Country: United Arab Emirates
Delegate Name: Eva Gavin
International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Mitigating Negative Impacts on Host Cities
United Arab Emirates
Eva Gavin, Forest Hills Northern High School
It is important to recognize that hosting a significant event like the Olympics has both advantages and disadvantages. An important benefit is the flood of tourists and higher tax revenue for the host city. Yet, it also comes with a number of difficulties that demand caution to overcome. While hosting such events, infrastructure in the host city is a major consideration.
The rising population in the area frequently has an impact on the local environment, public transportation, and roads. The UAE government has put in place a comprehensive development plan that includes trash management, traffic control, and infrastructure upgrades to solve these issues. We think that by taking these steps, the conference will run smoothly while also enhancing local quality of life. Making sure that the city’s benefits from hosting such an event are received is crucial. The UAE government is dedicated to including regional companies and business owners in the event’s supply chain in order to accomplish this. Such actions, in our opinion, will strengthen the city’s economy and promote goodwill between the people and the host city.
Moreover, cultural sensitivity is a matter that needs to be taken into account. It is essential to make sure that the event respects regional culture and traditions. To uphold public decency and respect for the local culture, the UAE government has put tough rules into place. We think that these regulations will safeguard the local culture while preserving the inclusive nature of the Olympics. It is crucial to guarantee both visitors’ and inhabitants’ safety and security. The UAE government has a strong security system in place to ensure the protection and safety of every visitor. The administration has also taken the necessary precautions to guarantee that the meeting won’t endanger public safety.
The UAE government is committed to minimizing the detrimental effects on the host city. We are confident that hosting the Olympics will turn out to be a great experience for all parties involved thanks to a thorough development plan, community involvement, cultural awareness, and security precautions.
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