuwait
BBS-Al-Bayan Bilingual School GES-Gulf English School
FAIPS-Fahaheel Wataniyeh Indian Private School
KES-Kuwait English School
EAJ-The English Academy of Jabriya
LYC-Lycee Francais (the French School)
NES-The New English School
UAS-The Universal American School

For most schools this event held some special challenges since it occurred during Ramadan. Students needed to go above and beyond the usual to excel under these conditions.

A very tired Amna as the BBS group prepares for day 2.


Bayan put in one of its better performances of its KFSAC career with almost 40% of the resolutions past the approval panel coming from BBS and an unknown number of co-submitters to main submissions from other schools. However, the chairs found only two of these resolutions worthy of debate those of Nasser Al Aujan, Syria, and Amna Al Sager, Paraguay.

Bayan countries also, on average, spoke more in commissions and in the General Assembly than did any other school. Only ASK and AIS spoke more times in total, and these schools brought nearly triple the delegates of BBS.

Bayan also boasted 2 of the officers for the event, Human Rights Chairman Sarah Al Dukair and Disarmament Chairman Abdullah Al Asousi. In addition, its two senior Security Council delegates, Yousef Dashti, Russia, and Talal Al Rashoud, Syria and the Arab League, did a superb job of presenting their countries and in saving world peace. All in all, then, BBS countries put in a good performance, particularly considering they'd recently returned from another event in Jordan.


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The BBS Group At KFSAC 2002(B)
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HR Chair: Sarah Al Dukair
Vice-Chair Disarmament: Abdullah Al Asousi

Paraguay
Amna Al Sager-Ambassador-HR
Noora Al Khaled-Social
Dalia Al Awaad-Disarmament
Alaa Al Farra-Environment

Russian Federation
Saja Fakral-Deen- Ambassador-Social
Yousef Dashti-Vice-Ambassador/SC
Noufa Al Sabah-HR
Mishal Al Rashoud-Environment
Hamad Al Essa-Disarmament

Swaziland
Muneera Al Nibari-Ambassador-HR
Fatemah Boukhadour-Environment
Sarah Al Dalali- Social
Hessa Al Malallah-Vice-Ambassador-disarmament

Syria
Khaled Al Rubei- Ambassador-Disarmament
Talal Al Rashoud-Vice-Ambassador-Social
Zaineb Hassan-Environment
Faisal Al Ibrahim-Social
Nasser Al Aujan-HR

Thailand
Mohammad Ben Essa-Ambassador-Social
Abdullah Al Bourhamah-HR
Hamad Al Sager-Environment
Ahmad Shammari-Vice-Ambassador-Disarmament





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The Committees and General Assembly Issues
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Issues for Debate at KFSAC MUN 2002(B)
Disarmament

1. Effective implementation of the convention on the prohibition of the development, production, and stockpiling of bacteriological, biological, and toxin weapons and on their destruction.
2. Prevention of an arms race in outer space.
3. The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects.
4. Compliance with arms limitation and disarmament obligations, including the treaty on the limitation of anti-ballistic missile systems


Environment


1) Protection of the global climate for present and future generations of mankind, including ratification and implementation of the Kyoto protocol.
2) The impacts of roads, mining, cities and other infrastructure developments on land degradation and the loss of wildlife habitats.
3) The provision of, and access to, safe drinking water, especially in the developing world.
4) Measures to gain necessary compensation for victims of chemical agents.


Human Rights


1) Comprehensive implementation of and the follow-up to the world conference against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance.
2) Role of the media in highlighting human and civil rights abuses.
3) Treatment of prisoners of conscience and political detainees.
4) Combating the trafficking in illegal immigrants.


Security Council

1) The restoration of peace and normalcy in Afghanistan.
2) Peace, security, and reunification on the Korean peninsula.
3) Necessity of ending the economic, commercial, and financial embargo imposed by the US against Cuba.
4) Measures to expedite the establishment of the international criminal court.
5) The maintenance of peace and security in southeast Europe.


Social

1) Security issues on the internet in relation to personal privacy and international terrorism.
2) Measures to combat racism and aid reconciliation in former African colonies, including South Africa and Zimbabwe.
3) Implementation of the declaration of commitment on HIV/AIDS.
4) Strengthening the coordination of the UN humanitarian assistance in cases of natural disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies, with particular attention to reaching the vulnerable and the transition from relief to development.



