United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

 UN Women will be simulated during MarmaraMUN and it is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and women's empowerment. As the world's flag bearer of women and girls, UN Women was created to accelerate progress in addressing their needs around the world. UN Women supports UN Member States in adopting international standards to achieve gender equality and works with governments and civil society to design the laws, policies, programs and services needed to ensure the effective implementation of these standards and that women and girls benefit from them all over the world. This committee is for university level students.

Study Guide

Rules of Procedure

Agenda Items:

  • Review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and the outcomes of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly (2000)1 with a special focus on: 

1) Ensuring that workplaces are free of violence and sexual harassment 

2) Ensuring women’s equal access to and full participation in power structures and decision-making 



Chair Sebnem Yaren 

Şebnem Yaren is a 19-year old freshman at Boğaziçi University, studying at the Department of Management. She has been attending MUN conferences with great pride and joy since 2017 as a delegate, committee director and secretariat member. Furthermore, as an active member of the BoğaziçiMUN community, she will be serving as a secretariat member of BoğaziçiMUN 2021. She is quite excited and honored to be working with the MarmaraMUN team alongside her mentor and great friend Egemen Büyükkaya.

Chair Egemen Büyükkaya

Egemen Büyükkaya is a 21-year-old student who is currently studying Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University. He is very interested in world politics and diplomacy. Egemen attends MUN conferences since 2013 and he sincerely enjoys helping new delegates to adapt to Model UN platform and understand why inter-state conflicts arise and how they can be solved. In these times as people get dissullisioned from politics, he believes that MUN is a great tool to understand national and international power structures that can be used to do good. He also believes that issues regarding women’s human rights and gender equality are truly international problems that need immediate and collective international action. He expects the participant of UNWOMEN to come together and try to solve these important issues that haunt the world for centuries and he is thrilled to meet with the prospective delegates of this committee in MarmaraMUN 2020.

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