Directors: Fatin Al-Alawi (email@example.com) and Hala Siraj (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Founded in 1945, the Arab League is an organization comprising 22 Arab states from Southwest Asia and North/Northeast Africa. It’s main goal, as stated in the Pact of the League of Arab States (1945), is to: “draw closer the relations between member States and coordinate collaboration between them, to safeguard their independence and sovereignty, and to consider in a general way the affairs and interests of the Arab countries.”
At this year’s YMUN, the Arab League will address two key contemporary issues. The first deals with the age-old tension between the Sunni and Shiite islamic sects. This tension has, in recent times, led to political turmoil throughout the Middle East. As delegates, you will have to find a way to bring internal piece and stability to this region of the world by addressing such dimensions of the issue as national politics, cross-border interactions, and foreign policy.
The second topic will address the economic development of the Middle East. While not clearly defined, this issue is multi-faceted. As delegates, you will have to explore all of these different sides to the problem. Would it be beneficial to bring micro-finance markets to the Middle East? If so, how could these be implemented? Should funds be invested into education, or is there a more immediate course of action that should be adopted? The answers to these questions are yours to determine.
More information about the Arab League committee, including its topic brief, can be found at: http://ymun.yira.org/ymun/committees/77/