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Pearl-MUN continues its 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 General Assembly is one of the most active in Kuwait. Did you want to know more?
Al-Bayan Bilingual School (BBS) will, once again host Pearl-MUN, an invitational Model United Nations event on May 17th-18th.
Pearl-MUN features a GA (General Assembly), an ICJ (International Court of Justice), and a Security Council, and a "senior forum."
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 Crisis Situation, which typically involves the GA, SC, and sometimes even the ICJ. Crisis situations include imperfect information, "special guest stars," and real-time events.
Pearl-MUN continues to offer the premier International Court of Justice in Kuwait and, indeed, Pearl-MUN introduced the ICJ to Kuwait. Again, suitable for the most advanced MUN students, the ICJ will try one cases either actually on the docket for the real court or potentially on the docket. Past ICJ cases have included some of the foremost debate students in Kuwait as attorneys.
Pearl-MUN will also feature its renowned General Assembly. The second largest GA in Kuwait, the Pearl-MUN offers an experience particularly geared towards introducing newcomers to the Model United Nations concept. Officers typically give instructional session and have, even in the past, visited other schools besides provided a wealth of introductory materials. While MUNs typically only include high school students, the Pearl-MUN GA can take students as young as grade 8, the ideal way to prepare students for full participation the following year.
Pearl-MUN has in the past and the in the future offered some other forums. It has included ECOSOC (Economic and Social Councils), a World Court, and an Iraqi Governing Council. For next year, Pearl-MUN will consider proposals for a "senior forum," which will include highly experienced students, graduates, and even lowly teachers as participants. Some possible ideas include portraying the Serbian Crisis of 1914, the Crusades, the Arab League, or the government of Hawally. Have a better idea? Then please email me
Pearl-MUN also includes some other features that continue to 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 non-BBS 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
Pearl-MUN Simulation shows challenges of real-life diplomats
Today, increasing numbers of Iraqi soldiers and government officials reported in ďsickĒ as rumors circulated of anonymous notes telling all Shia 'the price of collaboration with the America is death.' Meanwhile militias linked to Iran took to the streets as Iran continued its border build-up, and the US rapidly reinforced its Iraq contingent. Meanwhile, even as president George Bush pleaded for all sides to keep calm, Israel finally admitted to striking 14 nuclear-related sites across Iran and vowed to defend itself as suicide bombs ripped Palestine and Israel.
In Model United Nations students portray diplomats representing different countries and face the issues of the day. On May 17-18, students faced the situation above in a "crisis situation" that formed one foci for Pearl-MUN 2006, hosted by Al-Bayan Bilingual School (BBS). Pearl-MUN featured over 200 high school participants drawn from American Creativity Academy (ACA), American International School (AIS), Atakmul International School (Atkl), BBS, British School in Kuwait (BSK), Fahahaheel Wataniyeh Indian Private School (FAIPS), and individual students from American Students in Kuwait (ASK) and Universal American School (UAS) in a General Assembly (GA), Security Council (SC), International Court of Justice (ICC), and, in a first for Kuwait, an Arab League.
The General Assembly under BBS Co-Presidents Abdulaziz Al-Mutawa and Othmann Al-Othmann debated and passed resolutions by Liberia (Mohammed Smoul-ACA) on conditions in Africa and by China (Lulu Al-Rodaini-BBS) on control/guidance of the media before an extremely active, emotional debate led to the defeat of a US (Dana Khader-USA) authored resolution on detention without trial. Due to time constraints, the GA could not resolutions by Cambodia (Ahmed Hadi-Atkl) and Cuba (Yusef Khalef-BBS).
The International Court of Justice, under the guidance of UAS Chief Justice Ardy Ardeshir put Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia, on trial for war crimes committed in neighboring Sierra Leone. Despite an ardent defense by BBS advocates Sulaiman Al-Khaled and Ahmed Al-Shimmari, the prosecution of AIS advocates Mohammed Al-Haque and Joseph Tamsey suceeded in convicting Taylor. Make a bit of a nod to the defense, the Court gave Taylor a 30 year sentence of house arrest instead of sending him to a Nigerian jail.
The Arab League, Pearl-MUN's "senior forum," included delegates of all ages ranging from BBS sophomore co-governors-generals, Ahmad Abdulmugni and Zaid Al-Marqouk, to the BBS and AIS directors, who represented Libya and the PLO respetively. Kuwait University, though, provided the vast majority of participants, making Pearl-MUN 2006 the first collegiate MUN in Kuwait. The League dealt with a challenging agenda including the issues of: AL reform, the situations in Palestine and Iraq and Iran's nuclear issue, passing clauses on Iran and Palestine. The crisis situation, however, inevitably involved the League, particularly as Iran attempted to destabilize Iraq and Palestine, and the League passed a clause only to have Israel (KU's Amna Ibrahim) and the Security Council both reject its compromise.
