Across my MUN experiences, one thing that has always captivated
me are crises. I began my MUN career with a crisis committee and
bare knowledge of what that meant, but starting then, I have come to
develop a fondness to the adrenaline rush when a new update arrives,
to the heat of the debate and the accelerated nature of progression of
events. And I am not the only one who holds a view to that effect.
So, we at the Indian High School thought of taking things to the next
level, like has never been done before, and provide a unique and unforgettable experience. Hence was conceived was the idea for the crisis conclave.
The DXBMUN crisis conclave is the feather in the cap of the towering IHSMUN legacy and is the first of its kind in the Dubai MUN circuit. It is a simulation of 7 cabinets/councils of major players in international geopolitics, facing a dynamic and integrated crisis simulation, over the course of 2 days.
The delegates shall scramble as tense debate keeps them proactive, demanding realistic and workable solutions derived over heated negotiations and against a ticking clock. The nature of the conference opens door for an unmatched challenge and rising from the challenge, unmatched thrill.
1 crisis simulation
With immense pleasure and time-worn cliché, I welcome you to the DXBMUN Crisis Conclave.
I would like to personally welcome each of you to the Indian High School’s Dubai Model United Nations Crisis Conclave 2018. It’s an exciting time for IHSMUN team to welcome young energetic delegates around the world to share new ideas and experiences they got from different MUNs.
When I see these students who are continuously participating in various MUNs within and outside UAE, I’m always a little amazed that these are students who could be hanging out at home, watching TV, or playing video games, and instead they want to put on a suit, work on a weekend, and develop solutions to the world’s most important problems. What makes them want to do MUN? And what makes MUN worth teaching?
MUN is a motivational experience. It’s good to play a role of world leader solving the world’s most important problems. It activates your imagination and creativity – activities that you are naturally inclined to do.
The most important part of MUN is that in the classroom, you learn from your teacher but at conferences, you learn from each other. The conference does not replace the classroom – the conference complements the classroom. You have to internalize what you have learnt in your regular class or in MUN clubs and deliver that information through speeches, caucusing, and resolutions. It will surely develop your research, speaking, writing, empathy and many more skills.
MUN is a fun way of learning about the world. In this era of globalization, being globally aware is more important than ever. Also, having fun makes it easier to learn something and more likely to stick. You learn about the world when you prepare for MUN conferences, represent countries other than your own, and present possible solutions to global problems in committees. Beyond that you learn more by making friends from other grades, schools, countries. You can make your own MUN family.
DXBMUN has come a long way from its establishment as a minor conference with big ambitions to an internationally recognized, respected event that hosted over nearly 600 participants around the world. What made our conference so successful in such short notice was our spirit of MUN family, our dedicated MUNers.
So be a part of this family and I wish you all the best for the successful conference.
Keeping up with tradition and beginning with a cliché, it’s my distinct pleasure as the Director-
General to welcome you to the Dubai Model United Nations Conference Crisis Conclave
2018, one of its very own.
My MUN journey began at the tender age of 14, where my first committee was a Security Council. The crisis in the committee kept me on the move constantly although it was my first MUN and since then I’ve never passed an eye for a crisis committee. With a mere knowledge of diplomacy and how to resolve the incoming updates, every crisis that I have encountered has broadened my horizons to think outside the box and always be a step ahead.
The Model United Nations team of The Indian High School have raised the bar and have taken the unique segment of any MUN to another level. Being the very pioneer, this Crisis Conclave is the first of its kind in the Dubai MUN Circuit, and will provide an experience paralleled by none and unforgettable by all. The seven Crisis Cabinets, to be jointly simulated in these two days, are the cabinets of countries who are all vying for world dominance.
Delegates, there wouldn’t be any breather because Crisis is not a nine to five job, it happens when you least expect. The series of updates filled with action shall keep you on your toes and test you to come up with resolutions which are viable and realistic for the crises at hand while the clock is ticking. Keep in mind that world governments always prefer to choose the path of dialogue and multilateral cooperation, so structure your solutionsin a considerate and stable manner but do not dissuade from taking stringent action.
My fellow secretariat members and I will be doing all we can to make this an amazing experience for you and we hope you the highest level of exposure. I hope to be a part of an appealing conference with an extraordinary level of debate within the chamber of each and every cabinet as they deliberate on crises that will be a defining moment in the course of their Nation’s legacy. I do hope this will also open doors of opportunities for the new and experienced delegates. I also hope all the delegates will not expect the unexpected and to leave you with a message across as I quote unquote a former President of the USA, John F. Kennedy:
“When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’; is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents an opportunity.”
Chief of Staff