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UABMUN

Model United Nations

UABMUN

The UABMUN is the first edition of a United Nations Model to be held online organized by UNANIMUN, a MUN association of the Autonomous University of Barcelona in collaboration with the Community Development Unit.


It will be held from 21 to 23 May 2021 and will be free, but registration is required with the commitment to participate in the activity if you register.


The main slogan of UABMUN21 will be: "Issues pending in the COVID-19 era".


There will be three committees: UN Women, the Security Council and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on a variety of very interesting and controversial topics that will give a lot to talk about.


If you want to participate in any of the committees, fill this form

Only places available for ECOSOC committee

No places available in this committee

Concepts of sexual orientation and gender identity are generally not well-developed in existing international human rights law. There has, however, been an increased level of discussion across the UN supporting the interpretation and application of broad human rights legislation so as expressly to include LGBTI people as a protected group and people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI) as prohibited grounds of discrimination. Nevertheless, as of April 2019, 14 States provide the death penalty for these behaviour, while there are 13 countries that expressly criminalize the identity or behaviour of transgender people, explicitly prohibiting "impersonating" the opposite sex and, therefore , penalizing the existence of trans people.  

UN WOMEN countries: Angola, Nigeria, Madagascar, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Morocco, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, Nepal, China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Hungary, The Russian Federation, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Senegal, and Turkey

No places avaliable in this committee

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reports that globally, 21,000 of the world’s 30 million refugees have tested positive for the virus across 97 countries. The COVID-19 epidemic in a refugee settlement may have profound consequences, requiring large increases in healthcare capacity and infrastructure that may exceed what is currently feasible in these settings. Projections of the potential COVID-19 burden, epidemic speed, and healthcare needs in such settings are critical for preparedness planning. The main question lies in which has to be the role of nation-states and how the United Nations can do?

UNHCR countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, China, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Iran (the Islamic Republic of), Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, The Russian Federation, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, The United Kingdom of Great Britain, The United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela (the Bolivarian Republic of), Yemen,, Zambia, Algeria, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Haiti, Indonesia, Jordan, Lybia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Vietnam.

No places avaliable in this committee

The Yemeni Civil War is an ongoing multi-sided civil war that began in late 2014 mainly between the Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi-led Yemeni government and the Houthi armed movement, along with their supporters and allies. According to United Nations, more than 3.6 million Yemenis have been displaced in the 5-year-old conflict, thus creating a a humanitarian situation that is overflowing. Despite that, the Security Council has not yet been able to give a cohesive response to this international conflict that has attached to it a humanitarian crisis.  

SC countries: China, The Russian Federation, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Estonia, India Ireland, Kenya, Mexico, Niger, Norway, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia  and Vietnam.

Post-conflict reconstruction process should be treated as a proactive and multidisciplinary approach towards the dynamics of rebuilding social, political, and economic systems in a more holistic and systematic way. The post-conflict zones field has caused an increase in the  number of inequalities, especially among the social and economic sphere, how can we tackle this issue?

ECOSOC countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Congo, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, México, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Russia Federation, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zimbabwe