Greeting to you all.
My name is Anas Mahafzah and I am a student in IAA and have been actively participating in MUN since the 8th grade. Ever since my first meeting, I noticed that I have an interest in modern day issues facing our societies and what role can we as a community play to tackle them. As such, MUN was my natural course of action seeing as young thinkers like you were able to successfully communicate your ideas and resolve issues of dire importance through your developed critical thinking skills. As the president of the GA committee I have found several topics of interest that address a range in variety of different topics. These topics include the Syrian Refugee Crisis, Efforts against counter terrorism and addressing corruption in Philippines. These topics include human right violations, peace and conflict solving, and political stability in developing areas. As such, I believe that these topics will help me fully assess your potential, knowledge and research skills. Now to get to know me, my hobbies include debating, reading, writing and eating. I love murder mystery books, and poems.
I am looking forward to working with you and hopefully getting to know you.
I have a good feeling about this year!
President of GA6
President of The Legal General Assembly Council
Topic 1 Addressing corruption in Philippines through law formation
Corruption is essentially defined as the departure from principals and responsibly that come with power in society. As such, when looking at combating corruption we look beyond the state. Thus, it is not only the public officials that should be accounted for such corruptions but also the people. Corruptions often depict a society’s views and what it would support. Consequently, if one aims to tackle corruption, they must not only resolve laws that hinder freedom but also a country’s history. Corruption is no new concept to the Philippines and it has been seen before in 1986 when Ferdinand Marcos “plundered” from the government and stole the resources of the government. Thus, he abused his powers as president for his own gain of riches and caused the plummet of Philippine’s economy. Despite being more implicit, this is still seen in modern day Philippines where it causing hot debate and tensions to skyrocket in modern day.
Topic 2 The Syrian Refugee Conflict In the Middle East
More than 1.6 million refugees have been displaced since the start of the Arab spring with numbers rising at an alarming rate. This has caused many countries in the middle east to open up their borders however with that came an unprecedented wave of consumption. Since the Arab spring, countries neighbouring Syria have hosted hundreds of thousands of refugees and fed them which caused a strain on their resources. Therefore, one must come up with a solution towards this alarming increase in refugees. Resources, job opportunities, and shelter have all been at a decline since the Syrian refugee crisis.
Topic 3 Measures to strengthen international counter-terrorism efforts
In the last decade, the world has witnessed a staggering amount of terrorist attacks targeting western nations that often result in a high number of death rates and casualties. One must also note that despite these atrocities, the efforts placed towards reducing these terrorist attacks have been minimal yielding no results. As such, one must keep in mind that to achieve stability and world peace, these inhuman attacks need to be addressed and solved. With around 11,800 terrorist attacks in 2015 alone, the world is in need as ever.