Appropriately enough, the crisis situation ended up the laps of the Security Council, led by BBS president Fatema Abdulkareem. The Security Council before the crisis managed to pass clauses regarding the Himalayan region and the Cuban blockade, but spent the vast majority of its time on the Iran issue. The debating became particularly intense after Iran (BBSís Abdulaziz Al-Bahar) unexpectedly agreed to a proposal for joint inspections of his and Israelís nuclear facilities. The SC first needed to come to a compromise with the AL on the same thing and the assess the truthfulness and honesty of Iranís position. In short, would Iran agree to inspections it could not sucessfully cheat? The SC remained deeply divided despite passing a clause on Iran. Did this solve the crisis? As BBS Director and crisis author, Dr. Daniel R. Fruit commented:
ďNo. I donít think so. Iran, aided by symphathetic elements, is planning to invade Iraq and rapidly rebuilding its WOMD. Pollution from its Gulf side is poisoning our water. Meanwhile, Israel is planning a second strike, nuclear if necessary. As I said in my closing speech, this crisis shows the real challenges and promise of diplomacy. Once the talking stops, the bombing begins.Ē
Pearl-MUN 2006 ended with its awards ceremony. The Governor-generals recognized as the oustanding delegates Israel (GA, KUís Nouf Al-Fraih), China (SC, AISís Tristan Roddick), Prosecution (AISís Mohammed Al-Haque), and Egypt (AL, BBSís Ahmad Al-Jouan). It also recognized the BBS leadership team of Secretary-Generals (GA-Mays Abdulaziz, SC-Sarah Fakhral-Deen, ICC-Saoud Al-Sabah, and AL-Abdullah Al-Mdaires) who organized and ran the event.
Crisis Situation Challenges Student Delegates
On May 17-18, over 200 high school and university students assembled at Al-Bayan Bilingual School (BBS) to participate in the sixth annual Pearl-MUN. In Pearl-MUN, like other Model United Nations, students portray the role of diplomats faced with an agenda of situations and, as alluded to in the title, crises situations, in this case a surprise, Israeli preemptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.
Pearl-MUN featured four forums, a General Assembly (GA), a Security Council (SC), an International Criminal Court (ICC), and, in a Kuwait first, an Arab League (AL), organized and led by BBS's Secretary Generals Mays Abdulaziz (GA), Sarah Fakral-Deen (SC), Saoud Al-Sabah (ICC), and Abdullah Al-Mdaires (AL) aided by student officers in the respective forums. Students from American Creative Academy (ACA), American International School (AIS), American School in Kuwait (ASK), Atakamul International School (Atkl), British School in Kuwait (BSK), Fahaheel Wataniyeh Indian School (FAIPS), and Universal American School (UAS), joined BBS and, in a first for Kuwait, Kuwait University School (KU), in a group of students comprising 10 nationalities and 5 different curriculum models.
The GA, led by BBS Co-Presidents Abdulaziz Al-Mutawa and Othmann Al-Othmann debated a total of three issues, passing resolutions by Mohammad Al-Smoul (Liberia-ACA) and Lulu Al-Rodaini (BBS-China). Other main submitters included Dana Khader (USA-BBS), Ahmed Hadi (Cambodia-Atkl), Yusef Khalef (Cuba-USA). As the sole assembly to include both Iran, Israel, and the USA, which event rules explicitly prevented from direct talks, the GA featured many an indirect verbal battle regarding the developing crisis. The GA recognized the individual performances of Pujita Vijayvargiya (Nigeria-BBS), Smoul (Liberia-ACA), Ala'a Al-Homaizi (Jordan-ACA), Hamad Al-Sager (Canada-BBS) and the outstanding efforts of Abdullah Al-Sabah (Islamic Republic of Iran-ASK) and Fares Al-Fares (Iraq-UAS). The Best Delegate, a past Pearl-MUN Governor-General, Nouf Al-Fraih (Israel-KU), earned her award only after enduring sometimes blistering attacks on Israel's activities.
The ICC, under the leadership of UAS Chief Justice Ardy Ardeshir, dealt with the trial of Charles Taylor, former president and dictator of Liberia, charged with committing war crimes in neighboring Sierra Leone. The AIS prosecution team of Joseph Tamsey and Mohammad Al-Haque successfully won the case over the opposition of BBS's defense team of Sulaiman Al-Khaled and Ahmad Al-Shamarri. The case resulted in Taylor's sentencing to 30 years of house arrest and the awarding to Al-Haque of the coveted Best Advocate award.
The SC, led by president Fatema Abdulkareem, naturally devoted a lot of its time to the crisis situation but managed to pass clauses on the Cuban embargo and the related Iranian nuclear program. The SC's solution to the crisis found Iran willing to comply to a compromise that Israel rejected. Abdulaziz Bahar (Iran-BBS) and Sarah Al-Muzaini (UK-BBS) won plaudits as oustanding guest delegates while an extremely active Najeeba Hayat (Japan-BBS) and an extremely contentious Mohammad Al-Mailem (USA-BBS) received recognition as outstanding delegates. Tristan Roddick (China-AIS) earned the Best Delegate award.
The AL, chaired by BBS sophomores Ahmad Abdulmugni and Zaid Al-Marzouq, the senior forum at this event, included primarily students from KU, making Pearl-MUN 06 the first Kuwait collegiate MUN, high school seniors, AIS's director Mr. Tom Robinson as the PLO, ASK alumni Saima Farqui as Syria, and Dr. Daniel R. Fruit as the "Jamiriyaih Arabia," Libya. Libya dominated the early sessions with an aggressive proposal for revamping the AL into an Arab Union, modeled on the African Union. However, more cautious heads prevailed, and as the crisis drew on, other countries emerged as the AL's leadership. The AL put together an alternative to the SC solution to the crisis only to have both Israel (KU's Amna Ibrahim) and the SC reject it. The AL, however, did pass clauses on Iran's nuclear program and on the raising of troops to replace the coalition forces in Iraq. The AL recognized Amna Ibrahim (KU Israel) as its own outstanding guest delegate, Abdulrazzaq Al-Kathemi (Comorros-BBS), Syria's Saima Faruqi and Maryiam Al-Asfoor (ASK alum and BBS student), Abdullah Al-Shemmery (UAS-KU) as outstanding delegates, and senior Ahmad Al-Joan (Egypt BBS) as the Best Delegate.
