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MUN is an academic simulation of the United Nations. Students are assigned to represent a nation in an engaging debate regarding the pressing moral issues that the global community faces. The different divisions in MUN cover a diverse range of topics including global health, environment, security, finance, economies, human rights, and development. It helps familiarize students with the UN procedures as well as the variety of global events that occur in the world. In addition, MUN teaches delegates the importance of negotiations and listening to others as they work with other nations in hopes of producing a comprehensive resolution to address the topic of debate. MUN is also an enriching experience as it encourages students to investigate and be considerate of perspectives other than their own.
All delegates attending VMUN 2022 are required to register through their school’s delegation. Once schools have registered, individual delegates will have the ability to fill out the Delegate Registration form and select committee and position preferences. Following the completion of this form, delegates will be notified within a few weeks of their committee and country assignments.
Vancouver Model United Nations is the largest high-school-student-run conference in North America. This is the twenty-first year that this prestigious conference will be held, in the heart of downtown Vancouver. VMUN takes pride in providing a formal and professional environment where students challenge themselves to debate some of the world’s most controversial and intriguing events. Find out more about VMUN here.
VMUN 2022 will take place from April 21–23, 2022. It will be held at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, located at 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia. We are extremely pleased to return to this venue, which will enhance delegates’ experiences and provide them the opportunity to explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Located steps from Vancouver’s finest shopping, dining, and entertainment establishments, and with a Starbucks in the actual hotel itself (perfect for grabbing breakfast on the go while finishing up working papers), the Hyatt will undoubtedly be a wonderful setting for an amazing experience.
Taking into consideration the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated restrictions, VMUN 2022 will not mandate that all participants stay overnight at the Hyatt in order to promote inclusivity and provide as many delegates as possible the opportunity to participate in the conference. Delegations wishing to stay overnight remain able to book room nights at the Hyatt through VMUN; however, delegations may choose to attend as “day” delegations, commuting to the venue in the morning and departing after the conclusion of each day’s events. On the school registration form, please denote the option your delegation wishes to choose, and our Delegate Affairs team will be in touch in due course.
This year, VMUN is pleased to present 19 carefully-chosen committees, including General Assemblies, mid-size specialized agencies, smaller regional bodies, and crisis committees. Please visit the Committees Overview page for more information.
If you are a high school student, you can register yourself as a delegate for this year’s conference. Secretariat and staff applications have closed for VMUN 2022; however, high school students may apply for positions at VMUN 2023 in spring 2022.
Although applications have closed for VMUN 2022, we encourage interested students to apply for staff positions at VMUN 2023 next year. For Secretariat positions, students must be in high school, have had extensive Model UN experience, and hold an outstanding commitment to VMUN. Committee staff positions are open to high school students with a substantial history in MUN. We look forward to working with you!
Delegates should familiarize themselves with the background guides written by their committee directors, which will be posted on the committees’ respective pages. In addition, delegates are encouraged to do additional research elsewhere to learn more about their nation’s policies and interests. We’ve compiled a wealth of resources on this page. Delegates new to Model UN should especially consider reading through our Battlefield Earth preparation guide.
At VMUN, all delegates will represent their country in their committee individually.
VMUN 2022 may have a delegation cap in order to maintain our tradition of excellence while accommodating as many delegates from around the world as we can. We encourage you to register early to avoid having to deal with a waitlist!
The dress code for all committee sessions is Western business attire. Delegates are required to adhere to the dress code from the waist up. This means a dress shirt, suit jacket, and tie for gentlemen and a smart suit or dress for ladies. Casual wear is not acceptable during committee sessions.
VMUN reserves the right to turn away delegates at the door who have not dressed appropriately at our discretion.
Yes, awards are presented to delegates who demonstrate a keen interest and passion on the topics of discussion as well as a strength in the quality of their arguments throughout the debate. Award recipients will have distinguished themselves by demonstrating leadership through their combined efforts with others. Position papers are highly recommended for delegates seeking an award.
VMUN does not award students with merit scholarships. However, we are proud to provide a substantial amount of need-based financial aid. Both delegate fees and school fees can be entirely or partially waived. Please see our Financial Aid page for more information.
Teacher chaperones are a necessity for VMUN. Their presence verifies to us that delegates’ participation in the conference is sanctioned and will assist our staff in maintaining efficient operations. Moreover, chaperones are responsible for their delegates during the conference.