Conference

Esteemed MUN advisors, honourable delegates and future participants,

 

The Costeas-Geitonas School Model United Nations (CGSMUN) has successfully reached its 15th session, and the CGSMUN Executive Board is more than delighted to invite you to our upcoming conference, which will take place on December 11th-13th, 2020 at the CGS premises in Athens, Greece.

CGSMUN is a great tradition of our school and an integral part of its life! Having started back in 2006, as a small-scale conference with few participants, CGSMUN has continuously developed and expanded ever since. The conference has grown in size, popularity and efficacy, and attracted schools and participants from all over Greece, as well as abroad.

A highlight in its history was in 2012, when CGSMUN joined The Hague International Model United Nations Foundation (THIMUN) family, having fulfilled all THIMUN criteria and standards for a successful, international conference. This achievement boosted the reputation of CGSMUN even more and since 2013, CGSMUN has evolved even further, unfolding its full potential. At present, it is no exaggeration to consider CGSMUN one of the best-organized and most successful MUN conferences in Greece.

The number of participants exceeds 550 people giving us the opportunity to host a multicultural and diverse conference, with schools and independent participants from more than 10 European and Middle-Eastern countries.

Our conference strives to become better each year and is honored to have esteemed Ambassadors from European, African or Asian countries, UN officials, and a wide range of experts, including university professors and important NGOs, as guests or key-note speakers. We place considerable emphasis on engaging the students actively and to explicitly connect our topics with the real world.

An asset of CGSMUN, which distinguishes it from other conferences and ensures the above-mentioned success, is its Executive Board, which is composed of very experienced MUN Directors, an Organizing Committee formed by highly capable university students who were past MUNers, as well as a 5-member Secretariat consisting of the best young MUNers across Europe and the Middle East. CGS’s invaluable school staff and expertise are added to this team in order to produce the best of outcomes.

A final point we would like to mention is the pro-social action and environmentally-friendly character of CGS and, by extension, of CGSMUN. Every year, the conference has held at least one fundraising campaign for important humanistic NGOs, such as Amnesty International or Doctors without Borders, and manages to raise considerable funds that greatly contribute to the activities of these organizations.

In addition, as we highly value environmental sustainability, during the previous 2 CGSMUN conferences we did our best to minimize the number of printed materials, as well as provide handbooks and pens that were made only from recycled paper. This is one of the good practices we seek to adhere to and take one step further next year.

All in all, we are confident that our conference will meet your standards for an international MUN conference, and will live up to any expectations. We will be more than pleased once again to welcome schools that have traditionally attended our conference, as well as new participating schools.

We are looking forward to your statement of interest and, should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at cgsmun@cgs.edu.gr.

On behalf of CGSMUN, we look forward to welcoming you to Athens in December!

 

The CGSMUN Organising Committee

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