It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to the 4th annual EKIN Junior Model United Nations conference! My name is Nabil Fares and I will be serving as your Secretary-General. I am a Political Science/International Affairs graduate from the Lebanese American University (LAU) with a passion for simulation models. As such, I have been involved in programs like Model United Nations, Model Arab League, Model European Union and Model African Union for the past five years in various positions, both on a national and international level.
To me, Model United Nations offers a unique opportunity to step into the shoes of global ambassadors and concoct viable solutions to real-world problems. It is a powerful educational tool which allows participants to build their character, deepen their intellectual density and develop global awareness. More importantly, it is an exercise in empathy, a celebration of diversity and a vehicle for peace.
This year, EKIN JMUN is partnering up with the Lebanese American University Global Classrooms International (LAU GCI) to bring you a one-of-a-kind conference. Through our combined experiences, we will be aiming to cultivate the unique values which have marked international diplomacy for decades and bring them right to the heart of Izmir. To this end, your participation will play a pivotal role in shaping this joint venture and making it a resounding success!
On behalf of EKIN JMUN and the LAU GCI team, I cordially invite you to take part in the 2020 edition of EKIN JMUN, with the hopes of seeing you excel in your roles as junior diplomats in January.
It is a big pleasure to welcome you all to the 4th annual session of Ekin Junior Model United Nations Conference. I am Azra Kaya, a junior high school student, and a proud Ekin College Alumni; honored to serve as your Secretary General in EKINJMUN 2020.
Ekin College was where I was introduced to Model United Nations, as an eleven-year-old middle school student at the time. I could have never guessed that it would take me on such a journey which helped me flourish as a young woman with high awareness regarding the issues our world is facing as of this century. It is very special for me to take part in this organization which I hope will be an exquisite addition or start to your MUN journey.
EKINJMUN will be stimulating a variety of committees with delicately selected agenda items, also parallel to the United Nations Sustainable Development goals, for you to find realistic, applicable and creative solutions. Our world needs creative, young, fresh minds like yours to work cooperatively and hopefully ensure a brighter future for the next generations to come.
As a proud member of our hard-working team, I can genuinely say that we worked day and night to provide you with an unforgettable experience, which we hope will motivate you to expand your knowledge of the globe and humanity.
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