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The Pearl- MUN 2003"
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Pearl-MUN continuedits tradition as one of the most exciting MUN events in Kuwait and the Middle East. The International Court of Justice, one of only three in the entire Middle East, continues to train justices for an eventual court in Kuwait. The ECOSOC, one of the most active perhaps in MUN history, set a standard as every member nation spoke as least six times.

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An Open Letter to MUN and School Directors
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Attention: MUN-Directors, Would-Be MUN Directors, Debate Coaches, Drama Directors
From: Al-Bayan Bilingual School
Regarding: Pearl-MUN 2002


Al-Bayan Bilingual School (BBS) will, once again host Pearl-MUN, an invitational Model United Nations event in early May.

Pearl-MUN features an ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council), a Territorial Disputes commission, an ICJ (International Court of Justice), and a Security Council.

The Security Council will offer a challenge to even the most experienced MUN students. Not only will it consider the usual list of Security Council situations, but it will also have its own Security Crisis. Crisis situations include imperfect information, "special guest stars," and real-time events.

Pearl-MUN continues to offer the only International Court of Justice in Kuwait. Again, suitable for the most advanced MUN students, the ICJ will try two cases actually on the docket for the real court. Past ICJ cases have included some of the foremost debate students in Kuwait as attorneys.

A new commission, Territorial Disputes, will target the intermediate level MUNer. The list of issues will include some of the most divisive conflicts on the globe, and students will have to arrange political alliances in order to come to solutions and treaties.

The ECOSOC functions as the event's main assembly. A large body, it suits the beginning level MUN student, including those at their very first event. The ECOSOC will have practice sessions, extensive assistance from the chairs, lobbying and merging, support materials, and its own "mini-crisis," a good introduction to MUN for the new student.

Pearl-MUN also includes some other features that distinguish it. For example, the chairs give awards for best delegates and "most charismatic," and everyone gets a certificate. This year, Pearl-MUN will invite students to apply for deputy and co-chair positions within the event.

BBS would like to extend a special welcome to non-KFSAC schools and to others new to Model United Nations. With Pearl-MUN's practice sessions, support materials, etc., Pearl-MUN can serve as your doorway to Model United Nations.

This event can only accomodate about 150 students. Therefore, interested schools should reply quickly by emailing to: Ghazi Al Sharhan, Talal Al Rashoud,or Yousef Dashti,


Daniel R. Fruit,

Daniel R. Fruit

BBS MUN Director



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Pearl-MUN 2003 Officers
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Pearl MUN 2003 Officers:


Ghazi Al-Sharhan: ICJ Co-Governor General

Talal Al-Rashoud: GA Co-Governor General

Yousef Dashti: SC Co-Governor General

Faisal Al-Ibrahim: ECOSOC President
Saja Fakral-Deen: ECOSOC Vice President
Sarah Al-Dukair: SC President
Khaled Al-Rubei: SC Co-President


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The General Assembly
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The GA, headed by president Faisal Al Ibrahim and deputy Saja Fakhral-Deen, passed a timely US (Fatema Al-Boukhadour) sponsored resolution on the question of securing food and water resources for nations in the time of war and famine. It also narrowly defeated resolutions brought forth by Israel (Noufah Al-Sabah) on establishing a nuclear free zone in the Middle East, and Vietnam (Fahed Al-Rushaid) on controlling the spread of and finding a cure for the SARS virus. In addition, ambassadors responded to an emergency situation in which Iran (Abdullah Behbehani) announced its successful production of nuclear weapons. A resulting treaty, signed by the United States and regional powers, called for IAEC inspectors to supervise Iran's program in conjunction with the United States. The GA recognized the United States (Boukadour), Iran (Behbehani), India (Rashed Al-Ghamidi) as its outstanding delegates and lauded Germany (Saad Behbahani) as its most colorful. It also recognized Israel (Al-Sabah) for special achievement.

Click here to read all the resolutions that made it through lobbying and merging.

General Assembly Issues

1-The question of rising water levels due to the effects of global warming.
2-The question of controlling the spread of the SARS virus and finding a cure for it.
3-The question of securing food and water resources for nations in times of war and famine.
4-The question of creating a nuclear free zone in the Middle East.
5-The question of guaranteeing human rights and alleviating suffering in Cuba.


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Opening Speeches
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GA Opening speech by Faisal Al-Ibrahim

Honorable Secretary Generals, fellow delegates, most distinguished guests, good afternoon. We are here today gathered in the larges meeting ever held on this planet. From every country, every belief, every raise came to share your ideas and help others to make the world a better place to live.