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Lobbying and Merging
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The following students emerged as main submitters. Approximately 40% of the resolutions to pass through the approval panel came from BBS.

Paraguay: Amna Al Sager (debated) and Dalia Al Awad
Russia: Hamad Al Essa
Syria: Faisal Al Ibrahim and Nasser Al Aujan (debated)
Swaziland: Muneera Al Nibari
Thailand: Mohammad Ben Essa and



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COUNTRY BY COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTS
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The Republic of Paraguay

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The Paraguayan Delegation
Human Rights/Ambassador: Amna Al Sager (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)
Dalia Al Awaadi-Disarmament
Noura Al Khaled-Social
Alaa Al Farra-Environment
Paraguay


Statements of the Delegates



Amna Al-Sager Human Rights/Ambassador:

The ambassador of Paraguay attended the KFSAC event in Kuwait. In the Human Rights commission, the ambassador, as main-submitter, merged an excellent resolution on the issue of combating illegal immigrants. The resolution was merged with delegates from all corners of the world, such as: Columbia, Nepal, Indonesia and many others. After the resolution was in its final draft, it obtained 42 signatures, and was then passed through the approval panel. The resolution was then debated in the Human rights commission and was passed. It was very close to be debated in the General Assembly, but because of an extremely narrow difference in the votes, it did not succeed. Overall, the ambassador of Paraguay set a breath-taking image of the citizens of Paraguay.


Noura Al Khaled Social:

In the social committe the the Republic of Paraguay was represented by noura al khalid. The issue that i spoke about in my resolution was measures to combat rascism and aid reconciliation in former african colocnies including south africa and zimbabwe the reason for choosing this topic is because paraguay is one of the few countries that is known for its heterogenous society. Although my resolution did not pass, a number of heated debated and well written resolutions were passed in an atmosphere of respect for each delegates. i believe that it was a fruitfull meeting since we were able to address many problem and fing there solutions. finally, i am proud to have been givin the chance to represent a country like paraguay.


Dalia Al Awadi Disarmament:

In November in the year 2002, Paraguay a small unknown country which is located in South America went to the event in the school of ASK, KFSAC. Paraguay enjoyed the event and had a chance to show delegates present today the role of Paraguay in the world and how effective it can be. Many interesting and hilarious things happened during this event, such as, when the delegate of Iran proposed the idea to overthrow the chair which made all delegates collapse with laughter and giggles that made the chair angry and ending up kicking the delegate of Iran out. In concluding of this event Paraguay has never experienced a event no other than KFSAC and requests more similar events like KFSAC.



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The Russian Federation

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The Russian Delegation
Social/Ambassadoress: Saja Fakhral-Deen
Hamad Al Essa-Disarmament
Mishal Al Rashoud-Environment
Yousef Dashti-Security Council/Vice-Ambassador
Noufah Al Sabah-Social


The Russian Federation


Statements of the Delegates



Saja Fakhral Deen_ Social (Ambassador):

At KFSAC MUN, the Russian Federation performed very well. During lobbying and merging, Russia was main submitter for a resolution, and main co-submitter for four resolutions. All of which passed the approval panel, but unfortunately didnít get debated due to lack of time and lack of wise judgment among the ASK organizers. Russia presented its points of views clearly and articulately during committees, and our Security Council delegate, Yousef Dashti, also performed very well. Unfortunately, Russia did not get the chance to enjoy much of the General Assembly, but enjoyed it as much as possible.


Yousef Dashti _Security Council (Vice-Ambassador)

