Honourable participants, distinguished delegates, and dear advisors,
We welcome you to the fifth annual session of SEV American College Model United Nations in Istanbul, which will be taking place between 5th and 7th of March 2021 with great honour and pleasure. This year, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the conference will be held virtually. Growing each year with new opportunities, SACMUN is developing with four conferences at hand, coming up with new committees for delegates to have a fruitful experience.
Our theme this year is addressing contextual instability and degradation. This theme is in reference to the individual instability and degradation seen in different contexts. In the modern world, culture, social life, economy, politics and numerous other aspects might cause instability and degradation. Being a quintessential example, the pandemic within the context of economic, political, social environment are immensely debated, showing the pandemic’s effect in the aftermath of the global issues that we are facing. Bearing in mind that instability can’t be sufficiently solved without a rigorous solution for these issues, discrete consequences should be dealt with and faced. In these regards, the context of the degradation is one of the most prominent facets of the issues faced in the modern world, requiring utmost intricacy. Without a clear understanding of the relationship between the instability and the adverse political, economic and social climate, the absence of long term solutions will remain to cause unpredictability.
Over the duration of the conference, it is our goal to provide an open space for our participants to develop new perspectives and approaches on the theme of addressing contextual instability and degradation through relevant agenda items, in addition to debating on other major issues that are ongoing around the globe. We also want our participants to question and learn about the ways to become responsible active citizens in the modern polarized world ahead of us.
As the secretariat of this year’s conference, we will be thrilled to see you all participating. Hopefully, you will have a very memorable SACMUN experience and have a great time in committees while lobbying, debating and finding solutions.
Kerem Işık Ata Gönül Han Ali Kahvecioğlu
President of the General Assembly Secretary-General Executive Coordinator