Welcome letter of Professor P. Naskou-Perraki,
Chief Academic Officer for ThessISMUN
I welcome you at the 12th Annual Thessaloniki International Student Model United Nations (ThessISMUN) 2013, a successful Model UN, Council of Europe and North Atlantic Council, gathering students from Greek Universities and from all over the world, ready to show their diplomatic skills. Founded in 2002, ThessISMUN is the only one Model UN organised in Greece and a supportive one for UN Models in neighbouring countries, as well Regional Models in other parts of Greece.
Thessaloniki International Student Model United Nations 2013 will take place May 8-12, and is dedicated to Dr. Christos Rozakis, Emeritus Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, President of the Administrative Tribunal of the Council of Europe, Former Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights.
ThessISMUN gathers undergraduate and graduate students from around the world for 5 days youth summit to simulate discussions of different bodies of UN and regional organisations and assume the roles of ambassadors. ThessISMUN offers you one of the most cherished and educational experiences, an effective tool to learn about the complexities of the world, how international community deals with economic and environmental concerns, human rights violations, disarmament and political conflicts and other global issues. A forum where you can enhance communication skills, learn about other countries, promote democracy, explore conflict resolutions and develop negotiations. A forum that prepares the new diplomats and future leaders of the world.
Your participation requires preparation as to the structure and functions of the Organizations, the Committees to which you are assigned, the issues of the agenda, the policies of the assigned country concerning these issues and mostly about the rules of procedure. You must behave as a real diplomat and dresses as one. You must be punctual, always present and very active during the meetings.
I hope to see you all in Thessaloniki, May 8, promising that the Secretary General Mrs. Alexandra Papatheodorou and the Organizing Committee will offer you an unforgettable ThessISMUN.