23rd Conference 2020

Invitation - 23rd Deutsche Schule Athen Model United Nations Conference

Dear MUN Director, Advisor, Colleague,

We cordially invite you to the 23rd DSAMUN Conference (Deutsche Schule Athen Model United Nations Conference) to be held from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 October 2020 at Deutsche Schule Athen / Germaniki Scholi Athinon (DSA).

DSA-MUN 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 in an international environment. The delegates discuss vital issues of international importance, preparing declarations and resolutions and learning to negotiate and cooperate under the UN regulations. The DSAMUN Conference allows participants to come into direct contact with the work of the United Nations and to experience the world of diplomacy. Furthermore, for students from schools where the first language is not English a participation in a MUN conference offers them the opportunity to develop and practice their English, as the official language of DSAMUN (preparing resolutions, lobbying, debating) is English.

DSAMUN has 5 General Assembly Committees (Disarmament and International Security Committee, ECOFIN, Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee, Special Political and Decolonization Committee, and Legal Committee) and 6 specialized committees (Security Council, ECOSOC, Environmental Committee, Special Conference on Children's Rights, 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.

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..

We hope to welcome you at our conference.

Yours sincerely,


Annette Brunke- Kullik                            Klio Stamou                                Birgit Boenigk
      Headmistress                                  MUN Director                                MUN Director

Invitation Letter

Esteemed MUN advisors, chairs and delegates,

On behalf of the DSAMUN 2020 Secretariat, it is with great pleasure that we extend our invitation concerning this year's conference, which will be held on the premises of the German School of Athens from the 16th until the 18th of October 2020.

Being the oldest conference in Greece and the first to obtain Thimun affiliation, our conference has managed to attract thousands of participants from all over the world in order to engage the youth in topics of paramount importance. DSAMUN participants are provided with a unique opportunity to emulate the role and purpose of a diplomat in 10 different committees, which are modeled after the goals of the UN. In the 3 day timespan of our conference, delegates will not only share their countries views on topics of utmost importance in our modern world; they will also have the opportunity to forge friendships and relations they otherwise wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to develop.

In  our shared world it is becoming increasingly obvious that the world is in a politically turbulent time. With the advent of globalization, privatization of outer space exploration and Genetic modification it is important to remain outward looking, while also keeping a watchfool look on the problems that have been present for a long time, such as child abuse, lack of freedom of speech and integration of refugees. Issues of this magnitude are to be discussed in the 23rd DSAMUN conference.

This year the theme of our annual conference focuses on the attainment of children's rights. Even considering the great strides in the prevention of poverty has taken, children often find themselves in precarious positions, where their basic and inalienable right to education, nourishment and abstention from forced labour are being undermined and systematically abused. It is a common and shared goal to eradicate such inhuman treatment of minors.

Participants of our  conference can expect themselves to be faced with challenging yet rewarding situations, all taking place in a multicultural and creative context. Through this participation, delegates will be aptly equipped to live in a globalised and enlightened world, where tolerance, respect and understanding of other cultures, religions and ideologies will  be fostered.

When looking for advice on the future, contemplating on the past often yields great results. In the words of Nelson Mandela: “The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow”

On behalf of the DSAMUN Organising Team, we look forward to meeting you in October,

Sincerely,

The Secretary General,                                   The President of the General Assembly,
    Ioannis Kordas                                                       George Stamatopoulos

Provisional Agenda DSAMUN 2020

GENERAL ASSEMBLY (GA)

 

Disarmament and International Security Committee (GA1) 

  • The Question of the Expansion of the common EU defence policy
  • The conduction of Artificial Islands and Military Bases in international waters
  • Regulating the use of drones in active wars

 

ECOFIN (GA2)

  • Global economic implications of the extraction of natural resources in the arctic circle and disputed territories
  • Assessing the limitations of monetary policy as a financial stability method
  • Encouraging structural reforms to reduce income inequality

 

Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (GA3)

  • Fostering the preservation of languages
  • The question of government’s right to limit civil liberties in times of conflict
  • Improving employment opportunities for refugees and displaced persons

 

Special Political and Decolonization Committee (GA4)

  • On the question of Hong Kong’ s status in China
  • Regulating the privatization of outer space exploration
  • The case of Guam

 

Legal Committee (GA6)

  • Discussing legal measures on information disorder and its influence on democratic elections
  • Establishing a legal framework on genetic engineering methods
  • Developing measures to eradicate the manufacturing and trafficking of counterfeit medicines

 

Environmental Committee

  • Advancing climate-smart agricultural methods in Africa
  • Addressing the importance of helping island states in building resilience to climate change
  • Towards prohibiting the operation of factories with unsustainable outputs of carbon dioxide
  • Regulating and leveraging “Internet of Things” to enhance sustainable development

 

Security Council (SC)

  • Addressing the crisis in the Strait of Hormuz
  • Naval expansion and maritime security in the South China Sea
  • The situation in the Sahel Region

 

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

  • Countering the social – economic effects of the Brexit on international and Europa communities
  • Developing measures to effectively mitigate the impact of or terminate trade wars
  • Introducing Flexicurity as a means to protect the employer’s and employees’ rights
  • Assessing the socioeconomic impact of e-Health services on national health system

 

International Court of Justice (ICJ)

  • Crime of Genocide (The Gambia v. Myanmar)

 

Special Conference on children

  • The right to education in the juvenile justice systems
  • Providing humanitarian assistance for children suffering “atrocities” in countries with conflicts
  • Supporting sport for development and peace
  • Adopting the immunization program for Children

 

Youth Assembly

  • Food security in refugee camps
  • Preventing net addiction
  • The issue of human cloning

 

 

Programme

Thursday            

15 October

15.30-17.00

Online Chair workshop at BBB Platoform (mandatory for all Student Officers)

 

Friday

 

16 October

09.00-09.30

Advisors Meeting (BBB Advisor Room)

09.30-10.30

Official Opening Ceremony (BBB Opening Ceremony Room 1 & Room 2)

10.30-12.00

Lobbying (BBB Committee Rooms)

12.00-13.30

All committees in session (BBB Committee Rooms)

13.30-15.30

Lunch Break

15.30-17.00

Approval Panel in operation (BBB Approval Panel Room)

15.30-17.00

Lobbying, final Draft of Resolutions

 

Saturday

 

17 October

09.00-11.00

Committees, SC and ICJ in session (BBB Committee Rooms)

09.30-15.00

Approval Panel in operation (BBB Approval Panel Room)

11.00-11.30

Break

11.30-13.30

Committees, SC and ICJ in session (BBB Committee Rooms)

13.30-15.30

Lunch

15.30-17.00

Committees, SC and ICJ in session (BBB Committee Rooms)

 

Sunday

 

18 October

09.00-11.00

SC, ECOSOC, Special Conference, ICJ and Youth Assembly in session (BBB Committee Rooms)

09.00-11.00

General Assembly in session (BBB General Assembly Room)

11.00-11.30

Break

11.30-12.30

General Assembly in session (BBB General Assembly Room)

11.30-12.30

SC, ECOSOC, Special Conference, ICJ and Youth Assembly in session (BBB Committee Rooms)

12.30-13.30

Closing Ceremony (BBB Closing Ceremony Room 1 & Room 2)

 






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Officer List

pdf Student Officers List 2020  

 


  

 

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