Since the 22nd of March, 1945, the Arab nations have been trying to cooperate economically, strengthen political ties, and solve their continuous disputes in the region through the Arab League. The Arab League's foundation opened the doors of unity to the Arab countries, but various barriers prevent us from reaching that door. In light of this idea, we chose Pangaea as the theme for HIAMUN this year because we were all united centuries ago, and despite our unity, we are still in wars and conflicts. As Arabs, our roots and origins tighten the relationship between us, and we shouldn't make the conflicts break those connections and stop as from uniting as a strong block.
In this year's conference, we will shed light on 3 of the most crucial problems that are facing the region nowadays. The first topic is Establishing measures to resolve the Qatar diplomatic crisis, and this issue will never be resolved unless we find common ground between all Arab nations and open the gates of discussion for the sake of the Arab World's benefit, not for personal benefits.
The second issue which threatens the future of our region is developing a common strategy to prevent the issue of water scarcity from escalating in the Arab Nations. The water levels are decreasing in numerous areas in the Arab world, and not resolving the issue early enough would result in a massive disaster that would affect each and every individual of our nations. Finally, we can't disregard setting a framework to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women and achieving "SDG 5" in the Arab world.
The issue of gender equality is continuously being brought up in our sessions, but we still haven’t shown any significant progress in such an important aspect in the past years. It is time to take the initiative, solve the conflicts, and build a future for our Arab world, this is the only way we'll prosper and walk down the path of innovation again.
I, alongside my most esteemed chair Aly Haytham are extremely proud to be given such a role in this year's HIAMUN and we hope you break and exceed our high expectations for you! Get ready for one of the most unforgettable experiences in your life.
Hesham El Alamy, President of the Arab League
Establishing measures to resolve the conflict of the Qatar diplomatic crisis
Developing a common strategy to prevent the issue of water scarcity from escalating in the Arab nations
Setting a framework to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women in the Arab nations