It is such an honor for me to welcome you all to the 11th edition of Y-MUN Training and Development Conference as the Secretary-General. Organized by the oldest Model United Nations Club in Turkey, every year we try to exceed all expectations and give participants a unique Model United Nations experience.
As the former Secretary-General of United Nations Kofi Annan once said, "More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations." This year in Y-MUN, we are going to simulate 13 extraordinary committees. In the light of the words of Kofi Annan, the committees will provide you the opportunity of being the center of seeking solutions for peace in this time of global crisis taking over the world and give you the chance of showing your ambition to protect people and planet.
My coworker and precious friend Doğa Çakar will be in the position of Deputy Secretary-General along with the rest of our Academic Team consisting of successful Under-Secretary-Generals and Academic Assistants. While I have full faith in our Academic Team helping you improve your academic skills, our amazing Organization Team in the leadership of Ömer Cem Sipahi and his deputies Didem Durukan and Umur Kervancıoğlu will take the quality of Y-MUN to the highest level. I have abiding confidence in both teams since every team member is very dedicated, hardworking and striving to advance your experience in this conference.
Concluding my letter, I would like to invite you all to the 11th edition of Y-MUN which will be held on 7-9 December 2018. Let's meet where the journey begins!
Y-MUN offers both academic and organizational experience for new comers and beginners of the MUN journey.
Y-MUN is the biggest MUN conference of Turkey with participants over 600. By participating it, you will face challenges and learn how to deal with them.
There are lots of advice that we can give for your journey to become a successful delegate, but there are vital things that you should not forget. Remember these three important things to ensure a victory.
We all know that you are not participating only for the academic part of the conference. But you should remember that there will be a session tomorrow morning.
With all your energy and knowledge, you should remember to treat carefully and show respect to other delegates and participants. So wear your gloves before a debate.
Take comfort in the remaining days, but when the time is in jeopardy, prepare yourselves for the academic war and do your homework well to strike down your competitors.