The KFSAC event for the Security Council was a great success. The Council resolved numerous issues and happened to reach a compromise for a crisis situation that might have triggered World War III. As the representative of the Russian Federation, I stressed, in the council, the threat of the Chechens in the world, and my target was to pressure the council into recognizing them as international terrorists. Although this try has failed, I was assured that the issue would be discussed in a future session. Russiaís stance on the issue of terrorism is very vital, because the fight against terrorism is the main focus of the world now. The Crisis situation lay a great deal on the stance of Russia among the Delegates. The NATO countries pressured me into standing with them against China, Algeria, and Syria, representing the Arab League, and vice versa, but with the pressure of the NATO, even though Russia is considered a close ally of NATO, I believed that Russiaís interests with China and the Arab League where much greater. Russia promised the Arab League and China that it would support them militarily if indeed necessary. Fortunately, the countries reached a compromise and the conflict was settled, except for one issue, the oil prices. NATO believed that the OPEC would be responsible enough to increase production of oil, but I, as the delegate of Russia, believed that would be taking time and would affect world countries. NATO did not think of the poorer countries of the world, so I, representing Russia, offered to increase oil production to lower oil prices in return for the Council to recognize the Chechens rebels as terrorists. I refused any other offer given to me because I believed that the offer I made was not impossible. Ireland, China, and many other countries supported me, but the US, Britain, and France disagreed. I kept reminding all the delegates of the high oil prices that would affect world countries, but they kept trying to offer other actions, but the Russian stance on the Chechen rebels was too vital to change, so I disagreed on any other term of negotiation to increase production.


Noufa Al-Sabah_ human rights:

KFSAC was a very good experience for me, as the Russian Delegate. I made some close relationships with Cuba, Zimbabwe, Mexico, Swaziland, and Syria. Russia merged on a resolution with Syria and was Co-submitter. This resolution was about the role of media and the 2 countries aimed to stop media violations of a countries national sovereignty, etc. This resolution however failed but had a lot of co-signers such as Cuba, Pakistan, etc. Russia also formed a lot of enemies like Nepal, South Africa, and Peru. The KFSAC event was a very good and thrilling encounter.


Mishal Rashood_ Environment:

In KFSAC I represented Russia and I was in the environment committee. I wrote a resolution on the Kyoto Protocol. This resolution helps Russia because Russia suffers from global warming crisis however canít afford it because the U.S. would not sign the protocol. I would have been a main-submitter had the group not all have been people from ASK. So I became co-submitter. I talked for our resolution in the committeeís. In the general assembly I had loads to say but we got kicked out as a result of unfair chairing in which Russia protested to.


Hamad Al-Essa_ disarmament

Representing Russia at the Disarmament forum of the KFSAC 2002 MUN event was no easy task. Even though Russia emerged as a main submitter, its resolution was unfortunately not debated. Out of the five resolutions that were debated, Russia successfully spoke against four, thoroughly going through each point-by-point and addressing every flaw in vivid detail in what was unknowingly regarded by some as a "Russian Accent." In close coordination with the delegate of Thailand, every education program was turned into a brain-washing campaign and every incentive program a form of bribery. All in all, the session was extremely productive and fruitful, and I would be glad to attend again in the coming years Ö


Russia and Syria plot world domination.



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Swaziland

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The Swazi Delegation
Human Rights/Ambassadoress: Muneera Al Nibari (click here to read the ambassadoress's briefing book)
Hessa Al Malallah-Disarmament/Vice-Ambassador
Fatemah Boukhadour-Environment
Sarah Al Dalali-Social
Swaziland


Statements of the Delegates




Muneera Al Nibari, Ambassador/Human Rights

Swaziland being a country of safety, stability and peace, wasnít very opposing in the assembly. Overall as the Ambassador of Swaziland in the KFSAC MUN I felt that we the delegation of Swaziland had come to appreciate Swazilandís mountainous magnificence, flourishing forests and verdant valleys and so did the people in our assembly. In the Human Rights Committee we had a very productive event, some of the resolutions that were disputed were very much ineffective an example was one on The comprehensive implementation of and the follow-up to the world conference against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance. Swaziland was opposing to this resolution and showed the many flaws and vaguenessí that that resolution contained and so it failed. Another topic discussed was that of The treatment of political detainees and prisoners of conscience, the resolution on this topic gave those prisoners too many rights and forgot that they are prisoners therefore they had done something wrong. What arouse in the debate, was that this resolution was providing an incentive for citizens to undermine their governments authority. Overall it was a very effective event for Swaziland in which we made our attendance known among other countries and voted for resolutions which had offered aid and helped the people of Swaziland in anyway.


Fatemah Boukhadour, Environment

On the 5th to the 7th of November 2002, Al-Bayan Bilingual School proudly participated in the KFSAC-MUN event at ASK and AIS. I, Fatemah Boukhadour, was part of a group that represented Swaziland. During the event, many of the students that were representing other countries were clueless about their relations with Swaziland let alone the influence of Swaziland in the world. Fortunately, my attempt at representing the Swazi policy was efficient, and I can proudly say that I presented the Swazi policy at its best. Successfully, I persuaded 8 other countries to sign on to my resolution. But unfortunately, the minimum number of signers was 15. Never the less I contributed about 7 clauses to the other resolution and debated all the other resolutions with regards to the national policy. I questioned all the aspects that were related to my region and made sure of my decision and the resolutions' benefit to the world when voting. Thankfully, it was a very successful event.


