Honourable Sir/Madam/Other,
On behalf of the Secretariat and the Executive Staff, you are cordially invited to participate in the eighth
 annual edition of the Coornhert Model United Nations, organised by the students of the Coornhert Gymnasium. It will be hosted at the Coornhert Gymnasium in Gouda, the Netherlands, date to be announced.

Coornhert Model United Nations

For eight years now, a selection of students of the Coornhert Gymnasium have organised the Coornhert Model United Nations (COMUN). The upcoming conference will take place from the 9th until the 11th of February 2024 in Gouda, the Netherlands. 

For those unfamiliar with the notion of Model United Nations, it is an educational simulation in which students act as delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. Throughout the conference, participants will engage in vigorous debates and discussions on various global issues in an effort to find feasible solutions that could be implemented by the UN.  

COMUN is an internationally recognised three-day conference that focuses on personal growth alongside the traditional MUN debates. The conference will be divided into several fora, which can be found here. The selected fora have a broad appeal inviting both first-time delegates and experienced delegates. 

This upcoming conference will be led by the theme “Shattered Vows: Tracing the Devastation Caused by Violating Human Rights”. This theme explores the far-reaching consequences that result from violating fundamental human principles and obligations. Through this exploration, we gain insight into the dire consequences of neglecting our shared duty to uphold the principles of humanity.

Gouda, the city where the conference will take place, is a vibrant and culturally diverse city known for its historic architecture and rich heritage. Gouda has won the award for most beautiful smaller Dutch city on several occasions, providing a stimulating backdrop for delegates to explore and appreciate the beauty of Dutch culture while participating in our conference.  

The conference fee consists of €50 for delegates, Student Officers, and MUN directors. This includes entrance to the conference, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and access to the COMUN-party on Saturday night. Additionally, COMUN offers an additional housing program for a small supplementary fee of €5 from Thursday evening until Sunday afternoon. While we strive to accommodate all requests, precedence will be accorded to individuals travelling longer distances or who would otherwise encounter participation constraints. 

Registration before the 15th of October will receive an early-bird discount of 10% on the participation fee. Registrations for Student Officers will close the first of November, while delegate registrations will close the first of December. 

All registration forms can be found on our website, as well as our official mailings that can be found here

Should you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to secretariat@comun.nl

As the Secretariat, we eagerly anticipate the arrival of COMUN 2024. Fuelled by a profound passion for Model United Nations conferences, we are committed to ensuring that this year’s COMUN becomes a memorable experience for all participants. 

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