By Dana Al-Rumaihi – Head of ISLQ MUN Press and Darpana Vellanki – ISLQ MUN Chief Editor
International School of London Qatar has run several internal conferences that concluded successfully in preparing delegates for future conferences. The conferences have ensured that delegates are well familiar with MUN procedures and appropriate language. The latest internal conference took place on the 21st and 22nd of January, with two committees: Human Rights Commission (HRC) & Security Council (SC). HRC debated about LGBT Rights and Internet Privacy in the technologically globalized 21st century, while, SC debated about the situation in Yemen and the China Sea. Both debates resulted in the production of correctly formatted and argumentative resolutions that led to fruitful debates in the committee sessions. ISLQ MUN Secretary General, Frederico Belohuby, reflected, “due to the great scholastic outcomes of MUN, ISLQ wishes and values to keep MUN at a diplomatic level and strives in its efforts to initiate ISLQ MUN’s annual conferences.”
Abiding by the words of the Secretary General, ISLQ is hosting its first local conference on the 24th and 25th of March in the school’s campus. The conference is going to host several schools from around the country and welcome delegates to explore the conference’s theme of “A Changing World: Technology & Globalization”. With over six different committees including the Human Rights Commission, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and several General Assemblies (GA), delegates will have the opportunity to enhance their diplomatic communication skills and construct arguments expressing their country’s views on contemporary global issues. Debates will revolve around the issues of legal barriers in the workforce, the promotion of regional trade, and issues associated with cyber security, among others.
ISLQ MUN conferences aim to develop critical thinking by sparking debates on issues in our current day. We are looking forward to welcoming the delegates in March and hope to see an amalgam of old and new faces in the conference. In the meantime, find us on Facebook: ISLQ MUN; and Instagram: @ISLQMUN.