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AUS secures Outstanding Delegation award at Model United Nations in New York
For the second year in a row, a delegation from American University of Sharjah (AUS) secured the Outstanding Delegation award at the National Model United Nations (NMUN) in New York City, held March 19-23, 2017. The eight-student delegation from the AUS Student Leadership Program was recognized for the award during the concluding ceremony held in the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations headquarters.
The AUS delegation represented San Marino in six different committees. Ahmad Azari was assigned in General Assembly 1, Ayesha Ali and Mohd Atallah in General Assembly 2, Lobna Abouelleil in General Assembly 3, Asad Hussain and Uzma Ahmed Din in High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), Moza Alshamsi in United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), and Manal Machou in International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Ahmad Azari was appointed the chair of his committee in GA1 while Manal Machou was selected the chair and rapporteur for Security Council B.
"The NMUN has helped me solidify my interest in politics, international relations and diplomacy," said Lobna Abouelleil, a sophomore majoring in international relations. "Having to cooperate, negotiate and lead a bloc of approximately 60 delegates to come up with a resolution was challenging, but fulfilling and exhilarating. Moreover, in the theme of international relations, I got to meet students from all over the world and interact with global personalities which further helped shape my experience at NMUN and make it a memorable one."
"This recognition is another great achievement for our university, which came about with the dedication and commitment of our students. Through intensive training workshops and research, the AUS delegation was fully prepared to utilize its diplomacy skills and succeed at NMUN. I congratulate our students for a job well done," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students.