CWMUN Emirates

Change the World MUN - Emirates

Why the Emirates?

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the world’s fastest-growing destinations for both business and leisure visitors. This is hardly surprising since geographically, economically and culturally, it is in a unique strategic position between East and West. The country attracts millions to major exhibitions at its many world-class exhibition centers, amongst others, bring many visitors to educational experiences as well. For all UAE’s futuristic appeal and abundance of western entertainments – a sleek metro that zips through the sky, sumptuous shopping malls, an indoor ski park, and countless bars – there is just as much fun to be had in the simple pleasures of “the Orient”: haggling for gold and frankincense in the bustling souqs, savouring the sunset from the back of a camel.

When: November 9-11, 2017

Abu Dhabi is hot, dry and windy year round, but the cooler November temperatures of around 18°C to 31°C mean there’s very little humidity. There’s also very little rainfall, just 0.2 inches expected over the entire month. Weather-wise, November is considered one of the best times to visit Dubai.

Conference Venue & Lodging: NYU Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island Campus

The official hosting venues of CWMUN Emirates is the New York University in Abu Dhabi and its amazing campus. NYU Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island Campus is a pedestrian campus that combines traditional and modern architectural elements to reflect the University’s three identities: Abu Dhabi, New York, and the world. Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects PC, the campus covers nearly 40 acres and promotes interaction between living and learning, research and teaching, and the disciplines, as well as faculty, students, and staff. The arrangement of offices, the visibility across large areas and between indoors and outdoors, the connections between buildings so that none stand alone, the outdoor gathering spaces, and the on-campus living are among the ways the campus’ design encourages this interaction.

Delegate rooms are equipped with every basic item students might need for a quite comfortable life provided by the University. The rooms are spacious, new, and have their own bathroom. Each delegate will have bed, desk with chair, and a wardrobe with a chest of drawers contained within it furnished in their room. For the respect and safety of your students, participants will be lodged in separate boys and girls buildings.

Additional trip to Dubai

A very special offer is reserved to those who want to explore a little bit more of the wonders of the UAE with us. Right after Conference days at the NYU Abu Dhabi Campus, it will be time for delegates and advisors to move to Dubai to enjoy the beauty of the city.


Security Council (SC) – “The use of communication technologies by terrorist groups”

Under the Charter, the Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 Members, and each Member has one vote. Under the Charter, all Member States are obligated to comply with Council decisions. The Security Council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat to the peace or act of aggression. It calls upon the parties to a dispute to settle it by peaceful means and recommends methods of adjustment or terms of settlement. In some cases, the Security Council can resort to imposing sanctions or even authorize the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) – “Risks and Threats of the nuclear terrorism”

The International Atomic Energy Agency is the world’s central intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field. It works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology, contributing to international peace and security and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The Agency was set up as the world’s “Atoms for Peace” organization within the United Nations family. From the beginning, it was given the mandate to work with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies. The objectives of the IAEA’s dual mission – to promote and control the Atom – are defined in Article II of the IAEA Statute.


Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee (SC CTC)

The Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) was established by Security Council resolution 1373 (2001), which was adopted unanimously on 28 September 2001 in the wake of the 11 September terrorist attacks in the United States. The Committee, comprising all 15 Security Council members, was tasked with monitoring implementation of resolution 1373 (2001), which requested countries to implement a number of measures intended to enhance their legal and institutional ability to counter terrorist activities at home, in their regions and around the world.


  1. Asymmetrical Threats to UN Peace Operations
  2. Threats posed by foreign fighters and measures to address this phenomenon
  3. Supporting women in countering extremism

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC)

UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices. UNODC relies on voluntary contributions, mainly from Governments, for 90 per cent of its budget. UNODC is mandated to assist Member States in their struggle against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism. In the Millennium Declaration, Member States also resolved to intensify efforts to fight transnational crime in all its dimensions, to redouble the efforts to implement the commitment to counter the world drug problem and to take concerted action against international terrorism.


  1. Implementing policies of alternative development
  2. Comprehensive response to terrorism
  3. Strengthening the role of the UN in fighting terrorism

United Nations Peace Building Commission (UNPBC) – Single delegation only

The Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) is an intergovernmental advisory body that supports peace efforts in conflict affected countries, and is a key addition to the capacity of the International Community in the broad peace agenda.


