Welcome Letter

Dear participants,


On behalf of the Organizing Team, it is an honor to welcome all of you to the 11th Annual Junior Model United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization held by Bilkent Laboratory and International School from the 19th to the 21st of February, 2021.


JMUNESCO is a conference that provides a much needed platform for middle school as well as high school students to debate upon global issues from the perspective of different countries. Becoming a delegate, ambassador or student officer is a highly eye opening experience for everyone. We as the members of Gen Z have the power to influence and change our world for a better future. Therefore it is crucial to gain an understanding of the United Nations at a young age. All students that take part in this conference become more productive, solution oriented and confident members of society due to all that takes place in just three days.


This year's theme ‘Navigating the Future’ emphasizes the fact that we all can have an impact on years to come by using our voices for the betterment of our world. It is our own choices that we make everyday that form the path leading to our future. As William Faulkner has once said ‘Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world would do this, it would change the earth.’


We are working very hard in order to provide the best, most memorable experience even whilst online. Once again on behalf of the Organizing Team, I welcome you to the 11th annual session of JMUNESCO.


Kayra Yıldız,

Director General of JMUNESCO’21