Model UN Scholar: David Capelli Representing: Bradford High School Country of Discussion: Jordan “Fourth Main Committee: Special Politics & Decolonization” Jordan, located in the Middle East, is a fascinating country for discussion in Model UN. The role of the UN in promoting democratic governance is worthy of mention, and the topic of Jordanian civilian interests in non self-governing territories is also worthy of mention. The United Nations plays a large role in promoting self governance in Jordan. Jordan is a fairly young country as a result of high population growth rates. Because of the fact that one out of four Jordanians is between 15-24 years of age makes for challenges in the government. The United Nations has developed the Higher Council for Youth (HYC) and the National Youth and Sports Fund. The main goal of the National Youth Strategy is to strengthen the capacities of the (HYC) and the (YSF).So far, the help of the United Nations and the endorsement of the Cabinet of Ministers of Jordan has led to the opening of eighty youth centers. Also, the United Nations helps with Jordan’s continued social, political, and economic success. The National Agenda of Jordan mandates that the government should include women and children in government funded programs. The United Nations influences and works hard with the government in Jordan to promote democratic governance. The United Nations has been noted to be helpful in the civilian’s interests for self-governing territories. The preamble, written by the people, recognizes that, “The important role of the United Nations is in assisting the expansion of independence of non self -governing territories.” The 1960 Assembly was later formed, and by the end of the session, they had drafted the text of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries. The declaration was written from the viewpoint of the people. The declaration lists seven provisions, noting in all seven of them the reasons why non- self governing and disallowing constitutional rights impedes world peace and progress. On December 14, 1960, the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and its people was adopted 89-0, with only nine absentees. In 1992, the United States withdrew from this UN declaration, noting that it focused on an outmoded agenda instead of new approaches to eliminate non self- governing territories. The United Nations has played a big role in the interests of independence of the citizens of Jordan. The United Nations has truly attempted to advance the country of Jordan.