Preparations for COSMUN 2020 Moving Forward

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Preparations for COSMUN 2020 Moving Forward

Antonio Lugo, Grade 11, enters the COSMUN website to research information on the event.

Antonio Lugo, Grade 11, enters the COSMUN website to research information on the event.

Agustin Alzate Penagos

Antonio Lugo, Grade 11, enters the COSMUN website to research information on the event.

Agustin Alzate Penagos

Agustin Alzate Penagos

Antonio Lugo, Grade 11, enters the COSMUN website to research information on the event.

Agustin Alzate, Discoverer Staff Writer

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The preliminary planning stages for COSMUN 2020 are coming to an end; with committee work, press pages and sponsorships in place, leaders completed the work to assure a successful event.

The Secretariat, the Board of Presidents, the Logistics and Press teams have prepared the essential elements for COSMUN 2020, April 21 to 24, in order to begin sending invitation letters to schools nationally and internationally in January.

“It is very important that the preparation occurs a long time before the event because like this, there is less stress once we are closer to a model, and the event itself can be better prepared and seem like a better experience for all,” Santiago Restrepo, COSMUN President, said.

One of the most important factors of the arrangements is the sponsorships, due to the benefits they bring towards the MUN, as well as the reduction of costs, as most of them give up free products and also help cut costs with situations like snacks or lunches.

“Sponsors help us by bringing up a delegation from a public school and help finance the participation of the students,” Juan Felipe Gaviria, COSMUN secretary-general, said.

Close to the anticipation, COSMUN presidents prepared the research guides before the end of the year, to, later on, establish the countries in the committee to also begin to accept delegations from the schools that were invited.

“Sometimes working with the presidents can be a little bit hard because there are 36 presidents, so keeping them in line with the due dates sometimes can be complex, or make them feel overwhelmed or pressured,” Gaviria said.

Even though COSMUN is still some time away, press pages like the website as well as the Instagram profile have been created by the press team in order to help others get to know the delegations and also its presidents. 

“We try to motivate students to think and create a culture where they know what they are working for and about, which is, of course, making them excited to work, becoming good leaders or acquiring public speaking skills,” Gaviria said.