In 2013, the members of our MUN Club decided to bring the tradition of MUN to the German School of Thessaloniki by organizing an internal conference open to students of our school. The conference started with having only one committee, but it kept growing every year. Five years later, the most passionate members of our Club formed a team aiming to expand this internal tradition in order to give a chance to students from all around the world to gather on the premises of DST and experience a simulated session of the United Nations organized by students for students.
The 1st DSTMUN conference was a three-day simulation (2-4 November 2018) and consisted of 4 General Assembly Committees and 3 Specialized Agencies. It offered the chance to junior high school and high school students (8th 12th grade) to practice their English and communication skills by debating and negotiating, aiming to find solutions to global issues.
By the time the 1st DSTMUN came to an end, the members of the first Organizing Team were immediately begging for a second edition. The 2nd DSTMUN (8-10 November 2019) was not only an improved version of the first one but also another chance for students to debate, make unforgettable memories, and flourish in an environment that is tailored to promote hard work and collaboration.
The 3rd DSTMUN, which was planned to take place in November 2020, did not take place due to the coronavirus pandemic in order to ensure everyone's safety and health. However, the members of the Secretariat, the Student Officers and the Press Team managed to shoot informative videos and write articles about the issues of the agenda so as to keep the MUN spirit alive, even during quarantine.
In general, MUN conferences offer participants the opportunity to raise their voices, get familiarized with current international challenges, and develop their personalities. We are, therefore, honored to have established the tradition of MUN in our school, and we wholeheartedly invite you all to become a part of the DSTMUN family, have fun and conquer the art of diplomacy!