United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message for International Women's Day, 8 March

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. (Photo - ZN)

VIENNA, 8 March (UN Information Service) - Twenty years ago, when the world convened a landmark conference on women's human rights, the devastating conflict in the former Yugoslavia prompted deserved attention to rape and other war crimes there against civilians. Two decades later, with girls as young as seven not only targeted but used as weapons by violent extremists, it would be easy to lose heart about the value of international gatherings. But while we have a long way to go to achieve full equality - with ending gender-based violence a central goal - progress over the past two decades has proven the enduring value of the 1995 Beijing Conference on Women.

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Three quarters of the world has limited or no access to pain relief medications, says INCB Report

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VIENNA, 3 March (UN Information Service) - Around 5.5 billion people still have limited or no access to medicines containing narcotic drugs such as codeine or morphine, leaving 75 per cent of the world population without access to proper pain relief treatment, the Vienna-based International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) says in its Annual Report for 2014, launched today in London.

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MUNSC Second Mock Session – Internet as a human right

At the end of November, MUNSC members met on another mock session in Human Rights Council in order to discuss the topic: Internet as a human right. Debate was tense and passionate and it mostly evolved around the dilemma of internet as an opportunity or a clear threat to society and individuals as well. We could hear some contrasting views on the nature of the internet use, its problems and possibilities, as well as the role of the state in the regulation of the cyber-space.

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MUNSC two-day event in December

(Photo - MUNSC)Last week, MUNSC held a two-day event of workshops and a mock session. Firstly, members got familiarized with how to do a proper research on the country they represent and how to write a good position paper. Senior members shared their experiences and MUN knowledge so that everyone would be ready for taking part in upcoming conferences. Next, another workshop took place and this one was about resolution writing. Since most of the time MUN conference is considered successful if a document is adopted at the end, we made sure that MUNSC members are very skilled in resolution writing. Both workshops were very interactive and everyone was very active, so MUNSC EB is very satisfied with the outcome.

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MUNSC at the XX CUIMUN 2014

Mr. Pawel Aleksander Kupis, chaired the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) at the 20th Session of the Cambridge University International Model United Nations. (Photo - MUNSC)

MUNSC is proud to announce that its member and seasoned MUN figure, Mr. Pawel Aleksander Kupis, chaired the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) at the 20th Session of the Cambridge University International Model United Nations, held between the 28th and the 30th of November 2014.

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