This is a sign of civilization and overcoming the forest rules. But remember that there is a cry reaching the sky for help. A starving man digging the sand for a piece bread. A small boy is struggling with the mud trying to push his cart to sell some corn. Where will the future take him? Why isn't he in a school? Why? Why? Why? Is his fault for not going to school? Or is it his parent fault who couldn't find a piece of bread to feed their children? Or shall we just blame his fait? The tears became the seas and are we without motions that we can't feel them? The cries had reached the sky and are we deaf that we cannot hear them? The blood is everywhere and are we blind that we couldn't see them?

The question is can you make a difference? You all gathered here to change that world. The faithless child is waiting for someone to pull the cart form him. Can you make a difference?



The General Assembly will now come to order.

Faisal gives his opening speech.

Saja addresses the session.

The two officers run the session.

Talal explains the emergency situation.



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Individual General Assembly countries
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Australia, Ahmad Al-Qamlas (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Australia gives a seventh continent perspective.



Bahrain, Bader Al-Saleh (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Bahrain talks about Arab issues.


Bangladesh, Bader Al-Mailem (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Bangladesh addresses the General Assembly.


Canada, Dalia Al-Awadhi (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Canada is clearly enjoying the event.

Canada reacts to getting the WHO ban lifted.


Cote D'Ivoire, Lamia Al-Loughani (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)
The Princess of Chocolate.


Democratic Republic of Cuba, Saud Al-Subaie (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)
Cuba trashes the blockade.


The Czech Republic, Abdullah Al-Mishari (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)
The Czech Republic gives an opinion.


The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Maha Sartawi (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

DR Congo obviously hopes for peace in its region.

DR Congo talks about African issues.


East Timor, Abdullah Al-Mdaires (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

A new nation: East Timor gives new opinions.


Eritrea, Mays Al-Sa'ad (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Eritrea's enthusiam is obvious.

Eritrea explains the bill it co-submitted.


Georgia, Sarah Fakhral-Deen (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Georgia explains about Russian bullying.

Georgia addresses the entire assembly.


Germany, Saad Behbehani (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Germany stands like a Black Forest Oak.

Germany takes all questions.


Greece, Fatima Al-Abdulkareem (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Greece talks about its islandic heritage.


Iceland, Haya Al-Abdulkareem (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Iceland looks cool and collected.


India, Rashed Al-Ghamidi (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Rashed quotes Ghandi...

and shares his wardrobe.


The Islamic Republic of Iran, Abdullah Behbehani (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Iran talks about Israel.

Iran denies it has any nuclear weapons.


the Provisional Interim Government of Iraq, Zainab Hassan (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Iraq explains its dire needs for assistance.


Ireland, Hissa Al-Sabah (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Ireland explains its love for peace.

Ireland works the crowd.


Israel, Noufah Al-Sabah (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Israel trashes the Arab countries.

"What is peace without security for our people?"

Israel tries to charm the Europeans.


Italy, Hassan Dashti (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

He even sounds like Burlesconi.

Italy meets the crowd.


Japan, Altaf Al-Dukair (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Japan is worried about North Korea.


Khazakhstan, Nasser Al-Qatami (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

The word from the far steppes.


Kuwait, Besma Behbehani (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Kuwait discusses the Iraqi War.

Kuwait shows traditional Kuwaiti dress.


Lebanon, Abdulla Al-Khamis (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Lebanon questions Israel's motives.


The Jamaliya Republic of Libya, Sirence Saddedin (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Libya critizes Israel's plan for peace.


Malaysia, Abdullah Al-Ibrahim (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Greetings come from president Muthanir.


Nauru, Nouriya Al-Sager (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Nauru is small but rich.


Nigeria, Abdulaziz Al-Mutawa (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

The power behind ECOWAS.


The People's Democratic Republic of North Korea, Dheidan Al-Shimiri (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

SARS? We're worried about American invasion.


Norway, Anwar Al-Muzaini (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Save the environment...and the polar bears.


Philippines, Sara Al-Muzaini (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

The Philippines economy is improving.


PLO, Mohammad Ben Essa (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Does that smile indicate hope for the future?

The PLO accuses Israel of lying.


Qatar, Salma Saddedin (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Qatar adds its maverick voice to the Middle Eastern debate.


Rwanda, Laila Barghouti (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Rwanda talks about its bright future.

Rwanda discusses with DR Congo. Is this a peace dialogue?


Saudi Arabia, Ahmad Al-Jouan (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Saudi Arabia lends its royal presence.


South Africa, Alaa Al-Sayer (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

South Africa discusses wars.


South Korea, Yousef Al-Qaaud (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

South explains the danger of North Korea.

"They attacked us before."


Turkey, Lulu Al-Mishari (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Turkey explains its involvement in Kurdish Iraq.


The United States, Lulu Al-Mishari (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)
The United States starts an aggressive session.

The United States seems confident and assured.


The Vatican, the Holy See, Sara Al-Dalali (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Waiting for the Latin translation.

Giving the Good Word from the Pope.


The People's Democratic Republic of Vietnam, Fahad Al-Rushai (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

"Vietnam has the answers to stop SARS."


