HIAMUN serves as a platform for the exchange of ideas concerning some of the most important issues that constantly plague our world today. It is a safe place for raising awareness, educating the youth, and discussing solutions to the pressing issues that strain our lives.
As the United Nations’ main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ, the General Assembly was established in 1945 for the multilateral discussion of international issues including peace and security, and hence, the General Assembly plays a vital role in international peacekeeping since it tackles issues of utmost importance.
I, Fatema Ottozbeer, alongside my exceptional chair, Farida Mardini, have chosen three controversial and interesting topics that will hopefully spark heated and constructive debates. The first topic that we have chosen is combating the issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), which mainly tackles its impact on the enjoyment of human rights. The second topic is setting a framework to strengthen the implementation of International Humanitarian Law, which in fact plays a vital role in international peacekeeping and security. Lastly, the third topic is finding measures to combat the illicit trafficking and usage of illegal drugs, which does not only threaten international peace, yet also imposes major health risks, and therefore it has been a life-threatening, crucial issue that deserves to be discussed and debated. In fact, all three topics require the full contribution and cooperation between member states to reach a common ground on such problematic topics.
In conclusion, my chair and I are hoping to experience a constructive, intense debate in which each and every one of your ideas are shared and considered. We hope to make this forum a safe place to grow and develop into a better character and delegate.
Fatema Ottozbeer, President of the General Assembly
Combating the issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Setting a framework to strengthen the implementation of International Humanitarian Law
Finding measures to combat the illicit trafficking and usage of illegal drugs