Did they successfully solve the Israel/Iran crisis. In the opinion of Dr. Daniel R. Fruit, no:
ďAs we speak, Israel may be preparing another strike, and Iran is devoting every effort to making WOMD and about to invade Iran. So no. They did, however, try, and I think they learned from this experience how tough it is to resolve differences between adversaries, like Iran and Israel and the US, who not only donít trust one another, but refuse to even meet. In such a situation, there is, indeed, only place that they CAN talk, the UN. If nothing else, this is a reason behind the UN in the first place.Ē
Pearl-MUN 2006 ended with a colorful awards ceremony punctuated by an exciting speech from a Ms. Natalie _____, Public Affairs official from the US Embassy. Al-Bayan Bilingual School hosts Pearl-MUN.
She is that space between earth and air that hovers lightly beneath the sun, and kisses the grass with the roots of her history bearing the magnificent fruit of triumph once born into the universe. Feel the chronic soothing breezes of her land sweep through your hair, tickling your sweat, as you encounter her prefecture. She is young, but an abused child of beauty, stripped of many of her rights. But she is thriving, to regain her power soon. Armenia (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing book), the beautiful, the mighty, the great. Armenia, her succulent culture blossoming throughout her land. She was once apart of the stories shared by the Soviet Union, before the great divide. Gaining her freedom and national sovereignty in the year of 1991 soon brought her the burdens of envy and jealousy, from the beautiful creations that bud from her body. Yet, the ones that surround her shelter her; she still needs to rise. Prosperous and beautiful, she is. She'll raise her head high, and grin, her magnificent smile. The Republic of Armenia wishes peace between all.Australia: Laila Arafe
Honorable chairs, fellow delegates, Australia (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing book), the land of cultural diversities, the beauty of nature, and the motherland of marsupials, welcomes you all. It is the only country that has a whole continent to itself. Famed for its natural wonders and wide open spaces, encompassed by beaches and deserts, yet ironically is one of the worldís most urbanized countries, and is known for its citiesí attractions. We are gathered here today, all of us from different countries all over the world to find solutions to major problems willing to make our world a better and safer place. Terrorism is a worldwide issue that threatens every nation. Why should we wait for more attacks to happen? Why shouldnít we prevent them from starting? We succeed in creating more destruction, more victims, and weíre not protecting our world. When will we eradicate violence? Australia asks you all to consider the resolutions we pass as the first step towards a peaceful world.
Brazil (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing book)is located in Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean on one side and most South American countries on the other side. It shares borders with Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Guyana, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay. Its total area is 8,511,965 sq. km, so it is just slightly smaller than the United States. Thank you.Canada: Hamad Al-Saqer
O Canada! Our home and native land!
These are the words Canadians
(Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing
book) repeat with patriotism every day. From its northern Arctic islands to the majestic mountains of the Western Cordillera and the windswept tip of Newfoundland, Canada encompasses an area of almost 4 million square miles. It is the largest country in North America but its entire population of approximately 30 million is equivalent to that of California. Most people reside close to the US border and the vast expanse of remaining landforms one of the most extensive wilderness areas in the world.
China (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing
book) has always been concerned with the issue of illicit trafficking and excessive proliferation of small arms, it has also taken a serious responsible attitude toward manufacturing and transferring these arms. China attended the UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects, and is taking it upon itself to implement the Program of Action created at the conference. China has also been an active participant in the negotiations of the Firearms Protocol to the UN Convention Against Transitional Organized Crimes and its made several contributions to the conclusion of the Protocol, In 2001, China launched a nationwide campaign to eliminate illegal firearms and caused large amounts of illegal firearms to be confiscated and destroyed. China even hopes for the elimination of nuclear weapons worldwide.
Democratic Republic of the Congo:
Sara Abu Sha'ar
She (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing book) was once a beautiful garden blossoming with flowers of democracy, justice, and unity. Within her fertile lands were so many treasures, treasures that could make her one of the richest countries in Africa. The more the outsiders came to learn about her breathtaking qualities - her sparkling diamonds, enormous uranium deposits, and vast rainforests - the more envious of they became of her. They wanted her prosperous lands, her hidden treasures, her natural beauty and wealth. They wanted to make her theirs. So they stomped on her, abused her, and crushed her pretty flowers hoping to take over her. It was all wrong and unfair! Yet she stood strong and fought, she fought to protect her people and her children. Honorable chair, fellow delegates, and attentive audience, the Democratic Republic of the Congo would like to welcome you. Bonjour! Today, although the country is once again blossoming in peace it remains frustrated at why other nations, more specifically, African nations, must suffer from the nightmares of war, famine, and disease. Therefore, it is the goal of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to work hand in hand with several other countries under the protective umbrella of the United Nations to seize these nightmares once and for all and to unlock the cages, which trap within them love and peace so that they can spread their wings, fly away, and bring joy and happiness to the world. Ahsante Sana, Thank youCuba: Yousef Khalef
Hola! Imagine your self-holding one of the worldís finest cigars while siting on a beautiful beach. That is Cuba. However, that image is slowly turning into history because of the USA. But, Cuba is not only about pleasure, it is involved in many global issues. For example, the US embargo. The USA has no right to stop trade with Cuba (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing book) just because it does not believe in its political system. Also, Cuba is concerned with how the US believes in detention without trial in the war on terrorism. That policy not only takes away the prisonerís rights, it is totally contradicting to the USís policies. We know they sell the power of life and death to the rich, and now they want to violate human rights? Who do they think they are, stopping trade and depriving humans of their rights?! We should stop countries like the USA to lead our world as they are only destroying more. Gracias!Denmark: Najeeba Hayat
Denmark (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing
book) is one of the strongest supporters of the integration of women in development because, throughout its history, women have served the country a great deal and in modern day, share a balance and harmonious equilibrium with the male workforce. This is one of the greatest factors in the success of Denmark as a peaceful country, as with the rest of the Netherlands. Denmark believes that to achieve harmony in the country and consistent and positive development, both genders, and all ethnicities and citizens must be involved to bring different views, new ideas and most of all avoid all conflict and protest that would be an obstruction in the way of development.
