GA3: The Humanities Kid of THIMUN

Sara's article on GA3
“The MUN conferences bring students together from around the world to learn and share ideas from a diverse set of experiences and backgrounds.”

This, according to THIMUN Qatar, is the main goal and purpose of arranging such large conferences every year. Roughly 1200 participants from Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East attend THIMUN Qatar each year, aiming to bring resolutions to political issues impacting our world today.

Because there are so many problems affecting our global society, the conference is split into 13 committees, all of which have their own category of discussions. Arguably, the one committee that associates itself with social dilemmas to be solved is General Assembly 3, the Humanities kid of the conference.

This year’s topics for the 3rd Committee range from the tense relationship between Kosovo and Serbia to the increasing endangerment of certain languages. No matter the issue, delegates and chairs of the committee are determined to achieve the most sustainable resolutions as possible.

Aisha Javaid, President of The General Assembly 3rd Committee, revealed the progress of the committee so far, as well as her feelings on this year’s conference. Due to the level of involvement of everyone in the conference room during the debate on enhancing mental health support in regions of conflict, Javaid could only be approached through sending a note. The President graciously gave some of her time to note down her thoughts.

“The issues for this year’s GA3 have been truly fascinating. The delegates have shown equal amounts of interests in each topic. The level of analysis for each issue has been great,” she raved. “[I am] very pleased and honored to be the president chair of such an active committee. It’s been a true pleasure.”

While it is uncertain as to whether or not a real solution to these very real problems affecting the world will come into action. THIMUN Qatar 2014 has succeeded in fulfilling its main purpose, with the large turnabout of delegates, admins, and press members from abroad this year, it can be said that this conference has bridged the gaps of the world in more ways than one.

By Sara Sarwar
Photo By Aya Ibrahim