Distinguished participants and esteemed guests,
It is a privilege for us to once again welcome you all to this year’s Model United Nations of Bilkent University here in Ankara. My name is Ercan Emre and I am currently an undergraduate of international relations at Bilkent University. It is an honour for me to serve you throughout this journey as the secretary-general of this very conference where participants throughout Turkey and other nations come together to raise their voices on global and regional issues thereby as leaders of tomorrow, you will have an environment to address today’s challenges to international peace and security and try to bring diplomatic solutions on stage.
On this year’s edition of MUNBU, we will be simulating seven different committees; North Atlantic Council, NATO-Russia Council, Civil Emergency Planning Committee, Committee on Financial Crimes and Tax Evasion, Joint Crisis Cabinet on Aegean Sea and Eastern Mediterranean, UN GA3: SOCHUM, and last but not least the World Health Organization. The venue for this year’s conference will once again be the Central Campus of Bilkent University which is internationally ranked as one of the top higher education institutions in Turkey. Also different from previous years, we will have guest keynote speakers at each of our committees to get the best information from professionals of the area your committee will be working throughout the conference. It is important to learn something and have a different perspective on important global issues. But it is equally important to have a good and enjoyable time of it. Therefore, thanks to our organization team, on this year, we will also have a new and diverse program of social and organizational where our esteemed participants will have a sincere time to get to know each other better.
Lastly, I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to my colleagues and each and every member of the Academic and Organization teams, as certainly have no doubt that we will do our best to welcome you all to MUNBU 2019 where #familymeetsagain.
Ercan Emre Çelik
Secretary-General of MUNBU 2019