Letter from Secretary-General Esteemed Prospective Participants;

On behalf of GO Academy, it is an utmost privilege and pleasure to welcome you all to the second annual session of the Eskişehir Model United Nations Conference 2022. My name is Zeynep Öykü Kalkan and it is my honor to serve you as the Secretary-General. The second annual session of ESMUN is organized by the GO Academy and it will take place in the vibrant city of Eskişehir between the 12th and 14th of June. With its rich history that witnessed Hittites, Phrygians, Seljuqs, and the Ottoman Empire and cultural diversity due to receiving migrants coming from Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Balkans, Eskişehir is a city that brings the past and the present together. With its dynamic population and intellectual atmosphere, this “student city” is one of the best locations to organize a Model United Nations Conference.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were not able to organize our conference last year which made us more eager and enthusiastic for ESMUN 2022. With this excitement, our academic and operations teams worked tirelessly to provide you with an unforgettable MUN experience. We will host five committees in our second edition for our junior and senior participants with agenda items that address current topics and problems of our world. Delegates of the United Nations Environment Programme will discuss preventing conflicts over water scarcity while delegates appointed to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women will focus on the Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Girls. In United Nations Disarmament and International Security Committee, delegates will try to find applicable, sustainable, and reasonable solutions to preventing an arms race in outer space, meanwhile, in United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization the topic will be the protection of cultural property in times of armed conflict. Lastly, we will host a special committee that will simulate Montreux Convention. A group of experienced MUN delegates, as well as successful and exemplary individuals who are well-versed in the topics at hand, will lead and monitor your committees and I have full faith in all of our board members to guide you through the rules of procedure so that our delegates can practice negotiation, problem-solving, conflict resolution, critical thinking, diplomacy, and collaboration as they act as world leaders, policymakers, and diplomats. As the Academic Team, we are very excited to hear your take on these crucial agenda items. On that note, we wish you all efficient and beneficial debates.

It is important to note that while MUN conferences aim to familiarize you with the economic, social, political, and environmental problems of our world and enable you to improve skills that will benefit you in the future, these events also present great opportunities for you to have fun, make lots of new friends and memories. Make sure to enjoy yourselves during the coffee breaks, challenges, and social events that our operations team prepared for you. On that note, I want to thank our academic and operations teams for their hard work, dedication, never-ending energy, and work ethic.

On behalf of GO Academy and the ESMUN Family, I would like to thank you for your time and consideration and once again, with great pleasure, welcome you to the second annual session of ESMUN. We are honored if we can play a role in presenting you with new perspectives since you are the future delegates. Your ideas and dreams will shape the future and it is because of you, because of our belief in you that we expect a better future. Let’s come together this June in Eskişehir to take our part in creating the future we want by discussing what the presidents, ministers and government officials discuss and see if we can do things differently. Do not forget to apply, read your study guides, prepare some speeches and motions, and buckle your seatbelts for three days of fun, diplomacy, games, and politics! We hope that this conference will find itself a place among your unforgettable experiences and memories.

Yours sincerely,
Zeynep Öykü Kalkan
Secretary-General of ESMUN 2022

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