The Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Foundation (KAHF) is proud to sponsor the student-led Model United Nations Conference hosted at Emirates International School Jumeirah (EIS-J) campus from 17-19 November 2016. The three-day event will see some 300 student delegates from across Dubai gather to debate under the banner of this year’s conference theme “Cultural Integration: Different And Yet, The Same”.
Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, KAHF Founder addressed participants at the Opening Ceremony on 16 November 2016, “The Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Foundation is committed to assisting all people in order to achieve a sustainable, inclusive and healthy environment regardless of culture, religion, race and colour. Over the years, we have invested millions of Dirhams in charitable and humanitarian projects to harness innovation, progressive thinking and opportunity to improve livelihoods for those less fortunate. It is our role to educate future generations of thought leaders, politicians, philanthropists, and businessmen on how to address poverty, terrorism, global security, climate change, and other societal problems threatening our world today.”
The EIS-J Model United Nations (MUN) is an event where students replicate the working of the United Nations and attempt to solve real world issues in their respective committees by means of debating and negotiation. EIS-J MUN platform for students from around the world to connect and showcase their problem-solving, collaborative and creative thinking skills. This year’s event will see students addressing issues such as social and cultural concerns faced by the EU member states as an aftermath of the Brexit, the situation in South China Sea, and the prevention of cultural appropriation through international law.
David Hicks, School Principal, EIS-Jumeirah said, “MUN as a concept truly reiterates and highlights our school’s philosophy as it encourages students to think analytically across global issues. Furthermore, it allows students to develop intercultural sensitivity and responsibility towards people from different cultural backgrounds. EIS-Jumeirah has been a leader in student led events of this nature having been the first school in Dubai to launch TEDx many years back as well as being very proactive in attending local and international MUN conferences. We are delighted that our students continue in this vein, taking full ownership and responsibility for such a prestigious event as EIS-J MUN.”
Spearheading the MUN initiative, the student committee at EIS-J includes Yash Agrawal, Founder and Secretary General (Year 13), Noor Charif, Co-founder and Deputy Secretary General (Year 13), Fatima Kayali, Co-founder and President of the General Assembly (Year 13) and Ainaa Khan, Deputy Secretary General (Year 12).