Dear all,

It is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to Thessaloniki International Student Model United Nations 2019!

My name is George-Nicholas Skourtis and it is my honour to address you from the position of the Deputy Secretary General of ThessISMUN 2019.

I am an undergraduate student at the Department of International & European Studies, School of Economics, Business and International Studies of the University of Piraeus. Since the first year of my studies at the University I have participated in numerous Model United Nations (MUNs) and other simulations of Regional and International Organizations, in Greece and abroad.

Through my studies and my participation in various MUNs, I discovered my passion for international relations and international affairs, such as -but not limited to- international security and the respect towards human rights.

ThessISMUN has been the first MUN experience I ever had and, so far, I have participated two times as a delegate and two times as a chairperson.

Taking all the aforementioned into account, I consider ThessISMUN one of the best forums for students to augment their field of knowledge, learn new skills and develop their personalities through negotiating, researching, representing a country and a policy, networking and, of course, making new friends.

As part of the Secretariat of ThessISMUN 2019, we assure you that this year’s conference will be an experience to remember, and we will do our best to ensure that you will “bring your ThessIS to the world”.

With my warmest regards,
George-Nicholas Skourtis
Deputy Secretary General, ThessISMUN 2019