CWMUN Barcelona

Why Barcelona?

Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in the world, both by tourists who travel for pleasure or for business travelers who travel for conferences, meetings or all kinds of exhibitions. Barcelona is a great city that has it all, it has a great location and is has mild climate throughout the year. Barcelona is as the capital of Modernism and you can find many monuments built and designed by famous Antoni Gaudi. The most impressive Gaudi’s works are: the Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, Casa Batllo and Park Guell. In addition, in Barcelona you also find spectacular gothic Cathedral or the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. The city has become a very cosmopolitan city, you can constantly find artistic and cultural exhibitions throughout the city. There are many art galleries and museums in Barcelona like MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona), the Picasso Museum, the Miró Foundation. Experience the magic of the dancing fountains at Montjuïc, created back in 1929, this series of magical fountains explode in a spectacular show of dancing fountains, colour and light – and all in time to the music.
CWMUN is willing to offer its students a unique experience full of culture and history where starting to act like real diplomats.

When: May 4-6, 2019

May is the beginning of summer in Barcelona, so you can expect the weather to get warmer still as the temperatures jump up a notch. The average daytime temperatures are around 17°C (about 62°F) whereas the average minimum temperatures tend to drop down to 8°C (47°F). You can expect some rain in May; however, even when it does rain it shouldn’t last for more than a day. This month is the best for sunbathing, swimming and, above all, CWMUNing!

Conference venue: St. Peter’s School 

The official venue of the Conference will the prestigious St. Peter’s School, official partner of the CWMUN Barcelona. St. Peter’s School Barcelona is a private International school where students from 18 months to 18 years old are prepared to face the challenges they will meet throughout their lives.

Just one of the goals of CWMUN, The School not only gives the children the academic excellence they need to enter the most prestigious universities around the world, but also are encouraged to become well-informed, independent and open-minded individuals, ready to study, work or live wherever they wish. All students attending the CWMUN Barcelona will be prepared to face the challenges they will meet throughout their lives.

Additional information about the Conference will be posted as soon as they become available.

HIGH SCHOOL

General Assembly (GA) – “Increase responsiveness of the International Community on human trafficking in the Mediterranean Sea”

Established in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations, the General Assembly occupies a central position as the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. Comprising all 193 Members of the United Nations, it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter. The Assembly also plays a significant role in the process of standard-setting and the codification of international law, and it is empowered to make recommendations to States on international issues within its competence.

Security Council A (SC A) – “Reform of the Iran’s Nuclear Programme Deal””

Security Council B (SC B) – “The reform of the Security Council”

Under the Charter, the Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 Members, and each Member has one vote. Under the Charter, all Member States are obligated to comply with Council decisions. The Security Council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat to the peace or act of aggression. It calls upon the parties to a dispute to settle it by peaceful means and recommends methods of adjustment or terms of settlement. In some cases, the Security Council can resort to imposing sanctions or even authorize the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security.

Security Council Counter-terrorism (SCTC) – “Addressing the threat of foreign terrorist fighters in Europe”

Guided by Security Council resolutions 1373 (2001) and 1624 (2005), the CTC works to bolster the ability of United Nations Member States to prevent terrorist acts both within their borders and across regions. It was established in the wake of the 11 September terrorist attacks in the United States. The CTC is assisted by the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), which carries out the policy decisions of the Committee, conducts expert assessments of each Member State and facilitates counter-terrorism technical assistance to countries.

Historical Security Council (SCTC) – “Kosovo crisis in 1999”

The Historical Security Council will function in the same way as the Security Council and most other committees. However, all topics will relate to a particular period of time and delegates will represent the views of their countries during that time period.

Peace-building Commission (UNPBC) – “Rebuilding of liberated territories in Syria”

The Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) is an intergovernmental advisory body that supports peace efforts in conflict affected countries and is a key addition to the capacity of the International Community in the broad peace agenda. The PBC is composed by 31 Member States, elected from the General Assembly, the Security Council, and the Economic and Social Council. The top financial contributing countries and the top troop contributing countries to the United Nations system are also members.

