Most esteemed JMUN participants,
It is our greatest joy and utmost pleasure to welcome you all to the fifteenth annual session of Junior Model United Nations, which will be held between the 19th and 21st of March, 2021. Contrary to previous years, for the first time in history, JMUN will be organized virtually. However, this will not detract from the value of our conference; the same atmosphere that has fostered quality debates and beneficial resolutions in the previous years will still be present, regardless of virtual networking conditions.
As a THIMUN recommended conference, JMUN has given students the opportunity to gain awareness on ongoing global problems, to lobby on and discuss these problems in a public quorum, and to delve into the world of Model United Nations, all while still in middle school. Each year, JMUN participants work together to devise valuable resolutions, improve their public speaking and negotiation skills, and connect with other bright delegates like them. We are confident that this year will not only meet but also exceed the standards set in our previous conferences.
JMUN has improved drastically since its creation in 2009, evolving from a small event to an internationally recognized conference that hosts more than 600 participants from around the world. For the last 14 years, JMUN has served as a platform for young, hardworking students who are interested in politics and international relations to gain confidence in their debating, public speaking and communication skills, as well as improve their general knowledge and involvement in world issues. On behalf of the Secretariat-General, we find this to be very inspiring, and our goal is to make sure JMUN not only continues but also improves upon its success. We hope to create an unforgettable JMUN experience, and ensure that everyone leaves with tons of new knowledge and improved skills, as well as countless memories and new friendships.
We have set the theme for the fifteenth session of JMUN as “Combating Polarization In Times Of Global Crises.” 2020 has been a tough year to say the least. We have come face to face with problems most of us would not have even dreamed of facing in our lifetimes, especially the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic is not only a health crisis; it has put a strain on the economy, politics, education, and in some cases even human rights. In tough times like these, many different opinions emerge, leading to political polarization. We hope that these three days of Hisar JMUN will provide you with a platform to collaborate with others and find solutions to issues that relate to our theme.
As the JMUN family, we are looking forward to your participation in March, as we hope that this conference will provide you with a broader perspective, and help facilitate your growth into a confident, knowledgeable and self-aware individual. We hope that our months of hard work will surpass your expectations, and that we will send you away with a memorable experience you will remember for a lifetime.
Erin Güneri Lara Nahcivan
Hisar School Junior MUN 2020-2021 Hisar School Junior MUN 2020-2021