World Trade Organization
The World Trade Organization serves as a forum through which international trade agreements are made and disputes are settled. Founded in 1994, its goal is to ensure that trade functions smoothly, fairly, predictably, and freely. It is a keystone of the globalized economy and impacts every state and all their citizens.
This committee is designed for both beginners and experienced delegates alike. Position papers, although strongly recommended, are not required. However, delegates who wish to be considered for an award must submit their position papers by Sunday, January 7, 2018, at 23:59. More information about position papers will be found on page 3 of the Background Guide.
Trade-related aspects of food have always been a major topic of discussion. When food is being supplied to a country, it must be considered safe by that country’s standards. Standards of safety are not unified, however, and disagreements over them are common. Unifying these regulations would be useful on numerous levels; consequently, it is of utmost importance for the WTO to produce an agreement that ensures that not only are disputes reduced, but the consumers are ultimately protected.
Xudi Lin | Director
A senior at Pacific Academy, Xudi is beyond thrilled to spark new passions in Model UN and empower delegates to make an impact in their communities. His constant participation in Model UN over the years is kindled by the fact that delegates belong to entities dedicated to humanity–diversity is embraced and disputes reconciled. Moreover, the power of diplomacy and public speaking extends far beyond high school years and into a changing future. Beyond Model UN, Xudi finds himself immersed in the International Baccalaureate program. When he’s not working in the student government or attempting to jazz improvise, Xudi can be found exploring profound philosophies, aesthetic food, and elegant sunsets. As the Director of WTO, Xudi hopes to create an experience punctuated with exhilarating debate, cooperative solution-making, and inspiring goals.
Linda Dai | Chair
Linda Dai is currently a Grade 11 student at Crofton House School. She is honoured to be serving as the chair for WTO at VMUN 2018 and sincerely looks forward to meeting all of the committee’s delegates. Ever since her first conference in Grade 8, Linda has been drawn to the world of Model UN, diplomacy, and international relations. Many committee sessions later, she is grateful for everything she’s learned and everyone she’s met in the community, particularly those who have had to put up with her at 3 in the morning. Outside of MUN, Linda can be found volunteering, hanging out with friends, or most commonly, napping. She is excited to work with everyone and anticipates a fun weekend filled with heated debate.
Arshan Bains| Assistant Director
Currently a grade 12 student at St. George’s School, Arshan is delighted to be serving as the Assistant Director of WTO at VMUN 2018. An avid observer of global affairs and diplomacy from his early days, Arshan’s inauguration to the world of MUN occurred during his 8th grade year. Since then, his attachment to a plethora of his passions including solution seeking and international relations, has been thoroughly nurtured by the sweet ambiance and fruitful debate that MUN has provided for him through countless caucuses and conferences. Aside from MUN, Arshan dabbles in Student Government, current events, and volunteerism, amongst other great things. Altogether, Arshan looks forward to an amazing conference, and hopes to cultivate an engaging, educational, and enjoyable atmosphere for all WTO delegates at VMUN 2018!
You can contact the Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions regarding the committee or its debate procedures will be answered by email. Position papers must also be submitted to this address.