PLEASE NOTE: Not all Models will have all Councils. Contact the Local Coordinator or the National Council Representative of your model to find out which Councils will be represented.
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Joint Defense Council
- Examining the progress made in combating illicit trafficking of small arms in the region, and preventing the proliferation of such weapons among extremist groups
- Identifying risks posed to member states from cyberwarfare, and formulating means to enhance cybersecurity capacity to preserve League-wide interests and resources
- Reviewing the capabilities of League members to combat extremists in the Arab world, including the League’s ability to contribute to joint operations in the region
- Exploring options to prevent the weaponization of water access and militarization of water infrastructure by non-state actors
Council on Palestinian Affairs
- Reviewing current education systems within Palestine and proposing reforms including but not limited to revisions in standardized testing, curriculum standardization, and the promotion of scholarship opportunities
- Developing initiatives to increase international awareness of Palestinian statehood with an emphasis on addressing human rights concerns before international bodies
- Reassessing the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative with particular regard to Clauses 2 and 3 and analyzing the impact of regional regime changes on the peace plan’s implementation
- Evaluating access to healthcare in Palestine and proposing reforms in areas such as hospital infrastructure, third party health clinics, and treatment opportunities in other member states
Council on Political Affairs
- Examining and promoting the protection of religious minorities within member states through integration in political processes and implementation of institutional safeguards
- Analyzing and responding to international pressure on Arab states to ‘liberalize,’ particularly in the spheres of expression and law
- Discussing the impact of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between the P5+1 and Iran and addressing the implications for Arab League defense measures, economic practices, and political discourse
- Evaluating the League’s role in diplomatically resolving regional conflicts, with particular consideration for the ongoing war in Syria
Council of Arab Social Affairs Ministers
- Revisiting the 2004 Arab Charter on Human Rights, with considerations made for revisions and increased support from League members
- Assessing the impact that religious leaders have on radicalization and employing the religious community to counteract recruitment by and popularity of extremist groups
- Discussing ways in which the League can promote women’s involvement in society, including political and civic integration
- Examining the feasibility of member states implementing social safety nets for their citizens while considering fiscal solutions for the unemployed, disabled, and retired
Council of Arab Environmental Affairs Ministers
- Discussing the environmental repercussions of economic progress on the ecosystems of coastal regions and proposing methods to minimize damages, especially in regards to overfishing, agrochemical eutrophication, and oil spills
- Creating League-wide initiatives to analyze, publicize, and minimize the impact of air, noise, and light pollution in urban areas of member states
- Promoting green building and sustainable business practices through the creation of an appropriate legal framework, economic incentives, and the dissemination of the necessary technologies and expertise
- Exploring alternative and sustainable water resources in lieu of nonrenewable groundwater currently utilized in arid zones in order to meet agricultural and developmental demands
Council of Arab Economic Affairs Ministers
- Examining the economic ramifications of and formulating a response to an increased Iranian market share resulting from Iran’s accession to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
- Evaluating the economic impact of inequality and exclusion of women in certain sectors of Arab economies and establishing methods to mitigate said impacts
- Facilitating the success of small businesses in member states through improvements in financial inclusion and legal requirements
- Addressing the benefits and challenging trends associated with migrant workers in the Arab world, particularly regarding citizen unemployment and remittances
Summit of Arab Heads of State
- Considering a League-wide protocol for the monitoring of elections and establishing a framework to implement initiatives including but not limited to election standards and preventing electoral fraud
- Evaluating the progress made towards the Arab Common Market initiative with a goal of meeting the proposed date of implementation in 2020
- Discussing means by which League members can improve and employ counterinsurgency (COIN) strategies and tactics to combat militant non-state actors
- Assessing the prevalence of detrimental practices in government bureaucracies, such as extortion and corruption, and devising League-wide methods to combat them
Special Council on Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
- Exploring and formulating League-wide methods to increase the political, social, and economic agency of refugees.
- Investigating and mitigating current security threats to refugees in official settlements, as well as internally displaced persons in active conflict zones.
- Evaluating current access to education for refugees and internally displaced persons throughout the Arab League, and proposing reforms to areas that require improvement.
- Examining the extent to which the recent increase in refugees has created secondarily displaced persons, and addressing the challenges that secondarily displaced persons pose and face.
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Council on Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency (Background Guide)
- Examining methods by which counter-insurgency (COIN) strategies and tactics can be employed to combat the influence of insurgent groups like Da’esh and Al Qaeda
- Assessing the capacity of member states to conduct counter-terrorism measures and combat irregular threats, while formulating strategies to improve capabilities
- Formulating a multifaceted civilian approach to contesting recruitment by insurgents and extremist groups through means including but not limited to campaigns, education courses, and rehabilitation
Council on Post-Conflict Recovery (Background Guide)
- Considering and discussing the prospect of post-conflict fragmentation and division of states, in member nations such as Syria, Yemen, and Libya
- Exploring the roles of refugees and internally displaced persons in the redevelopment of post-conflict areas with a focus on job creation and reintegration
- Developing means to ensure the availability of goods to populations in post-conflict zones, including but not limited to humanitarian aid, building materials, food, and water
Special Council on Water (Background Guide)
- Assessing concerns regarding sustainability and water management in the Middle East and North Africa, including sharing of resources, desalination, desertification, and consumption patterns
- Addressing threats to water security, particularly in the context of climate change, pollution, and armed conflict
- Establishing a legal framework regarding trans-boundary water sources in order to prevent future conflicts between member states