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.

Topic A: Intellectual Property Rights(Click to show summary)

Topic B: Sanitary and Phytosanitary Trade (Click to show summary)

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.

Eunice Lui | Chair

Eunice is currently in her senior year at Dr. Charles Best Secondary, and is thrilled to be serving as the Chair for FAO at VMUN 2018. From a young age, Eunice was eager to learn about the world and would ask her father to read the newspaper to her every morning at breakfast. Although she was introduced into the world of MUN later than most, Eunice instantly fell in love with the professionalism and intensity of debates and discussions. In her spare time, Eunice can be found roaming around Vancouver with her DSLR, playing basketball with people twice her size, or sleeping on her homework. Eunice looks forward most to meeting everyone, and hopes to make VMUN 2018 a memorable conference.

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 ccpcj@vmun.com. Any questions regarding the committee or its debate procedures will be answered by email. Position papers must also be submitted to this address.