Arab League

Level: Beginner

Topic A: The Qatar Diplomatic Crisis

Topic B: tba

 

The League of Arab States generally known as the Arab League was founded in Cairo on the 22nd of March 1945. Founding members included Egypt, Iraq, Transjordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria. Yemen joined as a member on the 5th of May 1945. It currently has 22-member states located in the Middle East and North Africa region. It also has 5 observer states and currently, those states are Armenia, Brazil, Eritrea, India and Venezuela.

It has a broad mission to ensure coordination between its member states on matters of common interest. Article 2 of the Charter of the Arab League states its main purpose: “The League has as its purpose the strengthening of the relations between the member-states, the coordination of their policies in order to achieve co-operation between them and to safeguard their independence and sovereignty; and a general concern with the affairs and interests of the Arab countries”. This also includes cooperating in economic and financial affairs, Communications, Cultural affairs, Nationality, Social affairs and Health affairs.

 

Chairs

Muhammad Ali Bokhari

Dear Delegates,

I am Muhammad Ali Bokhari and I am originally from Pakistan but now I live in the UK. I study Law at Manchester Metropolitan University. I am a massive football and cricket fan. I have been involved in MUN for over 18 months and during this time I have also been Treasurer of MUN Society at my university. I have attended 7 MUN Conferences and this includes attending conferences in the UK and Portugal. When I am not busy with university assignments, exams or MUN then I like to travel. I have lived in Pakistan and the UK and visited 12 other countries in North America, Europe and Asia. GöMUN 2019 will be my first time chairing at a MUN conference and I am looking forward to it. I will do my best to ensure that all delegates have the best time possible in the Arab League.

I look forward to seeing you at Göttingen in June.

 

Thanh Thuy Le

Salam everyone!

My name is Thuy, student of Political, Arabic & Islamic Studies at Goettingen University, and it is my pleasure introducing myself as your Chair in the Arab League at GöMUN 2019.

In 2017, I was first introduced to the world of MUN due to a seminar I was attending. I happend to love the discussions, negotiations and the people I got to meet. The imput during the conference was huge and the possibility gaining new perspectives - which were in most of the cases not mine - developed my way of thinking. Not wanting the experience to end, I joined Göttingen’s MUN Society, in which laughter and discussions never seem to end. Attending further conferences, I had the opportunity working as delegate and staff member- but this time I will chair. International Law and Politics combined with Religion excite me. I am fascinated with political aspects of international relations; in particular the Arab region- the comparison and understanding of its foreign politics and its ideological perspectives - which are rich in their facets and executions.

For that reason, I hope to welcome and share my tremendous passion with you in the Arab Leage at GöMUN 2019!

Until then: Stay safe and Ma’assalama!