VANCOUVER YOUTH MODEL UNITED NATIONS
October 30th to November 1st, 2020 online
Dear prospective delegates, school advisors, and parents,
Welcome to the 15th iteration of the Vancouver Youth Model United Nations.
My name is Ethan Jasny, and on behalf of the entire Secretariat team and West Point Grey Academy, I would like to extend a warm invitation to this year’s VYMUN, to be held from October 30th to November 1st. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unfortunately unable to hold the conference at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler as planned, but we look forward to presenting VYMUN in a new virtual format.
Since its inception, VYMUN has striven to educate and inspire the next generation of diplomats, politicians, scholars, and difference-makers. By providing a platform where youth can investigate pressing worldwide issues, we hope to create more globally-minded individuals who are conscious of problems on the other side of the world and in their own backyards. As we enter a new decade filled with uncertainty from infectious diseases to climate change to human rights abuses, now, more than ever, youth must step up and take action. For many delegates, VYMUN will be their first foray into the world of Model United Nations, and thus the conference will allow delegates to engage in rigorous debate, compromise to create comprehensive solutions, and tackle the greatest crises facing the world.
Furthermore, for each iteration of the conference, VYMUN chooses a theme that reflects the current concerns of the international community, aiming to imitate a real session of the United Nations. This year’s theme is “A World in Crisis,” reflecting all of the medical, economic, political, and social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and other growing global issues.
Over the past few months, our Staff and Secretariat teams have been dedicated to preparing this conference, and we are beyond excited to share this unforgettable experience. We sincerely hope that each of you, as teachers and parents, will support your students or children to join us at VYMUN 2020. Please do not hesitate to contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns relating to VYMUN’s new online format or any other issues.
I look forward to meeting you all in October.
Vancouver Youth Model United Nations 2020