What is Model UN?
Model UN is a program in which students simulate the United Nations. Students are assigned a committee and a country to represent in it. Background guides are provided to delegates to give them general information on the topic, but it is upon delegates to do research into their assigned country's stance on the issue. On the day of the conference, delegates work together to create a resolution on the topic being discussed.
VIMUN is an independent Model UN conference that takes place over the zoom. VIMUN was started after many model UN conferences had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The VIMUN secretariat believes that delegates should still have the opportunity to participate in Model UN, even during a pandemic. Modern problems require modern solutions. VIMUN is not only a safe way to participate in Model UN, but allows delegates to connect with people from all over the world. VIMUN's next conference will be on January 29th, 2022. Learn more about VIMUN 11.
How does VIMUN work?
VIMUN uses Zoom to hold our conferences. (Delegates do not need a paid zoom account.) Thanks to the wonders of technology, we are able to function just like a normal conference, with caucuses and debates held over Zoom. Pre-written resolutions and directives are not allowed. Delegates can work together via the chat feature on Zoom to write resolutions. Delegates are also permitted, but not required, to collaborate via google or email. Additionally, the chat feature functions in the same way as notes in a traditional conference. Voting and motioning are done using Zoom's nonverbal feedback.