The Costeas-Geitonas School Model United Nations (CGSMUN) has successfully reached its 17th session, and the CGSMUN Executive Board is more than delighted to invite you to our upcoming conference, which will take place Covid-permitting on the school premises on December 16th -18th, 2022.
CGSMUN is a great tradition at our school and an integral part of its life! Having started out as a small-scale conference in 2006, the CGSMUN conference has grown in size and popularity, and has attracted schools and participants from all over Greece, as well as abroad.
A highlight in its history was in 2012, when, having fulfilled all THIMUN criteria and standards for a successful, international conference, CGSMUN joined The Hague International Model United Nations Foundation (THIMUN) family. The number of participants exceeds 600 people giving us the opportunity to host a multicultural conference, with schools and independent participants from more than 15 European and Middle-Eastern countries.
Our conference strives to become better each year and is honored to have welcomed 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 complement 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, we did our utmost during previous live CGSMUN conferences 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 this 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.