Denmark urges the UN to call a conference and set an international standard over the next ten to fifteen years for the percentage of educated women that must be integrated in development, which a country cannot go below. Denmark also urges the UN to closely examine how lack of and or proper education and average socio-economic standard of a country/region factor into this and target the specific problems that arise from these areas.
Honorable delegates, most distinguished chairs, As people eat our tasty pizza, enjoy our wonderful sea, as people drive our Italian (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing book) Ferraris and wear elegant Gucci, as people drink our fine wine, and explore our beauty other people in Africa live horribly and millions starve to death. People in Africa need people to help them fight poverty and live. That is why we all gathered here today to try to solve five main problems of the world, including the living conditions of Africa. Imagine yourself without a home, without food and water and with less than one dollar to try to live everyday. No one in the world would ever want to live that way. In this conference, we will try to help raise the economy of Africa. Italy believes that small businesses and small amounts of money can help raise the economy of Africa and help improve thousands of lives. Italy wishes that every country will help discover such a perfect resolution to help Africa. As every country should keep in mind that this issue does not only concern Italy, but concerns a big part of the world. And may God Help us all, Bless Italy and bless the world.Mauritania: Khalid
In the African continent, such as Mauritania, (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing book) where all the love and poverty meet at the same place, where the good and bad are living, and the poor are dying, where having a tough and risky job that may have you lose your life, and still can not be enough to get an old drenched pencil to write about their fears over the nights, and the hard times to be faced at the afternoons, and the hunger they would face at the mornings. The tears of adorable children turning from vague to the crimson color, the color of the fathers that are dying each day from the war they have, or maybe of the blood that isn't having the path of food or water to pass through their veins, or maybe when seeing a loved person, like their moms, die in front of them, just to give their only children the food that was given to the cow they had in the past, the cow that was giving them the milk and meat, the cow that either died from the decreasing amounts of water and food, or that was stolen by a rich person that did not receive the loans that were given from him to these poor people. What a life, ha? No shelter to prevent the heat of the burning summer, no shelter to prevent the cold days of winter, no shelter to protect them from enemies, no shelter to give them the privacy each one of us needs, no, no, no, and no would probably be a good word to be said to them at all times. May god bless Mauritania and the Mauritanians for the precious time and precious lives that are dedicated to the will of "I CAN SURVIVE!"Mexico: Khaled Al-Mutawa
The United Nations is planning upon many things for this issue. Like arresting anyone who does this crime. They will immediately be sent to jail. And the convicted suspect will be allegedly held until his/her trial. And still the UN is still trying to stop this problem but simply cant. The UN is trying itís very best to find a solution but as stated it is fast to find a solution. Many nations in the world today are detention people without a trial, which is not only unfair, but illegal. Almost all of the countries of this globe are members of the UN, and to be a member of the UN u has to abide by the rules and regulations. Because to violate a human being's rights is a crime. Mexico (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing book) is a peaceful nation that has no prisoners detained illegally. Being one of the world's best police departments not a single prisoner is illegal. And if Mexico could inspect every prison in the world to check the legality we would. Not one suspect, convict, or criminal would be detained and charged unfairly. And if an officer is caught doing a crime like this in Mexico he would be executed. Mexico is trying to bring peace to the world. And by that in being just to also the wrong. No one is treated badly without a cause in Mexico.The People's Republic of Korea: Abdullah Al-Saleh
To my dear leader: My Lord you should be proud that you have named me the ambassador of North Korea (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing book). We have successfully completed our mission in Pearl MUN. We turned almost every single country against the USA even their closest of allies. The resolution that we submitted passed with all of the countries voting for except for the USA and Sierra Leon. We have trashed the USAís resolution and totally humiliated them in front of the General Assembly. We shall continue doing this if you shall allow us to stay for further conferences, so that we may do the same thing. This will eventually prove that North Korea is truly more democratic than the USA, and that we deserve to have a Nuclear Program.Poland: Nour Gandanfar
Poland's (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing book) history has attracted many tourists over the years. They come from different countries, wanting to experience its rich past, present, and future. They listen to the brilliant music of Frederic Chopin, and are amazed by the works of Madame Marie Curie. Yet, they fail to see what is really going on, the horrible truth that is affecting everyone in this world. It wasn't there 100 years ago. That shows how shocking the problem was, is, and will continue to be. It will continue to grow, develop, and will destroy us if we don't do something about it. The problem is one that's clearly visible in almost every nation. It's the problem of the continuous increasing of arms and weaponry. Experts show that within the next couple of years, the rate will grow alarmingly. It's a major problem that has to be dealt with immediately before it's too late. Therefore, Poland calls upon the nations of this world to consider the problem of eliminating, or at least reducing and lessening the dependence on arms and weaponry.
