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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.

High Schools models, for the councils they offer, only offer topics marked with an asterisk by their number (below).

July 12, 2014

PLEASE NOTE: Questions about the Agenda may be directed to The countries to be represented in each Council is noted below – more information can be found on the SIMAL online registration form.

Council on Arab Unity and Regional Development
**Council consists of 22 Arab League member states**

  1. Discussing a League-wide statement concerning the joint Fatah-Hamas Palestinian government, while considering prior commitments outlined by the Arab Peace Initiative
  1. Exploring the effectiveness and feasibility of utilizing Arab League member state resources or other means to assist regional states in transition with economic growth and infrastructure initiatives
  1. Promoting transparency and reducing official misconduct within and between League members in order to demonstrate Arab League commitment to the international rule of law to the global community

Special Summit of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries
**Council consists of 10 OAPEC member states**

  1. Addressing disputes over acceptable levels of oil production and exportation and establishing broadly agreed-to standards thereof
  1. Mitigating threats to the security of oil production in OAPEC member states, with special consideration of offshore oil rigs
  1. Formulating comprehensive, long term strategies to utilize existing oil profits to diversify the economies of OAPEC member states to prepare for future economic realities

Council for the Advancement of Women and Children
**Council consists of 22 Arab League member states**

  1. Exploring possible solutions to increase female entrepreneurship throughout the region, including but not limited to the use of microloans, incentives, and subsidies
  2. Developing programs to support women and children in non-traditional family circumstances, particularly widows and orphans
  1. Discussing educational needs and priorities in order to create and refine access to education for children in rural areas within member states

Joint Cabinet Crisis – Palestinian Unity Government and the State of Israel
**Cabinets consist of 8 high-ranking government officials each**

The Joint Cabinet Crisis is an excellent opportunity to take part in a more dynamic, engaging, as well as challenging debate environment. Two separate working groups will be formed, one representing the recently formed Palestinian Unity Government and the other the State of Israel. At the conference, each government will be presented with a series of interrelated crises pertaining to current events. The governments must work to solve the contentions between them while furthering their own national interests. Official communiqués, moderated by conference staff, will serve as the only method for negotiations between the parties. Scenarios are based in reality, though the actions taken by each government will impact scenario development in a responsive and ever-shifting political and security environment.

Palestinian Unity Government                                     Israeli Cabinet

Prime Minister/Interior Minister: Rami Hamdallah     Prime Minister: Benjamin Netanyau

Dep. PM/Culture Minister: Ziad Abu Amr                  Foreign Minister: Avigdor Lieberman

Dep. PM/Economic Minister: Muhammed  Mustafa  Defense Minister: Moshe Ya’alon

Foreign Affairs Minister: Riyad al-Maliki                    Intelligence Minister: Yuval Steinitz

Minister of Jerusalem Affairs: Adnan al-Husayni       Finance Minister: Yair Lapid

Chief of Hamas Political Bureau: Khaled Mesh’al     Justice Minister: Tzipi Livni

Prime Minister for Hamas: Ismail Haniyeh                Minister of Internal Affairs: Gideon Sa’ar

Director General of National Security Forces:           Minister of Housing and Construction:

MajGen. Nasser Yousef                                             Uri Yehuda Ariel




Student Leadership Development Program from the National Council on US-Arab Relations