C'MUN 2013

  • Date: 7-10 May 2013
  • Place: CosmoCaixa
  • Opening Ceremony: Barcelona City Hall
  • Participants: about 250 students from  more than 30 nationalities and  50 universities


 


 

7-10 May 2013


C'MUN 2013 is over! Thank you very much for your participation!!

 

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Email: cmun@anue.org / young@anue.org Tel. 93 301 39 90

 


C'MUN 2013 magazine (6,7MB)
• [English]
• [Spanish]
• [Catalan]

 

The Clarion 2013
Issue 1
Tuesday 7th
Issue 2
Wednesday 8th
Issue 3
Thursday 9th
Issue 4
Friday 10th
Issue 5
Saturday 11th
 


 

C'MUN 2013 RESOLUTIONS:

 

General Assembly
• The New Millennium Declaration of the Youth: A New World, A Common Challenge
• Resolution on the Implementation of the MDGs Declarations

 

Security Council
• An Integrated Strategy for the Sahel
• Crisis resolution

 

Human Rights Council
• Human Rights & Sexual Orientation

 

UNESCO
• Freedom of Speech & Religion
• Freedom of Speech in the Internet
• Director-General Press Statement

 

European Council
• Overcoming the Crisis with a Stronger Europe

C'MUN 2013 Photocall:


 

C'MUN 2013 Photo Album in Facebook:

 

 

video of C'MUN 2013, from the opening ceremony to the farewell party:

C'MUN 2013 Video on the MDGs:

 


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 and the European Union Summit can be only represented individually.

You CANNOT represent your home country.

Application forms

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

    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS CLOSED!!

    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 2013. You can find guidelines for the position paper as well as the C'MUN instructional guide and rules of procedure at USEFUL INFO.The deadline for position papers is first week of April.


    * 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 2013 is 80 EUROS (each delegate). Special discount for UNA-Spain members: 55 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 May 7th morning (Optional. See the draft programme. Please confirm your attendance previously)
    • Opening ceremony at the Saló de Cent of the City Hall of Barcelona
    • Coffee-breaks and lunches for the days of the simulation (May 8th-10th) at CosmoCaixa
    • Social events: (Optional activities, see USEFUL INFO.
    • Farewell dinner & party (Optional, at beach restaurant Xup, Xup)

    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.

    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.

    We won't refund any fee after April 2nd.



     



    Below you have a full dossier with information for each topic of debate.

    You can also follow some relevant news regarding these issues here:
    25-04-2013 Briefings8: News on the GA and UNESCO
    15-04-2013 Briefings7: News on the HRC and SC
    08-04-2013 Briefings6: News on the SC, GA, HRC, UNESCO and EU
    11-03-2013 Briefings5: News on the EU, the GA, and the HRC
    04-03-2013 Briefings4: News on the SC, UNESCO and WHO
    25-02-2013 Briefings3: News on the EU, HRC and GA
    14-02-2013 Briefings2: News on the SC, UNESCO and WHO
    11-02-2013 Briefings1: News on the EU, the HRC and the GA

     

    GENERAL ASSEMBLY

    Millennium Development Goals: Beyond 2015

    At the Millennium Summit held in 2000, all the Member States of the United Nations adopted the Millennium Declaration, in which they pledged to liberate humanity from war, extreme poverty and the threat of living in a planet damaged by human activity. As a follow up to the Millennium Declaration, United Nations set eight goals, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were intended to be achieved by 2015, and that commit countries to adopt and implement efforts and resources to achieve them.

    10 years after the start of the campaign, and following the results of the plenary session of the UN General Assembly in 2010 on the MDGs, the Secretary-General established a working group in September 2011 to support the preparation of a development agenda for the entire UN system, post-2015. This group has published its first report - Realizing the Future We Want for all-which recognize the interdependent nature of global challenges and argues for a new approach, more holistic to make front. The main recommendations included pursue the following:
    · A vision for the future that is based on the fundamental values of human rights, equality and sustainability.
    · A format based on general and specific objectives organized around the four key dimensions with a comprehensive approach: (1) inclusive social development, (2) inclusive economic development, (3) environmental sustainability, and (4) peace and security. · A high degree of political coherency at a global, regional, national and sub-national level.
    · An agenda that leaves space for policy making at the national level and their adaptation to local conditions, even if it is according to a global and underlying principles.
    · A post-2015 agenda, conceived as a truly global program, with shared responsibilities for all States.