Honorable chair, fellow delegates: Assalam Alaikum. May peace be upon you. Humans are meant to be equal, and express their reliable ideas or concepts in any way they wish to, to help make their country a better place. Qatar is not a country of desert hot land like most people think it is a country of a wide variety of tourism, sports, and Arabian culture. It provides the best education possible to help keep its economy growing. After all, the future depends on the new generations of humans. Qatar (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing book) feel strongly about a very important issue that is facing the world. Africa. Qatar wants to help Africa in any way it can possibly do. If we help Africa get rid of starvation, diseases, and poor economies, we could make Africa a better place. Eventually, that will lead the world to be a better place. Qatar wishes everyone to be concerned about this issue, for it will create world peace and equality between people. That is all Qatar wants. Assalam Alaikum. May peace be upon youSouth Africa: Alia Al-Sager
The proliferation of weaponsí problem is that it could increase the outcome of crime. This is a problem in South Africa (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing book) as well. With more weapon supply in the community, the crimeís magnitude will increase. However, the real problem in arm trade isnít concerning the manufacturer of the weapons. It is the suppliers of the weapons to the armed groups. Those Ďmiddle mení are almost always backed up by big nations who want the armed groups to fight each other, but doesnít want its hands dirty. South Africa is in awe by the effects of the armed conflicts. If only the weapons could not reach those armed groups, then peace will be imminent because they canít fight each other. They will be forced to negotiate. However, because the suppliers are armed with great Ďwastasí, the trade is going on. South Africa has joined many treaties and organization that fight arms trade. They are proactive in fighting the problem.The Republic of Korea: Muneera Al-Jouan
Honorable chair, most distinguished delegates, Annyong ha shimnikka! Welcome from the Republic of Korea (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing book). Our world suffers from many problems; one of the most important is improving living conditions in Africa. Africa, a continent torn by poverty, war, and famine. About 315 million people in Africa, one in two people, die because of poverty. And one in six children under five years old die every day. Why? This should be stopped! These are people, human beings. Children can no longer enjoy their childhood. They have no food and no water as 300 million African citizens do not have access to clean water. How can we, the world, let this happen? Delegates, together we must join hands in order to find a solution to this problem. Together, we should end poverty. Together, we will improve living conditions in Africa. Together, we will have a solution. Together, we will make peace. Thank you.
Of all political parties and pressure groups
the Baath party, a pan-Arab socialist group founded in the 1940s by Salah al Din al Bitar
and Michel Aflaq, was the most important in our glorious history. Though
Syria (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing
book) tried a temporary merger with Egypt in the United Arab Republic failed, the
Egyptians caused conflict, and the union dissolved. Later, the Egyptians
surrendured and signed peace with Israel. All of this conflict came to an
end with the rise of our great military leader, Assad, who ruled with
distinction until 2000 and who fought the Israelis to a standstill in 1973.
His son, Bashar, continued as his sucessor and will guide the Syrian Arab Republic
to true Arab glory.
Salaam Alieikum. Obviously, it seems like it has become very simple
and easy thing to hold a weapon.
A weapon can be different in several things, such as small or big.
However both can take away the lives of a human or change his life.
In order to stop the people from buying guns, they shouldnít be produced in the first place. How is that? Countries must do a variety of checking at the house. Perhaps interviewing with the owner of the house. Also, whoever is caught holding gun without permission from the government, or is misusing it, he or she must be hanged or punished in front of the whole society so that they would learn a lesson and would take it seriously. Another way is they can teach kids at school how it is dangerous so that when they grow up, they wouldnít think of holding or using such a thing. Instead of making movies that include misusing of the gun, they should make movies that have got a theme that is weapons are bad. That is something simple.
Tunisia (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing
book) thinks, that as long as the governments, or the people arenít following the rules,
or are crossing their limits, then nothing is going to change.
The United States:
Every year our school hosts a PEARMUN event. This year my PEARLMUN presentation as US Ambassador (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing book) was very successful. I did my best and I followed my policy all the time. It was a very god event and everyone worked really hard on it. First of all, I was the main submitter of my resolution. I and Dominican Republic merged together and lots of delegates signed our resolution. The resolution wasnít that good because it didnít pass. Most of the delegates didnít vote for it because it was USAís resolution. Some delegates told me it was good but they didnít sign on it because it was USAís. The only mistake I did, which I didnít repeat a lot, I was defending USA meanwhile I was supposed to let the other countries try to prove Iím guilty. All the countries attacked me but I stood tall and I didnít give up and I kept on defending USA and I think I did a good job. My opening speech was good enough; I attacked some countries, like Iran, but indirectly. Lots of countries attacked my speech and also offended USA in their speech, but I didnít stay quiet. Instead I stood up and offended them back. Most of the delegates said that USA did something wrong while their country themselves did it too. Some countries even had the wrong information about their country and USA so I made their faces black with my points of reply. Thank god, it was a successful even and I enjoyed being USA even if I had defended Israel. Iím glad I went through this experience and it was worth it. Almost forgot, I met A LOT of people in this event. I really worked hard and tried my best.
Isabelle Allende once said, "How can one not speak about war, poverty, and inequality when people who suffer from these afflictions don't have a voice to speak?" Today, we are going to be the missing voice. That is exactly why we are here today, to be the voice of all the oppressed under the misery of tyranny, hunger, war, and inequality. We are not here just to talk. We are all the leaders of tomorrow, as the future lies between our hands. We are gathered here to know better about our heart-wrenching, yet promising, world. Only when we know better, can we do better.
The moment we speak a child dies of hunger in Africa, a father is slaughtered in civil instabilities, a mother is looking for her child under the remains of the destroyed house, an innocent man lies in Guantanamo Bay yearning to go home to his wife and children, and brothers in humanity are fighting each other. Every moment that passes without doing anything is another lost life and another lost chance of a better tomorrow. Only when we put all our differences aside can we reach a compromise.
