Deputizing for the President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, the Vice President for Administrative Affairs, Prof. Mohammad Sababheh, inaugurated the 11th Conference of the Model United Nations club, which involves discussion and debates on humanitarian, political, economic, health, social and cultural issues that simulate actual events in the corridors of the United Nations.
This year’s conference saw discussions that focused on important humanitarian issues after the world woke up and recovered from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic which has exerted tight control over the course of events during the past two years. 170 students from various universities and schools from inside and outside the Kingdom participated in the event.
Sababheh stressed the importance of the extracurricular activities offered by the University, praising the conference and its organizers. He emphasized how it enriches the students and gives them the skills of public speaking, debating and writing, and trains them in critical thinking, argumentation, teamwork, and leadership, as well as nurturing a responsible view of current world issues.
Sababheh added that there is a real urgent need to hold such a conference in its global form to discuss issues facing humanity and provide solutions that contribute to making life better.
The Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Rami Salem, thanked the conference’s sponsors, organizers and participants, highlighting the fact that the conference’s activities constitute a constructive opportunity for dialogue and thought and the exchange of experiences and knowledge.
Lian Al-Salihi, a PSUT graduate and founder of the club, also reviewed how she established it with her colleagues 11 years ago, praising the support of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, and her patronization of the first conference. She also expressed appreciation for the support of the PSUT presidency and the Deanship of Student Affairs.
The chair of the conference, student Aws Al-Masry, indicated that the conference calls for human unity and world peace, noting the skills he acquired through discussions, teamwork and leadership.
Alongside the three-day conference, sessions will be held on several topics, most notably the Taliban government in Afghanistan, the situation in Yemen, the humanitarian crisis in Syria, human rights, the situation in the Ethiopian Tigray region, the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem, and the Ukrainian-Russian conflict.