C'MUN 2014

29 April - 2 May 2014


Participation is open to university students or interested people AGED BETWEEN 18 AND 30 YEARS OLD

Please take a look at the C'MUN 2014 topic of debate at ISSUES & RESEARCH, and COUNTRIES & DELEGATIONS sections to select the country/ies you would like to simulate; then, send us the complete application form that you will find at the  HOW TO APPLY section. 

You can also apply for a chairing position, or join the C'MUN Press Team which publishes the daily conference newspaper: The Clarion

The registration fee for C'MUN 2014 is 100 EUROS (each delegate). Special discount for UNA-Spain members: 60 euros (each delegate). 

C'MUN 2014 is over! Thank you very much to all participants!!

 

Resolutions:


The Clarion 2014
Issue 1
Wednesday 30 April
Issue 2
Thursday 1 May
Issue 3
Friday 2 May
Issue 4
Saturday 3 May


 

 

 

 

C'MUN 2014 Magazine:

 

 


C'MUN 2014 Photo Album on Facebook 

C'MUN 2014 Videos:
 

 

Registration 



Opening Ceremony at the City Hall


First day of Sessions at CosmoCaixa



A break

Join us in Facebook, too!: ANUE / UNA-Spain page  - C'MUN 2014 event

Twitter: @ANUE_ONU Youtube: UNASpain
Email: cmun@anue.org / young@anue.org Tel. 93 301 39 90

You can read about the past edition: C'MUN 2013

 

Participation is open to university students or interested people AGED BETWEEN 18 AND 30 YEARS OLD

You can join our simulation individually, in couples (2 delegates representing the same country in a commission) or in a delegation/group (representing a country in all the commissions where it is available, individually or in couples in each commission). This year, countries at the Security Council can be only represented individually.

You CANNOT represent your home country.



 

Application forms

  • Individual App.
  • Delegation App.
  • Chair App.
  • Press Team Info & App.
  •  

    Procedure*

    1) Send us the complete application form (including the motivation letter on its second page, and a brief cv) to cmun@anue.org
    If you are a group/delegation, one member of the group has to be the coordinator. The coordinator should be our contact person, and therefore responsible of sending us the delegation form with all members of the delegation, and the individual forms of each one of the members of your delegation.

    Remember that the deadline for applications EXTENDED TO MARCH 19th.

    2) You will receive an e-mail confirming or not your participation in 1-3 days. If not stated otherwise in that answer, we will take into consideration the preferences shown in your application for your assignment, pending on the payment of the fee (see next point).

    3) Once your participation have been accepted, you must make the payment of the fee to the bank account shown below in 15 days maximum.

    Send an email to us as soon as you have paid (the sooner you make the payment the fastest we can make your assignment, increasing the chances of assign you to one of your preferences). Once the payment is received, we will answer you again (up to 3 days) confirming it and giving your C’MUN assignment.

    Not receiving the payment or/and any kind of information in the aforementioned period of 15 days will mean your application will be cancelled. You can always begin the application process again.

    4) You will also have to send us a position paper of the country you will simulate at C'MUN 2014. You can find guidelines for the position paper as well as the C'MUN instructional guide and rules of procedure at USEFUL INFO section. The deadline for position papers is March 31st.


    * Are you coming in a large group/big delegation and have doubts or questions about the application/payment process? Do not hesitate to ask us at cmun@anue.org
     

    Payment instructions

    The registration fee for C'MUN 2014 is 100 EUROS (each delegate). Special discount for UNA-Spain members: 60 euros (each delegate). If you want to know how to become a member click here. (this only applies for Spanish citizens or Spanish residents).