Zambia, Mohammed Al-Zabin (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

The Zambia brings the word from South Africa.




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The International Court of Justice
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The International Court of Justice, led by Ghazi Al-Sharhan, featured an historical "what-if?" In this case, the United States attorney (Khaled Shahroor) tried to prove the justice of its invasion by proving Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction and supported terrorism. An Iraqi attorney (Ahmad Shammari) representing deposed dictator Saddam Hussain tried to disprove this claim. The case featured presentations of Colin Powell's evidence, testimony by the Kuwaiti and Iranian ambassadors, the heated testimony of Hans Blix (Saja Fakhral-Deen), and a contentious hour of Israeli testimony. In the end, a very divided court of justices, while barely approving the American invasion, called for weapons inspections in Israel. The court recognized both attorneys with outstanding performance awards. Event sponsor Daniel R. Fruit maintained, "This was the best ICJ ever held in Kuwait. Both advocates were excellent." This gives the the world a chance for a final resolution as to whether Iraq ever owned WOMD. Click here to read all about the case, but don't read to the end yet.


International Court of Justice Cases

1. The question of the legality of invasion of Iraq on the charges of WOMD and supporting terrorism.

The two advocates prepare to present their cases.

Justice May takes some notes.



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The American Presentation
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United States attorney, Khaled Shahroor (click here to read the main documents of the American sides's presentation)

"Iraq lied repeatedly to the Security Council."

Iran testifies as to Iraq's use of WOMD.

Kuwait testifies as to Iraq's atrocities in Kuwait.

Israel talks about Iraq's Scuds and Nuclear program.

The United States shows its satellite pictures.



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The Ba'athist Republic of Iraq's Presentation
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Iraqi attorney, Ahmad Al Shammari (click here to read the main documents of the Iraqi sides's presentation)

Iraq begins its presentation.

Iraq trashes Colin Powell's statement.

Iraq belittles the American evidence.

Hans Blix endures American cross-examination.

"There are no more WOMBD."

Ghazi Al-Sharhan, chief justice.


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ICJ Resolution
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Facts agreed upon by judges:

1. Inspections were not conclusive
2. Inspections were not effective
3. Iraqis are liars
4. Evidence the U.S. submitted was not conclusive
5. Not convinced that Iraq destroyed all WOMDs
6. Iraq not supporter of terrorism

Verdict:

1. Weapons inspections shall be continued, and will be UN run. Also, Blix should not be part of this UN inspection team.
2. UN will monitor the U.S. governing of Iraq.
3. Limit the number of Iraqi scientists to be interviewed by the U.S. to those who are directly linked to the production of WOMDs.
4. U.S. shall pay all innocent Iraqi citizens directly damaged by the war an amount that is to be determined by a special UN court.
5. All sanctions on Iraq are to be lifted immediately except those on materials that can be used in the productions of WOMDs, which will be lifted after the UN inspections are over.
6. If the inspectors do not find anything within two years, then the U.S. will pay for all costs of the war for Iraq and apologize formally to the world.
7. The UN weapon inspectors should go to Israel and search for any WOMDs. If found, Isreal will have to give up these WOMDs.
8. Order the U.S. to enforce the SC resolution 242 and force Israel out of the falsely occupied lands.
9. Iraq shall pay for the families of Israeli innocent civilian victims who were attacked by Iraqi-funded Palestinian suicide bombers.

Click here now and read all about the case.


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The Security Council Session
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The SC, head by Sarah Al-Dukair assisted by Khaled Al-Rubei, spent the majority of its time dealing with two particular issues, the rebuilding of Iraq and tensions on the Korean peninsula. After considerable debate, the delegates of the United States (Abdullah Asousi), Russia (Muneera Al-Nibari), and Germany (Hamad Al-Essa) arrived at a compromise resolution that dropped the sanctions against Iraq and paralleled the resolution subsequently signed by the real UN Security Council. Despite the belligerent and defiant presentation by North Korea (Dheidan Al Shammari) to the SC, eventually the North agreed to allow and international team of inspectors, 25% of them Chinese, to visit its facilities. Armed representatives of the Wahhabi Jihad Movement interrupted the final SC session arriving with captive PLO (Mohammad Ben Essa) and Israeli ambassadors and demanding creation of an independent Palestine and threatening to execute one ambassador per hour. In the end, the two sides reached an accord, but only after the execution of Chile's (Hamad Al-Sager) ambassador. The Security Council recognized Germany (Al-Saleh), Russia (Al-Nibari) as its outstanding delegates as well as naming the United States (Asousi) as the most colorful. Special awards went to N. Korea (Shammari) as special guest country as well as Khaled Kooheji as head of the Wahhabi Jihad.



