IELMUN is a Model United Nations conference for high school and university students, held in the 136-year-old high school, Istanbul (Erkek) Lisesi, by its students, in the last days of every summer.
Model United Nations means the simulation of United Nations, in which the participants act as delegates, ambassadors, Secretariat members and journalists. IELMUN was the first and only conference to organize a trilingual conference (Turkish, German, English) in Turkey and one of the few in the world, in 2012, when our journey first began.
In 2013, IELMUN brought the Turkish, German, and English committees all together with a new sub-committee system, which is still operational and effective.
In 2014, the third session of the conference was held, like any others, at the center of Istanbul, which was once capitals of Ottoman and Byzantine Empires and has a history of thousand years, in the Historical Peninsula, at the circa 200-year-old building of Istanbul (Erkek) Lisesi.
Having grown strong partnerships throughout the world, IELMUN 2015 has gathered various participants from 11 different countries and 30 international high schools; and from different cities of Turkey like Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Mersin, Giresun, Adiyaman etc. So far, IELMUN has achieved its goal to become not only a multilingual but also a multicultural conference. This year, IELMUN will raise the bar and become a greater conference than it already is.