No matter how weak the UN seemed, it is still only as good or bad as its members, we are the ones that can either enable it to reach up high, or burn it into ashes. It is all between our hands, it is our decision whether to make this work or not. The desire for a better tomorrow will drive us all towards making this conference a success. I stand here today having great faith in the UN, the working body, and most importantly the delegates and nations that make it up.
The path of solving of world issues can be long and hard. Yet, the best achievements in history are the fruits of hard work and devotion. It is the effort that we put into this conference that determines its success. Remember, "Snowflakes, leaves, humans, plants, raindrops, stars, molecules, microscopic entities all come in communities. The singular cannot in reality exist" (Paula Gunn Allen). We ALL have to co-exist for the sake of the ones coming after us. For the sake of our only home, our world, and for the sake of the white pigeon waiting for the clear sky to fly through.
Thank you (Click here to read the Governor General's reports).
Security Council Assignments Secretary-General Sarah Fakhral-Deen Assistant Sec-General Fatma Alabdulkareem
The Security Council this year was a very productive one for France (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing book). There were many clauses debated and only a few very effective ones passed. The crisis aroused troubles in the SC and we moved on to only trying to solve the crisis. France spoke for or against all the clauses that were proposed and tried to only pass the most rational and most helpful to our country. France did not propose any clauses because we were waiting to see the USAís views on all of the issues in the SC. There was a war proposed on Iran so that the SC could rid the world of this issue, and France amended the clause but it failed. If the clause had passed the crisis would have been solved long before it escalated. Most countries of the SC shared many views on world problems with France. France tried to make this SC a very productive one, and we hope that we have contributed to getting a step closer to achieving our goals.
Honorable Chair, fellow delegates, 'koneechiwa'. The Japanese (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing book) take pride in their uniqueness and the uniqueness in everything Japanese. Japan is a beautiful, ancient country with a history of integrity. Japan is world-renowned for its incredible display of technological advancement and openness towards the positive and modern. It is a country of peaceful, democratic people and a peaceful, democratic government. We believe in the use of our afforded power only for peaceful purposes and not for the meaningless massacre of human beings. Saying this, countries such as Iran, who prepare to abuse power and promote fear must be peacefully convinced to halt their destructive plans so as to spread the democracy that Japan stands so strongly beside. Japan believes that everyone must be given a fair chance at reform, for Japan, too, has gone through harsh times. We believe that any country can be a successful one for success, honorable delegates, is only how high you bounce after you hit rock bottom. Sayonara
President Yushchenko: The Ukraine's performance at pearl MUN 2006 was off the hook. I represented Ukraine (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing book)very well. You were not there, but when I got up onto the stage, the GA was starting to doubt me, but after a well delivered speech, all GA delegates and the guests applauded me. Anyhow, in the SC, I joined forces with France and UK to bring up a great clause and which was voted for after a good delivered speech. Second, there was a clause in the SC by the delegate of Japan, everyone was voting for it, but when I came and spoke against it, I changed the mind of 5 permanent countries and 3 other countries (excluding me) which made a pretty good impact. Also, I embarrassed Russia and made a fool out of her because she is an enemy of Ukraine. At the end of Pearl MUN, most of delegates congratulated me for a good job, and the ADMIN staff too, and even the Chairs. The Ukraineís name rose up high.
Honorable guests, Worthy Chair, and esteemed delegates,
Martin Luther King Junior once said: "Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true."
No matter how hard the task may be, one must thrive and continue down the road of perseverance for that is how a problem of such magnitude, hatred, is solved. That is how the UN is able to maintain international peace and security, and that is what we are aiming for this weekend. We must take the issues at hand, debate them, and take action to solve them. As John F. Kennedy exclaimed, "There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction."
We must not be silent and watch our brothers and sisters killing each other. We must not stand behind and watch our brothers and sisters starve to death. We must not stand behind and watch our brothers and sisters suffer through wars and such catastrophic events. We must be aware that, as an intelligent man once said, "Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men." Let us guide humankind back down the right path.
We must prosper, we must speak up, we must help each other, and we must NOT ignore the crises in our world. As a wise man previously said, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
The SC, honorable delegates, is the branch in the UN that is in charge of making any decisions to determine whether or not there is a threat to international peace and security. It is also in charge of solving such disputes by proposing clauses that add up to resolutions. The SC plays quite an integral role in maintaining international peace and security amid all the manmade catastrophes and natural disasters. Therefore, esteemed delegates we hope we are able to simulate the UNSC and propose solutions to the international disputes we will discuss.
Honorable delegates, we must rise for we ARE the future. We must prove ourselves worthy of living. We must stop the never-ending wars, grudges, and disputes. We must be sure to preserve the earth for our children. As an intellectual person once said, "We have not inherited the earth from our ancestors, we have only borrowed it from our children." Let us give back what we borrowed, but let us ONLY give it back after making it BETTER.
