SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
Delegates of the Sustainable Development Commission,
Congratulations, and welcome to the 18th annual AMMUN conference. My name is Karim Nabulsi and I will be the president of this year’s SDC. As the UN firmly states: “The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.” The goal of the sustainable development commission is to tackle the wide variety of problems that we face in the world, by achieving set goals that are to be hopefully attained by the year 2030. How this will be done, is through a systematic approach to debate, where delegates will furiously discuss ideas such as but not limited to foreign policies, future plans on socio-political fronts, and development goals. The delegates not only will improve their collaborative skills throughout the process of writing a conjointly written resolution, but they will also be awarded with a stronger sense of awareness related to how the UN works to solve the problems that the world faces, with a deeper degree in understanding how the UN tackles SDC related issues. I urge all delegates to be cognizant of the Rules of Procedure (ROP), foreign policies, debate flow, and the three topics that are chosen for this AMMUN’s Sustainable Development Commission. If the delegates were to also possibly write a few operative clauses, that will ensure that lobbying and merging will occur with ease and efficiency, which henceforth assures that resolutions written will be of better quality. As the historian Thomas Carlyle said, “The history of the world is but the biography of great men.” I hope the delegates can all get a sense of what it feels like to effect nations and countries and have a large purpose in helping the lives of others and be included in this “biography of great men”. The theme for this year’s AMMUN conference is “Dare to Defy”. I hope the delegates can recognize that this theme is aimed at them, and that they can dare to defy our expectations, hopes, and greatest aspirations and dreams, so that our premonitions of the future can be silenced, and a new age of sustainable development ideas can emerge.
Looking forward to seeing you all in the conference,
Karim Nabulsi, President of the Sustainable Development Commission