THIMUN Qatar works closely to align their conference topics to the United Nation’s agenda, and specifically, the SDGs. Each conference theme since 2017 has focused on one of the Sustainable Development Goals, and Student Officers and Delegates are encouraged to use the wealth of resources on the SDGs to inform their preparation. THIMUN Qatar 2018 focused on SDG 5: Empowerment of Women and Girls. The 2019 conference will focus on SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
THIMUN Qatar SDG Ambassadors booklet This PDF, used in collaboration with the powerpoint below, and the SDG Tracker, can support the creation of a project within your home, community, school, or all three!
THIMUN Qatar SDG Ambassadors Workshop This powerpoint can be used for all ages to help breakdown the steps needed to create a project to support the Global Goals.
THIMUN Qatar’s GAIAs
THIMUN Qatar would like to celebrate your efforts at promoting the SDGs in your school, and so, if you and your school are currently running or intending to run a project to support the SDGs, please do contact us for a chance to participate in the THIMUN Qatar Global Act with Impact Awards or GAIAs. Application forms can be found here, and the deadline for submissions is December 6th 2018.
SDG Tracker This incredible resource breaks down each SDG, dives into the indicators by target, and provides an incredible wealth of data to inform on the Sustainable Development Goal in question. The objective of the site is to TRACK PROGRESS, so if you are researching an issue and want both up to date data and an understanding on how close the goal is to being met (and some context on why it isn’t), this will be a resource you will come back to again and again. This website can be found at https://sdg-tracker.org/.
Using the SDG Tracker is simple, as our screenshots show. In exploring SDG 3, Good Health and Well-being you can dive into Target 3.6 : by 2020, halving the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents. You access data related to Target 3.6 by simply clicking on the world map. Using Qatar as an example, you can access road accident death rates for that country. You can also customize this graph by adding countries of your own choosing, as the comparative graph of the USA, Singapore, India, UAE and others show.