The Security Council during Pearl MUN 2006 flowed very smoothly from the opening speeches to the policy statements to the clauses, and finally to the crisis. The first day was quite less enthusiastic than the second. Nevertheless, there were a few delegates who were pumped up. This was due to the fact that the issue that was discussed was considered by some delegates to be insignificant; it was the issue of directing more attentions towards the Himalayan region. Nonetheless, some delegates were still very enthusiastic, which truly helped the other delegates participate. On the other hand, the second day was very much enthusiastic and exciting. Starting off with discussing the crisis, we ended up with several passed clauses on the crisis and the issue regarding Iranís attainment of Ďnukesí. Furthermore, we were also able to successfully pass a clause regarding the issue of Cuba. Hence, all the delegates were excited about the crisis, which was closely related to the issue of Iranís attainment of Ďnukes.í They all wanted to debate and pass their respective clauses. Thanks to the controlled chaos of the exciting crisis, the enthusiasm during the second day never died out. As a result of this excess, but controlled, enthusiasm the delegates in the SC were able to unanimously pass a clause solving the crisis in less than one hour and fifteen minutes. Hence, there was much enthusiasm in the SC in this event, but it was nicely controlled; therefore, the SC flowed smoothly in every aspect except for a few mistakes.
The Arab League Secretary-General: Abdullah Al-Mdaires Assistant Sec-General: Zaid Al-Marzouq Assistant Sec-General: Ahmed Al-Abdulmughni Algeria: Fatemah Boukhadour Bahrain: Sarah Al-Muzaini Comoros: Abdurazzaq Al-Kazemi Israel: Dhari Al-Rasheed and Ahmed Amin Egypt: Ahmad Al-Jouan Iraq: Reem Al-Thekair Jordan: Mohammed Abdul and Fahad Al-Kandary Libya: Dr. Daniel R. Fruit Mauritania: Farah Khajah and Basma Al-Sultan Morocco: Anwar Al-Qadiri Oman: Omar Al-Humeidi and Abdul Mohsen Meirza The PLO: Mr. Thomas Robinson Qatar: Muhammed Yusif Abdilkadir Saudi Arabia: Sarah Al-Dukair Somalia: Raghad Al-Khudairi and Nour Sulaiman The Sudan: Mindaugus Lukas The Syrian Arab Republic: Ms. Seema, Saima Faruqui, and Mariam Al-Asfoor The UAE: Abdullah Al-Shemmery Yemen: Mussab Al-Mutawa KU Advisors: Amna Ibrahim and Besma Behbehani
Ladies and gentleman, Alsalam oo alaikom,
Welcome to Pearl MUN 2006, I am Abdullah Al-Mdaires the Secretary general of the Arab League. In every year we have a special committee and this year we choose the Arab League, because as we see that the Arab League is very essential in the world today. We will be discussing many important issues that our world faces today; these issues include Nuclear Iran, Iraq, and reforming the Arab League.
Yes we might not have vetoes in the Arab League, but we must know that the Arab League is a symbol of unity. Which it failed to achieve since it was created.
Delegates we must not forget Mohammed Al-Durra just like that, we mustnít forget the men and women dying in Iraq daily. Also, we must not forget our most important position in the world today, which is the Issue of Iran. Now itís our time to act, we must say we are the most important people, and not be influenced by foreign nations.
Ladies and Gentleman we are the Arab world we are a strong unity, we share the same values and culture, so letís join views and hope to get the best from this session. Let this be the First step towards establishing the strongest Arabs ever, and remember what we used to do to westerners.
As the Secretary General (Click here to read the Governor-General's reports), I wish that we have one of the most productive committees ever today, and hope that all delegates in the league and the event accomplish what they came to do today.
Honorable chair, fellow delegates. Good afternoon, welcome to the Arab League. A League where Arab countries have the opportunity to make a difference. Letís take advantage of this opportunity. There may be some nations here today who are willing and able to help Iraq (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing book) with its current situation. But believes that the USA should either withdrawal from Iraq or that the USA should not interfere. However, Iraq doesnít believe in that. Iraq believes that the truth should be told. And the truth is that the USA has taken the first biggest, most expensive and riskiest step in helping Iraq. And for them to withdraw now is not right and not going to happen. The new government of Iraq supports the USA. Iraq would like to say NO, NO and NO to going backwards and YES, YES and YES to working together to make Iraq better place, which would make the Arab World, especially, a safer, calmer heaven. So, please let us set our differences aside and work together to help Iraq and the Arab world in general. For united we stand and separated we fall. Thank you,
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Zaid Al-Marzouq (Co-Governor-General of AL): The Arab League was not like I expected I really expected the delegates to be more skillful and enthusiastic. Nonetheless I really enjoyed the event. In the beginning the delegates were somewhat late to the event, but we started on time without them. The majority unfortunately on the first day left early leaving behind just a few delegates. With these few delegates the agenda changed and the session was in Arabic to the overwhelming majority in favor of this change. The next day we went back to English. This time most of the delegates were there, especially the serious ones. Finally I really enjoyed this event especially the Arab league.
Abdullah Al-Mdaires (Co-Secretary General of the Event): Two words could only describe how the ICC (Click here to read the Governor General's reports) forum was "Well-Organized." The ICC was efficiently ran by myself and the chief justice. At first, the judges were a bit quiet, but later on I threatned them to ask questions or I will discredit their judgements during delibration.That gave the judges an incentive to ask questions. The case was very close, the part of the presentation that won the moving side their case was the rebuttals. Overall, PEARLMUN06 was a great way to end my MUN career.
In this crises situation Click here to read the whole story) Israel made a preemptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities. In the GA, As the sole assembly to include both Iran, Israel, and the USA, which event rules explicitly prevented from direct talks, the GA featured many an indirect verbal battle regarding the developing crisis.
The SC, led by president Fatema Abdulkareem, naturally devoted a lot of its time to the crisis situation but managed to pass clauses on the Cuban embargo and the related Iranian nuclear program. The SC's solution to the crisis found Iran willing to comply to a compromise that Israel rejected.
