It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to the 6th edition of Izmir University of Economics Model United Conference as the Secretary-General. Izmir University of Economics Model United Nations (ECOMUN) is the Turkey's one of the most nationally diverse Model UN conference in Turkey. Through lively and informed debate, exciting social events, and a unique conference spirit, the ECOMUN experience reaches across cultures and borders to inspire both cooperation and friendship.
ECOMUN hosts seven simulated committees from the United Nations, featuring a multitude of member states, international organizations, and related governmental and non-governmental bodies. Our committee sessions are directed by an extremely involved dais staff, providing the perfect setting for participants to discuss some of the most pressing problems of our generation.
The conference blends together engaging committee sessions with immersive in-conference trips and spectacular social events to provide an unforgettable experience. This goal is embodied by the ‘ECOMUN Spirit’ - a guiding principle that encourages friendship and cooperation across borders, along with a deeper understanding of cultures and perspectives beyond one’s own.
The true essence of ECOMUN revolves around the delegate experience, and we are committed to ensuring that our participants have the most engaging and enriching experience possible. Whether this comes from debate or diplomacy inside committee or the formation of relationships with fellow delegates from around the globe, the conference is an experience that delegates remember for a lifetime.
The primary objective is to foster greater international understanding among youth. ECOMUN offers young people the opportunity to interact with their counterparts from around the world. Students represent countries vastly different from their own and express political beliefs and values often diametrically opposed to those of their own cultures and nationalities. Through this five-day simulation, they perceive the world and its problems in a wider context. They broaden their understanding of the complexity of issues that confront today’s world. ECOMUN offers students a unique opportunity to gain experience in the democratic process. When ECOMUN delegates interact, they openly address viewpoints, prejudices, and barriers that continue to separate young people. On behalf of the academic and organizations team, I would like to invite you to the 6th edition of Izmir University of Economics Model United Nations Conference which will be held between 23-27 July. Lastly, for the 6th time, Feel the Aegean Experience!
Secretary-General of Izmir University of Economics Model United Nations 2018