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 7-9, 2019

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

General Assembly 1st Committee [GA 1] – Disarmament and International Security

The First Committee deals with disarmament, global challenges and threats to peace that affect the international community and seeks out solutions to the challenges in the international security regime. It considers all disarmament and international security matters within the scope of the Charter or relating to the powers and functions of any other organ of the United Nations; the general principles of cooperation in the maintenance of international peace and security, as well as principles governing disarmament and the regulation of armaments; promotion of cooperative arrangements and measures aimed at strengthening stability through lower levels of armaments.

Topic“Strengthening religious tolerance and constructive dialogue among millennials”

Security Council [SC]

The Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It 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.

Topic“Improving the protection of children against trafficking in persons, including by addressing the criminal misuse of information and communications technologies”

Security Council [SC] | also for Middle Schools

The Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It 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.

Topic“Protecting children from abuse, exploitation and violence in conflict areas”

UNIVERSITY

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change [UNFCCC]

The UNFCCC entered into force on 21 March 1994. The UNFCCC is a “Rio Convention”, one of three adopted at the “Rio Earth Summit” in 1992. Its sister Rio Conventions are the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention to Combat Desertification. The three are intrinsically linked. It is in this context that the Joint Liaison Group was set up to boost cooperation among the three Conventions, with the ultimate aim of developing synergies in their activities on issues of mutual concern. Preventing “dangerous” human interference with the climate system is the ultimate aim of the UNFCCC.

Agenda:

  1. “Strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change. UN call to the commitment of regions, cities, businesses and investors”;
  2. “Ways of enhancing the implementation of education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information to enhance actions under the Paris Agreement”;
  3. “United Nations Alliance of Climate Change: Education, training and public awareness”.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [UNESCO]

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO’s programs contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

Agenda:

  1. “The key-role of the UNESCO to play in peace building and reconciliation to achieve the goal of promoting mutual understanding, tolerance and a culture of peace”;
  2. “The protection of journalists in war areas”;
  3. “Fight against contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance”.

Security Council [SC]

The Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It 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. “The lack of political progress in addressing humanitarian and economic crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory”;
  2. “Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and sub-regional organizations in maintaining international peace and security – Silencing the traffic of guns in Africa”;
  3. “Developing policies to generate and promote press freedom and press pluralism”.

To be announced
Please note: the Schedule we will soon share is tentative and it might be subject to change as the Conference progresses. We will do our very best to always keep you updated.
Thank you for your understanding!

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.

TypeValidityCostExtensions
96-hour4 days from arrival dateApproximately USD 55Non-extendable
Tourist – short term (one entry)30 days from arrival dateApproximately USD 90Non-extendable
Tourist – short term (multiple entry)30 days from first entryApproximately USD 175Non-extendable
Tourist – long term (one entry)90 days from arrival dateApproximately USD 330Non-extendable
Tourist – long term (multiple entry)90 days from first entryApproximately USD 475Non-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.

For more information about the Conference, please send a email to

info@cwmun.org

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Deadline September 30th

700 students
November 7-9, 2019
NYU Campus Abu Dhabi
NYU Campus Abu Dhabi
University, High School, Middle School

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