The General Assembly, established in 1945, is the chief deliberative, policy making and representative organ of the United Nations. The General Assembly has played a key role in international peacekeeping since and takes part in making decisions on topics of uttermost importance and pertinence to our world.
MUN serves to educate the youth of our world, to expand their awareness, and to provide a platform for them to unleash their multiple talents and creativity. In light of that, we have decided upon 3 intriguing and controversial topics that we believe are relevant to the world we live in today.
This year, HIAMUN ‘19’s General Assembly will be tackling establishing a framework to suppress transnational organized crime, creating measures to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and renewable energy services, and measures to combat and prevent recidivism and strengthen the social reintegration of offenders. Transnational Organized Crime poses a global threat that demands a coordinated global response.It is an issue that impacts every nation and its effects can stall economic growth, affect the day to day lives of citizens, and pose a threat to international security. Climate change is undoubtedly one of, if not the most, crucial topics of today, and one that is rarely addressed. It is an issue that threatens the existence of the entire world, making it vital to discuss ways to overcome it. Lastly, the issue of recidivism is an issue faced by most, if not all countries today. The purpose of prisons and correctional facilities is to rehabilitate criminals, and release them as developed individuals who can positively contribute to the societies they live in. The failure of them to do so, is an issue that must be addressed.
I, alongside my exemplary chair Ayten Labib are beyond proud to be given the opportunity to chair such a forum and we look forward to seeing each and every individual grow and develop as both a person and a delegate. We hope that the delegates can disregard the fact that each of them orbits around their own sun, and instead focus on the fact that we all exist in the same universe. We are confident that all of them will bring forth brilliant ideas and we look forward to seeing the solutions they come up with.
Nour Abdel Hamid, President of the General Assembly