    The issue is how to promote a development agenda in a period as tumultuous as the actual one. Despite the progress in achieving the MDGs, human development progress has been very unstable. The food crisis that shakes the African continent was followed by the energy crisis and over the last couple of years; the financial crisis is seriously affecting the European countries and the United States (usually the largest donors of development aid). Currently, about 1,000 million people are malnourished. Over 200 million people are unemployed, a job that overall continues getting worse relating to wages and quality of labor rights, especially in groups such as youth or women. And only 28% of the world's population is covered by social protection systems. The challenge of designing a new development agenda is therefore enormous, but in a globalized world has never been so important and necessary. Designing a new development agenda means to design a new world order.

    Download the dossier about the GA topic of debate.

    You can also download the dossier about the World Health Organization's topic of debate (Access to Health Care; medecine patents conflict; and the sanitation goal).

    THESECURITY COUNCIL

    An Integrated Strategy for the Sahel
    Humanitarian Crisis
    • Territorial Conflict & Terrorism
    • UN International Mission

    18 million people suffer a severe humanitarian crisis in the Sahel. Added to the extreme weather conditions there is the wave of conflicts that devastates this African region. The last conflict began with the coup d'etat in Mali in March 2012, seized both by the Islamist militias allegedly linked to Al-Qaeda and by the laical Tuaregs, National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad, to launch an offensive in the north of the country., This offensive caused the displacement of more than a quarter of a million people to the neighboring countries.

    The Malian government has asked the UN to authorize international military intervention to regain control of the region. The request has been supported by several African and European states, and it is reflected in the final resolution of October 12th, calling for the intervention of an international force in Mali, which is expected to set on the next months. The UN Secretary General has called for a multi-dimensional approach to resolve the crisis and has called on the Security Council to establish an integrated strategy for the region.

    The strategy should address both, the field of the humanitarian situation and the threat of terrorism, the territorial issue and the restoration of constitutional order. Therefore, the delegates, apart from following closely the current situation, must be prepared to respond to any eventuality that the situation requires both in Mali and in the other countries at the region, given the unpredictability of the events.

    Download the dossier about the SC topic of debate

    THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

    The Human Rights Under Debate?
    Human Rights vs Traditional Values    
    Human Rights & Sexual Orientation

    During the historic 1st session the Human Rights Council dedicated to sexual orientation in March 2012, the High Commissioner Navi Pillay said: "I know some will resist what we are saying. They may argue that homosexuality and expressions of transgender identity conflict with local cultural or traditional values, or with religious teachings, or that they run counter to public opinion. No personal opinion, no religious belief, no matter how deeply held or widely shared, can ever justify depriving another human being of his or her basic rights. And that is what we are discussing here: depriving certain individuals of their human rights."

    Contrary to this assertion, the universality of human rights appears to be questioned again if we consider the current debate within the Human Rights Council. During the recent years, we have had human rights groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) that have achieved the explicit support for recognition and protection through the historic resolution of September 2011 and the subsequent mentioned session of the Council. However, on the other hand, the same Council in September 2012 approved a controversial resolution on "Promoting of human rights and fundamental freedoms through a better understanding of traditional values of humankind". This is the third resolution in three years trying to bring the vision of the different traditional values to promote universal human rights. These resolutions have caused the alarm of all human rights organizations and many countries and the outright rejection of the collective defending the rights of women and LGBT, which see that the progress made in the protection of their rights is at risk. The Council is expected to hold a new session on the role of traditional values between March and June 2013, once the report of the Advisory Committee on the subject has been presented.

    The Human Rights Council of the C'MUN 2013 shall agree an opinion that unifies the criteria of whether traditional values should have a role or not in the defense and promotion of human rights. And, specifying a concrete level, they also shall determine what strategy to follow to ensure the worldwide protection of LGBT rights.

