Welcome Letter


Dear participants,


On behalf of the organizing team and our advisors, it is my pleasure to welcome you all to the 14th annual session of Model United Nations, Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (MUNESCO), hosted by Bilkent Laboratory and International School in Ankara Turkey, which will take place from March 16th to March 19th, 2018.


MUNESCO is an affiliate of The Hague International Model United Nations Program (THIMUN), and is regarded as one of the most distinguished conferences in Turkey and around the world. This year the organizing team of MUNESCO is expected to host more than 500 delegates both from Turkey and around the world.


Since 2003, MUNESCO  has been the only conference modeled on the only United Nations organization with a mandate specific to culture, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).  Being an affiliate of The Hague International Model United Nations Program MUNESCO has fully incorporated the mission of The THIMUN Foundation which is “to promote and foster collaborative solution-oriented discussion to important issues by instilling life-long passion for improving our global community into today's youth, who will be tomorrow's leaders.” MUNESCO aims to give  youths an opportunity to learn about diplomacy and the nature of universal understanding through the processes of debating, lobbying and producing beneficial resolutions. MUNESCO participants simulate and commit their work in diplomacy. With all that said, MUNESCO is both a highly demanding and a highly rewarding experience.


The world has been changing at an incredible rate for the last two decades. In our united world, the fate of our societies and countries are bound together. But nations we are drifting apart and it is our aim as MUNESCO 2018 to unite nations and to find effective solutions to the problems that the world is facing today. This year’s theme “One Mission: Unification” focuses on the words of The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres... “Today´s paradox is that, despite greater connectivity, societies are becoming more fragmented. More and more people live within their own bubbles, unable to appreciate their links with the whole human family.”


Apply today and join us to have an exhilarating experience by putting yourself on the world stage.


Director General of MUNESCO 2018,

Irmak Erdem