Second In-House: Palestinian Reunification


Location: HH1102 (in northeast corner of new wing of HH, close to AL)

Time: 10:30am - 5:30pm

Dress: business casual

Lunch & drinks will be provided.

Full Schedule

10:30 - 11:00: Registration

11:00 - 12:00: Committee Session 1

12:00 - 12:30: Coffee Break

12:30 - 1:30: Committee Session 2

1:30 - 2:00: Lunch

2:00 - 4:00: Committee Session 3

***4:00: Deadline for working paper submission

4:00 - 4:15: Break

4:15 - 5:00: Committee Session 4

5:00 - 5:30: Awards


Letter from the Director

When a leader comes to power, she or he must work within political and economic bounds. A state may not hold all the diplomatic cards, but it should not stop political parties from resolving the socio-economic problems that unify them.

The Palestinian political parties have been polarized for years. Working under the limitations of the United Nations, in terms of what clauses can and cannot be reasonably passed by the Security Council, delegates will work to recognize these limitations, identify viable solutions to impending socio-economic problems, and collaborate with member states, NGOs and party members to submit a resolution under consensus.

Delegates should be ready with their positions on what socio-economic issues their member state, political party or NGO finds significant, which issues can be addressed through knowledge of the Research Report and Material, and find allies to help write one part of the resolutions. No one delegate will contribute to many or all issues. Each member state, political party and NGO has its own list of issues which it is eager to resolve, and so different blocs will be formed throughout the commission, each with different issue-resolution focuses.

Saad Ahmed

Director, Palestinian Reunification Commission