    The fee includes:

    • All the required material
    • Training session on Tuesday 29th April morning at CosmoCaixa (Optional. Please confirm your attendance previously)
    • Opening ceremony at the City Hall of Barcelona (Tuesday 29th April evening)
    • Coffee-breaks and lunches for the days of the simulation (Wednesday 30th April - Friday 2nd May) at CosmoCaixa
    • Social events: (Optional activities) 
    • Farewell Dinner &party on Friday 2nd May (Optional)

    Please make the Bank transfer to the following bank account:

    SABADELL ATLÁNTICO ASSOCIACIÓ PER A LES NACIONS UNIDES A ESPANYA
    Account:
    00810057360001675069
    IBAN: ES3300810057360001675069
    Swift: BSABESBBXXX
    Barcelona, Via Laietana
     

    • Please specify the name of the delegate or delegation in the transfer.
    • Have in mind that the possible bank charge must be paid by you, it cannot be part of the transferred fee. Your application won’t be confirmed otherwise.
    • If you are a member of UNA-Spain, don't forget to state your membership number on the application form. With our acceptance e-mail, you will also be confirmed to make the payment of the special discounted fee.

      We won't refund any fee after March 29th.

      If you want to become a member of UNA-Spain (remember this only applies for Spanish citizens or Spanish residents), and therefore benefit from the special discounted fee, tell us in the application form (other comments). Follow the aforementioned instructions available on the website to become a member. 

     


     

    COMMITTEES & TOPICS OF DEBATE

    •13/03/2014: Briefings10
    •13/03/2014: Briefings9
    •13/03/2014: Briefings8
    •04/03/2014: Briefings7
    •24/02/2014: Briefings6
    •10/02/2014: Briefings5
    •28/01/2014: Briefings4
    •20/01/2014: Briefings3
    •07/01/2014: Briefings2
    •18/12/2013: Briefings1


    SECURITY COUNCIL 

    • Terrorism in the Middle East & North Africa
    • SC Reform

    The situation of Middle East and North African countries (MENA) referring to acts of terrorism and their consequences continue to remind to Security Council the necessity to find a balance between an effective implementation of resolutions and concrete measures  to prevent these acts and to adopt and integrated approach that protect human rights and respect the rule of law (taking into account allegations of human rights violations, received at OHCHR, in the counter-terrorism context).  

    The official rejection of Saudi Arabia to seat at the Security Council has opened a debate at UN. Now, a new candidate has to be chosen, and voted upon, probably Jordan, by the General Assembly. The negative of Saudi Arabia, whom his U.N. ambassador, Abdullah al-Mouallimi called for “profound and comprehensive reform” that includes “abandoning the veto system or restricting its use”, becomes the latest example of the necessity to reopen a debate about the Security Council reform. Maybe the time has arrived to finally set an agenda and talk about the veto system, a more appropriate regional proportional representation, the inclusion of secretarial body and the institutionalization of the role the President and many other proposals that have been advanced in other to reform the body. 

    Download the dossier on the Security Council topics of debate


    HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

    • Right to information

    According to the Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights no one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with one's privacy, family, home or correspondence, and everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks. A few months ago, regarding Edward Snowden case, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, stressed the necessity “to protect persons disclosing information on matters that have implications for human rights, as well as the importance of ensuring respect for the right to privacy”. Snowden’s and other individual cases, supposedly against the national security of the State, illustrate the need to take concrete measures in order to protect and respect the right to privacy, the right to access to information and freedom of expression and/or the rights to take part in the public affairs. Snowden’s leaks had led Brazil and Germany to propose anti-spying agreement within U.N. It’s time to set the basic principles on how to balance these rights and the  national security concerns. 

    Download the dossier on the HRC topic of debate


    UN WOMEN: Commission on the Status of Women

    • Feminicide & Violence against women  

    Violence against women and girls has been recognized as a form of discrimination and a human rights violation. States have obligations to take appropriate measures to prevent, prosecute all forms of, and protect women and girls from violence. Based on country data available , up to 70 per cent of women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence from men in their lifetime – the majority by husbands, intimate partners or someone they know, it is a problem of pandemic proportions. Violence comprises a wide range of acts – from verbal harassment and other forms of emotional abuse, to daily physical or sexual abuse and at the far end of the spectrum is femicide: the murder of a woman. Despite the considerable progress has been made on improving justices and service response for women, there has been little work done towards fulfilling the responsibility and obligation of the States in respect of prevention. So, it’s time to develop a complete strategy and an accountability mechanism to ensure their implementation.

