Esteemed MUN directors, honorable delegates and future participants,
On behalf of the CGS MUN Secretariat, it is our honor and privilege to cordially invite you to participate in the 13th session of CGS Model United Nations Conference, which will take place in Athens on December 14-16, 2018.
Choosing the main theme of this year’s conference was an immensely difficult task due to the multitude of issues that are plaguing the world today, which ultimately ought to be addressed. Such topics included global injustice, the rule of law, the preservation of a nation’s sovereignty and many more. After due deliberation, we decided that Global Health Inequalities was the topic that fits the identity of CGSMUN the most. With HIV, a global reluctance to be vaccinated, and the devastating effects of pharmaceutical patents in research and development all on the rise, a general theme like this could not be more current. Health is a fundamental human right and thus eliminating inequalities in the aforementioned field is an action of immense significance. In addition, the uneven provision of healthcare jeopardizes an individual’s safety and development, hence yet another indicator of the importance and overall relevance of this year’s conference theme. Consequently, we have ensured that every committee has the chance to debate on issues linking the question of Global Health Inequalities. In the words of United Nations Secretary General António Guterres, “It is time to build stronger, more integrated and people-centred health systems that deliver for all”.
Despite being a simulation for high school students, CGSMUN strives to promote the ideals of the real United Nations. Therefore, values such as collaboration and tolerance find themselves at the core of the identity that over the years CGSMUN has made fruitful efforts to build. The Model United Nations, as a whole, provides students from all over world with the unique opportunity to debate, socialize, and learn under the aegis of the United Nations. Through CGSMUN, participants from over 15 countries are offered the opportunity to sharpen their organizational, speaking and critical-thinking skills, overall broadening their horizons and thus offering them the best preparation to become active global citizens.
We hope that Athens and CGS will become a hotspot of discussion and learning that will ultimately produce tangible results to the crucial world issues that are presented by this year’s agenda.
On behalf of the Executive Team, we look forward to welcoming you to Athens in December!
|The Secretary General
|The President of the General Assembly
Esteemed MUN Advisors, Dear Delegates,
We, the CGS MUN Directors, would like to invite you all to our Global Health Inequalities conference and make you part of the CGS family. CGS MUN is a conference attended by approximately 800 International participants. We consider the main objective of our annual event to be to unite people, offer them a common dream and forge long-lasting friendships. It is truly inspirational to watch students evolve through this process, grow and embark on their academic life through MUN.
Inspired by overwhelming evidence that social factors, including education, employment status, income level, gender and ethnicity have a marked influence on how healthy a person is, we have decided to choose ‘Global Health Inequalities’ as the Main Theme of our Conference this year. In all countries – whether low-, middle- or high-income – there are wide disparities in the health status of different social groups. The lower an individual’s socio-economic position is, the higher their risk of poor health is.
Health inequities are systematic differences in the health status of different population groups. These inequities have significant social and economic costs both to individuals and societies. That is why, in this year’s CGS MUN, we will debate topics related to Global Health Inequalities, but, most importantly, we will empower our youth to come up with their own answers to the critical questions posed. It is only through high quality education that our world can become better equipped to face the challenges that will inevitably occur.
We hope that we will be given the opportunity to host you in December for an unforgettable experience, exploring international politics and engaging in diplomatic dialogue in the revered City of Athens – the cradle of democracy.
We firmly believe that the students will ultimately work towards solutions to the most critical global challenges and envision new perspectives to better comprehend the changing world we live in.
CGS MUN Director