Sarah Al Dalali, Social

On November the 5th in the year of 2002, Swaziland a small peaceful country that is located in Southern Africa has enjoyed itís stay in an MUN conference held in Kuwait, KFSAC. Swaziland was deeply disturbed that not a lot of people knew where it was located, many delegates had mistaken Swaziland with Switzerland. At first, Swaziland was aloof, but along the journey, Swaziland made a lot of allies. The most hilarious and outrageous thing that took place during the last day in the general assembly was that the delegate of Iran represented by another school had made a motion to overthrow the chair, which put a smile on every delegates face and fits of giggles erupted from the stage which made the chair angry. Unfortunately, that motion was denied and the delegate who made the motion had been kicked out. Obviously, this MUN conference has a great impact on me, in which it expanded my general knowledge.




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The Syrian Republic

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The Syrian Delegation
Disarmament/Ambassador: Khaled Al Rubei (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)
Zaineb Hassan-Environment
Nasser Al Aujan-Human Rights
Talal Al Rashoud-Security Council/Vice-Ambassador
Faisal Al Ibrahim-Social
The Syrian Republic


Statements of the Delegates



Khaled Al Rubei, Disarmament Committee and Human Rights

In the Disarmament committee there was a high level of debate which helped in the process of voting. Out of five resolutions five passed, unfortunately none of them should have passed. They never deal with the issue at hand, the resolutions did not solve the issues but on the contrary they only made it more complicated. Syria was truly annoyed, and it did express its anger along with Russia, that the resolutions made the issues much more hypocritical where only some countries are trailed for having bio-weapons while others didnít and one country can withdraw from a treaty while another canít it was very upsetting.

All in all Syria did extremely well in all committeeís especially the Security Council, being praised by the chair, I quote ďmind blowing debate skillsĒ. Syria is proud of the fact that three of the four delegates were main submitters. In the general assembly however Syria was much more active than any other committee, nearly all of the delegates spoke on many of the resolutions, in fact Syriaís speech on Chinaís illicit trading of arms resolution made a lot of people have second thought to the extent that it failed the resolution. And Syriaís speech on the AIDís resolution made a big difference in the voting. Syria got personal notes of appreciation and praise in the General Assembly by br.


Talal Al Rashoud, Security Council Vice-Ambassador

As the Security Council representative and vice-ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic at the 2002 KFSAC event, I was very satisfied with Syria's performance, both within the Security Council and in general. Syria generally took an anti-imperialist stance, acting as the voice of the socialist, Arab, Muslim, and developing world. Although Syria wrote a resolution addressing the problem of the US embargo on Cuba, it turned out that there was to be no lobbying and merging and that resolutions would generally be proposed clause by clause. The first issue discussed was the International Criminal Court, with Syria taking a strong stance on the issue, voting for the resolution after Syria's requirments and interests had been satisfied. The US embargo on Cuba was the second issue discussed, in which Syria took a strong and vital pro-Cuban stance on the issue, even though there was not enough time to continue debating clauses proposed by Syria because of the tabeling of the issue due to the crisis situation. Syria was carefull to defend its views and those of its sister nations during debate on both issues, forcing concessions from the Western imperialist powers and their allies while maintaining a diplomatic approach. With the advent of the crisis situation, seeing as the issue concerned the security and interest of its Arab sister states, Syria took the initiative of requesting the signatures of all Arab countries present on a document proclaiming Syria the representative of the Arab League in the Security Council. Syria and the Arab League, speaking on behalf of all Arab nations present at the event, went through a great deal of negotiations with NATO and its allies, defending the Arab stance and calling for an end to NATO's aggressions. The outcome satisfied Syria and the Arab League, but only after NATO agreed to compromise as a result of Syria and the Arab League's staunch refusal to be dictated by the whims of the powers of imperialism. In conclusion, I would like to proclaim the 2002 KFSAC event a great success for the Syrian Arab Republic.