    Download the dossier about the HRC topic of debate

    UNESCO

    • Freedom of Speech & Religion
    • Freedom of Speech on the Internet


    The violence caused in the Arab world in September 2012 due to the Egyptian film that ridiculed Muhammad and the new publication of cartoons for the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo has reopened a debate that seems to confront the freedom of speech to respect for religions. But remarking that nothing justifies the murders and attacks, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned "the heinous anti-Islamic film" because he felt it was "shameful to exploit the fundamental right to freedom of expression to provoke intolerance and bloodshed. To provoke anger only fuels the cycle of recrimination and senseless violence".

    This reaction has been criticized by sectors of society demanding a stronger position for the right to freedom of expression, but this demand contrasts with other collective calling to modulate this right to a greater or lesser extent to ensure respect for religions. In this sense, the request of the Arab League in the Security Council outstand the development of an international framework that addresses the insults to religion and that guarantees the respect for all faiths and symbols. Russia has already reformed the penal code to punish the "desecration of worship places and objects", a concept that has served to imprison the band Pussy Riot, also known for its criticism of the Russian government.

    It is impossible to overlook the fact that often the restrictions on freedom of expression are used to silence dissenting or contrary opinions to certain political regimes. And this also applies to the Internet and social networks, upon which governments have increased pressure in proportion to the importance they have gained. Not only is the Muhammad film wanted to be removed from youtube, but governments have also asked for private data of social networks users who have called for demonstrations.

    Therefore, the UNESCO committee shall pronounce on how to guarantee the coexistence of the freedom of expression in all its forms and the respect for religious and ideological pluralism.

    Download the dossier about the UNESCO topic of debate

    EUROPEAN UNION SUMMIT

    Overcoming the Crisis with a Stronger Europe

    Strengthening the European Monetary Union: Towards a European Banking Union
    Setting up the EU External Priorities for Energy Security
    Kosovo as a potential EU candidate. Bringing positions closer together.

    The big innovation of C'MUN 2013 is a decisive step for the UNA-Spain. We want to bring the European Union closer to UN and vice versa while approaching both much closer to the citizen. And especially in a context where the EU is going through a very turbulent and momentous stage, set by the economic crisis, where the president of the European Commission himself, Durao Barroso, has called "It's time for a great debate in all Europe. A debate that has a truly European dimension, we can not keep trying to solve European problems just with national solutions. This debate must take place in our society and among our citizens." Clearly, the decisions made inside the EU will have international essential repercussions, including the immediate future of the UN.

    The first step that UNA-Spain has taken in this direction is to propose a simulated summit of the 27 EU member states where they will try to settle the bases of the future Organization. For that purpose, this discussion will address three major areas that defines the questions and challenges that we believe according to our opinion, set the agenda of the EU this year.
     

    Download the dossier about the EU Summit topic of debate and the specific rules of Procedure of C'MUN's European Union Summit


     

    SECURITY COUNCIL

    COUNTRIES  UNIVERSITY   Luxembourg
    NorthWestern University, Chicago
    Argentina
    Sciences Po Lyon
    Morocco
    Moscow State Institute of International Relations
    Australia
    IES Lluïsa Cura
    Pakistan
    Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
    Azerbaijan
     
    Russian Fed.
    Universidad de Salamanca
    China
    UAB-UNANIMUN
    RwandaSaint Joseph University, Beirut
    FranceIBEITogo
    Universitat de Barcelona
    Guatemala
    ICAB
    United Kingdom
    AENU-UPF
    Korea, South
    University of Sheffield
    United States
    Center for International Studies in Barcelona

    GA COMMITTEES AND BODIES SIMULATED (coloured cell=available / white cell= unavailable)

    COUNTRIES 
      GENERAL ASSEMBLY   
     HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
     UNESCO 
     EU SUMMIT 
    Angola
    Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Madrid
    Center for International Studies in Barcelona
      
    Argentina 
    Tilburg University
    Art. & Pol. University of Paraguay
     
    Australia    
    Austria   
    Universitat de Lleida
    Bangladesh
    AENU-UPF
       
