The Model United Nations Association (MUNA) is based in Ankara, Turkey and was founded on October 13, 2008 with the support of United Nations House Turkey. University students volunteer in the Association and try to spread and promote United Nations values and ideals all around Turkey, via conferences and training seminars. The main aim of the Association is to promote Model UN culture throughout high school and university students in Turkey. MUNA strongly believes that Model UN conferences are one of the most effective international platforms for students to enhance their debating skills and academic knowledge. MUNA consists of three organs:
the General Assembly,
the Executive Board,
the Supervisory Board.
The General Assembly is composed of all the members of the Association. The Executive Board has five members who represent MUNA and who are responsible for making administrative decisions. The Supervisory Board is composed of three members and they monitor the work of the Executive Board, ensuring that the vision and the mission of the Association are kept intact all along. These bodies are responsible for posting, tasking, and supervising the members and the work of MUNTR Academic and Organization Team members.
The Association is responsible for holding two Model UN conferences annually, namely EuroAsia MUN Training and Development Conference and MUNTR. Both of the conferences are the oldest in their categories, with MUNTR being the oldest university-level MUN conference in Turkey and EuroAsia being the first training and development conference nationwide. The first session of MUNTR was held between February 9-11, 2005 in İstanbul and the conference has been held in four major cities of Turkey ever since, with the venues being İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir, and Antalya. EuroAsia MUN Training and Development Conference had its first session held between October 26-29, 2007 and is based in Ankara since its inauguration.
MUNA has embraced the principle of “for the youth, by the youth” and has been governed by young university students under the guidance of the UN Permanent Representation and various academic and bureaucratic personalities. In all aspects of the organization, volunteering young people contribute to the services and events of the MUNA with the adoption of a professional work ethic.
For more information on membership options, the work of MUNA, and requests of MUN training sessions at your schools, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org