Vancouver Model United Nations (VMUN) is an annual student-run conference based in the beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Since its inception in 2002, VMUN has grown into Canada’s premier Model UN experience for high school students, with over 1,600 participants in attendance last year from throughout North America and beyond. Due to health and safety concerns stemming from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Secretariat team has decided that the 2021 iteration of VMUN will be held virtually on an online platform.
VMUN aims to connect students to the challenges that confront modern society and inspire them to think about the world from new perspectives. The cornerstones of our philosophy are a professional and approachable staff, an atmosphere of realism, and a high quality of debate. We provide delegates with the opportunity to discuss, debate, and resolve relevant and contentious issues, and we seek to offer as wide a variety of committees as possible to reflect the diversity and complexity of the world today.
Moreover, each year, we invite a key figure in Canadian and international politics to talk about their experiences at our Opening Ceremonies. Past keynote speakers have included prominent humanitarian and journalist Amanda Lindhout, Wine to Water Founder Doc Hendley, the Hon. Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, environmentalist David Suzuki, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (then an MP).
For more information about Vancouver Model United Nations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.