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United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Environment Programme is an organization that convenes, facilitates, and provides scientific assessments, analyses, and projects in order to stimulate international policy responses. It partners with and leads major programmes such as REDD+ and the GEF. The UNEP is the lead body on climate change, sustainable development, biodiversity, environmental governance, harmful substances, and resource efficiency. Perhaps most notably, the UNEP has assisted in creating guidelines and treaties on issues such as the trade of harmful chemicals, transboundary air pollution, and contamination of international waterways.

This committee is designed for both beginners and experienced delegates alike. Position papers are mandatory and must be submitted by January 28th, 2022, at 23:59 PST. More information about position papers can be found on page 3 of the Background Guide.

Topic A: The Global Recycling Chain (Click to show summary)

Topic B: Preserving Marine Ecosystems in the Pacific (Click to show summary)


Christopher Yu | Director

A Grade 11 student at St. George’s School, Christopher is honoured to serve as the Director of the United Nations Environment Programme at VMUN 2022. During his first MUN conference three years ago, he was introduced to this unique yet sleep-depriving activity, and since then, its diplomatic intricacies have never failed to capture his interest. From lifelong memories to newfound friendships, he will cherish this journey forever. Apart from time with MUN and academics, Chris enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as playing soccer, curling, and badminton. Christopher looks forward to meeting delegates and hopes that VMUN 2022 will be a noteworthy conference for everyone.

Niki Tehrani | Chair

Currently in Grade 12 at Crofton House School, Niki is ecstatic to be serving as the Chair for the United Nations Environmental Programme at VMUN 2022. Niki attended her first conference at VMUN in the eighth grade and has been involved in MUN ever since. Her experience in MUN has taught her many valuable skills such as becoming a better public speaker and being persuasive. She hopes delegates can discover a new side of themselves by stepping out of their comfort zones and challenging themselves, whilst having fun. Outside of MUN, Niki enjoys spending time with friends and traveling. Niki is looking forward to a weekend full of debate and can not wait to meet all the delegates. She wishes everyone the best of luck at VMUN 2022!


Hannah Baumgard | Assistant Director

Currently a Grade 12 student at West Point Grey Academy, Hannah is both honoured and excited to serve as the Assistant Director of UNEP at VMUN 2022. Hannah started her MUN career back in 2017 and fell in love with the captivating discussion immediately after her first committee session. Ever since, her passion for international relations has only grown. Hannah hopes that each delegate leaves VMUN with a new found passion for MUN and at least one special memory from our committee. Outside of MUN, you can find Hannah binging the latest Netflix shows, spending time with her dog, or talking endlessly with her friends. Please feel free to reach out to her with any questions or concerns—she can’t wait to meet everyone!

You can contact the Director at Any questions regarding the committee or its debate procedures will be answered by email. Position papers must also be submitted to this address.

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