Tentative Schedule (please note that this tentative schedule is subjected to future change if necessary)

Friday, April 20, 2018 – St. Peter’s School

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm   CWMUN Barcelona Opening Ceremony
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm    CWMUN Meet and greet

Saturday, April 21, 2018 – St. Peter’s School

9:00 am –1:30 pm     Committee Session I
12:00 pm – 1.00 pm    Faculty Meeting
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm     Lunch break @ St. Peter’s School
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm     Committee Session II

Sunday, April 22, 2018 – St. Peter’s School

9:00 am – 12:30 pm    Committee Session III
11.30 am – 12.30 pm   Faculty Meeting
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm   BBQ Lunch Break @ St. Peter’s School

How to reach St. Peter’s School

CWMUN Private Transfer
By Taxi is without doubt the fastest way to leave Barcelona Airport but not necessarily the fastest way to get to your destination. Barcelona, is a big modern city and has so much traffic that sometimes it can drive you nuts. The taxi station central is just in the exit of the terminals. However, CWMUN is happy to help you to organize your trip and offer its assistance when planning your arrival/departure. Private bus services are available upon request. Minimum number of passengers: 20

Otherwise, there are a few ways you can get from Barcelona Airport to conference venue (or the city center), let’s have a look at them so you can go by:

Public transport

The subway or “metro” connects both terminals of the Airport with Barcelona underground network since February 2016. The line is called L9 Sud. There are stops at T1 (inside the building) and T2 (outside the building, next to train station), in both cases subway signs are clearly visible to not locals. The L9 Sud runs directly from Barcelona Airport to the South Entrance at Fira Gran Via. For more information, please check the map of Barcelona city public transport. Download your Map on your Smartphone or check online. Sometimes they are free. Please note: Bus routes are not included in the subway map.

Buses: H4 – 63 -78 – 68 – 75 – 113
Metro: L3 (from Sants Estation and the City Center) L9 (from Airport) + bus 75

Aerobús to city center

Aerobús is the fastest way to reach Barcelona city Centre with public transport. Two lines connect T1 and T2 with Plaça Catalunya.
Price single ride: 5, 90 Euro.
Main stops: Plaça de Catalunya, Sepúlveda-urgell, Plaça d’Espanya, Airport T1 and T2.

Taxi

All Taxis Stops are located in front of Terminals 1 and 2. Average rates are:
24€ Plaça Espanya
27€ Plaça Catalunya
30€ Sagrada Familia
43€ Sant Cugat del Vallès

Visa Requirements

Depending on the purpose of your travel to Spain, there are different types of visas that will apply to the occasion. Whether you are planning to go on a visit, you will have to apply for a different Schengen Visa, accordingly. General required documents for a Spain Visa Application:

  • Make sure to download and fill up the application form available online.
  • 2 photos must be attached; the photo should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.
  • A copy of your return-ticket reservation. We do encourage you to plan your trip in advance as well as take care of all valid documents to enter Spain. It is not recommended to purchase your flight tickets before obtaining the visa – if not otherwise required.
  • Travel medical insurance confirmation of minimum 30,000€ coverage within Spain and the entire Schengen area.
  • A cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Spain (your itinerary can be requested).
  • Hotel and flight ticket reservations (if applicable).

More information are also available here: http://www.schengenvisainfo.com/spain-visa/

Letter of invitation

CWMUN is more than happy to assist you while getting a Visa offering help or writing your letter of invitation. However, writing a letter of invitation does not guarantee you are getting a Visa. CWMUN will not interfere with any Embassy or Consulate decisions or contact them on behalf on any person. Before planning your trip, please contact your local authorities for further information on how to get your Visa successfully.

If you need a letter, please email us and submit your passport information. A copy of your passport is mandatory to get your letter. A CWMUN Staff Member will get back to you with additional information in no time.

The information stated above is only a guide. Some visa offices may ask for administrative fees. Make sure to have all info at your end before submitting your request.

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Deadline February 28th

400 students
May 4-6, 2019
St. Peter School
St. Peter School
High School only

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