17th Annual Session of Model United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization


On behalf of the Organizing Team and advisors it is my utmost honor to welcome you all to the 17th annual session of the Model United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization, hosted by Bilkent Laboratory and International School Ankara, Turkey from March 26th to March 28th 2021.

As an affiliate of The Hague International Model United Nations Program, MUNESCO is one of the most reputable and esteemed conferences in Turkey and around the world. We have been proudly instituting a diplomatic platform; giving a chance to the adults of the future to express themselves since 2003, and this year, due to the uncertainty of Covid-19 pandemic we will be hosting the first ever online conference of MUNESCO.

MUNESCO is a unique international platform that enables the younger generation to reflect on the current world agenda from the perspective of a delegate (in terms of the country that they represent), an advocate, a judge, a chair, and an ambassador. It encourages the participants to research about different nations, cultures and policies; as well developing their critical thinking, public speaking, and debating skills. In general, MUNESCO is an enriching experience for the next generation to educate themselves on political matters.

Broader Vision Brighter Future emphasizes the importance of being open-minded and the importance of being able to look into an issue from different perspectives. Aside from that it also reminds us that if we change our vision and open our minds to diverse ideas we can examine issues in a closer manner and create more effective solutions. In MUNESCO we aim to create an international platform so that different opinions can be shared respectfully to form a solution for the problems that we have been dealing with altogether. As the Chief Executive Officer of the United Nations Foundation, Kathy Calvin has said ““Global is a unifying bond for people.  Once they get outside their own heads and their own communities and see themselves in a broader framework, it really changes their sense of what they can get done. It all adds up for us.”

In view of this, I invite everyone to join us in the 17th annual session of MUNESCO for a rewarding, inspiring and enjoyable experience with the aim of a brighter future by applying now.

Director General of MUNESCO 2021,

Ece Karadağlı