University of Birmingham Model Arab League
The University of Birmingham Model Arab League 2013 is the longest-running Europe-based conference of the Arab League run by the University of Birmingham United Nations Society. It is held on campus in the Guild of Students-facilities from March 8th to March 10th 2013. Ever since its creation as EUROMAL it has been an outstanding edition of MAL simulations that has continuously attracted numerous students throughout the United Kingdom. The Secretariat is therefore proud to announce that UoBMAL 2013 will be the first edition to open for international applications as well.
The Model Arab League (MAL), like Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic simulation of an International Diplomatic Organisation. The aim of doing such a simulation is to educate participants about civics, current events, effective communication, globalisation and multilateral diplomacy.
Just as in a standard Model UN, participants take on roles as diplomats and participate in a simulated session of an intergovernmental organisation (IGO). Participants research a country, assume their the roles of the their assigned country, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems.
During the conference, participants must employ a variety of communication and critical thinking skills in order to represent the policies of their country. These skills include public speaking, group communication, research, policy analysis, active listening, negotiating, conflict resolution, note taking, and technical writing. However, school delegation formats vary from region to region.
For more information, visit the 2013 UoBMAL webpage. Information for 2014 coming soon!