    Download the dossier on UN Women's topic of debate


    UNODC: Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption 

    • Corruption in Politics 
    • Transnational Organized Crime: Money-Laundering & Tax Haven
    • Corruption in Development Aid

    Corruption affects all countries. It attacks the foundation of democratic institutions by distorting electoral processes, perverting the rule of law and creating bureaucratic quagmires whose only reason for existing is the solicitation of bribes. One third of development aid never gets to its final destination because of corruption. The economic crisis and the increasing imbalances between the rich and the poor, are just highlighting the urgent need to take a stronger action against corruption. Society is voicing it, loud and clear: they are already fed up with it, ranking corruption as one of the top concerns on surveys. The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) is the only legally binding universal anti-corruption instrument, and it's time that the States Parties to the UNCAC takes it seriously and set up an Action Plan with concrete measures to tackle the issue from all sides. 

    Download the dossier on UNODC's topic of debate


    GA Ad Hoc COMMITTEE on the ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS 

    • Post-conflict reconciliation in societies
    • Democracy: a universal model 

    Beyond the peacekeeping operations, reconciliation processes are essential to ensure a peaceful coexistence and respect for human rights in regions that have experienced a conflict that had divided its society. These conflicts, with many examples, both recent and near, can be a civil war, the transition from a dictatorship to the democracy, the proclamation of independence of a territory, or the activity of terrorist or paramilitary groups. In addition to the tasks of security and conflict prevention, disarmament and sustainable development, the dialogue between adversaries is essential for reconciliation, but it is not easy to agree on the preconditions for dialogue, or who the partners should be. The other factor of a controversy is the duty to clarify the truth of the facts and dispense justice accordingly, that on several occasions was chosen to be sacrificed passing amnesty laws.

    To do this, and according to the United Nations, the rule of law and the democratic institutions that respect and ensure respect for human rights and fundamental guarantees should be promoted. But this discourse is faced with the relativism of human rights (and the implicit democratic model) that is catching on in some sectors as societies become increasingly multicultural. Among these sectors there are those who reject both the Declaration of Human Rights and Democracy citing different cultural or religious values.

    Download the dossier on the Alliance of Civilizations topic of debate


    EUROPEAN COUNCIL 

    • Migration
    • Refugees
    • Ethnic Minorities

    During 2011, according to Eurostat,  3.2 million people migrated to one of the EU-27 Member States, while at least 2.3 million people emigrated and have left an EU-27 Member State. Furthermore, according to Human Rights Watch, more than 35,000 people have crossed from North Africa to Italy and Malta in 2012, many of them fleeing persecution or fighting in Somalia, Eritrea or Syria. While the actions and agreements of EU leaders are far to be reached the situation demands urgent actions.

    Tragedies like Lampedusa have brought into sharp focus the issue of migration again. The current context of the economic crisis is a breeding ground for racial, religious or ideological hatred; plus the rise of the extreme right parties in almost all european countries; the promotion of some policies of expulsion or denying access to basic services to migrants are clear examples for the urgent necessity to set the agenda about migrant situation. Despite all, only short term measures are planning to be defined and the longer term policy perspective talk’s, at the European Council, has been postponed until next June. 

    Download the dossier on European Council's topics of debate

    Download the specific rules of procedure for C'MUN's European Council

     

    You can join our simulation individually, in couples (2 delegates representing the same country in a commission) or in a delegation/group (representing a country in all the commissions where it is available, individually or in couples in each commission). This year, countries at the Security Council can be only represented individually. You CANNOT represent your home country.

