Update November 25th:
We are in the middle of a second wave of the corona virus. We had hoped that the uncertainty would be dissipating in the months leading up to the conference, but, alas, the government is taking more and more measures to combat the virus, which leave little room for conferences such as COMUN to take place. In the current climate, many people understandably do not want to commit to a large event, therefore we have decided to delay the registration deadline until December 13th. The new payment and cancellation deadlines will be on January 8th.
Dear sir, madam,
On behalf of the Secretariat and Executive Staff, I cordially invite you to participate in the sixth edition of the Coornhert Model United Nations. The conference will take place on the 5th, 6th and 7th of February 2021, at the Coornhert Gymnasium in Gouda, the Netherlands. Despite the situation surrounding the coronavirus having somewhat stabilized, uncertainty remains. In due time, we will inform you of the measures we will take to conform to the health and safety guidelines set forth by the Dutch government.
Crises like the corona pandemic offer us and our governments a choice: do we turn inward, isolate ourselves and turn our back on people and nations who are facing hardships or do we unite and cooperate to endure these trying times together? The United Nations should be a role model in this regard, however many countries are choosing for seclusion and hostility. Therefore this year’s conference theme will be Unity or Division in Crisis?.
This year’s conference will see the return of the Crisis Committee and the Security Council. The Crisis Committee was introduced to COMUN in 2018 and has been a major success every year due to its unique structure, enabling a more varied and creative debate: a treat to the more experienced delegate. Especially this year, owing to the seemingly endless list of crises to take on, whether it be the pandemic, its economic consequences, the humanitarian disaster in Yemen et cetera. We look forward to your innovative problem-solving and productive debating.
We look forward to seeing you at COMUN 2021!
Neri Weevers, Secretary-General