Jr. Model UN Wins Awards at Whistler Conference

Jr. Model UN at the VYMUN Whistler Conference.
Jr. Model UN at the VYMUN Whistler Conference.

The YHS Junior MUN Club had a great time at the Vancouver Youth Model United Nations Conference (VYMUN) in Whistler the weekend of October 24-26.

As Junior MUN is club, and not a class, students were not required to prepare in advance. Nonetheless, two students won top awards and three received honourable mentions:

  • Saskia, representing Al Jazeera, received the Best Delegate Award on the UNACJ Committee.
  • Isabelle, representing ISIS, received the Best Delegate Award on the Security Council.
  • Elsa, representing Iraq on the Interpol Committee: Honourable Mention.
  • Anna, also representing Iraq on the Interpol Committee: Honourable Mention.
  • Jocelyn, representing Singapore on the IMF Committee: Honourable Mention.

The theme of the conference was “Common Ground”, highlighting conflict resolution. The girls worked hard and learned a lot about international issues, problem solving and conducting negotiations.

A special thanks to Min Kim who helped chaperone this trip, as well as the VMUN Vancouver trip last year.

Philip Coates
Teacher Librarian
Senior School

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