It is our greatest pleasure to invite you 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. This year MUNESCO will take place from March 16th to March 19th, 2018.
Model United Nations conferences are student-led events that aim to simulate the United Nations by debating and finding solutions to current global issues whilst adhering to strict parliamentary procedure. MUNESCO is an affiliate of The Hague International Model United Nations Program and is a conference that is modeled on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). As the mission of the THIMUN Foundation states, MUNESCO wishes to give its participants “a deep insight into the world's problems, to make them aware of the causes of conflict between nations and to lead them to a better understanding of interests and motivation of others.”
This year’s theme “One Mission: Unification” focuses on uniting the nations and societies which is pertinent in today’s developing world as, in many ways, we are drifting further apart. As The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has stated “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.”
As part of the organizing team of MUNESCO 2018, we are working hard and passionately to put together a 4-day symposium for you, a place where we hope to see you make new connections, debate on resolutions, and create unforgettable memories. We would be honored if you would join us throughout this journey.
The participants of MUNESCO should be high school students. Participants can participate as delegates, student officers, press members, historical committee members or International Court of Justice members.
If you are interested in attending, our registration will be open in a short time. We would be honored to see you participate in our conference. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
MUNESCO 2018 ORGANIZING TEAM
The Organizing Team
Director General- Irmak Erdem
President of the General Assembly- Cem Ege Karaca
President of Special Focus- Bilgesu Aydın
President of the Executive Board- Berkin Akar
Head of Finance- Berkin Akar
Head of Information and Technologies- Onat Doğan Akça
Head of Design and Supplies- Sinem Naz Atalay
Deputy Head of Design and Supplies- Onur Kaan Şekerel
Head of Administrative Staff- Beste Nur Altıntaş
Head of Press- Defne Atadan
External Relations and Delegations Coordinators- Kibel Aker & Ekin Güneş Özaktaş
Business Affairs and Logistics Manager- Kemal Akman
Deputy Business Affairs and Logistic Manager- Baran Erim