The AL put together an alternative to the SC solution to the crisis only to have both Israel (KU's Amna Ibrahim) and the SC reject it. The AL, however, did pass clauses on Iran's nuclear program and on the raising of troops to replace the coalition forces in Iraq. The AL recognized Amna Ibrahim (KU Israel) as its own outstanding guest delegate, Abdulrazzaq Al-Kathemi (Comorros-BBS), Syria's Saima Faruqi and Maryiam Al-Asfoor (ASK alum and BBS student), Abdullah Al-Shemmery (UAS-KU) as outstanding delegates, and senior Ahmad Al-Joan (Egypt BBS) as the Best Delegate.
Did they successfully solve the Israel/Iran crisis. In the opinion of Dr. Daniel R. Fruit, no:
"As we speak, Israel may be preparing another strike, and Iran is devoting every effort to making WOMD and about to invade Iran. So no. They did, however, try, and I think they learned from this experience how tough it is to resolve differences between adversaries, like Iran and Israel and the US, who not only donít trust one another, but refuse to even meet. In such a situation, there is, indeed, only place that they CAN talk, the UN. If nothing else, this is a reason behind the UN in the first place."
Secretary-General: Saoud Al-Sabah
Chief Justice Ardeshir Algooneh Liberian Advocates Defense Ahmed Al-Shammari Suliman Al-Khaled Prosection Mohammed Al-Haque Joseph Tamsey Judges Chief Justice: Ardeshir Algooneh Judges: Abdullah al-Ibrahim Ascia Al-Farraj Hamad Al-Mousa Jiva Kalan Joey Masri Kasifa Khalid Mohammed al-Roumi Shaleen Jain Yasmeen Dashti GA Countries in the case Liberia: Mohammad Smoul Nigeria: Pujita Vijayvargiya Sierra Leone: Nasser Aldeen Sawaf United Kingdom: Nezar Al-Essa United States: Dana Khader
1. Secretary General welcoming speech:
Honorable judges, respectable advocates, and guests, It is indeed a huge honor for myself to open this International Criminal Court case at Pearl MUN06. Once, an unharmful flower blossomed high headed in the patches of the garden. Well one day, the other roses found that this flower's beautiful petals were crushed to the ground, and the flower was burning with agony. The roses started pointing guilty gestures at each other. Each rose started accusing the other as being the perpetrator for that crime. Unfortunately, until this very day neither a single sole nor rose knew who the perpetrator was. For this reason, the ICC has been established. The ICC has been established to know if the person who is ACCUSED of being the perpetrator is guilty or innocent. Today, we will be witnessing the trial of Charles Taylor, who is alleged of being responsible of war crimes in Sierra Leone. Today, the hand of justice will guide us into the correct path. Thank you
2. Chief Justice speech:
The International Criminal Court is a criminal court (Click here to read the Governor General's reports, including the case verdict) established to offer trails to those who have perform alleged atrocities and crimes to countries. After many years and struggles, this criminal court was created with the jurisdiction to try cases of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. It is the first treaty based criminal court to be permanently established to make sure crimes do not go unpunished. The guidelines and functioning of the ICC is governed by the Rome Statute, which was enforced into action on July 1, 2002.
Cases may be referred to the ICC by one of four methods: 1. A country member of the Assembly of States Parties (ratified the Court's Statute) sends the case; 2. A country that has chosen to accept the ICC's jurisdiction sends the case; 3. The Security Council sends the case (subject to veto from the permanent five members); or 4. The three-judge panel authorizes a case initiated by the ICC Prosecutor. This case was sent by a country that has chosen to accept the ICCís jurisdiction. This country is Sierra Leone. The case of Charles Taylor was reviewed and decided to be of worthy stature to be presented in the International Court of Justice. Charles Taylor has been accused of the following: 1 Rape 2 Terrorism 3 Murder/ Genocide 4. Violence to life, health and physical or mental well-being of persons All of which are punishable according to the Rome Statute in the International Criminal Court if proven. Procedure: In our version of the ICC there will be only the court. In this courtroom, the moving side (the honorable advocates Mohammed and Joe) will 1st present court with an opening speech. They then will present their case with supporting evidence and facts. Included in their presentations are witnesses. During the examination of the witnesses the defending side (the honorable defense Ahmad Shimmiri and Slehman) will cross-examine the witness. After the judges examination the witness there will be a short period of time for the advocates to repute. Same goes for the Defending side; You will present a counter memorial on stating why the accused party is innocent of the accusations. After both cases are presented we will have rebuttals (closing statements) by both sides followed by a period of deliberations. After the closing speeches the Judges and I will determine the fate of the case in our deliberations. Considering that fact that this is not a trail between countries, there will be no official or unofficial bias judges and so both sides are to be heard and treated equally. The representatives of both sides will be judged solely on their presentations and evidence. The integrity of the court and its judges are will not be questionable. Today and tomorrow we will be hearing both sides of the case in an effort to determine the outcome of the case. The judges and I wish you the best of luck and thank you for your efforts and time. We realize how hard you must have worked on these cases. I assure your efforts will not be in vain with the judges. /br>
"Taylor accepted an immunity from any prosecution deal brokered by ECOWAS, the AU, UN, USA, and UK that took him into exile in Nigeria on August 2003." Baffour Ankomah The US and UN are backing the SCSL violating an agreement they themselves brokered. US War crimes: (US aided and confirmed of Taylorís actions and approved of the war crimes so under the same accusations against Taylor for support and command can be applied to the US) (Click here to read the Ambassador's briefing book).
The Awards Ceremony recognized the following individuals for their performances.
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