As the Security Council representative and vice-ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic at the 2002 KFSAC event, I was very satisfied with Syria's performance, both within the Security Council and in general. Syria generally took an anti-imperialist stance, acting as the voice of the socialist, Arab, Muslim, and developing world. Although Syria wrote a resolution addressing the problem of the US embargo on Cuba, it turned out that there was to be no lobbying and merging and that resolutions would generally be proposed clause by clause. The first issue discussed was the International Criminal Court, with Syria taking a strong stance on the issue, voting for the resolution after Syria's requirements.

In the emergency situation Syria expressed its anger at France and urged France not to go back to its old treacherous imperial days. Syria condemned the terrorist and asked for peace between the two nations with international intervention but international cooperation..



Nasser Al Aujan Human Rights Commitee

Syria played a great role in the Human Rights Committee. It debated the resolutions well, in fact it debated its own resolution too. Syria commented on the sudden incident between France and Algeria. All resolutions were useless in Syriaís point of view. Syria did its best in defending good resolutions, including its own. Nobody could have done better than Syria.


Faisal Al Ibrahim, Social




Zaineb Hassan, Environmental

Syria was one of the most effective countries that were in the whole KIFSAC MUN event that was held at ASK. Being specific in the social commit. From the being, Syria was one of the first countries to pass its resolution as a main submitter about the natural disaster problem and how to solve it. Syria didnít stop there but maximized its power to take the Syria opinion to the minds of all countries and was always there at the podium speaking about what all Syrians want to say to the whole world. syria even helped her neighbor such as Egypt to pass its resolution that was in the name of all Arabs that we are proudly part of them and will always be with one voice. As a representitive of Syria in the enviromental commissino i was determind to make the best possible resolution which would conserve as much water as possible and help all the nbations which are in need of water such as Syria so Syria merged with 2 other nations, Cameroon and Sri Lanka, but unfortunately our resolution did not pass the judges to be debate.

Nasser debates his resolution in the Human Rights Commission.



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Thailand

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The Thai Delegation
Social/Ambassador: Mohammad Ben Essa (click here to read the ambassadoress's briefing book)
Ahmad Al Shammari-Disarmament/Vice-Ambassador
Hamad Al Sager-Environment
Abdullah Al Bourhamah-Human Rights
Thailand


Statements of the Delegates



Mohammed Ambassador Social

KFSAC as usual was held in Kuwait, it took place in ASK, and AIS, the first and last day was at ASK and the second day was held at AIS, KFSAC went great, it was a successful event, and their I as the ambassador of Thailand I merged my resolution and came out to be the main submitter, Thailand wrote a resolution about HIV/AIDS, but we did not get to debate it.
Thank you


Hamed Al- Sager V. Ambassador Environmental

It was a great experience for me to participate in the 2002 KFSAC MUN. Although I still hold some problems that may be solved later on in my MUN career. All in all, I had a lot of fun. I, solemnly say that I was the most delegates that spoke in the Environmental commission. I have to say that most delegates didnít want to speak, but that was because it was their first MUN event probably. Most of the time I went against all resolutions, even though they were against my policies. Thatís because I wanted to make my country much more interesting than it already.

Last, I would like to thank my fellow partners, and Ambassador, Mohammed Al Essa, Ahmed AL Shimirie, And Abdullah Bourhamah for making this a great MUN for me. It was also the first time Iíve seen delegates work together to overthrow the chair. I would never forget that. Finally, thank you Mr. Dan.


Ahmed Al Shimirie Disarmament

At KFSAC, Thailand was a very active attacker for every different resolution. In addition, Thailand accused most of the resolutions of blackmail, bribery, brainwash, or intervention with National Sovergnity. All resolution was passed in the Disarmament committee. Thailand knows that all the delegates there voted because of [personal issues.


Abdullah Bourhamah




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The Crisis Situation: Oiled
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KFSAC did have a crisis situation this time. It involved terrorism in Algeria resulted in a crisis in world oil prices. More relevant here, Russia volunteered to totally make up the shortfall of Algeria, i.e. expand supply outward, restoring price stability. Meanwhile, Syria, representing the Arab League, tried to find a solution.



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The Security Council
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The Security Council included Yousef Dashti as Russia and Talal Al Rashoud as Syria. By all accounts they did a wonderful job. For information refer to Syria and Russia's country profiles.

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