After a day of
sightseeing, the delegates and the organization team convened at the
Sheraton Hotel at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7. The next three days
would see these individuals engage in a frantic schedule of negotiation
sessions, conferences and lobbying (not to mention parties). Divided
into five separate committees--the General Assembly (GA), the Economic
Social Council (ECOSOC), the Security Council (SC), the European Council
(EC) and the Middle East Multilateral Summit (MEMS)--the delegates
deliberated issues ranging from the "Greater Middle Eastern Project" to
a virtual crisis in the Balkans.
After four days, 12
heated discussion sessions and over 24 hours of deliberations in total,
the conference ended with a closing ceremony and presentation of awards
to outstanding delegates. Bilkent delegates swept most of the
outstanding delegate awards, as well as the "alternative MUN awards,"
such as the "Best Dressed Delegate."
The MUN-TR 2007
Conference will take place in Istanbul, twelve months from now.
[This article was
prepared in association with Kutluhan Çelik, Director of Business, MUN-TR
Ankara 2006 Conference Organization Team.]
Işıkcan Aysev (MAN/IV)