• About MUN
    Model United Nations is a simulation of a United Nations conference for students between 16 and 24 years old. Participants have a chance of becoming a Delegate of one of the Member States of the UN and representing its policy within the chosen Committee. Students of Adam Mickiewicz High School in Katowice joined their forces with other members of the Polish MUN community to bring you KatMUN - the first Model United Nations that takes place in Katowice.
    Visit us, hone your oratorical abilities and bring home some wonderful memories. We'd like to kindly invite you all to help us make the first edition of KatMUN a brillant experience, so do not hesitate and join us in December.
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Security Council
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Human Rights Council
Historical Security Council
World Health Organisation
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
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Topic: Solving the issue of the most active source of computer crimes of the decade – the darknet.
Darknet is a global network, accessible through special software (Tor, I2P), granting all activity completely anonymous. Thanks to that, it became a source of a huge variety of crimes, as the processes are nearly untraceable. Nowadays, darknet is one of the greatest sources of illegal actions in the most developed countries.
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Topic: Usage of „Party Drugs" in treating diseases.
Several studies have demonstrated the therapeutic effects of cannabinoids for nausea and vomiting in the advanced stages of illnesses such as cancer and AIDS. Other therapeutic uses of cannabinoids are being demonstrated by controlled studies. Proponents of medical marijuana argue that it can be a safe and effective treatment for these symptoms. Opponents of medical marijuana argue that it is too dangerous to use, lacks FDAapproval, and that various legal drugs make marijuana use unnecessary. They say marijuana is addictive, leads to harder drug use, interferes with fertility, impairs driving ability, and injures the lungs, immune system, and brain.
About 147 million people, 2.5% of the world population, consume cannabis. Western countries have face the fact that the percentage of people using marihuana for medical purposes is getting increased press attention and there is a growing demand for legalising medical marijuana. Are the pros bigger than cons of approving marijuana in developed countries? Who will be able to buy marihuana, what diseased would be applicable to be cured by marihuana, how to prevent psychological addiction to marihuana? The next issue the WHO committee is going to handle is the use of heroin as a treatment for opiate addicted patients. Compared to methadone, the opiate drug currently used to treat addiction to opiates, patients taking heroin reduced their use of other drugs by a third, with 60 percent of patients stopping the use of all other drugs within the first year. Also the use of ketamine for bipolar sisorder, MDMA (ecstasy) for PTSD and magic mushrooms for alcoholism and anxiety will be a included in the discussions. All these issues will be discussed during WHO committee sesion.
The Chairs of WHO are looking forward to seeing you in Katowice.
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Topic: Promoting the introduction of sustainable energy sources and cooperation for enhanced energy security.
”The decisions we take today on how we produce, consume and distribute energy will profoundly influence our ability to eradicate poverty and respond effectively to climate change.”

Energy is at the heart of most critical economic, environmental and developmental issues the world faces today. It’s present supply and quality does not correlate with the needs of global society. Thus it limits the development of countries and excludes an approximate 2-3 billion people from modern energy services. Another important aspect is the environment, which suffers greatly from the current short-sighted energy policies. United Nations has already undertaken extensive actions to resolve this inequality by announcing the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All in 2012. But remember, we need to be conscientious of the other side of the coin. Non sustainable energy sources are a major part of the modern world’s global economy. Certain countries are entirely dependent of their coal or oil resources therefore balanced approach is strongly advised. Nonetheless there is still much more to be done and further significant steps require responsive and prudent resolution of Economic and Social Council.
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Topic: Preventing LGBTQ community from violence and discrimination.
“Some say that sexual orientation and gender identity are sensitive issues. I understand. Like many of my generation, I did not grow up talking about these issues. But I learned to speak out because lives are at stake, and because it is our duty under the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to protect the rights of everyone, everywhere.” — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the Human Rights Council, 7 March 2012

Although some could say that 21st century European society is tolerant and open-minded, everyday LGBTQ* people face both common and distinct challenges. From bullying in school as adolescents, through unfair treating in the workplace, housing and healthcare to physically attacking, kidnaping, raping or murdering. All of them amounts to discrimination and braking human rights. Moreover many countries still lack in legislation referring to this people, what makes their life even more stressful and difficult.
Even though UN has already taken the attempt to solve the issue twice, there’s a need for much more concrete solutions and some legal international agreements, both of them are hoped to be gained during upcoming Human Right Council gathering.

* LGBTQ is a popular acronym referring to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning.
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Topic: The Kosovo War
Ethnic tensions in Yugoslavia between people of Serbian and Albanian nationalities were huge throughout the entire XX century, escalating into full scale conflict in year 1998. Army of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia consisting mostly of Serbians confronted the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) compromising largely of Serbians hated enemies, Albanians. High level of atrocities were committed by both sides of the conflict. UN Security Council had issued a resolution stating their deep concern over the matter, whereas the NATO air forces commenced a bombing campaign against Serbia, under the guise of humanitarian intervention, intending to stop the conflict. However, several bombings have resulted in destruction of private property and non-combative casualties, complicating combatant-civilian status distinction.

Delegates will have to relook the events up until this point in history and determine if peace can be brokered before the situation deteriorates further. In doing so, they will have to give consideration to the humanitarian crisis, on-going conflict and involvement of NATO.
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Topic: Escalating migrant crisis in Europe and the world: security of countries that open their borders to migrants.
Forced by terrorists activity and the wars, people of The Middle East started migrate to Europe.
Though the countries try to accommodate refugees, provide them shelter and food, often the conditions that the refugees meet are called to be inhumane. The numbers of people that arrive to Europe are growing and what the governments are doing is not enough. On the other hand states that take refugees also have to take under consideration their citizens safety as cultural and faith differences may lead to a conflicts between Europeans and migrants. The Security Council should now take things under its control and undertake serious measures to support and help casualties of the conflict, as well as European countries that offer them shelter. Furthermore the exact cause of that crisis must be defined and the members of Security Council shall try to resolve the problem and restore balance of Europe and Middle East. The long-term resolution need to be found as soon as possible.
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DELEGATE FEE
MUN conference is an extraordinary event that gathers exceptional people from all over the world.
For a few days they forget who they are, what their beliefs are, who they endorse and they turn
their-selves into UN diplomats representing one of 192 member states of UN.
130PLN/30€
FEE includes:
  • Participation in conference
  • Catering during the debates
  • Certificate of participation
  • Social events
Fee doesn't include:
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts and dinners
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