A Model United Nations Conference organized by the American School of Valencia

Upcoming edition: November 28, 2020

Valencia Model United Nations (VALMUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda.

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VALMUN 2020 Officially Opened

(November 28, 2020) - American School of Valencia has officially opened VALMUN 2020, the school’s Model United Nations Conference. The first onsite event of the 2020 edition has been attended by 58 ASV students with students from the International School of Luxembourg (ISL), the second delegation, participating virtually from Luxembourg.

The virtual keynote talk was delivered by Mr. Lino Puertas, the Liaison and Protocol Assistant from the United Nations Information and Communications Technology Facility (UNICTF) in Valencia.

VALMUN delegates will hold committee debates throughout the day from 10:00 to 17:00. Due to the global pandemic, the VALMUN format has been modified in order that the ISL delegation can participate virtually. This was also the reason to schedule the committees’ opening sessions on November 20 and the lobbying sessions on November 26 and 27. Debates in the three committees must follow the same stringent safety and health requirements as during regular classes on the ASV campus.

VALMUN is an important component of the ASV Model United Nations Program. By participating in the conference, Middle School students have an important opportunity to learn about world affairs by simulating the role of United Nation delegates.

VALMUN 2020 Has Started Virtually

(November 23, 2020) - The eighth edition of VALMUN has started! On November 20, 2020, chairs and delegates interacted through an online video conference platform and initiated the opening session of each committee. Participants will meet again on Thursday and Friday for virtual lobbying for their resolutions. Then, on Saturday, November 28, ASV students will participate in the opening ceremony and the debate at ASV.

VALMUN is an important component of the ASV Model United Nations Program. By participating in the conference, Middle School students have an important opportunity to learn about world affairs by simulating the role of United Nation delegates. Students in Grades 10, 11, and 12, with prior experience in MUN conferences, participate as chairs and leaders of the event. They are in charge of the agenda and the instruction of the Middle School delegates, such as the mock debates on Thursday.

The exceptional circumstances for schools this year have affected the usual VALMUN program and this year delegates from the International School of Luxembourg will not be able to travel and are participating virtually. VALMUN 2020’s main topic is “Ensuring world order amidst the COVID-19 crisis” and delegates will discuss a variety of issues related to the global health emergency, as well as other international challenges. The keynote talk included within the opening ceremony is featuring Mr. Lino Puertas, Senior Admin Assistant at the United Nations Information and Communications Technology Facility (UNICTF) in Valencia.

Getting Ready for VALMUN 2020

(November 17, 2020) - American School of Valencia is preparing the eighth Annual Valencia Model United Nations Conference (VALMUN) that will take place on November 28, 2020, at the school campus for ASV students and virtually for other delegations. VALMUN 2020’s main topic is “Ensuring world order amidst the COVID-19 crisis” and delegates will discuss a variety of issues in two committees following the same procedures used in the United Nations.

VALMUN is an important component of the ASV Model United Nations Program. By joining the conference, Middle School students have a chance to learn about world affairs through simulating the role of United Nation delegates. Students in grades 10, 11, and 12, with prior experience in MUN conferences, participate as chairs and leaders of the event. They are in charge of the agenda, the instruction of the Middle School delegates, and the successful preparation and running of the conference.

Being a part of VALMUN teaches students to debate issues concerning the world today, gain confidence in public speaking, and work in the field of diplomacy. Like many other MUN conferences, it emphasizes the importance of collaboration rather than competition, for one of its aims is to promote the idea of peaceful problem solving. Throughout the conference, delegates will make use of critical thinking and other skills, such as researching, listening, negotiating, conflict resolution, problem analysis, and technical writing.