Esteemed Delegates and MUN Advisors,
We cordially invite you to the seventh annual session of Platon School Model United Nations Conference (PS-MUN) which will take place from Friday March 3rd to Sunday March 5th 2017 at the premises of Platon IB World School in Athens.
In the sixth session that took place last March, more than 700 delegates and their advisors gathered from all over Europe, Africa and the Middle East to address some of the World’s most innovative and pressing issues. Delegates were given the opportunity to experience the challenges of diplomacy by assuming the roles of UN representatives and members of other international decision-making bodies. For the past seven years, our aim is to sensitize students’ awareness on issues that affect the world as a whole, to reap the benefits of in depth global knowledge and to finally take action beyond their social community.
By participating in PS-MUN, delegates will experience the challenges of international diplomacy, acquire leadership skills, critical analysis, public speaking skills, negotiation and persuasion, but most important of all, they will have the chance to build strong new friendships that extend across the globe and simultaneously bring them closer to current international issues.
PS-MUN has 4 General Assembly Committees (Disarmament & International Security, Social Humanitarian & Cultural, Special Political & Decolonization and Legal) and 6 Specialized Agencies. (ECOSOC, Environmental Commission, ICJ, Security Council, the G20 and Special Conference).
We are very pleased to announce that for the first time at our conference this year, we have included one more specialized agency: The Group of Twenty, otherwise known as the “G20”. It is an international forum for the governments from 20 major economies that seek to address issues that go beyond the responsibilities of any one organization.
Our focus for this year’s special conference concerns a pressing issue that afflicts the world and humanity as a whole, that is poverty and hunger. Therefore, the Special Conference will focus on: Eradication of Poverty and World Hunger.
The deadline for School Registration (Form I) has been set for the 16th of December, 2016. We strongly encourage delegations to apply in advance, as applications completed well before the deadline will receive prior consideration for acceptance and country assignments.
As always, we are committed to creating an unparalleled and educational experience for all participating delegates from Greece and around the world and we sincerely hope that you will consider joining our conference.
We look forward to receiving your registration and meeting you in March.