MUN Conference (April 19th and 26th)

Egypt-Karan, Nixon, Soham, Ananya

Germany- Trisha, Seldon, Arnab, Kabir, Avni, Kanish

Lebanon- Devi, Ankit, Tushar, Nikki, Karam

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  • Issues:
    • o Control and management of refugees and asylum seekers (Political)
    • o Water security and management of fresh water supply (Environment)
    • o Situation in Syria (Security Council)

Articles to read on topics:

1. Control and management of refugees and asylum seekers (Political)- NO EGYPT

Tushar- Lebanon
Karam- Lebanon (not here second Thursday)
Kabir- Germany
Kanish- Germany

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11973294
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-13726682
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14977155
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17148759

2. Water security and management of fresh water supply (Environment)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11435522
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7865603.stm
Where does your country fit in this map?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7821082.stm

http://www.globalissues.org/article/601/water-and-development

Karan- Egypt
Nixon- Egypt
Trisha- Germany
Avni- Germany
Niki- Lebanon


3. Situation in Syria (Security Council)

Check out this link and read at least three articles from it.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17258397

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14647308

Soham- Egypt
Ananya- Egypt
Seldon- Germany
Arnab- Germany
Ankit- Lebanon
Devi- Lebanon


You now need to know how your country feels about this issue. Answer the following questions on your country for your topic and post on the committee page under your topic.
  • What is the problem? How does it affect your country?
  • What has your country done to combat the problem?
  • What are the various “sides” in the debate?
  • Which aspects of the issue are most important to your country?
  • If your country is not involved with the issue, how can it become involved?
  • How will your country shape the debate at the conference?
  • What arguments will other countries make?
  • How do the positions of other countries affect your country’s position?
  • Is there evidence or statistics that might help to back up your country’s position?