It is my utmost pleasure to cordially invite you all to the fifth annual session of the TED Antalya Model United Nations Conference (TAMUN), which will be held from May 1st through May 4th, 2020 in Antalya.

Ever since the establishment of our Model UN Club in 2012, and our own conference in 2016, we have been eager to make each one of our conferences more momentous and enjoyable than the preceding one, in order to leave you with exceptional memories of worthwhile debates, lively social events, but most importantly, the experience of truly being embraced in the Model UN community, and perceiving why these conferences carry such significance to so many people across the globe.

For this year’s installment of TAMUN, our theme will be “Rising Automation”, which emphasizes the importance of technology in our modern age, and how slowly but imminently automation is taking over our planet. With the irreplaceable role modern technological advancements have in our world, we need to recognize the importance of androids, robots and artificial intelligence adamantly shifting the dynamics of our day-to-day endeavors, responsibilities, and needs; and contribute to rejuvenating our society accordingly.

Our conference will have the following 14 committees: Disarmament and International Security (DISEC), Special Colonization and Political (SPECPOL), Social, Humanitarian and Cultural (SOCHUM), Health and Environment, UN Women, and Legal as General Assembly Committees; and for Special Committees we will entertain the Security Council, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the Historical Committee, the European Council, an Improviso Committee, the UN Reformation of Charter, and a Cybersecurity Committee.

Regarding social events, a welcoming dinner will be held on the 1st of May, which is the perfect opportunity for partakers to get to know each other, and a final party will be organized on May 3rd for delegates and student officers to fraternize with other participants, after long and exhausting, yet rewarding sessions of debating.

As the Executive Board, we ensure that we will strive to create a truly unique experience, which will hopefully be remembered in years to come.

Yours respectfully,

Simena Güllü Kaplan

Secretary-General of TAMUN’20