    Belgium   
    Anatolia College of Thessaloniki
    Bolivia
    IBEI
       
    Botswana 
    IES Lluïsa Cura
      
    Brazil
    AENU-UPF
    NorthWestern University, Chicago
      
    Bulgaria
    AENU-UPF
      
    AE-UBMI
    Burkina Faso  
    Center for International Studies in Barcelona
      
    Canada
    AE-UBMI / UPF
     
    Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Madrid
     
    Chile 
    National Kapodistrian Univ. Athens
      
    China
    NorthWestern University, Chicago
     
    UAB-UNANIMUN
     
    Congo, Rep of 
    Utrecht University
      
    Costa Rica  
    Universidad de Deusto
      
    Cuba
    AE-UBMI
     
    IES Lluïsa Cura
     
    Cyprus   
    Univ. Pompeu Fabra
    Czech Republic 
    U. Complutense, Madrid / U. Int. Catalunya
     
    ESADE
    Denmark  
    Bogaziçi University
    Univ. Ramon Llull
    Ecuador
    LMU München
    Karl Franzens Univ. Graz
    IES Lluïsa Cura
     
    Egypt  
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
     
    Estonia   
    IBEI
    Ethiopia  
    AE-UBMI
     
    Finland
    Univ. Pompeu Fabra
      
    Univ. Ramon Llull
    France
    University of Warwick
     
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
    University of Haifa
    Germany
    Samara State Univ.
    Spyken School, Lund
     
    Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Univ. Bonn
    Greece
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid
      
    NorthWestern University, Chicago
    Guatemala
     
       
    Haiti
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid
       
    Hungary  
    University of Bologna
     
    Iceland
    IES Lluïsa Cura
     
    University of Bologna
     
    India
    Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milano
    AE-UBMI
    Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Madrid
     
    Indonesia
    AENU-UPF
    AENU-UPF
      
    Iran
    IBEI
     
    AE-UBMI
     
    Iraq
    Università degli Studi di Padova
       
    Ireland 
    Universidad de Deusto
     
    Sciences Po Lyon
    Israel
    Center for International Studies in Barcelona
     
    NorthWestern University, Chicago
     
    Italy 
    AENU UPF
     
    AENU-UPF
    Japan
    AENU-UPF
    AENU-UPF
    AENU-UPF
     
    Kazakhstan 
    IES Lluïsa Cura
      
    Korea, North
    IBEI
       
    Korea, South  
    Sciences Po Lyon
      
    Latvia   
    Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milano
    Libya 
    Univ. de Barcelona
    Sciences Po Lyon
     
    Lithuania   
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
    Luxembourg   
     
    Malta   
    American College of Thessaloniki
    Mauritania 
    IES Lluïsa Cura
      
    Mexico
    IBEI
     
    Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milano
     
    Morocco  
    AE-UBMI
     
    Netherlands   
    Univ. Pompeu Fabra
    Nigeria
    Université Paris Est Créteil
       
    Pakistan 
    Universidad de Deusto
    Univ. de Barcelona
     
    Philippines
    AENU-UPF
    Center for International Studies in Barcelona
      
    Poland 
    Universidad de Deusto
     
    Center for International Studies in Barcelona
    Portugal
    AE-UBMI
      
    National Kapodistrian Univ. Athens
    Qatar
    Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Madrid
     
    University of Geneva
     
    Romania 
    Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona
     Azerbaijan State Oil Academy
    Russian Fed.
    NorthWestern University, Chicago
     
    University of California, santa Cruz
     
    Rwanda
     
       
    Saudi Arabia   
    Univ. Pompeu Fabra
     
    Slovakia   
    Universitat de Lleida
    Slovenia   
     
    South Africa
    Col·legi Major Univ. Monterols
       
    Spain 
    Univ. Ramon Llull
     
    Geneva Graduate Inst.
    Sudan    
    Sweden  
    Univ. Pompeu Fabra
    Univ. de Barcelona
    Switzerland 
    Univ. de Barcelona
      
