Special Committee On The Middle Eastern Crisis
Delegates of the Special Committee on Middle Eastern Crises,
Welcome to the 19th annual AMMUN conference. My name is Zeid Dajani, and I’ll be presiding over the Special Committee. This year, we have decided that the Special Committee should have a specific focus on Middle Eastern conflicts. There are various reasons for this, but they all relate to identity. I believe that one must not lose his identity, as it encompasses one’s life in many different ways. The fact is, AMMUN is a conference held in Jordan, where more than half of the topics debated are non-Middle Eastern. While global representation is extremely important, it is also crucial that we don’t lose our identities, and it is often important that we focus on ourselves, and this especially applies to our conference, because the Middle East is currently in a state of chaos. Whether it be tensions between countries, civil wars, proxy wars, or uprisings, almost every MENA region country is involved with conflict in one way or another. We will be debating topics related to these conflicts. The two topics which will be debated include reducing tensions between Iran and the United States with a specific focus on nuclear weapon disarmament, and addressing Kurdistan's ongoing conflict in the Middle East region. I urge all of you to do a bit of background research on each of these 2 topics. You can use the topic briefs and research reports written by our chairing panel. I hope we can write striking, effective resolutions. I wish you well, and hope to see you at the conference.
President of the Special Committee