ATAA UN Related Announcement# 24

ATAA United Nations Committee is inviting Turkish American and Turkish Canadian students from middle and high schools to prepare and present points of discussions on important issues that help maintain Peace and Development using Türkiye as the example country. The participating students will be able to reference their United Nations activities in their resumes and college applications.

World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the significant role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues.

World Science Day for Peace and Development aims to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science. It also underscores the role scientists play in broadening our understanding of the remarkable, fragile planet we call home and in making our societies more sustainable.

The panel discussion subjects are listed below. Participants will pick a topic and prepare a seven minute Power Point presentation to relay their message. The ATAA UN Committee will select one presentation in each subject to be included in the program. However, all participants will receive certificates.

The ATAA UN Committee will provide guidance, help and information, if needed, to the students during their preparation.

  • The role of political science and diplomacy in Peace and Development, taking example from Türkiye’s policies on maintaining the neutrality of the Istanbul and Dardanelles straights. How it has helped Türkiye to maintain good relations and peace with her neighbors.
  • The role of science in Clean Water & Sanitation such as water conservation towards responsible consumption and its role in maintaining peace and good relations between Türkiye and its neighbors regarding the rivers that start from Türkiye and flow into neighboring countries.
  • The role of science in Quality Education and how it will bring peace, prosperity and development.
  • The role of science in Gender Equality and how it will bring peace, prosperity, good health, and development.

Presentation format: PowerPoint to be delivered in oral format no longer than 7 minutes.

Entries should be submitted to

Deadline to receive presentations: November 4, 2023, Saturday by midnight.
Results announced: Sunday November 5, 2023 by 5 pm.
Zoom rehearsal: November 11, 2023, 1 pm ET.
Program over zoom: November 19, 2023, 1 pm ET.