COVID-19

COVID-19 Statement


Dear Advisors, Participants, and Guests,


Right now, we are going through an unusual and unexpected period. Firstly, we would like to express our distress regarding the COVID-19 situation and the ones it affected the most. We hope that you are well and this situation soon comes to an end.


In 2021, amid the pandemic and the hardships it has brought upon, we held the 21st ans 22nd annual sessions of the Model United Nations Development Programme online as the only virtual conferences of the MUNDP history. Regardless of the pandemic situation in 2022, we held the second online conference, where the communication and problem solving skills of more than 700 participants from 70 schools and 22 different countries were combined, and fascinating ideas were developed. The Executive Committee managed to successfully remodel the conference to be held virtually and guaranteed that the conference continued to provide the full MUNDP experience to its participants. Despite the physical boundaries in-between, delegates from all around the world attended our conference namely from Spain, France, Germany, Netherlands, Thailand, Azerbaijan, Philippines, Togo, and Kuwait which also was a contributing factor to the quality and productivity of debate.


This year, despite all the setbacks, we wish to organize yet another memorable MUNDP and ensure its smooth flow. We are fully aware of and understand the solemnity of the COVID-19 situation and the schools’ concerns in participating in social events.


Recognizing the uncertainty we are in and the success of our first online conference in 2021, we held our second online conference in 2022. However; this year we are hoping to hold MUNDP 2023 in-person. If the current circumstances regarding the Covid-19 pandemic do not change we are planning to hold our conference face-to-face as we have done before the pandemic throughout 23 years of history. With our conference date set as the 16th, 17th, 18th and the 19th of February, rest assured that our Executive Committee is making all the necessary preparations in adjusting our conference to offer you the best MUNDP yet.


We have always taken pride in hosting schools from all over the world along with many prominent schools from Turkey, and we believe that with our conference’s transition to an online platform, we will be able to maintain this tradition.


Please feel free to contact our Deputy Secretary-General of Liaison, Ayşe Naz Bayraktar, via liaison@modelundp.org for any questions or concerns.


Despite all the setbacks, we aspire to see you in the 23rd session of the MUNDP.



Sincerely,

Executive Committee of MUNDP 2023

"Commitment to Development"