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 7-10, 2018

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.

HIGH SCHOOL

United Nations Security Council (SC) – “Cyber Terrorism”

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.

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) – “Tourism and Climate Change”

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. As the leading international organization in the field of tourism, UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide.

UNIVERSITY

United Nations Security Council  (SC)

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.

Agenda:

  1. Cyber Terrorism
  2. The role of science and technology in the context of International security and disarmament
  3. Humanitarian Exemptions in sanctions regimes

Commission on Science Technology and Development (UN CSTD)

The Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) is a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The Commission provides the General Assembly and ECOSOC with high-level advice on relevant science and technology issues. UNCTAD is responsible for the substantive servicing of the Commission.

Agenda:

  1. Eradicating poverty in all its forms through promoting sustainable development
  2. The role of science, technology and innovation in ensuring food security by 2030
  3. Digital divides and poverty

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

Wednesday, November  7th, 2018 – NYU Saadiyat Island Campus

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

Thursday, November  8th, 2018 – 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

Friday, November  9th, 2018 – 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.

Fares:
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!

Visas

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.

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Deadline September 30th

500 students
November 7-10, 2018
NYU Campus Abu Dhabi
NYU Campus Abu Dhabi
University, High School

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