On behalf of the organizing team and advisors, it is my honor to welcome you all to the sixteenth annual session of the Model United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, hosted by Bilkent Laboratory and International School in Ankara, Turkey, from March 13th to March 16th 2020. 

An  affiliate of The Hague International Model United Nations Program, MUNESCO is amongst the most established and prestigious  conferences in Turkey, and around the world. As the MUNESCO organizing team, we have been proudly hosting over 500 participants from Turkey and around the world since 2003.

  MUNESCO creates the opportunity for today’s youth and adults of tomorrow to tackle the current world agenda from many positions vital to UNESCO, such as: a delegate in the general assembly, a chair, an ambassador of a country and even a member of the International Court of Justice. Moreover, MUNESCO creates an opportunity for the engagement with and understanding of different cultures,allowing students to reflect upon the various policies of nations. Overall, MUNESCO is a rewarding experience focusing on current world agendas while learning key roles in diplomacy and parliamentary procedure. 

 This year’s theme “ Combating Boundaries” not only focuses on combating the boundaries surrounding every nation, but also the boundaries within ourselves and those determined by the government or the society which restricts us from taking initiative. Each step a person takes towards taking action, is a step closer to achieving our goals of having a better and more sustainable future. We believe that by combating the boundaries that surrounds every nation, we should forge unity and cooperation. By combating boundaries, we will also begin to forget our differences and disregard our restrictions which withhold us from taking global action. As the former  United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan said “ We may have different religions, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.” Combating boundaries leads us to disregard our differences and unite as one to take action for a better future.

With that being said, join us in the 16th annual session of MUNESCO for a rigorous, challenging yet entertaining experience and take your part in “Combating Boundaries.” by applying today.

Most Sincerely,

MUNESCO 2020 ORGANIZING TEAM