indian ocean rim association

The Indian Ocean Rim Association is an international organization consisting of coastal states bordering the Indian Ocean. Comprising 21 Member States and 7 Dialogue Partners, the IORA’s objectives are: (1) to promote sustainable growth and balanced development of the region and member states; (2) to focus on those areas of economic cooperation which provide maximum opportunities for development, shared interest and mutual benefits; and (3) to promote liberalization, remove impediments and lower barriers towards a freer and enhanced flow of goods, services, investment, and technology within the Indian Ocean rim.

This committee is specifically designed for intermediate and experienced delegates. Position papers, although strongly recommended, are not required. However, delegates who wish to be considered for an award must submit their position papers by Sunday, January 13, 2019, at 23:59 PST. More information about position papers can be found on page 3 of the Background Guide.


You can contact the Director at Any questions regarding the committee or its debate procedures will be answered by email. Position papers must also be submitted to this address.