February, 11-13, 2022

At Istanbul International School MUN, our intention is to create a professional discussion of the issues at hand in a safe and respectful environment.

From our Secretaries-General:

Dear participants,

It is our honor as the Secretaries-General of Istanbul International School Model United Nations (IISMUN) to extend our warmest welcomes to all of you participating in our first ever face-to-face MUN conference, held between February 11 and 13, 2022.

Our school has been an active member of the MUN community and has participated in conferences all across the globe. The success as well as experience, that we have attained throughout the years, have led us to the establishment of our own MUN conference, which follows THIMUN Rules of Procedure, focusing on bettering a completed resolution through amendments and ultimately passing it.

As the organizational team, our mission is to present our participants with an educational and fun MUN experience with the aid of our five well-prepared committees while ensuring delegations' safety and well-being, especially during a time like the present, where the Covid-19 virus is a prominent issue.

As we all know, due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, all events around the world were either canceled or postponed due to lockdowns and health concerns. Therefore, we will be abiding by the rules and procedures outlined by Turkey's Ministry of Health regarding COVID-19, such as HES code monitoring and the requirement of PCR tests for participants without fully completed vaccinations.

For our conference, we have prepared four Development Committees (OHCHR, UNFCCC, UNODC, UNESCO) as well as one special committee (UNSC), all of which are essential UN Bodies. Each committee consists of two agenda items focusing carefully on selected issues, waiting to be resolved by the distinguished delegates.

There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has had an immense impact on people and the economies of countries all over the world. Many nations are still suffering from the aftermath of the pandemic. As a result, we have decided to focus on the impact of the Covid-19 and how to combat the effects thereof in our two Developmental Committees: UNESCO and OHCHR. Within our UNODC committee, we have decided to discuss the social, political, and economical aspects of terrorism globally. In our final committee, UNFCCC, we have decided to debate upon the non-compliance of the nations on the Paris Agreement as well as the measures that need to be taken to ensure the education of the youth on climate change due to the rapid incline of global warming throughout recent years.

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, charged with ensuring international peace and security, recommending the admission of new UN members to the General Assembly, and approving any changes to the UN Charter. With the recent resurfacing of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, countries in the area such as Turkey, Russia, and many more have been heavily involved in finding possible solutions to the matter, which is why we have decided to make it the primary focus of our committee.

We cannot express how honored we are, and on behalf of the entire executive team, we would be delighted to host you at our first-ever conference. We are certain that with the hard work and the enthusiasm our team has put into this conference, we will have an unforgettable MUN experience.

Yours sincerely,

Hana Akgüç