Vancouver Model United Nations (VMUN) is Canada’s premier educational simulation. A three-day Model United Nations conference located in the heart of Vancouver, VMUN is the largest high school student-organized Model United Nations conference in North America, welcoming 1,600 delegates from all across the world. Since its inception in 2002, VMUN has simulated world diplomacy, inspiring our delegates to become more aware, more educated, and more thoughtful global citizens in an increasingly complex world.
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.
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-Général Roméo Dallaire, environmentalist David Suzuki, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (then an MP).
Our committee staff comprises high school students from throughout the Pacific Northwest who are carefully selected based upon their extensive Model UN and debate experience and expertise. The foundations of VMUN—a team of professional staff, an atmosphere of progress, and a high quality of debate—mean that every year, VMUN brings together over a thousand passionate high school students who are dedicated to ensuring our world works together to bring about global change.