Letter from the Secretary-General
My name is Doğa Tanrıverdi and it is a great honor for me to serve as the first Secretary-General of MUNMAYA, which will be held on 17-19 April 2020 in Ankara. Even though this year we are welcoming you for the first time, we gathered a team well-known for their passion in the MUN community, to ensure a magnificent experience for you. Our extremely dedicated Academic and Organization Teams have been working incredibly hard for this conference to be unforgettable.
We came up with the slogan “Global Alliance for Sustainability”, which holds a deep meaning for us both as a team and as a conference. While symbolizing our stronger-than-ever bond as a team of young individuals who give their all to make MUNMAYA possible, it means the delegates will have to unify for solutions regarding their committees since our main goal to achieve is a continuous unity. It also embodies our desire for a better future globally, constantly wishing for peace and kindness as the world continues to fall apart.
Considering all of the different interests and levels, we have a wide variety of committees prepared for you.
Our first committee, UNHCR will tackle the refugee problem with the help of multiple nations, in order to provide better living conditions for refugees, improving their socio-economic inclusion and integration into the society. With this committee, we will participate in the UN Refugee Challenge, for an opportunity to share your ideas with the world.
In our second committee UNEA, delegates will deal with the acidification issue in the oceans, as well as try to dissuade from transnational crimes on the environment. Alongside the emphasis on this case, this matter deeply signifies our devotion to mother nature as a conference.
Our third committee is UNCND, which will focus on a crucially threatening and a globally widespread affair: The effects of illicit drug liberalization on substance trafficking and drug abuse.
Our Futuristic Crisis Committee puts Neuralink on a different perspective when sudden intelligence from Hong Kong seems to tear the world apart, causing the delegates to make instantaneous decisions all the while negotiating between ethics and their nations’ best interests.
Our Historical Crisis Committee, The Committee of Public Safety, takes place in the “Reign of Terror”, namely one of the most bloodshed periods in French history, being just after the Revolution. Delegates of this committee will take the role of one of the many ruthless members of The Committee terrorizing the country.
The United Nations Security Council will need to decide on sanctions on North Korea for the proliferation of ICBMs and discuss the Non-Proliferation Treaty, as well as the civil war in Sudan, causing her to split into two.
Lastly, the United Nations Development Programme will tackle the issues of global poverty and undernutrition, being the never-ending problems of the developing world. We are fully aware of the importance of grasping an understanding of our planet’s issues at an early age, therefore we devised a committee solely for middle-schoolers to debate with their peers in a more prosperous environment.
Our amazing Academic Team worked so intensely for these committees to be shaped into their perfect form. We assure that all participants will gain diplomatic, linguistic and social skills that are crucial in order to succeed in modern life, be wholly entertained and make amazing memories they will look back on with such emotional fulfillment.
I deeply thank my Academic Team for everything they have sacrificed throughout this journey. While working with them, I was astonished by how well-informed and qualified they were. Their valuable insight on the matters made me stunned at their wit. Above all, I will be forever grateful for having such supportive people by my side.
We formed an alliance as the MUNMAYA’20 team and executed our first step. Now it is your turn to help us accomplish our duty. By participating in MUNMAYA, you will take over our responsibility as the ancestors of the future, contributing towards this sustainable cycle. I do not feel an ounce of uncertainty nor hesitance towards leaving this noble responsibility to your hands, as I know your ideas and actions taken by your alliance will enlighten the future.
With sincere appreciation,
Secretary-General of MUNMAYA'20
Global Alliance for Sustainability
17-19 April 2020, Ankara
Letter from the Director-General
On behalf of my Organization Team, it is my utmost pleasure and honor to welcome you all to the first session of MUNMAYA. This year, with the great dedication shown by the Academic and Organization teams, we proudly present the first official eco-friendly MUN conference in Ankara. For the MUNMAYA team, environmental problems have always been a great concern. With this chance to help people tackle real-world problems that are surfacing today, we wanted to use this opportunity and raise awareness on perhaps the most important one nowadays, protecting nature. We devoted ourselves to making sure we highlighted environmental awareness and the importance of preserving our planet’s ecosystem while choosing our committees and during the conference preparations. Knowing that only creating a committee on environmental awareness and leaving it at that would be half-hearted, we decided to do more. From deciding on recycling all waste produced throughout the conference to donating a portion of proceeds to animal shelters, we wanted to be certain that our message wasn’t simply talk.
Our organization team produced remarkable results in a surprisingly short amount of time. There were countless times when time seemed to slip away from our hands and that things wouldn’t go according to the plan but thanks to our deeply committed organization team, everything went by smoothly. Filled to the brim with passion and dedication for the conference, from accommodation to schedules, my team and I deliberated on aspects that would make you the most comfortable throughout. We meticulously searched for hotels to meet all of our participants’ needs and negotiated extensively to make sure that their costs were as convenient as possible. In addition to that, we searched for prestigious sponsors that coincided with our participants’ interests. Advisors especially were taken more into consideration, with the addition of the Presence Chambers during the conference to ensure that their needs were fulfilled.
From the beginning of this journey, there were two prominent factors for the organization team; ways to enhance the comfort of our participants and doing it in the most cautious way possible for our environment. I sincerely hope you will have an amazing time throughout the conference, and our extensive efforts will pay off well. Finally, I once again would like to thank my ever-passionate MUNMAYA’20 team for shaping a marvelous conference, always being by my side and everything we have ever had and ever will achieve.
With my genuine gratitude,
Director-General of MUNMAYA'20