    Press Team (6 reporters)

    University of EssexUniversity of KentSabanci U., IstanbulAbat Oliba CEUIrish Centre of Human RightsU. Autònoma de Barcelona

    (coloured cell=available / white cell= unavailable)

    CHAIRSabanci U., IstanbulUNANIMUNAENU-UPFSabanci U., IstanbulFederico II Univ. of NaplesU. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
    CO-CHAIRAc. College Tel Aviv JaffaUNANIMUNBocconi University, MilanAENU-UPFU. Autònoma de BarcelonaUniversity of Flensburg
    COUNTRIES SEC. COUNCIL  HR COUNCIL UN WOMEN UNODC  ALLIANCE(AoC)  EU COUNCIL 
    Algeria Univ. Complutense, Madrid    
    Argentina
    Blanquerna-URLInterdisciplinary Center HerzliyaESADE-UABU.  Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid  
    Armenia      
    Australia
    University of Antwerp  U. Gadjah Mada, IndonesiaUniversitat de Barcelona 
    Austria
         AE-UBMI
    Bangladesh  Univ. Complutense, Madrid   
    Belarus  Cepromad & Panafricaine U. Congo   
    Belgium
         Bar Ilan University
    Bolivia
          
    Bosnia-Herz.
        U. Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid 
    Botswana
       Kharkiv Auto. & Highway University  
    Brazil
     MTA  College Tel Aviv JaffaU. Pompeu Fabra, BarcelonaBlanquerna-URL  
    Bulgaria
          
    Burkina Faso
     IES Lluïsa CuraU. Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid   
    Canada
       AENU-UPF  
    Chad
    University of Antwerp     
    Chile
    MTA College Tel Aviv JaffaUniv. Complutense, Madrid University of SiennaU. Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid 
    China
    AENU-UPFAc. College Tel Aviv JaffaSpyken, LundU. Gadjah Mada, IndonesiaU. Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid 
    Colombia
          
    Congo, Dem. Rep.  Blanquerna-URL   
    Congo, Rep. of
          
    Croatia
       U. Autònoma Barcelona IES Lluïsa Cura
    Cuba AENU-UPFAE-UBMI   
    Cyprus
         Sec.En. Sants Hostafrancs 
    Czech Rep.
          
    Denmark
          
    Ecuador  U. Cardenal herrera CEU   
    Egypt
       AENU-UPFBar Ilan University 
    El Salvador  U. Cardenal Herrera CEU   
    Estonia
     IES Lluïsa CuraIES Lluïsa Cura  IES Lluïsa Cura
    Finland
      AENU-UPFAENU-UPF Ben Gurion University
    France
    Sabanci UniversityInterdisciplinary Center Herzliya  MTA MUNUniversity of Bonn
    Germany
     AENU-UPFUNANIMUNBen Gurion UniversityUNANIMUNBocconi University, Milan
    Greece
       Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya Ac. College Tel Aviv Jaffa
    Guatemala
        IES Lluïsa cura 
    Hungary
          
    India
     Campeon Frigymnasium  Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya 
    Indonesia
     ESADEAc. College Tel Aviv JaffaInterdisciplinary Center Herzliya  
    Iran
      Ac. College Tel Aviv JaffaAc. College of Tel Aviv Yafo  
    Ireland
        IES Lluïsa cura 
    Israel   U. Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid  
    Italy
     IES Lluïsa Cura   AENU-UPF
    Japan
     U. Rey Juan Carlos, MadridUniversitat de BarcelonaInterdisciplinary Center Herzliya  
    Jordan
    UAB/U. Panthéon Assas   U. Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid 
    Kenya      
    Korea, South
    AENU-UPFBen Gurion UniversityU. Gadjah Mada, IndonesiaMahamakut Buddhist UniversityAENU-UPF 
    Latvia
          
    Liberia  Bar Ilan University   
    Libya
      IES Lluïsa Cura AENU-UPF 
    Lithuania
    U. Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid    AE-UBMI 
    Luxembourg
    U. Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid    Universitat de Lleida
    Malta
         University of Bonn
    Mexico
     U. Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid Blanquerna- URL  
    Montenegro
          
    Morocco U. Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid U. Rey Juan Carlos, MadridU. Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid 
    Namibia      
    Netherlands  AE-UBMI  Blanquerna - URL
    Niger      
    Nigeria
    U. Cardenal Herrera CEU  IES Lluïsa Cura  
    Pakistan
     U. Antonio de Nebrija, MadridUNANIMUNU. Antonio de Nebrija, MadridUNANIMUN 
    Philippines Ac. College Tel Aviv Jaffa    
    Poland     AENU-UPF
    Portugal
          
