LETTER FROM SECRETARY GENERAL
Honourable Delegates, Participants, and Advisors,
It is with great pleasure and honour to welcome you all to the 5th edition of HASTRAIN which will be held on 26th and 27th of October at Kadir Has University Haliç Campus which is located at the Golden Horn of Istanbul.
This year in HASTRAIN we will simulate five committees with agenda items ranging from peace and security to economic development goals. With diverse topics and problems to solve, the committees will provide a platform for the youth to channel their ambition towards these crises' that are currently negatively affecting the World.
The first committee simulation will be the GA:1 DISEC where the delegates will try to bring peace and security to Africa by using diplomacy through the General Assembly of United Nations.
With the topic of East Turkestan, Sinxiang area in China, the delegates of GA4: SPECPOL committee will try to reach a resolution whether there are inhumane actions and systematic genocide towards the Uigur people within the People's Republic of China.
With a topic that interests the developing countries most, United Nation's Special Committee Economical and Social Council ECOSOC will tackle to implement and hold sustainable development goals for countries in the World.
During these two days, the GA3: SOCHUM(Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee) will discuss Promoting and Protecting the Minority Rights in the World. With the advent of Nation-Statehood, the rights of minorities were always hanging on a tight wire and the constant threat of elimination was always present throughout the 20th century. To change this position of disadvantage the delegates of SOCHUM will try to come up with resolutions regarding the protection of minorities throughout the World.
The Delegates of UN WOMEN will try to eliminate the Under-Representation and Misrepresentation of Women within Media Platforms during these two days. While making up 49,6% of the population, women of the World are still not on par with their male counterparts when it comes to rights and privileges. In HASTRAIN 2019 the delegates of UN WOMEN will try to solve this issue of inequality within the media as a false projection of an issue can nullify all the progress and effort to put it out in the first place.
Throughout this journey, my colleague and friend Oğuz Öğrenci will accompany me as the Deputy Secretery General of this conference along with the rest of the academic team including our USG's and Academic Assistants with their exceptional academic vision and knowledge. While we prepare the conference in an academic sense, the General Director Lal Kula, her Deputy Ekin Eryazar and rest of the Organisation team will work hard to provide you the best HASTRAIN experience you'll ever have.
With that, I look forward to seeing all of our participants whether being a delegate, board member or an advisor on 26th of October at HASTRAIN 19. Welcome home.
Secretary-General of HASTRAIN'19
Early Bird Period Will End On 20.09.2019