Koç JMUN

Koç Junior Model United Nations

23 February – 25 February

Theme of Koç JMUN 2024:

Facilitating multilateral collaboration in an ever-changing globe​

Letter from the Secretaries Generals

Dear Participants,

As Secretaries General, we are pleased and proud to invite you to the 18th annual session of the Koç Junior Model United Nations (KOÇ JMUN).  This year, KOÇ JMUN will be held in person from the 23rd to the 25th of February.

Our conference aims to provide middle school and high school students with more insight into topics related to politics, the economy, and global issues. With the assistance of our knowledgeable student officers and the executive team, KOÇ JMUN seeks to convey the framework and general conduct of Model United Nations to our delegates. Our conference is expanding and getting better every year, assuring that our attendees will have an exceptional JMUN experience.

This year’s conference will focus on “Facilitating multilateral collaboration in an ever-changing globe”. We aim to establish a platform for debate wherein this generation, which is becoming more and more aware of the current issues our world faces, can collaborate to come up with solutions to different challenges and situations in a rapidly progressing and changing globe.

We wish to emphasize the fact that the world is in a constant state of change and development, and thus that it is critically important to come up with new and innovative ideas to address these challenges of the modern era. We must promote collaboration and ingenuity to achieve a brighter and better tomorrow.

KOÇ JMUN is the sole Junior Model United Nations conference worldwide which models the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). We promote approaching problems with the integration of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which include themes such as Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, Partnerships for the Goals, and Decent Work and Economic Growth, which can be majorly related to the current situations across the world. Our theme for this year was chosen to offer an atmosphere in which ongoing and important topics that require mutualistic approaches to achieve results can be discussed thoroughly despite the continuing crises.

The agenda items were deliberately chosen by thirteen planning committees to highlight the accomplishment of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals through the pursuit of global collaboration and creativity. These agenda topics include finding answers to current global challenges such as political border disputes and the deprivation of basic human rights. When debating these important topics, delegates will find themselves aiming to defend their national policies, establishing a heated discussion atmosphere where everyone has the potential to participate.

In KOÇ JMUN, our committees divide into two major divisions; the Development Committees, and Special Committees. The development committees give the delegates a chance to lobby and discuss

problems related to the 9 committees, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (UNDPPA), and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). With the resolutions they have written and passed within the house, on the last day, they will attend the General Assembly, where they will have the opportunity to debate with all of the delegates of the Development Committees.

Participating in one of our special committees is another chance for delegates. We decided this year to include the Security Council of the United Nations, the International Court of Justice, the Economic and Social Council, as well as the Committee on Sustainable Development. Due to their special procedures and purposes, these committees vary from others. The International Court of Justice allows delegates when ruling on international disputes, to acquire a sense of courtroom protocol. By shaping ethical and economic values, the Economic and Social Council advocates change. The Sustainable Development Commission is specifically aimed at meeting the seventeen principles of sustainable development. On the other hand, it is of critical significance for the United Nations Security Council to be the only UN body allowed to take urgent action under the required circumstances.

We have spent countless hours working on perfecting the conference with our organization and content assistants over the last few months. We would be glad, as the Executive Committee, to see you participating in our conference this February.

 

Yours sincerely, 

Kenan Hekimci, Rahime Ayda Özbay, Melike Naz Yiğit