President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Prof. Wejdan Abu Elhaija, inaugurated the activities of the 12th conference of the ‘Model United Nations’ (MUN) club, with the participation of 200 students, with the aim of addressing a number of humanitarian, political, economic, health, social and cultural issues that simulate what is going on in the hallways of the United Nations.
The 12th conference, which was called ‘Under the Microscope’, focused on analyzing market effective solutions in the global environment problem, free health insurance as a right for all, a unified Arab currency project, the rights of expatriate workers, the dispute over the ‘Nagorno-Karabakh’ region, analyzing the Iranian nuclear program, the role of women in politics and legislation and their rights in the workforce, the International criminal Court vs. Augusto Pinochet, and the International criminal Court vs. Eddie Amin.
During the inauguration, which was attended by the Vice President for Administrative Affairs, Prof. Dr. Bassam Hammo; the Dean of the King Hussein School of Computing Sciences, Dr. Ashraf Ahmed; the Dean of Admission and Registration, Dr. Abdel Ghafour Al-Saidi; the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Rami Salem; and the Executive Director of the United Nations Board, Ms. Aya Al-Suqi, PSUT president Prof. Abu Elhaija said that the conference is of great importance because it discusses the most important contemporary international issues that have become a priority for governments around the world today, and for Jordan’s strategies of sustainable development goals.
Abu El-Haija also referred to holding the conference at the same time with the celebrations of International Women's Day, which focuses on empowering women, educating them, and addressing all other women's issues at the local and global levels.
Abu El-Haija pointed out that the objectives of the conference are in line with the vision and objectives of PSUT, set by Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, the chairman of the PSUT’s board of trustees, who is the strongest supporter of women's empowerment in the fields of education, science and technology.
Abu El-Haija said, “I am pleased to point out that PSUT has been hosting this conference since 2011, and this year we are celebrating the 12th anniversary of this distinguished endeavor, which has been led over these years by distinguished students. All thanks to students’ contributions that continue to make the club and the conference a success.”
The Executive Director of the United Nations Board, Ms. Aya Al-Suqi thanked the university and its administration for providing this opportunity to discuss the most pressing issues facing our world today, such as poverty, climate change, gender equality and sustainable economic growth.
Al-Suqi also expressed her gratitude to the conference organizers for their hard work and dedicated efforts to promote the values of global citizenship and sustainable development, and to shed light on the importance of empowering both women and men.
Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Rami Salem, expressed his thanks to the sponsors, organizers and participants of the conference. He stressed that the conference activities are a constructive opportunity for dialogue, thought and exchange of experiences and knowledge.
Yazan Al-Najjar, the conference president and the PSUT president of the MUN club, said that the conference, which is the largest gathering of students to discuss international issues and decisions, is the starting point for building the best version that presents an example of growth and teamwork. Al-Najjar pointed out that this conference is also an opportunity for women speakers to express their opinions about the people who continue to exclude women and discriminate against them in all societies.
On the sidelines of the three-day conference, the following councils will hold sessions that address topics of interest: The General Assembly, the League of Arab States, the Security Council, the Jordanian Women's Council, the International Criminal Court, the Council of Catalonia, and Delegates Council for emergent and unexpected issues.
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