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: April 2018

April 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 April; 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 & Parliament of Catalonia

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.

The 1st edition of the Change the World Model UN Barcelona will be opened at the Parliament of Catalonia. It is housed in a building with imposing architecture with a turbulent history dating back to the 18th century, when it was built as a military arsenal for the repressive citadel. It has been the seat of parliament since the reinstatement of democracy and civil liberties. In 1932, the city council granted the parliament permission to hold its sessions in the building, a function it recovered after over 40 years of dictatorship, once democracy gave back the meaning to this elegant space with its contradictory history. Indeed, in April 1980, the building held the first session of the newly established devolved parliament.

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


Security Council A (SC A) – “The use of communication technologies by terrorist groups”

Security Council B (SC B) – “The threat of nuclear weapons and the international response to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s tests”

Security Council C (SC C) – “The refugees crisis in the Mediterranean”

Security Council D (SC D) – “Threat to international peace caused by terrorist acts”

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.

International Narcotic Control Board (UN INCB)

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is an independent, quasi-judicial expert body established by the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 by merging two bodies: the Permanent Central Narcotics Board, created by the 1925 International Opium Convention; and the Drug Supervisory Body, created by the 1931 Convention for Limiting the Manufacture and Regulating the Distribution of Narcotic Drugs. INCB has 13 members, each elected by the Economic and Social Council for a period of five years. INCB members may be re-elected. Ten of the members are elected from a list of persons nominated by Governments. The remaining three members are elected from a list of persons nominated by the World Health Organization (WHO) for their medical, pharmacological or pharmaceutical experience. Members of the Board shall be persons who, by their expertise, competence, impartiality and disinterestedness, will command general confidence. Once they have been elected, INCB members serve impartially in their personal capacity, independently of Governments.

INCB Agenda:

  1. Regulation of the use of cannabis for non-medical purposes

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.


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:

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.


Deadline February 28th

400 students
April 20-22, 2018
St. Peter School
St. Peter School
High School only