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History of AIMUN
Transcript of History of AIMUN
In 2005, the first AIMUN marked the start of a new successful series of Model United Nations simulations and was the first introduction of the Model United Nations in Alexandria’s history. The program was organized under the auspices of the His Excellency the Governor of Alexandria. The overall objective of the AIMUN 2005 was to introduce the concept of Sustainable Development through simulating the United Nations Economic and Social Council “ECOSOC”.
the AIMUN 2005 conference focused on the research and evaluation of the MENA countries engagement and performance at the ECOSOC in the contest of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals “MDGs”.
AIMUN 2005 was held in partnership with Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), and The Russian Cultural Center.
After the great success of AIMUN 2005, the AIMUN organizers felt a need to continue building on their experience in finding an important niche for youth development and empowerment in Alexandria. In 2006 a decision was made to build on the experience gained from the first AIMUN and having two parallel simulations for two of the most highly recognized UN Agencies, the Security Council and the High Level Group for Alliance of Civilizations “UNAOC”. This year the event was under the auspices of His Excellency the Governor of Alexandria. The AIMUN 2006 program contained a number of workshops that reviewed a number of books written and edited by a number of international well known figures and global thinkers from different nations, these workshops gave an opportunity for the 120 delegates to consider different arguments and background information from different points of views.
AIMUN 2006 was in partnership with Participating Agency Service Agreement (PASA), USAID, and Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Dialogue Forum.
In the third year of the AIMUN program a new structure and new developments came with a newly established partnership with the World Bank, which became one of the leading partners of the program. The AIMUN 2007 was implemented as the first phase of the Youth Action Call Resound project (YACR), a project that aims to widely spread information about the Youth Action call initiated by the World Bank. In 2007 AIMUN was a simulation of the United Nations Peace Building Council. The program equipped 120 delegates with deep understanding of the philosophy, history, and logistics of the United Nations Peace Building Council and gave a brief introduction to major topics including international law, international economics, and fundamentals of sustainable development, political negotiations and lobbing.
As the AIMUN program continuous to grow as a program that engage young people in deeply understanding current issues from a global organizational perspective, the AIMUN 2009 focused on simulating the Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors G20 in the preparations over 200 young people also learned about the World Trade Organization “WTO”, The Model G20 simulation focused on 4 major areas (Climate change, the Financial Crises, safe guard against H1N1, and the safe guard against the spread of weapons of mass destruction)
AIMUN 2009 was implemented in partnership with the World Bank (Public Information Center), the Youth Employment Summit, and Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
AIMUN 2010 and in its 6th edition explored one of most interesting UN agencies, the United Nations Peace Building Commission “PBC”. PBC is an intergovernmental advisory body that supports peace efforts in countries emerging from conflict, and is a key addition to the capacity of the International Community in the broad peace agenda. The Peace Building Commission plays a unique role in (1) bringing together all of the relevant actors, including international donors, the international financial institutions, national governments, troop contributing countries, (2) marshaling resources and (3) advising on and proposing integrated strategies for post-conflict peace building and recovery and where appropriate, highlighting any gaps that threaten to undermine peace. The AIMUN 2010 benefited around 150 young people, by providing them with deeper understanding of Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Assistance, International Law, Refuges issues, Millennium Development Goals, and many other issues related to peace building.
AIMUN 2010 was held in partnership of the World Bank “Public Information Center”, Youth Employment Summit “YES Egypt”, Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the United Nations Peace Building Commission.
After stopping the AIMUN in 2011 due to the instable political situation in Egypt, as a result of the great youth led successful revolution on the 25th of January, AIMUN program was back in 2012 to simulate the Annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund “IMF”, the AIMUN 2012 provide deeper understanding of the philosophy, history, and logistics of the both the World Bank and IMF. This year had the largest group of youth delegates in AIMUN’s history, around 300 delegates including 15 international delegates from the United States of America, Senegal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Morocco, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates. In 2012 the AIMUN was held in partnership with the World Bank and Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
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In 2008, and inline with the efforts of the organizing team to promote sustainable development in Alexandria, AIMUN 2008 simulated two of the most important United Nations specialized agencies that focuses on relevant issues to sustainable development, The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change “UNFCCC” and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations “FAO”. 109 were able to gain deeper understanding of the UNFCCC . On the other hand there were a parallel AIMUN conference that focused on the FAO being the UN agency leading international efforts to defeat hunger.
In 2008 AIMUN was held in partnership with the World Bank (Public Information Center), Sailing the Nile Campaign by the United Nations Development Program and the United Nations Volunteers, Bos w Tol website, Solar Generation, Green Peace.
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In the previous years, the Alexandria International Model United Nations have directly benefited around 1,518 young people from different universities including “Alexandria University, Pharos University, Arab Academy of Science and Technology, Cairo University and Ain Shams University”. The program Alumni included participants not only from Alexandria and Egypt, but also international delegates from Poland, United Kingdom, Italy, Costa Rica, France, Holland Denmark, United States of America, Senegal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Morocco, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Spain. The program also benefited indirectly around 10,000 young people in Alexandria, since that around 90% of other models and simulation programs in Alexandria as well as youth initiatives came as an effort of Alumni of the AIMUN program, it is worth mentioning that one of the output activities of one of the Models was the Stand Up against poverty campaign which reached around 300,000 people.