May 7-9, 2021
Dearest participants of ACMUN’21,
It is with my greatest honour to welcome you, on behalf of the whole organizing team, to the fourth annual session of ANKU College Model United Nations, ACMUN. We are more than pleased to be welcoming you to our conference, which will take place from the 7th of May to the 9th.
It is with utmost importance for us to serve you an educational yet fun conference about the latest and some of the most crucial topics of our time. We hope to help you gain new life skills, friends, knowledge, different perspectives, awareness about the current issues, public speaking skills, and most importantly, the ability to understand and solve problems with creative and innovative ways that are beneficial to all, with the idea of leaving no one behind.
This year, we will be hosting 5 GA committees, which are GA1: Disarmament and International Security, GA2: Economical and Financial, GA3: Social, Humanitarian and Cultural, GA4: Special, Political and Decolonization, and GA6: Legal. We also have Economical and Social Council, Security Council, a Special Futuristic Committee, an International Court of Justice; what is more, for the first time, a Junior Humanitarian Committee will be added to our list too. With the problems that came with the current pandemic, one of the most affected groups was the JMUN lovers whose conferences were rescheduled or canceled. So, we decided to add a special committee just for them.
Keep in mind that the cases of the International Court of Justice and Special Futuristic Committee will not be announced until the conference, due to the procedures of the committees. With this year’s theme: “Leave no one behind”, the committees will mainly focus on creating an equal world for all, ending wars, and reestablishing the laws of human rights. With such topics at hand, we hope to see all ACMUN participants do the necessary research regarding the theme to have a fruitful debate.
We will constantly be updating our website to submit our progress and you will be able to reach all the necessary information about the conference not only from our website but also from our social media platforms given below. Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any further questions or concerns. We hope ACMUN’21 will be an unforgettable conference for all participants. We are looking forward to seeing you in May.
The President of the General Assembly
You can apply as a/an individual delegate, delegation, student officer, an observer, or as an ICJ member. (See also: Applications)
For civilizations, humankind has always sought a cause. It first started with inventions out of pure curiosity, these inventions then led to development. Isolated civilizations realized that they weren’t the only ones habituating the earth. Soon, the societies we know started to form themselves. This, however, was not the easiest task. People started to realize that certain rules and systems had to be established first which was a challenge on its own as different perspectives were thrown to the table. Some seriously defended their opinion, to the point of expecting others to believe in the same as them. Societies came to realize what violence was, by then. Little arguments among members of these populations resulted in wars between nations. Humanity realized the seriousness of defending one another, protecting the right to live with World War 2 and its gigantic casualties. Experiments, genocide, deaths...Nations and the populations themselves realized the importance of protecting even the most basic of human rights, the right to live. Even in the 21st Century, many people are stripped of their rights. From black people to women, from children to innocent lives...The issue the world had to endure for years is still the topic of discussion.
As members of societies, we must be aware of our rights as human beings. That is why we, as the organizing team of ACMUN’21, have chosen the theme “Leave no one behind” this year in ACMUN’21, highlighting the importance of human rights. Throughout these rather frustrating times of our lives, we have come to realize the importance of supporting each other. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the medical world has fought with blood, sweat, and tears. They did not care whether their patient was from a street or had disabilities. They did not care whether their patient was a woman or elderly. They did not separate one patient from another and fought with equal strength whomever they are treating. The same goes for our societies, in order to reach a more peaceful world, we must first not divide. With this sense, we have chosen up to date agenda items we believe will live up to our action. It is saddening to see such issues still existing in today’s world but it seems that even though the world around us is developing, certain situations remain the same. The issues we are currently facing shouldn’t even be discussed in the century we are living in if we are as developed as we think we are. Change can only happen with awareness, and that is why we must first try to understand the historical and political background of these issues in order to take action against them.
Our hope for our participants is to come up with resolutions that can be considered as our first steps toward a better world, where we leave no one behind. Huge leaps can only be achieved by small steps, let’s take these small steps together. Let’s give hope to those believing they are alone in this world. Let’s defend those who are unable to let their voices be heard. We, as the younger generation of our century, are working towards change and this is the key to success as we are not only inspiring our peers but the older generation as well. It is important to know that solutions are there as building blocks, ready to be used to achieve a world where humans do not fight with each other but work together to develop the globe both physically and mentally. In these times of hardships and constant bad news, let’s create a light, a hope for all to follow. We cannot achieve this if we leave even a single person behind. Together, we are stronger. Together, we are bigger. As our ancestors themselves said, two heads are better than one. With these remarks, I as the Secretary-general on behalf of the organization team would be pleased to welcome you to our conference. We are looking forward to seeing your honoring participation and highly efficient solutions.
Elif Gülşen Kaya