Established 72 years ago, the Arab League is a regional organization consisting of 22 states around North Africa, the Horn of Africa, and Arabia. The Arab League was established with goals to achieve greater unity between member nations, coordinate collaboration, safeguard their independence and sovereignty, and to consider the affairs and interests of Arab countries. Through various institutions such as, the Arab League Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), the Arab League facilitates political, economic, cultural, and scientific arrangements designed to promote the interests of the Arab world. Within the league, there exists over 359 million people living within member states and a variety of religions and dialects. With recent atrocities such as the Yemeni civil war, the situation in Iraq, terrorism, and political upheavals, Arab states have been the center of recent conflict. Conflict management and cooperation are essential in dealing with conflict within member states. However, with increasing tensions within member states and external pressures at play, the Arab League has been unable to do anything drastic. Despite these challenges, the Arab League still continues to work towards a vision of peace and cooperation between member states in order to create a strong, unified body.
Topic A: Solving the Syrian Crisis
Topic B: Combatting the Threat of ISIS
Background Guide: Now Available!
Letter from the Chair
Welcome to JHUMUNC 2018!
My name is Nupur Jain, and I will be your chair for the Arab League. I cannot wait to work with you during our discussion of issues challenging the peace and strength of the Arab League nations!
I am originally from Wellesley, Massachusetts and am currently a junior at Hopkins, double majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. On campus, I am also a member of the South Asian Students at Hopkins, the service organization Alpha Phi Omega, and the peer tutoring service PILOT. This will be my first year acting as chair for JHUMUNC, but I have served as a Dais member for SOCHUM and the Historical WHO committees my past two years. I have also been a member of Model UN all throughout high school, and have had the opportunity to chair committees for our high school’s Model UN conference for middle schoolers. I hope to use my past experiences to help foster an intriguing and engaging debate in our committee!
In the Arab League, we will be discussing the Syrian civil war and the ongoing threat of ISIS. Since its onset, the Syrian civil war has been plaguing the nation with suffering. While millions seek to flee and find refuge elsewhere, there are still several millions left with no home and no place to go. Similarly, the threat of ISIS has not only caused conflict in nations of the Arab League, but also has become a major source of influence for other terrorist groups worldwide.
I am excited to hear the various solutions you will bring to the table during this conference! Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or comments. I am looking forward to meeting you in February!
Chair of Arab League
Arab League Background Guide