Security Council Issues

1-The question of rebuilding Iraq.
2-The question of reducing tensions on the Korean peninsula.
3-The question of guaranteeing peace and security in Cote D’ivoire.
4-The question of reforming the Security Council.
5-The question of the roll of the media in portraying conflicts.



Yousef addresses the Security Council.

Khaled Al-Rubei gives an opening address.

The Security Council hears Sara's speech.

The UK questions the USA.

A tense moment

Russia and the US collaborate on a clause.




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Individaul Countries
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Chile, Hamad Al-Sager (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Chile tries to get the floor.

Chile gestures during its presentation.


China, due to the late withdrawal of two schools various people filled China's seat.

Latifa says "no change" to SC representation.

Dr. Dan gestures during a discussion of North Korea.


France, Amna Al-Sager (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

France appears unhappy with the Iraq discussion.

France makes a counter-proposal.


Germany, Hamad Al-Essa (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Germany writes a different idea on the board.

Germany discusses Iraq.


Pakistan, Nasser Al-Aujan (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Pakistan objects to the UK description of Pakistan.


The Russian Federation, Muneera Al-Nibari (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Russia argues against sending US peacekeepers.

Russia yields the floor to Germany.


Spain, Zooman Al-Mesbah (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Spain defends the war on Iraq.

Spain supports the UK's position on peacekeepers.


Syria, Mishal Al-Rashoud (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

Mishal speaks for Iraq's worried neighbors.


United Kingdom, due to the late withdrawal of two schools various people filled China's seat.

Yousef, as the UK, defends Tony Blair.

Sara, as the UK, gets very involved in her position.


United States, Abdullah Asousi (click here to read the ambassador's briefing book)

The US, highlights a clause..literally.

The US makes a strong push for its version of a clause.







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Special Guest Countries
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Several countries made special presentations to the Security Council. Unfortunately, there are no photos of the Emergency Situation with Israel and the PLO. Also, there are no photos of North Korea's excellent, table-slamming performance.

Iraq's provisional government explains its plight.

Kuwait testifies on the Iraqi situation.

Germany questions the PLO representative.


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Security Council Resolutions
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A. The question of Rebuilding Iraq

1. Decides that the term "occuypping power" and/or any credible synonym is not to be used anywhere throught this resolution,

2. Resolves that upon the lifting of all sacntions on the Iraq, the UN qoules establish the Iraq Devleopment Agency (IDA) which would
(A) collect all donations that would help the coalitino forces,
(B) which would be known as the "authority" along with permanent Security Counicl (SC) members
(C) and work in every humanitarian and development field.


B. The Question of Reforming the Secuirty Council (SC)

1. Resolves that there will be no reformaiton of the Security Council (SC) through not permitting new permanent Security Council (SC) seats.


C. The Question of Reduction Tensions on the Koran Peninsula

1. Resolves that the Security Council woudl form a committe that will:
A. Hold talks with North Korea to pressure it to abandon its nuclear projects
B. Send, with the cooperation of the International Atomic Energy Commission, 60 weaponss inspectors to Noreth Korea:
1. Headed by the Secretary General
2. Including 25 Japansese inspectors and 25 Chinese inspectors
3. reporting to the Security Coincil (SC) within 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, and 4 months, about any WOMD foud.


D. Security Council Emergeny Situation


Resolves the implementation of the the Middle East "Road Map" Within a year and assures that it will be adopted by all four remaining permament Security Council (SC) members if the US backs out.



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The Grand Finales
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This included a spectacular speech and question and action scene by Slaiman Arabiat, PHD, Counselor, Chief of Mission, Jordanian Embassy, Kuwait. Arabiat's speech put forth a largely pro-American line. Arabiat emphasized the importance of Arab countries fitting into a changed world situation with the United States more directly involved, for better or worse, in the Middle East. He also answered questions regarding issues revolving around Iran, North Korea, and West Africa.

The governor-generals meet the Guest Speaker.

The Guest Speaker takes questions.

Dr. Dan tries to be two places at once.


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Winners of awards
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The closing ceremony recognized a number of outstanding delegates for their performances. The General Assembly selected three top delegate and a most colorful. The Security Council selected two top delegates and a most colorful. The ICJ recognized both of its advocates for outstanding performance. In addition, both the General Assembly and Security Council recognized two delegates for performances outstanding in other ways, those of North Korea and Israel.


General Assembly

Iran: Abdullah Behbehani
USA: Fatema Boukhadour
India: Rashed Ghamidi
Most colorful, Germany: Saad Behbehani
Special Award, Israel: Noufa Al-Sabah


International Court of Justice

American American: Khaled Shahroor
Baathist Iraq Advocate: Ahmad Shammari


Security Council

Germany-Hamad Al-Essa
Russia-Muneera Al-Nibari
Most colorful, USA-Abdullah Asousi
Outstanding Guest Delegate, North Korea-Dheidan Al-Shammari



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