  1. The links between peace, human rights and development
  2. Women’s participation in peace building
  3. Threats posed by terrorist and criminal groups to peace and stability

Tentative Schedule (please note that this tentative schedule is subjected to future change if necessary)

Thursday, November  9th, 2017 – NYU Saadiyat Island Campus

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm   CWMUN Emirates Opening Ceremony
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm    CWMUN Social dinner

Friday, November  10th, 2017 – NYU Saadiyat Island Campus

9:00 am –1:30 pm     Committee Session I
12:00 pm – 1.00 pm    Faculty Meeting
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm     Lunch break
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm     Committee Session II

Saturday, November  11th, 2017 – NYU Saadiyat Island Campus

9:00 am – 12:30 pm    Committee Session III
11.30 am – 12.30 pm   Faculty Meeting
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm    Lunch Break
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm     Committee Session IV
4.30 pm – 6.00 pm     CWMUN Emirates Award Ceremony

How to reach the Saadiyat Island Campus

CWMUN Private Transfer:
If you are not familiar with Abu Dhabi CWMUN can help you on how to reach the NYU Campus. We can organize a reliable private transfer with clean, comfortable up to 52-seat vehicles and professional drivers. We provide round trip transfers to the Abu Dhabi International Airport to the Saadiyat Island Campus. If you are planning to stay longer with us and want to select the PREMIUM Extended Stay, private transfers to our Hotel in Dubai can be scheduled upon request. Due to logistic reasons, the minimal number of passengers to request your private transfers is 25. For more information, email us.

From the airport by taxi
Airport taxis offer participants arriving at Abu Dhabi International Airport around-the-clock transport from the airport to any of the places in the city. Regardless of which terminal you are arriving at, you will find a reliable, 24 hour metered taxi service ready to transport you to your final destination.

Meter Starting Fare (Flag Fall) – AED 25.00
Every 1 km up to 50 km (6am-10pm) – AED 1.6
Every 1 km up to 50 kms (10pm – 6am) – AED 1.69
Every 1 km over 50 kms – 9 fils extra
Every 1 minute of waiting time (first 5 minutes free) – 50 fils

Public Transport:
Taking the air conditioned bus to and from the airport and Abu Dhabi city is economical and comfortable.
If you are looking for one, look out for the green and white A1 bus. Buses depart from the lower curbside outside Terminals 1 and 3 and outside Terminal 2, The Cargo Building and the Police Complex. All bus stops are clearly indicated with blue and white signs. Don’t be afraid to ask for directions to the Saadiyat Island Campus, they are professional and will definitely assist you at their best.
Timings: Every 40 minutes, 24 hours a day.
Cost: One-way fare is AED 4.
Transfer time: Travel time to the city is approximately 45 minutes, depending on traffic.

Inside the Campus

Located within the Saadiyat Marina District, NYUAD now hosts more than 2,600 students. The university sits in close proximity to the impressive Saadiyat Culture District which presents students with a golden opportunity to gain insights into the fields of art and culture through the area’s many iconic institutions such as Zayed National Museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.

The campus includes academic buildings, a library, an arts center with theaters, sport facilities, student and faculty residences, information technology facilities, laboratories, and many places to eat and chill out.

If you want to start becoming familiar with the environment, take a look a the map or download it!


You can apply for your Visa via your local Emirates office in your country of residence. When applying please ensure all of the following documents are submitted: applicant’s colour photograph, your colour passport copy. Be aware that your passport must be valid for at least six months.
When planning to flight to the UAE please make sure to ask your Emirates Embassy in your country for additional information on how to get your permission. On a general note, your visa fees must be paid upon application and are non-refundable. Depending on the period, getting a Visa can take a while and you cannot make it to the Conference. Make sure to schedule your appointment at the Embassy in advance. If you plan it properly, your Visa processing time can take approximately three to four working days. All visas are valid for 60 days from the date of issue to enter Abu Dhabi, except the 96-hour visa, which is valid for 14 days from the date of issue to enter Abu Dhabi. Entry into the UAE is subject to immigration approval.

 Type Validity Cost Extensions
96-hour 4 days from arrival date Approximately USD 55 Non-extendable
Tourist – short term (one entry) 30 days from arrival date Approximately USD 90 Non-extendable
Tourist – short term (multiple entry) 30 days from first entry Approximately USD 175 Non-extendable
Tourist – long term (one entry) 90 days from arrival date Approximately USD 330 Non-extendable
Tourist – long term (multiple entry) 90 days from first entry Approximately USD 475 Non-extendabl

Letter of invitation

CWMUN is more than happy to assist you while getting a Visa offering help or writing your letter of invitation. However, writing a letter of invitation does not guarantee you are getting a Visa, CWMUN will not interfere with any Embassy or Consulate decisions or contact them on behalf on any person. Before planning your trip, please contact your local authorities for further information on how to get your Visa successfully.
If you need a letter, please email us and submit your passport information. A copy of your passport is mandatory to get your letter. A CWMUN Staff Member will get back to you with additional information in no time.

This information is only a guide. Some visa offices may ask for administrative fees. Make sure to have all info at your end before submitting your request.


Deadline September 30th

500 students
November 9-11, 2017
NYU Campus Abu Dhabi
NYU Campus Abu Dhabi
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