19th Conference 2016

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Invitation Secretariat

Esteemed MUN directors, dear delegates,

As the Secretariat of the 19th annual session of the Deutsche Schule Athen Model United Nations we would like to wholeheartedly invite you to attend this year's conference, which will be held in the premises of our school from the 21st until the 23d of October 2016.

Since 1997, our school has been offering to students all around the globe the opportunity to engage in a constructive dialogue on diplomatic affairs concerning a plethora of contemporary issues affecting our modern society. Every year our school has the honor to host this MUN conference, bringing more that 700 participants from all around the globe together to cooperate in order to materialize the goal of creating a better world for generations to come. Yet, it is not only the global society that benefits from the institution of the Model United Nations that we seek to preserve, but also the delegates and the Student Officers themselves, since they will learn to embrace other cultures and do away with prejudices while at the same time developing their critical thinking and leadership skills. Furthermore, by imbuing values such as tolerance, open-mindedness, confidence, willingness, passion and compassion, we set the basis in order for the participants to progress in their lives as well-rounded individuals and citizens of the world.

Unfortunately, the past years and especially the last one have been characterized by widespread terror and a migration flow on a historical level, the handling of which have constituted an arduous task for the International Community. Realizing the truth behind this predicament, we have decided to approach terrorism and despair on a multidimensional level and tackle it at its roots. We have achieved this by including issues such as the reestablishment of the criteria under which a country engages in a war and the laws of war, the strengthening of international cooperation to counteract terrorism, combating social conflicts and the growing for right ideology in refugee-hosting countries as well as the achievement of border security and the provision of political asylum to refugees in the European Union.

Moving on to our Special Conference, this year, we have decided to tackle the issue of Modern Slavery. Unfortunately, still in the 21st century of progress, issues such as slavery are still prevalent. People especially minors are being manipulated into succumbing to pornography, labour and war against their will. It is our duty to put a halt to such international acts and this is why this year we dedicated our conference to combating this unresolved issue of international significance.

Finally, we strongly believe that the contentious nature of this year's agenda will contribute to the success of the conference by inspiring all participants to search for constructive solutions and, thus, to better our world.

On behalf of the DSAMUN organizing team, we look forward to meeting you in October.


Sincerely,

The Secretary General   The President of the General Assembly  The Deputy President of the General

                                                                                                          Assembly


  George Panopoulos                        Jason Markatos                             Maritina Pateraki

Invitation - 19th Deutsche Schule Athen Model United Nations Conference

Dear MUN Director, Advisor, Colleague,

We cordially invite you to the 19th DSAMUN Conference (Deutsche Schule Athen Model United Nations Conference) to be held from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 October 2016 at  Deutsche Schule Athen / Germaniki Scholi Athinon (GSA).

DSAMUN is a three-day-long simulation of the work of the United Nations. It is designed for secondary school students (Greek Lykeion/grades 10-12) and is intended to provide an occasion for the delegates to discuss world issues. It gives them the opportunity to experience the work of the United Nations and to get to know the world of diplomacy. For students from schools where the first language is not English an MUN conference also offers the opportunity to develop and practice their English, as the official language of DSAMUN (preparing resolutions, lobbying, debating) is English.

DSAMUN has 4 General Assembly Committees (Special Political and Decolonization Committee, Disarmament and International Security Committee, Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee and Environmental Committee) and 5 specialized committees (Security Council, ECOSOC, Special Conference on Modern Slavery, Youth Assembly and International Court of Justice).

The delegates should research and prepare draft resolutions and policy statements on the various issues and learn to negotiate and debate in the formal way of the United Nations. By attending DSAMUN, foreign delegates will have the great opportunity to visit the Acropolis, the new Acropolis Museum and all the other places of interest in Athens. On Saturday 22 October an optional excursion to Nemea will be organized. Special rates for accommodation will be offered.

The MUN website (www.dsamun.gr) provides you with all the necessary detailed information. You register online.  For any further information please contact our team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We hope to welcome you at our conference.

Yours sincerely,



Annette Brunke- Kullik                       Maria Theocharopoulou                        Birgit Boenigk
      Headmistress                                  MUN Director                                MUN Director

Programme

Thursday            

20 October

10.00-13.00

Acropolis Museum – guided tour, cost: 5 Euros for advisors - 3 Euros for from non-EU countries, with current identification card to confirm age - free for students from EU countries, with current identification card (optional, register per email), meeting point metro station Acropolis at 10.00 o’clock

15.00-18.00

Chair workshop at GSA (mandatory for all Student Officers)

 

Friday

 

21 October

08.00

Shuttle buses leave from Hotel President for GSA

08.30-09.30

Registration (Foyer)

08.30-10.00

Lobbying

09.30-09.45

Ambassadors Meeting (Auditorium)

09.30-10.00

Advisors Meeting (Atrium)

09.45-10.30

Seating (Auditorium)

10.30-12.00

General Assembly: Official Opening Ceremony

12.00-13.00

General Assembly: Opening Speeches

12.00-18.00

SC, ECOSOC, Special Conference, ICJ and Youth Assembly in session

13.00-14.00

Lunch

14.00-15.30

General Assembly: Opening Speeches

15.00-18.00

Approval Panel in operation

15.30-18.00

Lobbying, final Draft of Resolutions

18.00

Buses leave for Hotel President from GSA parking site close to “Avenue” shopping mall

 

Saturday

 

22 October

08.00

Shuttle buses leave from Hotel President for GSA

08.30-10.00

Lobbying

08.30-15.00

Approval Panel in operation

10.00-12.30

Committees, SC and ICJ in session

12.30-13.15

Lunch

13.15-13.30

Group photo (all together)

13.30-17.00

Committees, SC and ICJ in session

17.00

Buses leave for Hotel President

09.00-16.00

Optional for Advisors (register per email): Excursion to Nemea, Korinthos, Sanctuary of Zeus at Nemea, lunch included, free

 

Sunday

 

23 October

08.30

Shuttle buses leave from Hotel President for GSA

09.00-10.45

Committees in session

09.00-15.00

SC, ECOSOC, Special Conference , ICJ and Youth Assembly in session

10.45-12.45

General Assembly in session

12.00-14.00

Lunch available for SC, ECOSOC, Special Conference, ICJ and Youth Assembly

12.45-13.30

Lunch available for GA committees

13.30-15.30

General Assembly in session

15.30-16.30

Closing Ceremony

16.30-17.00

Reception

17.00

Buses leave for Hotel President

 






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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