Welcome Letter from the Secretary-General
Most Esteemed Participants,
It is my honor to welcome you all to the seventh annual session of Kadıköy Anadolu Lisesi Model United Nations, which will be taking place between the 17th and 20th of June, 2019.
KALMUN Club has been established in 2005, being one of the oldest MUN Clubs in Turkey. Since the very first years of our establishment, our club’s main goal has been broadening our world perspective and passing down the values of modern Turkey, constructed by our leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Years of experience and knowledge, taught by our club elders and advisors, I am proud to say that each year we outreached our standards and I have no doubt we will meet higher expectations this year with our great enthusiasm.
I, and my wonderful team have worked very hard to assure our participants unforgettable 4 days with countless memories, new friendships and improved knowledge in Model UN. Our motivation in making KALMUN 2019 is promoting a platform for students all around the nation in which they can get more confident in their debating and communication skills.
This year, with obtaining the theme “Initiating a contemporary period of enlightenment: Preclusion of the commitment on conventional concepts and opposition on modern notions” we will be emphasizing the importance of newer ideas whilst demolishing the barriers in front of novelty. Enlightenment of a nation is only possible through emboldening the upcoming generations’ determination to innovate. I am a huge believer in reform through validating modern opinions. For a better world, we should start with overcoming the fear of change in ourselves, and open our minds. As C.S Lewis said, “To defeat the darkness out there, you must defeat the darkness inside yourself.”
Alongside our four General Assembly committees, which will be addressing the current global issues, we will have a French committee for the first time in KALMUN history, namely L’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie. With the addition of another official language to KALMUN, we hope to pursue a better sense of United Nations and globalization.
As for the Special Committees, we will be pushing the limits of our participants with the challenging agenda items we have picked. Security Council will be dealing with the situation of the frozen conflict states as well as the Anglophone problem in Cameroon; International Court of Justice will be resolving “Nottebohm Case” (Liechtenstein v. Guatemala); East Asia Summit will be focusing on the regional issues of such as the Rohingya Crisis and economic cooperation between Member States; Advisory Panel will be working hard to solve the two critical issues ongoing in South America, namely narco-terrorism and political corruption; Vatican Trials will be tackling the massive scandals of the Catholic church. Lastly, Historical NATO of 1961 will be rewriting some of the most major events in the history: Berlin Crisis and Cuban Missile Crisis.
To conclude my letter, I would like to thank everyone who has and will take part in KALMUN 2019. Your belief in making a difference and our passion combined is what makes us the “World of Colors”. I am beyond delighted to host the 7th annual session of Kadıköy Anadolu Lisesi Model United Nations as the Secretary-General, and we are looking forward to meeting you all this June!
Janset Nil Genç
Secretary-General of KALMUN 2019