The Paradox of Progress
Dear Advisors and Colleagues,
We are writing to cordially invite you to the thirteenth session of the Platon School Model United Nations (PS-MUN) Conference, which is due to take place between Friday, March 1st to Sunday, March 3rd 2024 at the premises of Platon School in Athens, Greece.
The theme of this year’s conference will be “The Paradox of Progress”. Our world is better off today than it was at any point in history, but at the same time things have never been worse. We are faced with a contradiction that presents us with a seemingly unresolvable riddle. The source of our progress has become the source of our destruction.
Since its inception in 2011, PS-MUN has been committed to offering both a unique and innovative MUN experience to students not only from Greece, but from all corners of the world. As each year passes, we are more confident in offering this opportunity for students to engage in debates with a most inspiring and thought-provoking agenda, making MUN the best learning experience possible, as we believe it should be.
Over the last 12 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.
We once again look forward to welcoming a diverse and passionate group of delegates and their advisors, whether this will be your first PS-MUN or you have been participating for many years.
School Registration (Form I) will open as of Monday, July 17th 2023, and the deadline has been set for Friday, December 22nd, 2023.
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)
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
- Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD)
- Special Conference on the Paradox of Progress (SPECON)
- Youth Assembly (YA)
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. Please note that we also accept individual delegations i.e., delegations not directly affiliated with any participating schools.
The fee per delegate and Student Officer 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 email@example.com.
We look forward to welcoming you to the 13th Platon School Model UN Conference in March 2024! If you have any further questions, do not hesitate contacting us.
The PS-MUN Organising Committee
Disarmament &International Security Committee
Social Humanitarian & Cultural Committee
Special Political & Decolonisation Committee
Economic & Social Council
The Group of Twenty
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Commission on Science and Technology for Development
Special Conference on the Paradox of Progress