    Qatar
          
    Romania
         AE-UBMI
    Russian Fed.
    Universitat de BarcelonaSpyken, LundBen Gurion UniversitySpyken, Lund  
    Rwanda
       Kinshasa / Nat. Pedagog. Univ.  
    Saudi Arabia
     Bar Ilan University    
    Serbia
       U. Antonio de Nebrija, MadridU. Abat Oliba CEU 
    Slovakia
          
    Slovenia
         Universitat de Lleida
    South Africa
     U. Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid U. Rey Juan Carlos, MadridU. Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid 
    South Sudan
        National & Pedagogical Univ. 
    Spain
      Campeon Frigymnasium University of Antwerp 
    Sudan
        Univ. of Kinshasa 
    Sweden
         U. Autònoma de Barcelona
    Thailand      
    Timor-Leste
        IES Lluïsa cura 
    Tunisia
        Blanquerna-URL 
    Turkey
        Ac. College Tel Aviv Jaffa 
    Uganda  Ben Gurion University   
    Ukraine
       IES Lluïsa Cura  
    United Kingdom
    Sciences Po LilleAENU-UPF  Ben Gurion UniversityAENU-UPF
    United States
    UNANIMUNUNANIMUNAE-UBMIUNANIMUN  
    Uruguay
      IES Lluïsa CuraIES Lluïsa Cura  
    Venezuela
     UNANIMUN UNANIMUN  
    Zimbabwe  Kinshasa / Nat. Pedagog. Univ.   
    OBSERVERS S COUNCIL HR COUNCILUN WOMEN  UNODCALLIANCE(AoC) EU COUNCIL
    Amnesty Int.
          
    African Union
          
    European Union
     Masaryk UniversityU. Cardenal Herrera CEUU. Rey Juan Carlos / DeustoBlanquerna-URL 
    Holy See
       Blanquerna-URL  
    Human Rights Watch Campeon Frigymnasium    
    O. American States      
    O. Islamic Conf.
          
    Reporters Without Borders
          
    UNDP      
    Transparency Int.   Univ. Autónoma de Madrid  



     

     

    Programme

    Draft programme

    Rules & Guidelines

    -Instructional Guide

    -Rules of Procedure

    -Useful Tips on Procedural Matters

    -Dress code and behaviour


    -Position Papers guideline

     

     

    Maps & locations:

    Download the C'MUN 2014 INFO GUIDE with all the information about the arrival and Mobility in Barcelona; Venues info and maps; Norms of behavior and dress code; General info about Barcelona, as well as tourist attractions and Food & Drink in Barcelona
     

    CosmoCaixa: Isaac Newton, 26, Barcelona
    Tel. 93 212 60 50 · Fax: 93 253 74 73

     Download the map of CosmoCaixa Area
     Download the map of the City Center, with ANUE Headquarters, the City Hall, and main subway stations
     

    Side events:

     Training session on April 29th April morning.
     UN Quiz Night at Hard Rock Cafe on April 30th (100 people maximum capacity)
    • Farewell Dinner and Party at Xup, Xup Restaurant by the sea. May 2nd. (180 people maximum capacity)

    Click here to see more information
    To attend any of these C'MUN 2014 you have to fill this questionnaire and send it to cmun@anue.org

     



    More information coming soon!

    Arrival, Mobility, and Accommodation suggestions
     
    Download the C'MUN 2014 INFO GUIDE with all the information about the arrival and Mobility in Barcelona; Venues info and maps; Norms of behavior and dress code; General info about Barcelona, as well as tourist attractions and Food & Drink in Barcelona
     
     
    • Coming by plane? Get  15% Discounts!: Valid for IBERIA flights from 7 days before to 7 days after the conference. Click here to purchase.
       
    • Coming by train? Get  30% Discounts!: Valid  from 27 April to 4 May in all RENFE trains. Print this card  and show it at Ticket  offices, or follow this instructions to buy it online.

      More information comming soon...


    ACCOMMODATION
     

    Here you have some accommodation suggestions in youth hostels, and bed & breakfast in Barcelona.


    More information comming soon...

     

     

     

     

     

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