Highly Esteemed Participants,
On behalf of Director-General Buse Bircan and the rest of the Academic and Organization Teams, it is my biggest honour to welcome you all to the 4th annual session of Izmir University of Economics Model United Nations (ECOMUN) Conference. In this year’s ECOMUN, our main goal is to spread this tremendous ECOMUN tradition even more. This year's ECOMUN will take place in the pearl of the Aegean Sea, Izmir between 25th and 29th of July 2016.
After experiencing 3 ECOMUN and 2 ECOTrain Conferences so far, we tried to enhance the academic level of ECOMUN 2016 with five special simulations including three Crisis-Based and two Agenda-Based Committees.
First of all, Special Council on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is a one of a kind simulation in the world, which will only focus on ISIL crises during the conference proceedings. For the very first time in ECOMUN’s history we planned to simulate a past-oriented council. The delegates of the United Nations Historical Security Council (UNHSC) will only debate on past issues. The last Crisis-Based Council will be the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). It will also have an open agenda that will be shaped with creative and compelling crises.
Above-mentioned councils require experienced delegates or ambitious delegates that want to improve their academic and language skills.
As a regional body, we decided to form a simulation of the Community Of Latin American And Caribbean States (CELAC), which will only focus on current regional problems in Latin America. Last but not least, bearing in mind the current refugee crisis in the world, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will only focus on Syrian Refugees problem which was spread worldwide.
No matter what your experience or English level is, feel free to apply to CELAC or UNHCR simulations.
As I said before, in this year’s ECOMUN, we aim to enhance the academic level. That’s why we constituted a Crises Team for the very first time at ECOMUN history that will heat up the debates and create a challenging atmosphere for the delegates.
As a constant member of ECOMUN family since 2013, I once again invite you all to join us to this one of a kind conference with its sincere and warm family members.
Come to the Orange Side and feel the Aegean Difference.
Secretary-General of ECOMUN 2016