Dear Advisors and Colleagues,
We are writing to cordially invite you to the twelfth session of the Platon School Model United Nations (PS-MUN) Conference, which is to be held between Friday, March 3rd to Sunday, March 5th, 2023 at the premises of Platon School in Athens, Greece. The theme of this year’s conference will be “Pacifism and Injustice”. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic brought many people closer, it also highlighted some fundamental divisions between communities. We are now tasked with finding a way to reconcile our differences and shape peace together in a way that is respectful and just to all.
Over the last 11 years, it has been an honest pleasure to watch so many delegates from different backgrounds engage in fruitful debate while trying to find feasible solutions. This year, we look forward to, once again, welcome a diverse and passionate group of delegates and their advisors, whether this will be your first PSMUN or you have been participating for many years.
School Registration (Form I) is open as of Monday, July 11th, 2022, and the deadline has been set for Friday, December 23rd, 2022.
Structure of the conference
The Provisional Agenda is finalised and available on our website for your kind references. This year, we have also made some changes to the Committees. The Committees offered in this year’s session will be:
- General Assembly – 4 Committees
- Disarmament and International Security Committee (GA1)
- Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (GA3)
- Special Political and Decolonization Committee (GA4)
- Legal Committee (GA6)
- Specialized Committees
- Environmental Commission (EC)
- Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
- Security Council (SC)
- Group of 20 (G20)
- Special Conference on Pacifism and Injustice (SPECON)
- Youth Assembly (YA)
- International Court of Justice (ICJ)
In terms of difficulty, based on past delegate experience, you may find the committees classification here. In addition, hereby attached is a Resolutions booklet from our last conference, which has been compiled with the guidance of the PS-MUN Secretariat and includes some of the best resolutions debated in the 11th PS-MUN Conference in March, 2022. This booklet may be used as a useful reference for delegates to understand the scope and difficulty of debate in different committees.
Depending on the number of delegates please refer to our website. As in previous years, a standard delegation will comprise of 6 delegates, one in each GA Committee and one in EC and SPECON. If you have less than 6 delegates but still wish to participate, please get in contact with the Organising Team so that we can assign you a delegation accordingly. Delegates in any other specialised committees will be additional to these six. You are encouraged to first fill one delegation and then request for a second one.
As noted, the Youth Assembly will have two Sub-commissions, each with its own topics. The Sub-Commission allocations will be age-oriented. The minimum age for participation in the Youth Assembly is 12 years old, the minimum age for all other committees is 14 years old and the maximum age of participation is 18 years old.
Please note that we also accept individual delegations i.e., delegations not directly affiliated with any participating schools.
The fee per delegate, Student Officer or ICJ participant will be 80€, while the Advisors’ fee will be 40€. The participation fee includes lunches and snacks for the three days of the conference and all relevant conference materials. There is no delegation or school fee.
Accommodation – Bus Transportation
Any schools from outside Athens or abroad interested in further details, please follow up with the Organising Team in a separate email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Officers and ICJ applications
Finally, we would be happy to accept applications from experienced delegates wishing to become Student Officers or participate as judges and advocates in the ICJ at the 12th PSMUN. Applications for Student Officers will open on September 1st. Applications for Judges and Advocates will open on September 1st. For further information and to access the application forms please visit our website.
We look forward to welcoming you to the 12th Platon School Model UN Conference. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to get in touch, kindly note though that during July and August there may be some delays with our replies due to the summer holidays.
The PS-MUN Organising Committee