Amman- 26 December 2019
The German Jordanian University's Model United Nations (GJUMUN) club, under supervision by the Deanship of Student Affairs (DSA), hosted its sixth conference with 200 participants from Jordanian universities and schools on Thursday, December 19, 2019.
GJU Vice President Dr. Atef Al Kharabsheh stated that Jordan's youth are the country's source of pride due to their dedication, commitment, and role in creating better futures for their nation and the coming generations, as well as transforming challenges into fruitful opportunities.
Besides, Dr. Al Kharabsheh pointed out that GJUMUN is an inspiring simulation that teaches youth essential skills such as constructive criticism, leadership, negotiation, and conflict resolution and therefore offers them a chance to be heard amidst the challenges the region is facing.
Dr. Mark Erbel, First Secretary for Political Affairs, noted the strong ties that Germany and Jordan enjoy by highlighting the role of the university in fortifying these ties through ongoing academic events and cooperation.
Furthermore, Dr. Erbel emphasized the importance of promoting the development of an educated Jordanian youth that is capable of overcoming political and social obstacles.
Participants of the 3-day conference debated several topics such as the first time topic health and environment and common global issues. The participants took part as delegates of actual UN member states in specialized committees such as the Human Rights Council, the Security Council, and the International Court of Justice.
During the closing ceremony, the Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Raed Al Khasawneh expressed his satisfaction regarding the results reached by the delegates and his gratitude for the efforts of the organizing team while asserting the university's continued support of the club and its goals.
GJUMUN Club President Hanna Abu Judom indicated that among the club's action plan is working on improving the Jordanian youth's ability to discuss and conclude conflicts whether at a national or international level.
In addition, increasing access to the club's activities, which was achieved by the creation of its first-ever website, as well as holding year-round training workshops for the university's students, thus allowing them to learn from MUN whether they can attend the conference or not.