Pre-Registration for VMUN 2018 is now available for international and out-of-province delegations. Please contact us for any inquiries.

Committees Programme

VMUN 2017 will feature twenty unique committees that address a variety of topics that are relevant and contentious in today’s world. Whether you seek the thrill of debating in our larger General Assemblies or would prefer a more focussed Specialized Agency, all delegates are bound to find a committee that appeals to them. Some committees are well-suited for the MUN veteran, and some for the first time participant. More information, including topic summaries and committee sizes, can be found on each committee’s page, linked below.

Position papers for all committees are due on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at 11:59 pm. Position papers are mandatory for delegates in advanced committees. Delegates in beginner and intermediate committees are highly recommended to submit position papers and must do so in order to be considered for awards. House of Commons delegates will be required to submit Private Member’s Resolutions.

Background guides will be posted in due course and will be found on each committee’s page. If you have any questions concerning VMUN’s committees programme, please contact Chris Pang, our Chief of Staff, at

General Assemblies

Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)
Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM)
World Health Organization (WHO)

Intermediate Agencies

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
High Commission on Refugees (HCR)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Regional Committees

African Union (AU)
European Union (EU)
Canadian House of Commons (HoC)
League of Arab States (LAS)

Advanced Committees

United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
World Bank

Crisis Committees*

Spanish Civil War of 1936
Chinese Revolution of 1949
President Richard Nixon’s Cabinet of 1969
Joint Crisis Committees (JCC)

*Please note that Crisis Committees are also considered Advanced, but follow continuous crisis Rules of Procedure (RoP) rather than traditional RoP.

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