PSMUN 2023

Platon School Model United Nations

  • Athens, Greece
  • Eleftheriou Venizelou St.
  • Mar 03 - Mar 05, 2023
  • 500 Delegates

Pacifism and Injustice

Dear Advisors,

Invitation to the Platon School MUN 2023

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.

Registration

School Registration (Form I) will be open as of Friday, July 1st, 2022, and the deadline has been set for Friday, December 23rd, 2022.

Structure of the conference

The Provisional Agenda will be finalised in the next few weeks 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)

TBA

In terms of difficulty, based on past delegate experience, the Committees are classified as follows:

Beginner Committees

Youth Assembly Sub-Commission 1 (YA1)

Youth Assembly Sub-commission 2 (YA2)

Environmental Commission (EC)

Special Conference (SPECON)

Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (GA3)

Intermediate Committees

Disarmament and International Security Committee (GA1)

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Special Conference (SPECON)

International Court of Justice (Judges)

Advanced Committees

Special Political and Decolonization Committee (GA4)

Legal Committee (GA6)

Security Council (SC)

Group of 20 (G20)

International Court of Justice (Advocates)

As in previous years, a standard delegation will comprise 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 only is 11 years old and there is no maximum. 

Please note that we also accept individual delegates.

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 prepare for future MUN conferences.

Payment

The price 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

Any schools from abroad interested in further details, please follow up with the Organising Team in a separate email at info@ps-mun.gr.

Student Officers and ICJ participants

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 and close on September 18th. Applications for Judges and Advocates will open on September 1st and close on October 7th. The application process is as follows:

Visit the PSMUN website and access the Registration tab, click on the desired position

Students will have to fill out an application form and upload a Letter of Motivation, including their motivation for applying for the respective position and their MUN experience

Advisors may also send a recommendation letter for their students

Those applying for Student Officer and Advocate positions will have to undergo an interview

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.

Best regards,

The PS-MUN Organising Committee


Organizers