Watch the VYMUN 2017 Closing Video below!
Vancouver Youth Model United Nations was founded in 2005 with the goal of introducing younger delegates (grades 7-10) to the world of Model UN. Organized, staffed, and run predominantly by West Point Grey Academy students, VYMUN strives to provide students with an educational experience that allows them to explore global issues without the pressure of larger committees. Over the course of the weekend, delegates develop diplomacy, public speaking, and negotiation skills, all the while grasping a more thorough understanding of international relations and world affairs.
This year, our theme for the conference is the rise of populism. In light of recent events around the world, particularly the election results of our neighbour to the South, it’s imperative that young people understand the way issues relating to populism have begun to drive our world.