Esteemed delegates,

My name is Hercules Aravidis and it is my greatest pleasure to welcome you all to this year’s edition of ThessISMUN in the Human Rights Committee.

I am 22 years old, born and raised in Piraeus. By the time you will reading this, I will have graduated from the University of Peloponnese, specifically the faculty of Political Science & International Relations.

My first participation in a simulation was in the first year of my studies and ever since they have been a very fun and fulfilling part of my life. Being a delegate in all those simulations has advanced my skill set and has challenged me more than anything ever before. In addition, meeting all these wonderful people in Greece and abroad has offered me a ton of new friends and introduced me to different ideas and beliefs. After 4 years of simulations I assure you that ThessISMUN one of the best in its kind if not the best.

So let the diplomacy games begin! Prepare yourselves for strong debates, learn how to defend your country’s policy and explore every loophole that is going to allow you to come on top. And never forget. This is above all a game. Enemies behind closed doors, best of friends outside.

Best regards,

Hercules Aravidis