American School of Valencia is hosting next week the VALMUN 2015 conference. From Friday, November 20 to Sunday, November 22, 150 students coming from seven international schools will perform an academic simulation of the United Nations based on public debate, negotiation and problem solving. In addition to the ASV, participant schools this year are Izmir SEV Middle School (Turkey), American School of Madrid (Spain), American School of Paris (France), Cambridge House Community College (Valencia, Spain), International School of Luxembourg, Marymount International School (Paris, France), and Oporto British School (Portugal).
As many other MUN conferences, VALMUN is organized around preliminar debates and lobbying (on Friday afternoon) and two days of committees working on the official questions. Saturday debates will take place at ASV while the General Assembly and the closing ceremony will be celebrated at the UN Support Base in Quart de Poblet on Sunday morning.
“Ensuring and Optimizing the Steady Growth of Developing Countries” is the main theme of VALMUN 2015. Delegates will be assigned to five different committees (environmental, human rights, disarmament, ECOSOC, and the Security Council) acting as diplomatic representatives of a given country.
Throughout this first term, ASV VALMUN delegates participated in preparatory meetings each week with the conference co-coordinators, Mr. Boyer and Mr. Johnson. Yesterday, November 15, their parents attended an informative session where students spoke about the committees and the topics studied for the conference. Learn more about VALMUN 2015 on www.asvalencia.org/valmun