|Ahmedabad International School Model United Nations
Welcome to AIMUN
Dear Delegates and Faculty Advisors,
The Ahmedabad International School Model United Nations (AIMUN) aims to mould students as peace loving, global citizens who engage in dialogues, discussions, negotiations and debates to reach consensual goals.
Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation of the UN organs. In Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the organization's agenda. While playing their roles as ambassadors, student "delegates" make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries and resolve multinational problems and conflicts.
Delegates become familiar with the inner workings of UN. It also helps students to become familiar with the country’s history, culture, political structure, and current political affairs. In this conference we learn about country's viewpoints on many issues. The students become familiar with current statistical data on their topic and country. Delegates learn how the global community acts on its concerns.
During a simulation delegates must employ a variety of communication and critical thinking skills in order to represent the policies of their country. These skills include public speaking, Diplomacy, small group communications, research, policy analysis, active listening, negotiating, compromising, note taking, and technical writing.
Ahmedabad International School is the proud host of Third AIMUN 2009. We are looking forward to welcoming you to AIMUN this October……
"It takes a world of differences to make a different world"
The Ahmedabad International School Model United Nations (AIMUN) aims to mould students as peace loving, global citizens who engage in dialogues, discussions, negotiations and debates to reach consensual goals. A student ‘delegate’ would be better informed through research, involvement and interaction, of views and interests of other country delegates thereby gaining better understanding and moving towards the larger goal of world co-operation and peace which is the ultimate objective of the United Nations
The aims of the United Nations (UN) are to maintain international peace and security, to safeguard human rights, to provide a mechanism for international law, and to promote social and economic progress, improve living standards and fight diseases. It provides the opportunity for countries to balance global interdependence and national interests when addressing international problems.
A Message from General Assembly Chair
It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you all to the general assembly at AIMUN 2009. I, Shaivi Joshi Under Secretary General of AIMUN 2009 and President of General Assembly along with my deputy president Poojan Parikh will be heading the general assembly.
This year we will be working on UN Millenuim Development goal 2- achieve universal primary education and goal 4- reduce child mortality.
We look forward to welcome you all to an enriching and fun experience. See you in General Assembly!
President: Shaivi Joshi
Deputy President: Poojan Parikh
Message form the HRC Chair
It gives me significant pleasure to welcome you all to the Human Rights Council AIMUN 2009.
We will be working towards Goal 3- Promoting gender equality and empowering women and Goal 6- Combating HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases.
I, Niharika Khemka, and my deputy, Jwalin Patel will be heading the committee. I look forward to welcoming you to a fun and engaging committee.
President: Niharika Khemka
Deputy President: Jwalin Patel
Message from the ECOSOC Chair
To the ECOSOC delegates,
Welcome to the February 2009 ECOSOC conference. The agenda for our two day meeting is “Developing regional strategies to combat international food crisis”.
The state of food insecurity world over is deeply disturbing, although signs of improvement are visible in several developing regions. The food crisis is a multifaceted, complex problem, with the underlying causes more numerous and diverse than expected. Thus, the possibility of developing a world-over global strategic framework is minimal. We must look at individual regions and identify feasible solutions.
During committee, we will be discussing the present scenario in all the regions, and the gaps identified by the UN. As our goal for this conference, we aim to find solutions, new strategies, and future plans to work towards achieving MDG 1.
President: Anushri Nanavati
Deputy President: Riya S. Shah
Message from the Security Council Chair
Welcome! The Security Council is a very vital organ and possesses the crème de la crème of delegates. I, Parita Parekh, Secretary General of AIMUN 2009 and President of the Security Council along with Dharmik Patel, Deputy President of Security Council will be guiding you to a very cherished MUN experience.
This year we will be working towards achieving Goal 8 of the Millennium Development Goals- Global Partnership for Development. Here, we will have vehement discussions and sharing of ideas in accordance to “The situation in Gaza”. The humanitarian situation in Gaza is extreme and needs to be resolved at the soonest. Human Rights at their basic are being challenged with an outrageous number killed and tortured. We will treat the situation as an emergency.
I look forward to seeing you,
President: Parita Parekh
Deputy President: Dharmik Patel
When is AIMUN 2009?
AIMUN 2009 will be held on the 5-6 October 2009.
Where will the conference be held?
The conference sessions will be hosted by Ahmedabad International School at Ahmedabad.
How do I prepare for the conference?
Once you have applied and been allocated a country and committee, you should do research on that country.Related information is available on the www.cyberschool.com, www.unausa.org, http://bmun.net/ and www.thimun.org/
What is a position paper?
Many conferences require that each delegation submit a position paper—an essay detailing your country’s policies on the topics being discussed in your committee. Writing a position paper will help you organize your ideas so that you can share your country’s position with the rest of the committee. If you conduct extensive research, a position paper should be easy to write.
What is a draft resolution?
Draft resolutions are all resolutions that have not yet been voted on. Delegates write draft resolutions alone or with other countries. There are three main parts to a draft resolution: the heading, the preamble and the operative section. The heading shows the committee and topic along with the resolution number. It also lists the draft resolution’s sponsors and signatories. Each draft resolution is one long sentence with sections separated by commas and semicolons. The subject of the sentence is the body making the statement (e.g., the General Assembly, Economic and Social Council, or Security Council). The preamble and operative sections then describe the current situation and actions that the committee will take.
What are the preambulatory clauses?
The preamble of a draft resolution states the reasons for which the committee is addressing the topic and highlights past international action on the issue. Each clause begins with a present participle (called a preambulatory phrase) and ends with a comma. Preambulatory clauses can include:
References to the UN Charter;
Citations of past UN resolutions or treaties on the topic under discussion;
Mentions of statements made by the Secretary-General or a relevant UN body or agency;
Recognition of the efforts of regional or nongovernmental organizations in dealing with the issue; and
General statements on the topic, its significance and its impact.
What are a country’s foreign policies?
A country's foreign policy, also called the international relations policy, is a set of goals outlining how the country will interact with other countries economically, politically, socially and militarily, and to a lesser extent, how the country will interact with non-state actors. Foreign policies are designed to help protect a country's national interests, national security, ideological goals, and economic prosperity. This can occur as a result of peaceful cooperation with other nations, or through exploitation.
What is lobbying?
Lobbying is the practice of influencing decisions made by government. It includes all attempts to influence legislators and officials, whether by other legislators, constituents or organized groups. A lobbyist is a person who tries to influence legislation on behalf of a special interest or a member of a lobby. Governments often define and regulate organized group lobbying.
What is the role of the Chairman in the committee?
Understand the Committee’s Charter; and coordinate efforts of the Committee members to perform the functions and responsibilities set forth in the Committee Charter.
Understand the checklist for the Committee; and perform in accordance with the checklist.
Schedule the Committee meetings as appropriate to complete the requiredactivities of the Committee, and set the agenda and time schedule budget for the Committee meetings (in consultation with other Committee members and the CEO), and lead the meetings to be completed in the budgeted time.
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