Welcome Letters

Letter from the Chairman

Mehmet Kerem Elender

Distinguished participants of OZUMUN,

I am honored to welcome all of you to the first session of our conference, which is organized by the Ozyegin University Model United Nations Club. I am more than gratified to serve you as the Executive Manager of OZUMUN’22, which will be held in October 2022.

In October 2022, our conference will take place with six committees on our lovely campus in Istanbul, Turkey Our committees are going to be; GA-3 SOCHUM, GA-4 SPECPOL, UNECE, WHO, International Court of Justice, and the Historical Crisis Committee. I believe that these committees will bring a lot to our participants, learn new things, and leave this conference by improving themselves for the future.

Moreover, I am glad to announce that the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Turkey, Alvaro Rodriguez, will be our guest alongside Jean Monnet Chair, Prof. Dr. Deniz Senol Sert. We will be honored to receive these esteemed guests at our conference.

In this face-to-face conference, one of our most important aims is to introduce our club and ourselves to the distinguished Model United Nations Community of Turkey. 

As a new club that was established at the beginning of the year, we are growing rapidly thanks to the support of our fellow club members and our university, which always aims to reach the best; Ozyegin University. Without the support of these parties, we would not be able even to imagine organizing two conferences within four months. I consider it my duty to express my gratitude towards them.

In addition to all of these, I am blissed out to work with the best possible teams that could have been established. Both in the sense of the Organization Team and the Academic Team, I am more than fortunate to work with these people. Sevval Alparslan, who will serve as the Secretary-General in this session of OZUMUN, is a person I have complete faith in.

Also, Bugrahan Artikoglu will serve as the Director-General in this session of OZUMUN. His team and Bugrahan will give their full efforts in organizing this conference. Both of our teams are built of enthusiastic and experienced people about Model United Nations. I have no doubt that my colleagues will do their best to reach our targets and make sure everyone leaves this conference with satisfaction.

Hope to see you all at our conference in October!

Best Regards,
Mehmet Kerem Elender
Executive Manager of OZUMUN’22 Conference

Letter from the Secretary-General

Sevval Alparslan

Dear participants,

It is my greatest pleasure to welcome you all to the second edition of the Ozyegin University Model United Nations Conference on the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd of October. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the Secretary-General of a conference promoting values of truth, unity, and strength.

The second Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dag Hammarskjöld, once said, “The UN was not created to take mankind to heaven, but to save humanity from hell.” UN attempts to make it possible for member states to find common ground regarding pressing global issues and how to address them. The whole motivation behind the UN Charter is to ensure peace, lawful order, and fairness. This is why we, as the MUN enthusiasts within the Ozyegin University, established our club in the first place and now organizing our second conference.

At OZUMUN, we will be simulating six committees, all of which are actual bodies of the UN, on top of one special committee. MUN’ers that do not have a lot of experience will find it easy for themselves to adjust to the procedures of our two beginner-level General Assembly committees: GA-3 SOCHUM and GA-4 SPECPOL. More experienced delegates and confident newbies can find a fruitful debate in our World Health Organization and UNECE committees. And our advanced participants can choose to join the International Court of Justice, in which we will simulate the exact atmosphere of a courtroom. They can also attend our special committee, Historical Crisis Cabinet, especially if they are looking for thrilling three days.

Our conference in October will be the first face-to-face one of ours, and it will be held on our university’s award-winning gorgeous campus. What I am most proud of announcing regarding this edition of OZUMUN is that we have decided to set “Sustainability” as the theme of it. Accordingly, all of our beginner and intermediate-level committees will have an agenda item directly linked to one Sustainable Development Goal set by the UN as part of the Agenda 2030.

I have complete confidence that our Under-Secretaries-General and their assistants will create committees that will both be very beneficial and fun for our delegates. My dedicated deputy Dide Sezer and I are incredibly proud to work alongside an exceptionally capable and enthusiastic Secretariat. It is also worth mentioning that the Executive Manager of OZUMUN, Kerem Elender, our Director-General Bugrahan Artikoglu, his deputy Selin Koparan and the rest of our committed Organization Team will be doing their best to make sure that everything in our conference goes smoothly and you have the best possible MUN experience for three days.

I look forward to welcoming you to our campus in October.

Sevval Alparslan
Secretary-General of OZUMUN’22 Conference 

Letter from the Director-General

Bugrahan Artikoglu

Honorable participants,

As the appointed Director-General, it is my utmost honor and pleasure to welcome you all, in the name of our organization team, to this session of the OZUMUN’22 Conference. 

As a newly established MUN club within Ozyegin University, we aim to present ourselves and contribute to the MUN committee in which we are involved. With such intentions in mind, as the Model United Nations Club of Ozyegin University, we have gathered a team of well-experienced and highly skilled individuals actively involved within the MUN community.  We have decided to do a conference accessible by anyone and from anywhere. Hence, we have structured our OZUMUN’22 Conference. A conference where our community can interact with each other, learn, gain experience, and interact with professionals. 

By organizing this session, we aim to assist every MUN’er on the path of learning and development. We make development possible at any level. Our highly experienced academic team has prepared six committees for any experience level. Whether there you are a beginner, an intermediate, or advanced, with OZUMUN’22 Conference, we assure you that you will have the opportunity to strengthen your foundation. We will provide a platform for our community to interact with professionals within the field. We will be having UN Turkey Resident Coordinator, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez, and Jean Monnet Chair, Prof. Dr. Deniz Senol Sert, join our conference as guests. We will give you, our most esteemed participant, the chance to interact and learn from the professionals. 

I am privileged to work with a team of proactive thinking, experienced and visionary MUN’ers who aim to enhance our participants’ Model UN experience at every level. As a team, we believe that through unity and truthfulness comes strength and excellence. We have carried out and applied this vision during the organization process of this conference. Therefore, we believe that we will be providing you, our esteemed participant, with a new taste in MUN. As the OZUMUN’22 Conference team, we are ready to meet and interact with you. We assure you of a well-structured, highly educative MUN conference with seamless organizational functioning. Together, we believe that we will have a seamless MUN experience. 

We hope to see you in October.

Bugrahan Artikoglu
Director-General of OZUMUN’22 Conference