    Thailand 
    UAB-UNANIMUN
      
    Turkey  
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
     
    Ukraine  
    Univ. de Barcelona
     
    United Kingdom
    AENU-UPF
     
    AENU-UPF
    Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milano
    United States
    UAB-UNANIMUN
    AENU-UPF
    Spyken School, Lund
     
    Venezuela 
    UAB-UNANIMUN
      
    Zimbabwe    
     
    Observers  
    General Assembly
    Human Rights Council
    UNESCO
    EU Summit
    European Union
    IES Lluïsa Cura
    Univ. Pompeu Fabra
    IES Lluïsa Cura
     
    Holy see  
    Univ. de Barcelonas
    Universidad de Deusto
     
    HRW 
    AE-UBMI
      
    ILGA 
    UAB-UNANIMUN
      
    IMF
    University of Warwick
       
    O. Islamic Conf.  
    AE-UBMI
    IES Lluïsa Cura
     
    Palestine**
    UAB-UNANIMUN
     
    UAB-UNANIMUN
     
    RSF  
     
     
    UNDP
    Univ. de Barcelona
       
    WHO
    IES Lluïsa Cura
       

    * Throughout the interim period until the accession, Croatia as an acceding country will have active observer status in the European Institutions.
    ** Palestine has the status of non-member observer State of the UN since November 29th 2012, but it's a full member of UNESCO since October 31st 2011.

    Programme

    Download the C'MUN 2013 draft programme

    Rules & Guidelines

    -Instructional Guide

    -Rules of Procedure

    -Useful Tips on Procedural Matters

    -Dress code and behaviour


    -Position Papers guideline

    Arrival & Mobility

    Here you have useful tips on how to get the different locations where C'MUN 2013 takes place.

    ACCOMMODATION SUGGESTIONS:

    For the 8th edition of the C'MUN, Generator Barcelona Hostels, offers a SPECIAL PRICE: B&B: 21€ per person, per night. Breakfast and taxes included. Prices for 6 and 8 people bedrooms.They also offer a 10% discount at their hotel. Interested participants, contact barcelona@generatorhostels.com or 932 200 377. You have to identify yourselves as C'MUN 2013 participants.

    Besides, the hotel chain HCC puts at the disposal of their assistants the hotels HCC Lugano, HCC Open and HCC Covadonga to enjoy a central accommodation in Barcelona with a special discount for the event. Click here to see the offer on HCC website.

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

    ARRIVAL:

    Coming by train? You can ask for a RENFE discount card at cmun@anue.org. They are valid from the 5th to the 12th of May, and gives 30% reduction at ticket offices for high-speed, middle distance, and suburban trains. Contact us if you are interested!

    Coming by Iberia Airlines? Click here to get discounts:

    More information coming soon...

    Maps & locations:



    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 centre, ANUE's Office, and the City Hall

    ANUE / UNA-Spain Head office: Via Laietana, 51, entl. 3a 08003 Barcelona

     

    C'MUN 2013 Secretariat: Chairs & Staff & volunteers

     

    SIDE EVENTS :

    Thursday 7th May: Training Session
    Wednesday 8th, May: UN Quiz at Fàbrica Moritz Barcelona.(ALREADY CLOSED!). Ronda Sant Antoni, 41.
    Thursday 9th May: To be confirmed.
    Friday 10th, May: Farewell Dinner & Party. Xup, Xup Restaurant. Passeig marítim de la Barceloneta.
    Saturday 11th, May: Optional cultural Events: Picasso Museum, MNAC (The Catalonian Museum of Art), Sagrada Família, or Barcelona Football Club Museum.

     






    Want to join any of these side events?
    You need to fill out this document with your name, country, committee, and answer yes or no to the questions, and send it to young@anue.org. Deadline to deliver was 26th April.
    The UN QUIZ event is already CLOSED, but you still can confirm your attendance to the Training Session, the Farewell Dinner & Party, and Cultural saturday events.
    Be aware that if you don't send us the document you wont be able to participate in these events.
    Have in mind that, in order to be considered for the side events you need to send us your position paper and have paid the registration fee.