8th HHHSMUN Conference
8-9 December 2018
- Directors' Note -
“At Model UN, you broaden your horizons. By learning and networking, you can be part of the UN’s efforts to establish peace, secure human rights and enable all people to live in dignity."
– United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, 24 January 2017
As HHHSMUN directors and as educators in Houssam Eddine Hariri High School, we believe in the universality of our mission which is about promoting learning that provides the youth with authentic experiences that will render them ready to face the world’s complexities and dilemmas. And what is better than Model United Nations programme in paving the way for our future generations to understand the concept of international mindedness and experience being global citizens from a political perspective.
It is quite obvious for our youth that there are great powers embodied in the international law that contribute to the making of global decisions on many levels. And it is also quite apparent that the United Nations is the universal organization that tries to play the role of the mediator between the nations in order to sustain peace, security and basic human rights. The UN’s effort does not always culminate into the wanted results due to intricate complexities in the world of politics and international affairs. Once the youth is exposed to this realm of global matters through model United Nations programmes, they will develop a better critical judgement of the various local, regional and global issues. This eventually will entail more responsible actions on their behalf towards their local communities. These actions will ultimately and on the long run, once sustained and maintained, build momentum for a positive ripple effect that will one day reach the global community.
That being said, HHHSMUN is organized to provide the young students with a platform where they can experience the world of the United Nations by practicing public speaking, writing and research skills, domains that educators aspire that students get to acquire and learn in order to utilize in real life contexts.
As HHHSMUN directors and Houssam Eddine Hariri High school educators, we wholeheartedly welcome all MUN partners who believe in our conference’s mission which is mainly an educational mission that helps in instilling the concept of global citizenship and international mindedness within the youth of tomorrow.
Nagham Abou Ali