CUUNA Newsletter Week 2 (19 Oct 2014)

I hope you enjoyed our first debating session and you are looking forward to the second one. As President of the Society, it is also a good moment to mention that we will be having elections later in the term and if you are interested in being part of the new CUUNA Committee or CUIMUN Secretariat please get in touch with us on Facebook or email ab2076.

I would like to recommend you these opportunities because they will develop your management skills and make you an effective team player. It is also worth mentioning that such an experience will look absolutely fantastic on your CV regardless of what you’re studying. I’m an engineer and I can say that employers have looked very well at what I did as CUUNA President.

Last but not least, it is worth mentioning that you will make friends for life from across colleges in Cambridge that you will end up considering as family like. This being said, please do get in touch!

Alexandru Boţu
CUUNA President

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Australia’s Policy Towards Asylum Seekers

Thanks to everyone who came to the last debate! It was good seeing plenty of people there, many of whom only trying MUN for the first time. Hopefully we’ll see just as many or more people at next debate, on Monday, October 20th, Munby Room, King’s College.

This debate will be on the topic of Australia’s policy towards asylum seekers. Australian PM Tony Abbott has made ‘sending back the boats’ a key policy of his government, but what have the ramifications been of his actions? Come to this week’s debate to find out!

RSVP via Facebook.

Jack Smith
Debating Officer

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CUUNA Speaker Event

We would like to proudly invite you at our Speaker Event held in collaboration with the United Nations Association-UK. The event will take place on 25 October 2014 and it shall be chaired by Lord Phillips of Sudbury. We are extremely lucky to have Oxford’s Dr. Hugo Slim who will be talking about Protecting Civilians in Modern Wars.

Dr Hugo Slim is a leading scholar in humanitarian studies with particular expertise in humanitarian ethics, the protection of civilians, conflict resolution, and business ethics. From 1983-1994 he worked as a frontline humanitarian worker for Save the Children UK and the United Nations in Morocco, Sudan and Ethiopia, the Palestinian Territories and Bangladesh. Hugo has advised many of the world’s leading humanitarian agencies, including UNOCHA, UNWFP, the International Committee of the Red Cross, AusAid and many leading NGOs. He has advised global businesses including BP, Rio Tinto, G4S and Vodafone on political risk, conflict resolution and human rights in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The event is free for all and please join the event on Facebook.

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LIMUN 2015 Delegation Selection

Our Association is sending a Delegation to the London International Model United Nations which will take place in February. LIMUN is one of the biggest MUN Conferences in Europe and always manages to attract top quality chairs and debaters. In addition to this, the social events have always provided rich entertainment for participants.

Jack Smith (you can see him running the Debating sessions) is in charge with forming up the Delegation so if you want to be part of LIMUN, please do get in touch with Jack (js2118).